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how could this not be in the database? i am dumbstruck.

i got a great tea of the month club coupon which gave me 15% off anything i ordered. happy day! and this was one of the new teas i chose.

surprise, surprise— it’s great! i don’t think i’ve ever had holy basil before, but this is a light cinnamon medium bodied puerh that has beautifully balanced fruit and spice notes worked in. while it is a cinnamon puerh, it’s nothing at all like steap shoppe’s cinnamon swirl bread. puerh fills in the bread role in steap shoppe’s blend, whereas in this one it is a pure puerh note (i’m not being critical of either… i think both are awesome!) the goji gives the fruit note a very original berry taste… not one i’ve ever found before. it also adds to the colour lent to the steep by all the cinnamon. looks beautiful and smells great dry.

affiliated words: comforting, soothing, energizing (the caffeine), balanced, light.

my only sad note is that it doesn’t resteep particularly well unlike the rest of verdant teas, but still well worth it. lovely!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Good job on the savings!

JustJames

i felt it justified the expenditure, lol!

Stephanie

Holy basil definitely would add a spicy note …cool!

Terri HarpLady

I also took advantage of the coupon, & I have a sample of this & a few other things on the way.

JustJames

i grabbed the 2002 puerh, the laoshan chai and the bergamot laoshan rose along with this blend….

OMGsrsly

I really want to try this one. :)

JustJames

i’m willing to share. didn’t i have another tea you wanted? the scottish toffee something or other? lol.

OMGsrsly

Oh yeah, I think so! I’m working on getting enough Verdant points to get $10 off an order. heh. Looks like people aren’t making it to and from Victoria as often as planned, so tea swapping is taking a while.

JustJames

i’m willing to mail, and i have no problem with a one way… tea is like happiness… you share it. =0)

OMGsrsly

Well, if there’s anything I have you’d like to try, let me know. :) I’ve been trying to save tiny boxes for mailing and swapping.

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Fjellrev

Good job on the savings!

JustJames

i felt it justified the expenditure, lol!

Stephanie

Holy basil definitely would add a spicy note …cool!

Terri HarpLady

I also took advantage of the coupon, & I have a sample of this & a few other things on the way.

JustJames

i grabbed the 2002 puerh, the laoshan chai and the bergamot laoshan rose along with this blend….

OMGsrsly

I really want to try this one. :)

JustJames

i’m willing to share. didn’t i have another tea you wanted? the scottish toffee something or other? lol.

OMGsrsly

Oh yeah, I think so! I’m working on getting enough Verdant points to get $10 off an order. heh. Looks like people aren’t making it to and from Victoria as often as planned, so tea swapping is taking a while.

JustJames

i’m willing to mail, and i have no problem with a one way… tea is like happiness… you share it. =0)

OMGsrsly

Well, if there’s anything I have you’d like to try, let me know. :) I’ve been trying to save tiny boxes for mailing and swapping.

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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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Victoria, BC

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