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Q is for…Queen Mary

Thank you Sil and OMGsrsly for this tea!!

I used the whole sample in one of my small pots of tea. This is not my sort of black tea though. This is more like a breakfast blend in that it has a briskness to it. I like my black teas to be more like dessert. Still, always fun to try something new!

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Considering the Burning Season™ BC often gets, I’m kinda weirded out by the name of this tea.

Also, it smells bacony. Which is something I wouldn’t expect due to the rose, jasmine, and bergamot.

It’s not terrible, definitely drinkable with a touch of maple and some sort of milk or cream. This one does better with a shorter steep time for sure.

But it’s not the smokey tea of my heart. That one is Murchie’s Russian Caravan. Which I’m out of.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Dustin

With three weeks of wildfires raging, I can’t bring myself to reach for and enjoy any of my smokey teas right now. * Shakes fist at fires *

OMGsrsly

I was thinking the same thing yesterday, as we’re getting smoke from WA fires. It’s gonna be a bit before I can enjoy my smoked teas again.

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Oh yeah. Last time I had my computer open I was trying to write a note for this tea.

Well, it’s a tea. It’s a little more astringent than I typically like, but I will drink it. Hopefully Sil doesn’t hate it.

Definitely drank this with milk.

Yay tea.

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drank Queen Mary by Granville Island Tea Co
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drank Queen Mary by Granville Island Tea Co
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drank Queen Mary by Granville Island Tea Co
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drank Queen Mary by Granville Island Tea Co
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drank Queen Mary by Granville Island Tea Co
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GCTTB

This one definitely has more flavor than the Raspberry Vanilla rooibos by the same company and it is distinctly strawberry albeit artificial. Not a bad caffeine free option though. Thank you Arby for the share :)

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GCTTB

So since I am home today, I have been trying to make my way through the box so I can pass it on in a timely manner. That means I have tried a lot of tea and since most of it is caffeinated, I have gotten a little jittery. So, I decided to balance out all that caffeine with some caffeine free options. This one has a faint berry and maybe a little vanilla but mostly it is bland to me. It’s not bad but not really memorable either. Nonetheless, thank you Arby for the chance to try something new.

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Flavors: Herbs, Licorice, Mint, Spearmint

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Flavors: Herbs, Licorice, Mint, Peppermint, Sweet

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GCTTB (round 6) entry

mmm minty and delicious. I did find this a tiny bit herby, but in a good way. Delicious spearmint and peppermint, slightly floral (chamomile?). The herbs are a bit sweet and extremely fragrant. This is a fine herbal, I’m quite impressed.

Unlike another tasting note, there is no licorice or fennel that I can taste.
EDIT: steeped it longer and there is definitely licorice root, it was just hidden with a soirt steep time

Flavors: Flowers, Herbs, Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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