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Steep Information:
Amount: I put 10, because that’s what came when I took a tsp
Water: filtered, boiling, 16 oz
Tool: in my ceramic Tea Forte solstice teapot
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, very vegetal like walking in a muddy flower field
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, vegetal
Flavor: odd, different, smooth, vegetal, it’s not bitter but there is this almost bitter like taste I can’t describe, it makes my mouth
Body: Light
Aftertaste: that funky fuzzy tingly feeling
Liquor: translucent light green

I was sent for free Purple Chrysamthemum Wild Flower Tea thanks to an offer posted on Steepster

JK Tea Shop Website

I paid $1.70 shipping

The tea arrived Tuesday April 13 in waterproof shipping bag. Inside the bag was a well bubble wrapped package of tea.

Inside the bubble wrap was a silver foiled resealable pouch.

Inside the pouch, gorgeous whole flower heads!

1 minute was too short, I couldn’t taste much. So I left them in for a bit while working on another tasting note, next thing you know it was at 8 minutes! I think that may have been a bit long, but it still taste very similar to the tins and plastic bottles of Chrysamthemum tea I have gotten in Asian grocery stores.

I am sorry that my descriptive skills and vocabulary are not up to the task – if you’ve had Chrysamthemum tea before, this is it. I had it this time unsweetened, but I think that I enjoy it more sweetened.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: not sure how long, but just the same as the first!

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/04/jk-tea-shop-loose-leaf-herbal-tea.html

SoccerMom

Hey IT’S THE KILT CUP!!! It’s sooo cute! I heart it. It is the kilt cup right?!?

AmazonV

Yes it’s the kilt cup :) I climbed on top of the counter to fetch it just for you!

LiberTEAS

I plan on trying this one tonight as well, as soon as I’m finished infusing my Tai Ping!

SoccerMom

Oh do be careful with it. It’s beautiful I can see you have tea parties with lil AmazonV one day out of that pretty heirloom.

AmazonV

Quick tips LiberTEAS – 1 minute is not enough for 10 buds and 16 oz water, but 9 is toooo much….my second steep is excellent, umm 3 minutes ish? i wish i timed it I can’t wait to see your review!

LiberTEAS

AmazonV Thank you for the tip! I will bear it in mind… and watch over it a bit better than I did my second infusion of Tai Ping. I think I can get at least 2 more infusions from my Tai Ping … probably more.

AmazonV

Ha! my bad eyesight plus MilitiaJim’s moose like destructive tendencies – we buy cast iron pots, pans and tea pots for their ability not to break! i’ll be lucky if the china survives him…he’s already broken one crystal wine goblet shrug he’s a bull in a china shop

SoccerMom

Hence the name “MILITIA” Jim? Hehe

~lauren.

Oh Lovely! I just saw this post – hence my tardy appearance on these comments – but truly lovely! Did you say they were a family tartan? Keep the bubble wrap from this tea and use it to store these precious teacups & saucers!!!

AmazonV

hehe bubble wrap the whole house! It’s the Stewart Clan tartan…which I’ve adopted (long story, dating 10 years, have engagement and wedding bands, and wedding clothes, but no wedding, it was supposed to be this past summer but we ran out of money) it is really MilitiaJim’s tartan

~lauren.

You should say The Noble Stewart Clan Tartan – somehow it needs caps! Oh, the history of it all – that’s so great – you know, the continuity of something historical like that and being a part of the future of it! Not being clear about it, but I’m sure you know what I mean.

__Morgana__

V. nice tartan cup. I haven’t tried this yet, am looking forward to walking in the muddy fields. ;-)

AmazonV

none of their history is tasty! every robbie burns day we eat haggis, and get to hear all about the history, all the while we smuggle in mustard and other things….they do scotch and wine tasting perhaps i can find some scottish teas and get tea tasting added next year!

__Morgana__

Haggis isn’t so bad. I draw the line at blood pudding, though.

__Morgana__

Or is it black pudding? Been a long time since I was last in Scotland.

~lauren.

go for the tea tasting! or better yet, make up some tea blends that represent The Scottish Way and we’ll think up a cool name for the tea and you can have that instead.

AmazonV

it’s called both blood and black actually http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pudding

AmazonV

so projects for next year (have till January) find Scottish teas and/or teas that go well with the clotted cream and scones and scotch

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

LOVE the tea cup!

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SoccerMom

Hey IT’S THE KILT CUP!!! It’s sooo cute! I heart it. It is the kilt cup right?!?

AmazonV

Yes it’s the kilt cup :) I climbed on top of the counter to fetch it just for you!

LiberTEAS

I plan on trying this one tonight as well, as soon as I’m finished infusing my Tai Ping!

SoccerMom

Oh do be careful with it. It’s beautiful I can see you have tea parties with lil AmazonV one day out of that pretty heirloom.

AmazonV

Quick tips LiberTEAS – 1 minute is not enough for 10 buds and 16 oz water, but 9 is toooo much….my second steep is excellent, umm 3 minutes ish? i wish i timed it I can’t wait to see your review!

LiberTEAS

AmazonV Thank you for the tip! I will bear it in mind… and watch over it a bit better than I did my second infusion of Tai Ping. I think I can get at least 2 more infusions from my Tai Ping … probably more.

AmazonV

Ha! my bad eyesight plus MilitiaJim’s moose like destructive tendencies – we buy cast iron pots, pans and tea pots for their ability not to break! i’ll be lucky if the china survives him…he’s already broken one crystal wine goblet shrug he’s a bull in a china shop

SoccerMom

Hence the name “MILITIA” Jim? Hehe

~lauren.

Oh Lovely! I just saw this post – hence my tardy appearance on these comments – but truly lovely! Did you say they were a family tartan? Keep the bubble wrap from this tea and use it to store these precious teacups & saucers!!!

AmazonV

hehe bubble wrap the whole house! It’s the Stewart Clan tartan…which I’ve adopted (long story, dating 10 years, have engagement and wedding bands, and wedding clothes, but no wedding, it was supposed to be this past summer but we ran out of money) it is really MilitiaJim’s tartan

~lauren.

You should say The Noble Stewart Clan Tartan – somehow it needs caps! Oh, the history of it all – that’s so great – you know, the continuity of something historical like that and being a part of the future of it! Not being clear about it, but I’m sure you know what I mean.

__Morgana__

V. nice tartan cup. I haven’t tried this yet, am looking forward to walking in the muddy fields. ;-)

AmazonV

none of their history is tasty! every robbie burns day we eat haggis, and get to hear all about the history, all the while we smuggle in mustard and other things….they do scotch and wine tasting perhaps i can find some scottish teas and get tea tasting added next year!

__Morgana__

Haggis isn’t so bad. I draw the line at blood pudding, though.

__Morgana__

Or is it black pudding? Been a long time since I was last in Scotland.

~lauren.

go for the tea tasting! or better yet, make up some tea blends that represent The Scottish Way and we’ll think up a cool name for the tea and you can have that instead.

AmazonV

it’s called both blood and black actually http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pudding

AmazonV

so projects for next year (have till January) find Scottish teas and/or teas that go well with the clotted cream and scones and scotch

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

LOVE the tea cup!

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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
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50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
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