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So I am tired and guilt ridden (from an adrenaline laced tea buying spree). I thought I would give this one a try to help me calm down. And its getting close to bedtime so I need to stay away from caffeine.

This blend contains very, very large peices of leaves, flower petals, and bamboo. I only made one cup which I think might have been a mistake. Because the peices are so large, I don’t think I used enough of the blend to get everything thats in the mix.

I am tasting lemon grass, verbena, maybe slight ginger. There are grassy undertones, which may be the bamboo. There is a slight spice in the smell and taste of the tea. I am surprised and also very happy that the lemongrass did not overtake the tea.

As it cools, it is almost creamy, becomes sweeter and I can taste the sunflower.

I think I have to make a larger pot to get a better idea of this tea.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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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.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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