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drank Berry Basil Blast by Teavana
772 tasting notes

Unsure about how this one smells dry. It is kind of fruity but also has the smell of steemed green vegetables. Not two things I would normally mix together. There is a spicey and basil smell to it.

The brewed tea is actually not too bad. More like fresh berries in a spinach salad. I am not getting much basil per se, but I am getting a general spice type taste. This one is definitely better after it cools.

Edit: this one is better cold (I forgot my cup and it cooled off after a number of hours). There is more basil taste but still fruity. The berry and basil go well together.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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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.

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