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Thank you to Azzrian for sending me some of this tea.

When I read a tasting note about this tea just yesterday, I had read that it was a smoky tasting tea, and that stuck with me when I brewed this, so, I did a quick rinse of the leaves before I brewed to maybe remove some of the heavy smoke flavor. I’m not a big fan of smoke, I prefer a gently smoky tea over a heavily smoked one … so I hoped that a quick rinse might keep it from tasting too overwhelmingly smoky.

And … it doesn’t. It is smoky, yes, but there is so much more going on here. The berry notes are outstanding. I taste notes of lemon as well, and the pine’s resinous notes. The mint is subtle but I love that crisp note it provides.

A really lovely tea. I’m so glad I was able to try it!

Tabby

I keep reading this as “Manatee Moonrise”…

gmathis

Me, too! (And wondering how a manatee could manage a teacup with nothing but flippers.)

Bonnie

they must have changed the recipe for this tea because I don’t remember it having mint and berry.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I want it to say Manatee…so what does Manistee mean? Maybe it’s a place…(quick zip over to search engine)…yup, Manistee, Michigan. Dunno if that’s what they named the tea for, but now we know.

Azzrian

:) Glad you enjoyed it!

LiberTEAS

@Terri: It is what the tea is named for. Whispering Pines is in Michigan. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

LiberTEAS, glad you enjoyed this!
Terri, check out the description here: http://whisperingpinestea.com/manisteemoonrise.html
And also the product video here :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy0xKilUWZY

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Tabby

I keep reading this as “Manatee Moonrise”…

gmathis

Me, too! (And wondering how a manatee could manage a teacup with nothing but flippers.)

Bonnie

they must have changed the recipe for this tea because I don’t remember it having mint and berry.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I want it to say Manatee…so what does Manistee mean? Maybe it’s a place…(quick zip over to search engine)…yup, Manistee, Michigan. Dunno if that’s what they named the tea for, but now we know.

Azzrian

:) Glad you enjoyed it!

LiberTEAS

@Terri: It is what the tea is named for. Whispering Pines is in Michigan. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

LiberTEAS, glad you enjoyed this!
Terri, check out the description here: http://whisperingpinestea.com/manisteemoonrise.html
And also the product video here :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy0xKilUWZY

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