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I made this one as a cold brew. I was a bit skeptical as to what it would produce as I normally cold brew very fruity teas/tisanes. I brewed it for about 12 hours.

It actually turned out really well. I find it to be really refreshing. I wasn’t quite sure about the taste but I figured it must be good as I drank three large cups with dinner. It felt very similar to the feeling I get in my mouth after chewing parsley at the end of a meal.

It tastes similar to the hot brewed tea. It is only very slightly sweet. There is a bit of spice from the ginger, there is a very light sage taste. I am getting notes of chicory root. There is slight notes similar to loashan black tea, even though there is not black tea in this blend. There are hints of cocoa and burnt dark chocolate, it is very light. I am not getting the same salty taste I got with the hot brewed tea. There is maybe a bit of a lemony taste at the end of the sip, must be the gogi and/or elderberry. Very complex tasting tea, but not overpowering.

I think this would be a good refreshing and replenishing drink for a very hot day after sweating up a storm in the garden.

MissLena

Yum, I need to try cold brewing some of this! I have a massive amount I have been hoarding lol

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MissLena

Yum, I need to try cold brewing some of this! I have a massive amount I have been hoarding lol

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

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