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This is another TEAEQUALSBLISS tea! Thank you! Since it says it is a blend of high middle altitude estate teas, I thought it would have the wintergreen tingle of Uva Highlands, and it does! Since I like low astringency I think this one for me is best with milk and sugar, but for those who like a brisk cup, you will want it just as it is. We steeped for 4 minutes to keep it from being bitter after reading some other reviews, and that was good for us. You could probably leave it a tad longer, but not much!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
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This is indeed a decent cup of tea! Thank you, TEAEQUALSBLISS for this sample! I was
expecting this one to be very like an Irish Breakfast since it is blended in honor of an Irishman. I would say it is a lighter, cleaner, crisper cup. Not weak, and not astringent though it did leave a tiny tingle on my tongue that I liked, and I DO NOT like astringent teas. The tingle reminded me of a lighter version of what happens when you drink Uva Highlands and get the mintiness after you drink it. Great with milk and sugar. Is that just a touch of Darjeeling in there?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Hadn’t had this one in a while, so I decided to revisit it today. Tea time on the patio with Paris, Bordeaux cookies, and Dare Lemon Cremes. It was 97 degrees out there! So….go back inside, ice the Paris, and put “Summer in the City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful on repeat!
Paris is pretty good iced!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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Did anyone else see that Harney and Sons is making this available in a 7 oz size? I asked and Harney provided – now that’s customer service! Wheeee!
Just like Paris, the tin that normally holds 8 ounces can only hold 7 ounces of this one. I guess its bodacious awesomeness takes up extra room!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
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Reading Morgana’s post about the breakfast teas put me in the mood for this one – a favorite. A friend and I shared two pots tonight, thus I am reviewing teas at 3:30 am instead of sleeping. This is a great tea, and I have to place an order for more SOON since I am getting low. Had this one with sugar but no milk, however it can take milk quite well. There is just a hint of smoke to this tea. Mmmmmm.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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Early today – One friend stopped by walking her dogs. Another drives over so we can do lunch later. But we all NEED tea! So youngest fixed a pot of this. So good, mellower than many breakfast blends, but smooth and good. Lots of flavor, no astringency, takes milk and sugar very well. Aaaahhhh…..

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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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Made this one today for a student who is partial to greens and herbals. It has lovely light flavor. The pomegranate smells heavenly and this makes a soothing cup. It is a hot and muggy day here, but the fruity flavor of this tea cools you.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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This tea had to grow on me. I used to dislike hazelnut, and it is definitely here in this tea. But the chocolate is so good, strengthened by a splash of milk and a little sugar! I had it once, liked a sip or two, and thought I wouldn’t drink it again. Then…cravings began. I would want it, make it, and be put off by the hazelnut smell, then want it again. Now, I LOVE it! My youngest made our tea time today – honeydew melon with fresh cherries, Petit Ecolier cookies, Waffeletten, and Florence. Aaaaaah. I don’t even mind that I won’t be getting off work until 6…..

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Twenty-two ounces, count them, twenty-two! Consumed with milk and sugar, accompanied by gingerbread biscotti ensconced in my wall of jasmine vines that curtains the back patio! A great way to start the day.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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A great tea! I think I like this one better than Harney and Sons. And best of all, Southern Season is having an inventory clearance sale right now and I think this one was about half price! Too good to pass up. I have to keep this one stocked as my youngest daughter drinks it every day. Don’t worry – the caffeine won’t stunt her growth. She is already my height and her tea drinking sister is 6 inches taller than I am! By the way, tea is full of flouride, and my two tea drinkers have never had a cavity, my two non-tea drinkers have, unfortunately.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about twelve years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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