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So, it’s after Christmas, and second bank holiday is today; so… Christmas time is already over for me. Happy New Year! everyone.

I was asked for brewing a pot for family again. I decided for this one and it seems I have last amount for one cup in. So, unfortunately, no sipdown. But soon!

I think that Izzy described this tea very well! Very interesting flavour and aroma. I get prunes (not dried plums Martin!) and mostly almonds. And then spices. I think mostly cinnamon and cloves. Maybe hints of cardamom.

I get raisins too, though not a major flavour. I agree with her saying its being a bit thin, but still quite creamy and enjoyable. I was expecting more from hibiscus, but I am glad it wasn’t that case.

I am impressed, I knew this company is doing a lot of blends. If it comes to actual orthodox teas, this brand isn’t that great. I had their teas ages ago. They weren’t that great, but honestly I am not sure now. Maybe those were a good batch, maybe that teas were stale, maybe… I prepared them wrong.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Creamy, Plums, Raisins

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 85 OZ / 2500 ML
Courtney

Happy New Year! :)

ashmanra

Happy New Year! The company name is Oxalis, and that is the name of a flower that grows here. I have some pink oxalis that I dug up at my husband’s grandmother’s house after she died, and some of the relatives laughed and said I was just digging up clover! Ha ha! The pink oxalis is very pretty and a nice herald of spring.

White Antlers

ashmanra Funny about oxalis. I lived in California for decades. Oxalis is an invasive garden pest there. It sends out runners and rhizomes so it can’t just be pulled up. It is nigh on impossible to eradicate. It does innocently look like clover and the flowers are very pretty. No doubt it is not a killer plant in other parts of the country, but in California, it is considered a weed and it can choke out native plants very rapidly. https://www.mercurynews.com/2010/12/06/master-gardener-get-a-jump-on-oxalis/

Martin Bednář

I have never cared about the company name, to be honest. I tried to search it and I think I have seen it over here too. It looks indeed pretty, though apparently it is invasive too.

mrmopar

Happy New Year Martin!

ashmanra

White Antlers: Same family, different oxalis! This one has pretty little pink flowers and hardly spreads at all. I think the plants I brought home from Granny’s are about the same size and have sat still in the same spot and they have been here about fifteen years.

Virginia Spiderwort, on the other hand, is EVERYWHERE! Fortunately it is pretty and is easy to remove, so I leave it where I want oretty blue flowers, cut it down when summer heat makes it get ugly, and it springs back up for more pretty flowers in fall!

White Antlers

ashmanra I think temperate California makes oxalis a ‘pest’ plant. I’d like to get some for my yard since we do have hard freezes here and it’s such a pretty little thing in the garden!

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Courtney

Happy New Year! :)

ashmanra

Happy New Year! The company name is Oxalis, and that is the name of a flower that grows here. I have some pink oxalis that I dug up at my husband’s grandmother’s house after she died, and some of the relatives laughed and said I was just digging up clover! Ha ha! The pink oxalis is very pretty and a nice herald of spring.

White Antlers

ashmanra Funny about oxalis. I lived in California for decades. Oxalis is an invasive garden pest there. It sends out runners and rhizomes so it can’t just be pulled up. It is nigh on impossible to eradicate. It does innocently look like clover and the flowers are very pretty. No doubt it is not a killer plant in other parts of the country, but in California, it is considered a weed and it can choke out native plants very rapidly. https://www.mercurynews.com/2010/12/06/master-gardener-get-a-jump-on-oxalis/

Martin Bednář

I have never cared about the company name, to be honest. I tried to search it and I think I have seen it over here too. It looks indeed pretty, though apparently it is invasive too.

mrmopar

Happy New Year Martin!

ashmanra

White Antlers: Same family, different oxalis! This one has pretty little pink flowers and hardly spreads at all. I think the plants I brought home from Granny’s are about the same size and have sat still in the same spot and they have been here about fifteen years.

Virginia Spiderwort, on the other hand, is EVERYWHERE! Fortunately it is pretty and is easy to remove, so I leave it where I want oretty blue flowers, cut it down when summer heat makes it get ugly, and it springs back up for more pretty flowers in fall!

White Antlers

ashmanra I think temperate California makes oxalis a ‘pest’ plant. I’d like to get some for my yard since we do have hard freezes here and it’s such a pretty little thing in the garden!

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I am drinking almost everything. Tea bag collector who moved to wonderful world of loose leaf.

Trying to rate differently tea bags and loose leaf as tea bags have usually worse quality.

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