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I am still feeling just a little “off” – a little sluggish, so I need some Yerba Mate. Some mornings, black tea is enough for me, other mornings, I really need the power of the Mate!

You can read my full review of this tea here:

http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/09/29/organic-fresh-green-yerba-mate-from-mate-factor/

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
~lauren.

First – feel better! I know that we have sniffles & coughs in the house – my daughter brings it home from school where everybody is sick…

Second – Is it the passing of time that makes a change in the way we feel about certain teas that we didn’t like but now do? Or is it experience? Or a developing tea palate? Like, e.g., I tried a Long Jing before and I said – “not my thing” but after going through different teas for many months, recently, I tried a different Long Jing, and said “WOW – so good”. Maybe a combination of passing time, better quality tea leaf, more experience in different teas, developing a tea palate & opening of my mind to different tastes?

LiberTEAS

Thank you very much… I’m feeling better now, I was just feeling a bit tired, and black tea wasn’t waking me up the way I needed it to!

I think that the change in how we feel about a tea can be any number of the factors you mentioned. I do think that our palates develop over time, as does our experience and knowledge of how to brew teas properly. The first time I tried a Dragonwell, I did not like it at all, but, now I really love Dragonwell. I think this has something to do with my palate’s development as well as a better understanding of how to brew green tea… as well as a better quality tea.

I think that the Yerba Mate example has a bit more to do with the quality of leaf than other factors – although my palate becoming more accepting of earthy flavors cannot be overlooked as a factor either.

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~lauren.

First – feel better! I know that we have sniffles & coughs in the house – my daughter brings it home from school where everybody is sick…

Second – Is it the passing of time that makes a change in the way we feel about certain teas that we didn’t like but now do? Or is it experience? Or a developing tea palate? Like, e.g., I tried a Long Jing before and I said – “not my thing” but after going through different teas for many months, recently, I tried a different Long Jing, and said “WOW – so good”. Maybe a combination of passing time, better quality tea leaf, more experience in different teas, developing a tea palate & opening of my mind to different tastes?

LiberTEAS

Thank you very much… I’m feeling better now, I was just feeling a bit tired, and black tea wasn’t waking me up the way I needed it to!

I think that the change in how we feel about a tea can be any number of the factors you mentioned. I do think that our palates develop over time, as does our experience and knowledge of how to brew teas properly. The first time I tried a Dragonwell, I did not like it at all, but, now I really love Dragonwell. I think this has something to do with my palate’s development as well as a better understanding of how to brew green tea… as well as a better quality tea.

I think that the Yerba Mate example has a bit more to do with the quality of leaf than other factors – although my palate becoming more accepting of earthy flavors cannot be overlooked as a factor either.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com

I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:
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In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

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I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.

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Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.

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