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1 TB for 450mL water, bare.

First, I want to get the word out for The Tea Brewery: independent tea blenders and merchants. And they’re in Nova Scotia, a sister province to my own Newfoundland and Labrador. So yay!

They carry a very full line of teas and tisanes (http://www.teabrewery.com/priceList.pdf), and I really want to try some more.

I received the Decadence White Chocolate Rooibos as a gift. It’s another one I really wanted to like. The red rooibos base is woody and a bit minty, occasional and unpreditcable features of red rooibos that I don’t care for but many others like or love. The white chocolate comes from white chocolate chips, the kind you bake with. They melt evenly with the tea, but, as the tea cools, blobs of fat from the white chocolate chips rise to the surface, like blobs of fat from a bone rise up in a soup stock. Most people will have the hot tisane drunk long before this happens, but it is an unappetizing sight. I would not recommend this tisane be brewed for cold/iced drinking. The white chocolate adds some sweetness to the overall tisane, which cuts and smooths out the woodiness of the rooibos. I couldn’t finish mine, but that’s a matter of taste in the drinker, not necessarily competenence in the tea blender … though I do wonder if baking chips are the way to go.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Uniquity

Sorry, I had to comment – Yay The Tea Brewery!! I recently established that they sell their tea at the halifax farmers market, well on sundays at least. I didn’t realize anyone on Steepster had added them yet : ) I’ve got their NS Blueberry and a few little samplers.

Also…Finally clued in why your name was so familiar to me. : ) I worked at Frog Hollow until it closed, and am pretty certain I have a signed copy of Double Blind on my bookshelf…

Michelle Butler Hallett

I can’t wait to try some of their other teas.

Yep, that’s me.

I was so sorry to hear Frog Hollow had closed. Damn, we need more indie bookstores.

Uniquity

I love the little rack of $2 sample packs they stick up at the market. I tried a couple apple ones I was interested in that way. I have a tendency to buy 100 g of everything then see if I like it, so those little pouches really work to get me hooked on truly awesome tea. And how could I not love anything so wonderfully Maritimes? : )

Michelle Butler Hallett

I hear that. Call it cultural chauvinism, but I always want to support Atlantic Canadian businesses — provided they’re any good, of course.

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Uniquity

Sorry, I had to comment – Yay The Tea Brewery!! I recently established that they sell their tea at the halifax farmers market, well on sundays at least. I didn’t realize anyone on Steepster had added them yet : ) I’ve got their NS Blueberry and a few little samplers.

Also…Finally clued in why your name was so familiar to me. : ) I worked at Frog Hollow until it closed, and am pretty certain I have a signed copy of Double Blind on my bookshelf…

Michelle Butler Hallett

I can’t wait to try some of their other teas.

Yep, that’s me.

I was so sorry to hear Frog Hollow had closed. Damn, we need more indie bookstores.

Uniquity

I love the little rack of $2 sample packs they stick up at the market. I tried a couple apple ones I was interested in that way. I have a tendency to buy 100 g of everything then see if I like it, so those little pouches really work to get me hooked on truly awesome tea. And how could I not love anything so wonderfully Maritimes? : )

Michelle Butler Hallett

I hear that. Call it cultural chauvinism, but I always want to support Atlantic Canadian businesses — provided they’re any good, of course.

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

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

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

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