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drank Royal Lily Bloom by thepuriTea
702 tasting notes

Steep Time: not sure, too busy watching it unfurl
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, vegetal
Flavor: floral, vegetal, smooth, indistinct
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: nutty, astringent
Liquor: translucent green-yellow

This tea was one of 5 samples I received from thepuriTea. It arrived well packaged in pretty pillow boxes (see pictures for a side angle of the pillow box if you are unsure what I mean) with packing peanuts and business cards.

I’ll admit, I bought the IngenuiTEA specifically for this tea. I used to have a pretty glass De Chine teapot that was a gift from my boss, but I broke it one day while cleaning it.

Since then I have had enough teapots that I haven’t had the need to replace it. I could have used my Breville One-Touch, but I wanted to try an IngenuiTEA / gravity-teapot and this was a good excuse to try it.

I was a little sad it decided to be upside down, as it was fascinating to watch it unfurl. It was pretty to look at as well when I was done steeping.

Not a tea I think I’d want to have every day, but certainly a fun treat every now and then.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/06/thepuritea-loose-leaf-white-tea-royal.html

wombatgirl

I actually just threw my ingenuiTea out. The filter kept floating up while I was brewing tea, and it would collect crud in the section around where the tea comes out. I like my Teavana one better – the filter can’t move. (Although since the base is black, it may be collecting crud too and I just can’t see it.)

AmazonV

really? how long before yours started to come apart?

wombatgirl

It started almost immediately. It may have just been a defective one. I totally just lost my temper with it yesterday, hence it’s new location in the trash. :) Oops.

AmazonV

so far mine has survived 6+ steeps and a dishwasher

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wombatgirl

I actually just threw my ingenuiTea out. The filter kept floating up while I was brewing tea, and it would collect crud in the section around where the tea comes out. I like my Teavana one better – the filter can’t move. (Although since the base is black, it may be collecting crud too and I just can’t see it.)

AmazonV

really? how long before yours started to come apart?

wombatgirl

It started almost immediately. It may have just been a defective one. I totally just lost my temper with it yesterday, hence it’s new location in the trash. :) Oops.

AmazonV

so far mine has survived 6+ steeps and a dishwasher

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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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