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drank East Frisian by Harney & Sons
1110 tasting notes

I love this tea. I’ve gone through a tin of it each winter for almost a decade now. It has the magical ability to chase away the winter chills when nothing else can. And let me tell you, as someone who hates being cold, I appreciate anything that helps me warm up when the temperature drops outside.

This is a wonderfully robust blend. The mix of Assam, Ceylon, and Darjeeling is lovely. There’s lots of malt and bread notes as well as a light lemony flavor and a bit of a honey note. The flavors are consistent throughout the cup. There’s also some astringency at the end of the sip. I know some people don’t like that, but I’m a fan. This blend is designed to take cream and sugar well, and it does. For those times that I want the tea sans additions I’ll steep it for three minutes. Today I let it steep for five and I added heavy cream and sweetener. I regret nothing.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Honey, Lemon, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
tea-sipper

A tin a winter?! That is tea love.

White Antlers

I have put this in my cart and taken it out 4 times. It sounds like the penultimate winter breakfast tea. I am, unfortunately, still doing my Swedish Death Purge, and have too much tea to even consider buying any more.

ashmanra

White Antlers: there MIGHT be (ahem) just a wee sample of this on the way to you, so wee it will surely not count against a Swedish death purge!

White Antlers

ashmanra LOL! Thank you. : )

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tea-sipper

A tin a winter?! That is tea love.

White Antlers

I have put this in my cart and taken it out 4 times. It sounds like the penultimate winter breakfast tea. I am, unfortunately, still doing my Swedish Death Purge, and have too much tea to even consider buying any more.

ashmanra

White Antlers: there MIGHT be (ahem) just a wee sample of this on the way to you, so wee it will surely not count against a Swedish death purge!

White Antlers

ashmanra LOL! Thank you. : )

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

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