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drank Spring Fling by Souvia
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Finally digging into the treasure trove of loose-leaf samples from my Foodzie box from LiberTEAS! I made beef bowls tonight, and they were delicious but very spicy and a little heavy. I was feeling a little blargh-y afterwards and wanted something light and refreshing… and really, what fits that better than eucalyptus? I’ve never had it in a tisane before but when I was young my mom would always mix eucalyptus oil and water on the stove and boil it all day long, so this is a very nostalgic ingredient for me.

This is a light, airy, refreshing blend—a nice mix of citrus and mint, but it’s lively and not at all a sleep-inducing blend which I was a little worried about. There’s a tiny hint of fruit, but not enough to make this a “fruity” tea. It’s got a great balance, and is the perfect tea for following up an over-indulgent dinner. I used to think that I didn’t really like herbal blends, but I think my issue was with mediocre bagged ones—so far, I’ve liked pretty much all of the loose-leaf ones I’ve tried!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Someday I will subscribe to the foodzie box … someday….maybe I will be less poor when I stop buying so much tea!

Alphakitty

It’s definitely worthwhile—I was on a tea-buying hiatus when I saw that LiberTEAS put them back up for order. $25 with shipping for ~40 very generous samples was too good to pass up! Plus now I’ll have new tea to drink for well over a month, which should help with the urge to buy more.

LiberTEAS

@Azzrian – I love my foodzie box, I don’t think I could ever give up that subscription unless somehow we found ourselves at a point where we absolutely could not afford it any longer.

@Alphakitty: I’m really happy to hear that you like the box I put together for you. Since I receive a minimum of one box from Foodzie per month (occasionally, I’ll buy another one if I can’t resist the theme, like May had Portland box which I had to get because it was Portland, of course, and then they had the some like it hot box and I love spicy food. And … it does help me trim back on my tea supply so that I can keep the tea that I have on hand fresh.

Kittenna

Everyone was raving so much about the Foodzie boxes (from Foodzie, not LiberTEAS – I already bought a tea-filled one from her!) that I looked it up myself, and once again cursed the fact that I live in Canada. Something like that is so up my alley :(

Bret Wingert

Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed it!

Spring Fling is available again! souvia.com

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Azzrian

Someday I will subscribe to the foodzie box … someday….maybe I will be less poor when I stop buying so much tea!

Alphakitty

It’s definitely worthwhile—I was on a tea-buying hiatus when I saw that LiberTEAS put them back up for order. $25 with shipping for ~40 very generous samples was too good to pass up! Plus now I’ll have new tea to drink for well over a month, which should help with the urge to buy more.

LiberTEAS

@Azzrian – I love my foodzie box, I don’t think I could ever give up that subscription unless somehow we found ourselves at a point where we absolutely could not afford it any longer.

@Alphakitty: I’m really happy to hear that you like the box I put together for you. Since I receive a minimum of one box from Foodzie per month (occasionally, I’ll buy another one if I can’t resist the theme, like May had Portland box which I had to get because it was Portland, of course, and then they had the some like it hot box and I love spicy food. And … it does help me trim back on my tea supply so that I can keep the tea that I have on hand fresh.

Kittenna

Everyone was raving so much about the Foodzie boxes (from Foodzie, not LiberTEAS – I already bought a tea-filled one from her!) that I looked it up myself, and once again cursed the fact that I live in Canada. Something like that is so up my alley :(

Bret Wingert

Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed it!

Spring Fling is available again! souvia.com

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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