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2013-03-21 Yes! A tea from verdant that i really like! I used to drink all these weird medicinal herbal teas, and this tastes like a much, much better version of all of them. I guess the minty flavour that is not mint is the tulsi… i should see about picking up some plain tulsi tea!

I added a pinch (about 8 leaves) of the autumn laoshan green to this, just because. I honestly can’t tell that it’s in there, but i don’t know if that’s good or bad. I used 1 tsp tea in about 8 oz water and steeped 2 mins. Just sniffing it made me want to add honey, but it’s surprisingly sweet on its own. I quickly gave in and added honey, but only about 1/4 tsp. There are definitely more steeps in the leaves, so I’m going to chuck what’s leftover into my timolino tomorrow (mine just has a screen, not a basket), and see how tastebud-shrivelingly powerful it gets after a full morning of steeping.

Anyways, i really like this one. Definitely a unique herbal done right, imo.

Edit: Steep two is just ginger. Boo! Oh well. I didn’t have super high hopes for a second steep on an herbal anyways. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
MissLena

I loveee this tea so much!

OMGsrsly

My cup is cold now and I’m still sipping on it! I love it. So excited to drink more tomorrow. (I’m alternating tea and water right now as I’m a little dehydrated. Tea for flavour, water for hydration.)

Chizakura

Hooray! :D Glad to hear you really like this one!

TastyBrew

I love this one too! It’s totally unique but so satisfying when I’m sick, especially with a scoop of raw honey!

OMGsrsly

It was SO good with honey.

TastyBrew

Nice! Glad you like it :-)

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MissLena

I loveee this tea so much!

OMGsrsly

My cup is cold now and I’m still sipping on it! I love it. So excited to drink more tomorrow. (I’m alternating tea and water right now as I’m a little dehydrated. Tea for flavour, water for hydration.)

Chizakura

Hooray! :D Glad to hear you really like this one!

TastyBrew

I love this one too! It’s totally unique but so satisfying when I’m sick, especially with a scoop of raw honey!

OMGsrsly

It was SO good with honey.

TastyBrew

Nice! Glad you like it :-)

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
http://goo.gl/maps/gXsKK

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