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drank Catuaba by Infussion
217 tasting notes

This is from the here is hoping traveling teabox.

This dry infusion looks like a fibrous root. It almost looks like the shavings I used as a child for my gerbils. The dry root like infusion has a cedar smell.

Once steeped it is deceptively rosy in color. It looks pretty. However, at first sniff it is bitter and goes into my sinus cavity much like a vapor rub. A deep sniff of this makes me wince. There are notes of chlorine and wood in the smell.

I researched information about this herb online and found out that the fruit from this tree is not edible. I am not surprised. This root is barely edible…err…drinkable.

The flavor is hard to discern. I can say that it is VERY bitter. It puckers the edges of my tongue.

While I am rating this tea 0 the entertainment factor as I sipped it with a friend is 100. We had fun drinking this, reading about its supposed benefits and having a laugh.

Thank you Tea Sipper for putting the teabox together. I may not like this tisane but I appreciated the opportunity to try it and (comically) give it a review.

Marcel Duchamp

Your reviews today are very spunky. haha.

Donna A

Your writing is very poetic.

Ellyn

My comment got deleted! DANG!

My reviews today are from: 1. having fun with the traveling teabox, 2. being in a great mood due to a win at work 3. trying tea with a friend and 4. enjoying new things even if they are somewhat funny!

Thanks for reading!

Ellyn

also had 1/2 day due to snow!

Ellyn

Donna a: thank you!!!

Alphakitty

Yeah, I did not like this one either! I wanted to but oh my goodness was it bitter

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Marcel Duchamp

Your reviews today are very spunky. haha.

Donna A

Your writing is very poetic.

Ellyn

My comment got deleted! DANG!

My reviews today are from: 1. having fun with the traveling teabox, 2. being in a great mood due to a win at work 3. trying tea with a friend and 4. enjoying new things even if they are somewhat funny!

Thanks for reading!

Ellyn

also had 1/2 day due to snow!

Ellyn

Donna a: thank you!!!

Alphakitty

Yeah, I did not like this one either! I wanted to but oh my goodness was it bitter

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