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Usually when I receive samples it’s the Lapsang Souchongs and other smokey teas that I usually separate from the rest of the teas. With the Georgia Tea Company samples it was this tea that I immediately separated from the rest. This puppy is fra-grant! This is also the most confetti-like tisane that I’ve ever seen. I had a moment of panic when I scooped the tea thinking that a metal shaving had somehow gotten into the mix! But no — it’s some sort of uber-shiney petal. And I agree with Kristin that it looks like there are carrots in there.

The smell? It really reminds me of Twizzlers. Strange, but true! The taste is like a healthy, more tart version of Twizzlers. I think that the tartness would probably fade with some sort of additive (like Kristin did with the agave nectar). I also think that this could be amazing iced. I’ve never been a big fan of fruit tisanes, but this was a pleasant surprise. NE

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Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

That’s one of our new teas. It’s meant to be iced, I sold it years ago and it did pretty well in the summer. :) Carrots are in it, by the way.

Rabs

It’s good to know that it’s supposed to be iced! I think that the fact that it could be drank hot and still enjoyed is an excellent sign of a good iced tea :)

Kristin

Ooo, I might just have enough left for one glass of iced tea.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Yes, sorry, I will definitely mention that when I put it up for sale, plus all the ingredients.

Kristin

It’s in the fridge and ready to drink, so I’ll get a taste of it iced later today. We are gonna hit 79 today (that’ HOT for us); a good day for iced tea.

Rabs

OooOOooo! I can’t wait to see what you think! :D

Kristin

well, I made the iced tea, but then had to throw it out today. My town just went on a boil water order. We’ve been having flooding from snow melt runoff. Didn’t want to risk the contamination. http://www.parkrecord.com/newsupdates/ci_15260526

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I updated this teas info to include the ingredients.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Btw, teh shiny petal you found is a cornflower blossom. Usually they are blue, some the tips can be shiny silver.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I just realized I bought a Pomegranate Pai Mu Tan and never even put it on my web site. No wonder I haven’t sold it yet…

Kristin

Daniel if you need anyone to taste that one, I’ll take that hit :). I’d also love to taste that Rooibos Rainbow. I still have 2 more to taste for you from my last batch… the water contamination has taken its toll on my tea drinking since we are using all bottled water (and lots of diet soda). Hopefully our water will be back to normal by tomorrow.

Rabs

Cornflower blossom! That’s beyond cool — I didn’t know that they could be that shiney. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Daniel – I would be interested as well!

AmazonV

haha don’t bring up new tea here Dan, it’s like catnip everyone comes out and goes WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Kristin

we can’t help it. :)

AmazonV

@kristin must try all teas! yup yup it’s a delicious impulse :)

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Haha, I love you guys.

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Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

That’s one of our new teas. It’s meant to be iced, I sold it years ago and it did pretty well in the summer. :) Carrots are in it, by the way.

Rabs

It’s good to know that it’s supposed to be iced! I think that the fact that it could be drank hot and still enjoyed is an excellent sign of a good iced tea :)

Kristin

Ooo, I might just have enough left for one glass of iced tea.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Yes, sorry, I will definitely mention that when I put it up for sale, plus all the ingredients.

Kristin

It’s in the fridge and ready to drink, so I’ll get a taste of it iced later today. We are gonna hit 79 today (that’ HOT for us); a good day for iced tea.

Rabs

OooOOooo! I can’t wait to see what you think! :D

Kristin

well, I made the iced tea, but then had to throw it out today. My town just went on a boil water order. We’ve been having flooding from snow melt runoff. Didn’t want to risk the contamination. http://www.parkrecord.com/newsupdates/ci_15260526

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I updated this teas info to include the ingredients.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Btw, teh shiny petal you found is a cornflower blossom. Usually they are blue, some the tips can be shiny silver.

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

I just realized I bought a Pomegranate Pai Mu Tan and never even put it on my web site. No wonder I haven’t sold it yet…

Kristin

Daniel if you need anyone to taste that one, I’ll take that hit :). I’d also love to taste that Rooibos Rainbow. I still have 2 more to taste for you from my last batch… the water contamination has taken its toll on my tea drinking since we are using all bottled water (and lots of diet soda). Hopefully our water will be back to normal by tomorrow.

Rabs

Cornflower blossom! That’s beyond cool — I didn’t know that they could be that shiney. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Daniel – I would be interested as well!

AmazonV

haha don’t bring up new tea here Dan, it’s like catnip everyone comes out and goes WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Kristin

we can’t help it. :)

AmazonV

@kristin must try all teas! yup yup it’s a delicious impulse :)

Daniel Mann - Georgia Tea Co.

Haha, I love you guys.

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
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GA=Gods-Awful

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