1.5 tsp for 400mL water @ 82C, steeped two minues.

This blend smelled so seductive.

And it’s not fair that I am trying this one after a really good gyokuro.

I want to like this one. It sounds so damn healthy.

But sweet adorable citrus pith, this is BITTER. Bitter, bitter, pill-dissolved-in-your-mouth bitter. And unpredicatably so: some sips are just slightly bitter, others make me scowl. I rarely sweeten teas or tisanes, but I’m gonna have to here.

I am guessing the dandelion root and orange peel are riding roughshod.

Can’t rate this fairly til I try it sweetened.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Half a packet of stevia (- to 1 tsp of sugar) has dulled some of the bitter edge, but I am not enjoying this one. Buuut … I am feeling a bit of a lift. Maybe next time I’ve hard a hard night I’ll try this blend again.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Okay, much shorter steep time that DT recommends — 2 minutes. A beautiful blend now, with a good balance of green tea and orange zest. I could really get into this one.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Sorry — make that a 1-minute steep.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

Half a packet of stevia (- to 1 tsp of sugar) has dulled some of the bitter edge, but I am not enjoying this one. Buuut … I am feeling a bit of a lift. Maybe next time I’ve hard a hard night I’ll try this blend again.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Okay, much shorter steep time that DT recommends — 2 minutes. A beautiful blend now, with a good balance of green tea and orange zest. I could really get into this one.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Sorry — make that a 1-minute steep.

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