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drank Joy by Tazo
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1 sachet for 250mL water @90C, steeped 4 minutes.

A very strong scent of apricots or peaches when you first open the tin this year, but no peach or stonefruit flavour comes out in the tea. I treat this blend like an oolong and get some decent nuances, but this year’s blend is not as flavourful as last year’s. I still quite like it, especially the creamy mouthfeel coming from the blend of Darjeeling (just a pinch this year, I think) and oolong. Needs a careful eye on water temp and steep time, though, otherwise it becomes a bland mess.

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

Major downer: this tea is expensive, and the sachets are petroleum-based. The leaves are decent, though. Fifteen sachets for $8.65 — ouch. Cool tin, though I’ve yet to figure out how to re-use it.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

Major downer: this tea is expensive, and the sachets are petroleum-based. The leaves are decent, though. Fifteen sachets for $8.65 — ouch. Cool tin, though I’ve yet to figure out how to re-use it.

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I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

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