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i bought this particular tea less as a tea enthusiast and more as someone with a medical condition that saps energy. so i will grade this tea two separate ways.

the energy boost: keeping it simple…. it works. for me at least. my condition makes me tired and i got no sleep the night before, but midway through my first cup i began to feel like a human being! it was very, very effective. i did have to be careful though because the energizing agent is red ginseng and it can be contraindicated with some meds. so, i checked with the pharmacist and it was a go.

the tea: is unique and well balanced. i have never had a tea like it, though i have read similar descriptions that didn’t succeed as i feel this one has.

this is an old tea. an aged puerh. heavy, rich, autumnal: all words that i would use. apricot, dandylion root, ginseng… but honestly, they blend together and become a dense, flavourful entity. it is great with cream and sugar and does exactly what it says.

i am impressed.

if you’re looking for an elegantly liquored tea with an floral bouquet, then this is not the tea for you. if you’re looking for a tea that does what it says and has a heavy flavourful presence that finishes up with tons of vanilla seeds in the bottom then you’ll love it!

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TEALUX

Thanks for your feedback! it is our brand new blend and we are happy that you love it :)

JustJames

it’s a great blend! i’ve tried some teas that have tried to accomplish what your description claims, but each one had fallen down. this was very well put together. nicely done!

JustJames

so i read! now i want to try it as well. i am about to leave a RAVING review of their lychee raspberry. i am a huge fan of this company…. i wonder if i can buy stock?

TheTeaFairy

I actually bought the lychee raspberry too, but haven’t tried it yet :-)

JustJames

ambrosia has got nothing on that tea! i seriously need to look into stock options, lol.

TheTeaFairy

JustJames, I got a sample of this that tried this week on my way o work! Woohoo, now this one should be advertised as « if this stuff doesn’t wake you up, you must be dead » right?

JustJames

i agree wholeheartedly! i have yet to have it fail to wake me up, no matter how little sleep i’ve had….. HOWEVER this is the tea i am most careful with drinking at night. i am certain it would keep me awake! LOL

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TEALUX

Thanks for your feedback! it is our brand new blend and we are happy that you love it :)

JustJames

it’s a great blend! i’ve tried some teas that have tried to accomplish what your description claims, but each one had fallen down. this was very well put together. nicely done!

JustJames

so i read! now i want to try it as well. i am about to leave a RAVING review of their lychee raspberry. i am a huge fan of this company…. i wonder if i can buy stock?

TheTeaFairy

I actually bought the lychee raspberry too, but haven’t tried it yet :-)

JustJames

ambrosia has got nothing on that tea! i seriously need to look into stock options, lol.

TheTeaFairy

JustJames, I got a sample of this that tried this week on my way o work! Woohoo, now this one should be advertised as « if this stuff doesn’t wake you up, you must be dead » right?

JustJames

i agree wholeheartedly! i have yet to have it fail to wake me up, no matter how little sleep i’ve had….. HOWEVER this is the tea i am most careful with drinking at night. i am certain it would keep me awake! LOL

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Time For A ReWrite!

A good friend of mine on here kindly asked me to do the Steepster world a favour and list my allergies front and center (fair enough, lol):

-COFFEE … rare, nasty, not even a bit funny if i’m exposed. (call me original)

-ROOIBOOS … is a new appearance. under certain circumstances i’m okay with it (ie if it’s GREEN and paired with mate) but because i have an auto immune disease i try not to poke at things.

*NOT an allergy, but an abnormality that drives my tea buddies bananas, i AM INCAPABLE OF TASTING CARAMEL AND TOFFEE. so i thought i’d list it at the top too. it’s very annoying. they smell great!!?

Hi! I’m James!

I’m a student: double major of human geography and psychology with the intention of chasing a double doctorate. (reading that over it occurs to me again that i must be crazy).

i’m a live and let live sort. i look and see alot of silver linings. my discovery of tea has only served to further that viewpoint. for me tea is art and nuance, watercolours and bold brushstrokes….

swaps are grand things! the element of surprise in a tea swap completely trumps forrest gump’s chocolate box life metaphor, lol.

favourites: french teas dammann freres, mariage freres and nina’s paris especially.

i have recently discovered a german tea company that has romanced me: tea gschwendner (sp?)

mandala teas is brilliant and a company i count on.

justea and tealet are companies i study because of both their exceptional products and and business models, as well as their work with farmers who are TOO POOR for fair trade certification. this is highly relevant to my studies.

90-100 i need more
80-90 i might need more, or it might be a respect vote
below 75? it was likely an oops buy. my evolution into french teas has vastly focused what i like!!

however, i’m always open to trying things.

dislikes so far: guayasa, darjeeling, most peach teas.

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