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drank Boston by Harney & Sons
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drank Black Cask Bourbon by Harney & Sons
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drank Majestic Chai by teakruthi
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drank Japanese Whisky by Harney & Sons
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Flavors: Coffee, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Big Red Sun by Harney & Sons
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Valentine's Blend by Harney & Sons
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A chocolate blend for sure, but I don’t taste the rose. And I love floral teas! Maybe I’ll try mixing this one with some of Harney & Son’s Rose Scented to see if I can give it a boost. I’m sure that would be lovely.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I used this tea as part of a brine last night and decided to leave the bag out for a cup of tea this morning. This is a good one – not anything spectacular but a tasty cup. The brine turned out to be amazing though – star anise, black peppercorns, molasses, salt, and sugar all mixed together with a cup of steeped English Breakfast. I wasn’t sure how it would go, but it turned out great. Plus, I was able to finish off this bag of one of my older teas so it was a win-win. Upping my rating on this one. It looks like this might be one of the few Teavana teas still available in tea bag form.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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Strawberry candies! Oh I really like this one.

Appreciating the little things tonight, the small miracles I so often take for granted – a clear sky, twinkling stars and a slivered moon on display. Moody, dark photographs. Words of rest and peace and inspiration too. Simultaneous quiet + chatty, playful kittens in the background. A new outlook, literally, as I’ve moved to a different window space to work late tonight. Maybe a new outlook mentally as well. Embracing hope.

I tried coconut milk in this cup and it curdled, but it’s delicious and the ribbons are lovely and since I don’t actually have to chew it I’ll call that a win. ; )

I hope the sky is just as lovely, just as beautiful and just peaceful, wherever you are tonight.

Flavors: Candy, Strawberry

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I prefer to sweeten my tea as it seems to bring out the flavor. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

It will take me longer than usual to get to the post office while we’re in the midst of this pandemic, but I would still love to send you something next time I’m out and about!

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a fan
Lime, white teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-70: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

71-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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