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I love eucalyptus in teas, but it doesn’t seem very common. So of course I had to throw in a few ounces of this in my Steep City order! Usually you find eucalyptus in herbal blends, not black ones, and the name and colors are so appealing. All of the blends I’ve tried from them are so beautiful, this is no exception: the bits of purple and orange are just so striking.

I tried this one iced in my travel mug, since I’m not sure if this is a blend I’d like hot. Also, I’m totally in love with finally being able to take tea with me everywhere! This reminds me a lot of Zen Tea’s Grapefruit Orange, since they share many of the same elements, namely eucalyptus and citrus. This blend is very assertive, not for the faint of heart! Orange and lemongrass are bright and sparkling, backed up by that unique herby menthol flavor from the eucalyptus.

The black base makes this a bit more earthy and grounded than the tisanes I’ve tried with eucalyptus, though it’s still very strong. With all the different strong flavors and colors it really does remind me of a carnival!

LaFleurBleue

I recently had Eucalyptus in a black tea, Contessa Grey by Gryphon. Not sure whether you’ll be able to find some easily (I only had 2 bags and have already used them both); my review was not so enthusiastic because I guess I don’t like to drink eucalyptys outside of cough syrup… But it seemed ver natural and fresh.

Alphakitty

I’ve actually been hunting for that tea for a while, it seems nearly impossible to find!

LaFleurBleue

Not too difficult here in Singapore, even though not all places sell all varieties and the prices can vary a lot, as I saw the same box with 20 bags selling from ~15 SGD to 19 SGD (USD 12 to 15.50). Yeah I know the price seem crazy, the appreciation of the SGD vs. the USD and Euro over the last years also makes it not cheap at all to shop here.
If your craving gets stronger than yourself, let me know and we’ll try to find out something that might do it. For your information, I go only every few months to the “cheapest” seller area, and should not go there before end of April though).

Alphakitty

Oh, yes, I’d love if you’d pick some up for me! Let me know the next time you’re going to be getting tea from them and I will soot you money for it ^^

LaFleurBleue

Ok sure, I’ll let you know when I get there – I might be interested in a trade, as some US teas seem really interesting but the shipping costs from most companies are really prohibitive.

david

Glad you enjoyed!

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LaFleurBleue

I recently had Eucalyptus in a black tea, Contessa Grey by Gryphon. Not sure whether you’ll be able to find some easily (I only had 2 bags and have already used them both); my review was not so enthusiastic because I guess I don’t like to drink eucalyptys outside of cough syrup… But it seemed ver natural and fresh.

Alphakitty

I’ve actually been hunting for that tea for a while, it seems nearly impossible to find!

LaFleurBleue

Not too difficult here in Singapore, even though not all places sell all varieties and the prices can vary a lot, as I saw the same box with 20 bags selling from ~15 SGD to 19 SGD (USD 12 to 15.50). Yeah I know the price seem crazy, the appreciation of the SGD vs. the USD and Euro over the last years also makes it not cheap at all to shop here.
If your craving gets stronger than yourself, let me know and we’ll try to find out something that might do it. For your information, I go only every few months to the “cheapest” seller area, and should not go there before end of April though).

Alphakitty

Oh, yes, I’d love if you’d pick some up for me! Let me know the next time you’re going to be getting tea from them and I will soot you money for it ^^

LaFleurBleue

Ok sure, I’ll let you know when I get there – I might be interested in a trade, as some US teas seem really interesting but the shipping costs from most companies are really prohibitive.

david

Glad you enjoyed!

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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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