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drank Royal Grape by Richard
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Second grape tea of the day, this one brewed with water dispenser hot water. I had to go into work today :(

This is very similar to 1001 and 1 Royal Nights and again reminds me of a Dammann Frères tea. It’s just as bright and sparkling candylike with a soft rose addition, but with none of the strawberry or cheap green tea notes. More robust and with slightly more tannin texture since it’s an all black tea. Second steep with less water was fine but really the bag’s only good for one because fannings.

Between the two teas this morning, my craving for something grape flavored has been satisfied. But I still want some red wine :)

Flavors: Candy, Fruity, Grapes, Juicy, Muscatel, Rose, Tannin, Wood

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML
gmathis

Bet that would be good on ice!

Martin Bednář

I am glad to read theey were good for you as well :)

derk

Likely so, gmathis. And thank you, Martin.

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gmathis

Bet that would be good on ice!

Martin Bednář

I am glad to read theey were good for you as well :)

derk

Likely so, gmathis. And thank you, Martin.

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