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drank Zion by Simpson & Vail
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Fruit and red rooibos often don’t work for me, but this one turned out okay. Hot or cold, the berry flavor is pleasant, and the rooibos complements it. The lavender could be more obvious, but the flavors that are present blend well. The resteep tastes like sunscreen, so I skip it. I have 4 oz of this, and I’m liking it less as I work my way through, but it gets points for doing something different! I added extra lavender the last time I had it, and I enjoyed it more that way.

Cameron B.

I don’t even like lavender, but ended up enjoying the combination with the elderberry and sage here. :)

Martin Bednář

Interesting combination of elderberry and sage :)

gmathis

I was interested until you said “sunscreen.” Now my tongue just feels sticky!

AJRimmer

Luckily only the second steep tastes like that! To me, the first steep tastes a little like chalky berry, but also like lavender and decent quality rooibos. I get two steeps out of most of my teas, so I’m not too sad about the rare one that doesn’t work for a second!

gmathis

Agreed…since I prefer teas that clout me forcefully on the head, I rarely expect much from a second steep.

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Cameron B.

I don’t even like lavender, but ended up enjoying the combination with the elderberry and sage here. :)

Martin Bednář

Interesting combination of elderberry and sage :)

gmathis

I was interested until you said “sunscreen.” Now my tongue just feels sticky!

AJRimmer

Luckily only the second steep tastes like that! To me, the first steep tastes a little like chalky berry, but also like lavender and decent quality rooibos. I get two steeps out of most of my teas, so I’m not too sad about the rare one that doesn’t work for a second!

gmathis

Agreed…since I prefer teas that clout me forcefully on the head, I rarely expect much from a second steep.

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike

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