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drank Aloe Vera Berry by Zen Tea
379 tasting notes

omigod…. this is so stupidly good! and i love the aloe vera baseline! and even though it’s 3:30 in the morning it’s still not time to sleep nd i have no time to fully review it.

HOWEVER. HIBBIE HATERS… it is totally balanced in this blend! fruity, flowery, not overpowering, juicy…. beautiful. again, i have to go =0(

bye.

omigod…. can’t live without this one. wowie!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Fjellrev

Good to know! I skipped out on this one since I wasn’t sure what the aloe would be like.

JustJames

it’s a very nice, cool. soothing neutral. there are a alot of ingredients in this blend, if i’m not mistaken it’s the aloe that makes them work by smoothing the edges.

ifjuly

this is something i’d never try on my own because too much hibsiscus is ugh and i only know aloe from those drinks where it looks kinda like (sorry if this is too gross) snot. but now i’m intrigued! yay steepster.

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Fjellrev

Good to know! I skipped out on this one since I wasn’t sure what the aloe would be like.

JustJames

it’s a very nice, cool. soothing neutral. there are a alot of ingredients in this blend, if i’m not mistaken it’s the aloe that makes them work by smoothing the edges.

ifjuly

this is something i’d never try on my own because too much hibsiscus is ugh and i only know aloe from those drinks where it looks kinda like (sorry if this is too gross) snot. but now i’m intrigued! yay steepster.

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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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