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Soothing tea while watching the Celtics in the playoffs(Game 2 vs. Cavaliers):

Bond Street english breakfast blend from Upton Tea Imports (Hopkinton, MA)

Description from Upton:
A hearty blend of Ceylon and Assam teas, developed by a famous London company. Rich and flavorful even with extra milk.

This is my third black tea in a week. I am really enjoying the heartiness of black tea that is complemented with milk and honey. I used a little too much honey in this cuppa: there was left over honey along with some dust in the bottom of my cup that I, regretfully, decided to drink. The steeping time on this tea was three minutes, and the leaves were finely ground. (Sorry, could not tell you the leaf grade.) I only used a tablespoon of tea, but easily could have added an additional quarter tablespoon for a stronger brew.


Breakfast tea on 4.19.08:

moroccan mint from Kookoo Cafe (7 Station Street, Brookline)

“Organic China Gunpowder (rolled) green tea with balanced addition of specially selected mint; aromatic, rich and refreshing. Takes sugar well. Low caffeine.”

An excellent mint green tea. I can see where this would also be good iced. I will have to visit Cardullo’s to pick up a bag of this tea for the summer. The mint was very mild, just how I like it, so that it did not overpower the tea. This is my first experience with mint tea, and I am positive it will not be my last.