Morning Cup #46 – Black Saffron

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This Black Saffron tea from Hampstead Tea made it into my cup this morning.

Saffron. This promised to be an intriguing one right from the start!

The aroma was light, a bit airy and metallic with a touch of honey in the undertones. The flavor was stronger, a good mix I think. The saffron’s hay-ish grassy notes came through well, but not overpowering.

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Morning Cup #46

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Morning Cup #45 – Vanilla Black Tea

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A vanilla flavored Sri Lankan black tea steeped into my cup this morning from Mackwoods Tea.

Sometimes vanilla can be a bit strong. Not this case with this brew. I actually think it’s a bit too light for my tastes. The aroma is nice and smooth with hints of honey mixed in. The flavor and body are firm, but the vanilla isn’t strong enough to subdue to astringency inherent in the Sri Lankan black tea.

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Morning Cup #45

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Morning Cup #44 – Very Berry White Tea

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Touch Organic got another tea in my cup with morning with their Very Berry White Tea with Fruit.

This white tea is just sweet and just astringent enough to be perfect on an autumn day. The fruit and white tea mix well here providing an effusive brew capable of captivating the sense. A bit odd to say about a bagged tea. I can only hope their loose tea is just as good.

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Morning Cup #44

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Morning Cup #42 – Organic Brown Rice with Green Tea

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A Korean made Organic Brown Rice with Green Tea from Daehan Tea.

This tea is known better as either Genmaicha or Popcorn Tea. Either name effuses the correct picture though. This brews up aromatic and comforting. The roasted notes making it into the aroma nicely while keeping the senses from getting excited.

In the mouth this brews with only the tiniest of astringency and vegetal undertones. The rice takes care of calming both down.

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Morning Cup #42

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Morning Cup #41 – Green Tea with Jasmine

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This Thanksgiving morning my cup holds a Green Tea with Jasmine fromĀ Taylors of Harrogate.

There are good jasmine teas, and there are bad jasmine teas. Then there are those somewhere between. This particular jasmine green tea is somewhere in the middle. It’s quality enough I can’t tell if it’s flavored or scented, but I don’t believe it was made with a traditional blending process.

The aroma and flavor are full of jasmine. Potent and firm but comforting nonetheless.

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Morning Cup #41

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