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Many thanks to Teavivre for this generous sample!

Oh, this one is fantastic! Gentle, golden, BRIGHT sweet potatoes! I’ve had only one other of this type of tea, and in comparison, this has a bit of…orange? to it. Sort of like you put a touch of orange juice in your baked sweet potatoes? And let me also emphasize the word baked. There is definitely some sort of delicious crust to this ;) This is one special unflavored, delicious exactly as nature produced it tea!!!!

I have to also add that the leaves are so fluffy and gorgeous! They smell so wonderful, too.

Rumor has it that this is an excellent resteeper, and what good timing – I am in the mood for steep after steep today! Off to make some more water :) This is GREAT!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Wanted to add that I had four delicious steeps of this beauty! I adore this tea!

Kashyap

i’m glad i’m not the only one who picked up a roasted pumpkin/squash/citrus hint on this :)

The Tea Show

Wow, perfectly put! That note about baked sweet potatoes with a touch of orange juice and crust is really a valid flavor that I’m getting from this tea as well. – don’t think I could have ever put it into words though.

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JacquelineM

Wanted to add that I had four delicious steeps of this beauty! I adore this tea!

Kashyap

i’m glad i’m not the only one who picked up a roasted pumpkin/squash/citrus hint on this :)

The Tea Show

Wow, perfectly put! That note about baked sweet potatoes with a touch of orange juice and crust is really a valid flavor that I’m getting from this tea as well. – don’t think I could have ever put it into words though.

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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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