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Old 05-19-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Takashima (NYC) Black Currant Tea

This tea is one of my regular black teas that I love. I am drinking it right now with a A. Fuente King 'B' Rosado. It is a deeply flavored tea with really clear nice dark color. The Currant (like all of Takashima's flavored teas) is just a slight underlying note under the delicious Ceylon Black overtone.

It pairs nicely with this spicy cigar. I drink it with just a little shake of 'Splenda in it, not enough to give off that acrid taste that splenda can, just enough to take off the heavy tea aftertaste.

I find that most black teas go really well with Cigars since they have a little smokey edge to them.

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Default Re: Takashima (NYC) Black Currant Tea

Love that store. Looks like a nice tea...I'm a huge fan of Lapsang Souchong with cigars.
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Thanks for the tip Doug!!
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Default Re: Takashima (NYC) Black Currant Tea

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It pairs nicely with this spicy cigar. I drink it with just a little shake of 'Splenda in it, not enough to give off that acrid taste that splenda can, just enough to take off the heavy tea aftertaste.
Here's a recommendation for taking off the slight bitterness that will sometimes follow a cup of hot tea. Agave Nectar. I've found it locally in the healthy food section of our Hy-Vee grocery store. All natural and not overly sweet. I usually drink my hot tea straight, but always use Agave Nectar in my iced tea.

http://www.wildorganics.net/agavenectar.aspx

I use both the Light and Amber (both organic), not the ones with flavoring.
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