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drank Vanilla Mint Mate by 52teas
956 tasting notes

Backlogging tea of the afternoon…. (SRP #37)

This one is from my Foodzie Box from LiberTEAS.

I requested this sample, because it sounds like a great blend for yerba mate. The yerba mate is roasted, so it comes across as an herbally light coffee taste. Then add just the light kiss of mint plus vanilla, and you have a really good flavor profile. What I love about this is the level of mint. It is actually just an addition to the flavoring….spearmint with restraint….rather than an overpowering force. It is wonderful with just a slight amount of sweetness added.

Mug method with a 5 minute steep.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Does LiberTEAS still do the foodzie boxes? If so can you share a link to it with me? Thanks

SimplyJenW

I think she was taking a short break from offering them to restock her stash. Looks like they are back up. http://liberteas.teatra.de/

Will Work For Tea

Sounds delicious! Ordered this today (among others, including this week’s new offering) – looking forward to receiving it and expanding my mate tastes!

Azzrian

Thank you!

LiberTEAS

I just have one box left for now! I only had three when I added them back to my store, and the other two have already sold.

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Azzrian

Does LiberTEAS still do the foodzie boxes? If so can you share a link to it with me? Thanks

SimplyJenW

I think she was taking a short break from offering them to restock her stash. Looks like they are back up. http://liberteas.teatra.de/

Will Work For Tea

Sounds delicious! Ordered this today (among others, including this week’s new offering) – looking forward to receiving it and expanding my mate tastes!

Azzrian

Thank you!

LiberTEAS

I just have one box left for now! I only had three when I added them back to my store, and the other two have already sold.

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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