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Beautiful, curly greenish brown leaves!

First steep: Woody and nutty. I don’t taste sweetness or bitterness (and I didn’t add anything to this tea) – very even. So enjoyable to sip. I could see this being great with a meal.

Second steep (4min): Sweeter and just as nutty.

Third steep (5 min): Tastes very similar to the 2nd steep!

Fourth steep: (6 min): Just a tad lighter tasting. Incredible! I’ve had enough for this afternoon, but maybe on another day I’ll find myself going for a fifth, sixth, seventh!

I need to take this home with me because I could really see steeping this all day on a day off – how pleasurable!

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Cofftea

I was just telling Ricky how much I can’t wait to place my 1st UTI order. I was originally looking at theirs when I was looking at matcha sets.

JacquelineM

I really like their teas and the company. They are fast, no nonsense, and a good value – and they send the orders with cornstarch packing peanuts which you can compost or even put water on and they will dissolve! That thrilled me :) I’m so silly!

Cofftea

Dissolve? Sweet! Is the water safe to pour down the sink drain then? (We have a well)

JacquelineM

It says that they are completely biodegradable so I would think so – you can even dissolve them then pour it out on the grass somewhere if you are afraid. I have a compost bin so I put them in there :) I even put all my used tea in the compost bin. I like knowing that last years tea that I enjoyed so much will help this year’s veggies grow in the spring and summer!

Cofftea

I’d love a compost bin- but mom doesn’t want one.

JacquelineM

My husband didn’t like the idea – he thought it would smell bad! But I talked him into it because our town was offering $10 compost bins if you attended a composting class – so I went and we’ve been composting since Earth Day 2008. No bad smells at all.

fcmonroe

if you have a septic system, don’t flush the cornstarch packing peanuts!! I know someone who discovered that this is a very expensive mistake!

Cofftea

Thanks for the advice, but I’d put them outside or down the sink drain.

fcmonroe

The sink goes to the septic tank as well. These will mess up a septic system.

Cofftea

Gotcha- outside it goes then.

JacquelineM

fcmonroe – I’m glad you knew that! I would have felt terrible forever if I messed up Cofftea’s well with packing peanuts!!!!!!!

Cofftea

Haha JacquelineM, I’m sure my mom would have said something.:)

Heyes

You say that you need to take this home with you, where were you enjoying this?

JacquelineM

At work! I have a little hot pot, small thermometer, and tea-for-one pot on my desk. I have my tins of tea in my desk drawer with some fillable paper tea bags. It’s working out even better than I hoped! (I work at an art school in a really old building – we don’t have a kitchen or anything like that in our office so we do what we can :) Another coworker has a coffeepot and we have a little fridge in the area where we keep the student folders and we make do!).

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Cofftea

I was just telling Ricky how much I can’t wait to place my 1st UTI order. I was originally looking at theirs when I was looking at matcha sets.

JacquelineM

I really like their teas and the company. They are fast, no nonsense, and a good value – and they send the orders with cornstarch packing peanuts which you can compost or even put water on and they will dissolve! That thrilled me :) I’m so silly!

Cofftea

Dissolve? Sweet! Is the water safe to pour down the sink drain then? (We have a well)

JacquelineM

It says that they are completely biodegradable so I would think so – you can even dissolve them then pour it out on the grass somewhere if you are afraid. I have a compost bin so I put them in there :) I even put all my used tea in the compost bin. I like knowing that last years tea that I enjoyed so much will help this year’s veggies grow in the spring and summer!

Cofftea

I’d love a compost bin- but mom doesn’t want one.

JacquelineM

My husband didn’t like the idea – he thought it would smell bad! But I talked him into it because our town was offering $10 compost bins if you attended a composting class – so I went and we’ve been composting since Earth Day 2008. No bad smells at all.

fcmonroe

if you have a septic system, don’t flush the cornstarch packing peanuts!! I know someone who discovered that this is a very expensive mistake!

Cofftea

Thanks for the advice, but I’d put them outside or down the sink drain.

fcmonroe

The sink goes to the septic tank as well. These will mess up a septic system.

Cofftea

Gotcha- outside it goes then.

JacquelineM

fcmonroe – I’m glad you knew that! I would have felt terrible forever if I messed up Cofftea’s well with packing peanuts!!!!!!!

Cofftea

Haha JacquelineM, I’m sure my mom would have said something.:)

Heyes

You say that you need to take this home with you, where were you enjoying this?

JacquelineM

At work! I have a little hot pot, small thermometer, and tea-for-one pot on my desk. I have my tins of tea in my desk drawer with some fillable paper tea bags. It’s working out even better than I hoped! (I work at an art school in a really old building – we don’t have a kitchen or anything like that in our office so we do what we can :) Another coworker has a coffeepot and we have a little fridge in the area where we keep the student folders and we make do!).

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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