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Interesting.

I’m working my way through the cupboard now, turning each tin to the back until I’ve worked through them all once… I’ve been procrastinating this one, thinking it’d be too summery sweet and fruity.

It’s not. It’s a fascinating mix of flavors, and I can’t really detect any one overpowering the rest. It’s a delicate balance of a lot of heavies, and I am impressed.

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I did add a small amount of agave nectar before I knew what I was doing, but I don’t think it’s detracting from anything that’s going on. I’ll do a second steep with none.

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Don’t be embarrassed! It’s not my personal preference- but drink what you like and like what you drink and add what you like.

Andrea in New Mexico

Well… it’s just that it’s pretty fruity-sweet already. I don’t know why I reached for the syrup but I was already adding it before I really realized what I was doing.

This would be awesome iced, by the way.

Cofftea

It’s ok, I’m the person that never sweetens tea of any temperature and I put just a drizzle of maple syrup in my maple sugar black:) It’s pretty darn good, but I wish I could find a green version, I’m not so much of a black tea person.

Cofftea

Hey I just noticed you’re originally from WI:)

Andrea in New Mexico

Yep! I grew up there, down in the SE corner of the state, near Lake Geneva. I see you’re a cheesehead, too!

Cofftea

Yep, except for I can’t stand the packers (this week was the one and only game I’ll watch this season- and I didn’t root for the packers) and aside for pepper jack and mac and cheese I don’t really like cheese. And I don’t drink beer either lol. Although I wonder what a tea w/ hopps would taste like?

Andrea in New Mexico

Eh, I can’t stand beer!

(I do love me some good cheese, though!!!)

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Cofftea

Don’t be embarrassed! It’s not my personal preference- but drink what you like and like what you drink and add what you like.

Andrea in New Mexico

Well… it’s just that it’s pretty fruity-sweet already. I don’t know why I reached for the syrup but I was already adding it before I really realized what I was doing.

This would be awesome iced, by the way.

Cofftea

It’s ok, I’m the person that never sweetens tea of any temperature and I put just a drizzle of maple syrup in my maple sugar black:) It’s pretty darn good, but I wish I could find a green version, I’m not so much of a black tea person.

Cofftea

Hey I just noticed you’re originally from WI:)

Andrea in New Mexico

Yep! I grew up there, down in the SE corner of the state, near Lake Geneva. I see you’re a cheesehead, too!

Cofftea

Yep, except for I can’t stand the packers (this week was the one and only game I’ll watch this season- and I didn’t root for the packers) and aside for pepper jack and mac and cheese I don’t really like cheese. And I don’t drink beer either lol. Although I wonder what a tea w/ hopps would taste like?

Andrea in New Mexico

Eh, I can’t stand beer!

(I do love me some good cheese, though!!!)

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I’m a writer and a documentary filmmaker, and also a mama to one 13 month-old boy—with another baby on the way this spring! I’m pretty much caffeine-free these days, and learning to love the Rooibos. I grew up in Wisconsin and after 5 years in Chicago and 11 in NYC, I now live in a ghost town in the desert. And I love it.

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