75

Steep Information:
Amount: 4g
Additives: none, MilitiaJim: Honey
Water: 2 zarafina cups filtered water
Tool: Zarafina Green-Loose-Medium
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: very light bad to get very close to smell it, vegetal and sweet
Steeped Tea Smell:
AmazonV: again a very light smell, vegetal, light, sweet, minty
MilitiaJim: medicinal
Bobbie: bengay
Flavor:
AmazonV: delicate, light, sweet, minty, refreshing
MilitiaJim: earthy like an unwashed potato, maybe dirty cinnamon
Bobbie: eww
Body: Light
Aftertaste: minty, refreshing, tingly
Liquor: pale yellow-green

So Bobbie and MilitiaJim gave me their teas to finish as they did not like this tea at all. I was surprised I liked this tea and found it refreshing as I am not a green tea person.

I did find it earthier with the clover honey. Not in a bad way though.

I think this tea came though best without additives.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: Zarafina, 2 c, Green-Loose-Medium
pretty much the same as the first steep, less tingly though

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AmazonV

Resteep2: Zarafina, 2 c, Green-Loose-Strong
pretty much the same as the first steep, back to tingly

Resteep3: Zarafina, 2 c, Green-Loose-Strong
finally! watery but drinkable

AmazonV

Resteep4: Zarafina, 2 c, Green-Loose-Strong
watery, yet drinkable sigh
seriously, SO MUCH TEA, I guess this is a great tea for work, keep on going all day.

AmazonV

I was thinking. The last tea brewed here was the Root Beer Float which was kind of minty. What if the zarafina took on the minty flavor? Even after I washed it? I have enough for 1 cup left of dry leaf I can try another day though another method to see if the mint came from the root beer float.

mpierce87

How long did you initially steep this for? I had this earlier today and did not enjoy it, but also didn’t get the sweetness that you did..maybe I overdid it.

AmazonV

i let the zarafina brew it, but when i brew it manually i start taking little test sips at 30 seconds and ever 30 after that since i brew greens pretty cool (170 175 ish)

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AmazonV

Resteep2: Zarafina, 2 c, Green-Loose-Strong
pretty much the same as the first steep, back to tingly

Resteep3: Zarafina, 2 c, Green-Loose-Strong
finally! watery but drinkable

AmazonV

Resteep4: Zarafina, 2 c, Green-Loose-Strong
watery, yet drinkable sigh
seriously, SO MUCH TEA, I guess this is a great tea for work, keep on going all day.

AmazonV

I was thinking. The last tea brewed here was the Root Beer Float which was kind of minty. What if the zarafina took on the minty flavor? Even after I washed it? I have enough for 1 cup left of dry leaf I can try another day though another method to see if the mint came from the root beer float.

mpierce87

How long did you initially steep this for? I had this earlier today and did not enjoy it, but also didn’t get the sweetness that you did..maybe I overdid it.

AmazonV

i let the zarafina brew it, but when i brew it manually i start taking little test sips at 30 seconds and ever 30 after that since i brew greens pretty cool (170 175 ish)

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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