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Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp (entire sample)
Additives: none
Water: 26 ounces filtered boiling
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 10 minutes (7 was too weak)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Pears, Woody, and something else I can’t quite place
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, pears, and that odd something else
Flavor: funky (marigold?)
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent reddish-orange

I realize I should have done less water, but that was the pot that was out and it needs at least that much to cover the tea.

This was a free sample from The Jade Teapot, which I really appreciate in my quest to find good caffeine free tea.

Sadly this tea is just too weird, there is that flavor I can not place, and the pear is a very light flavor, although the sweetness was wonderful, no additives needed!

Post-Steep Additives: none

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/jade-teapot-loose-leaf-rooibos-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
AmazonV

Update: the pear and apple become more prominent and the tea becomes medium bodied when it cools.

Doulton

I really like this flavor from “The Art of Tea”.

AmazonV

thanks i’ll keep that in mind when i manage to drink some space into the cupboard :)

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AmazonV

Update: the pear and apple become more prominent and the tea becomes medium bodied when it cools.

Doulton

I really like this flavor from “The Art of Tea”.

AmazonV

thanks i’ll keep that in mind when i manage to drink some space into the cupboard :)

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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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Blacksburg, Virginia

Website

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