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drank Joy by Tazo
518 tasting notes

1 sachet for a 300mL mug. Water at 90C. Steeped 5 minutes, drunk bare.

Do not oversteep. With ooloong-temp water and a three-minute steep, Joy is lovely, light, a bit creamy, a bit astringent, a bit sweet. By 5 minutes, it’s getting bitter. Joy is quite the diva, but treated well, this tea delivers.

Michelle Butler Hallett

At about 2 minutes, a pleasant peppery bite (Yunnan) came out, but it got lost afterwards. (I left the bag in as I sipped — won’t be doing that again.)

Wayne

I tried some at Starbucks last weekend. I was impressed to see them offer a “full-leaf” tea, I haven’t seen that from Tazo before. Mine was a little bit oversteeped, though, so I might get a box and experiment with it myself. Thanks for the review!

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Michelle Butler Hallett

At about 2 minutes, a pleasant peppery bite (Yunnan) came out, but it got lost afterwards. (I left the bag in as I sipped — won’t be doing that again.)

Wayne

I tried some at Starbucks last weekend. I was impressed to see them offer a “full-leaf” tea, I haven’t seen that from Tazo before. Mine was a little bit oversteeped, though, so I might get a box and experiment with it myself. Thanks for the review!

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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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