Connoisseur's Blend

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Black Tea
Assam Tea, Ceylon Black Tea, Lychee
Smooth, Sweet
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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From Market Spice

A Market Spice classic, this tea contains some of the world’s finest black teas: Assam, Ceylon and Lychee.
This recipe has been reformulated recently and no longer contains Darjeeling. The replacement tea is Lychee, which has a light, fruity flavor, creating a delightful blend. This tea came in Second Place at the North American Tea Championship in the Breakfast Blend category.

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3698 tasting notes

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For some reason I thought this had flavors added, but I’m glad it doesn’t because the black tea here is delicious and complex on its own. Looking at tasting notes, I’m VERY glad it doesn’t have lychee flavor. It definitely could be a “connoisseur” tea as the flavor is at so many levels. I haven’t had a really good plain black tea in a while! That’s sad. But a tea like this is why I love tea.

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825 tasting notes

Not sure it lives up to the hype, but this is a nice basic English Breakfast blend with a pleasant sweet, smooth flavor. Good on it’s own; better with milk. I like it, but it’s nothing special.

Flavors: Smooth, Sweet

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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333 tasting notes

Another sample from Inkling. This is decent for a breakfast blend, but where’s the lychee? Minus points for false advertising, yet again. That said, if I hadn’t been expecting something different, I can’t say I’d have any real complaints about this one, though it’s not the most complex or exciting blend of straight black teas.

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1113 tasting notes

Out of all the teas I’ve never drank, this is the second to make my stomach hurt. Not sure why since it is just some black tea… but, it was no fun.

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Grabbed this when I was at Pike Place Market maybe sometime last summer (?) when I ran into Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes in the elevator of my hotel room. Fun!

This seems like a straight black blend from the description, although I’ve yet to hear of a varietal called Lychee (like Ceylon or Assam). The staffer told me this was her favorite tea (I always buy a small sample that the person serving me suggests when traveling), so $0.81 and about, um, 12 cups worth and a year later, Í’m trying it.

Actually had it yesterday.. going on memory.. was surprisingly sweet on it’s own, full bodied like an English Breakfast, and quite lovely. Very different than most straight blacks I’ve had, with zero maltiness, just a sweetness that I can’t quite place.

Flavors: Sweet

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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