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Oh my goodness!

I am with Tea Equals Bliss, this tea is really special and creative! I am getting lots of smoked pine essence with a good dose of spearmint and lemongrass. There is something sweetish about this blend, I think it’s the berries but the berry flavor is a bit hidden by the others. If you think you’d like an herbal, minty lapsang you have got to check this out. I am loving it this morning! This is like the essence of sitting outside at a campsite in the morning. Love!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Doug F

Seems like you’ve been drinking a lot of herbals and blends lately. Are you trying to reduce your caffeine intake?

TeaBrat

In a word, yes… :)

Doug F

I’ve always been sensitive to caffeine which creates a huge inner conflict between my love for tea and my desire to not be too anxious. Sometimes I can handle two cups a day, but often only one.

Barb

Just got mine yesterday and brought it to work to try this afternoon!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) Glad you enjoy it! I had it as well this morning!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Did you try a second infusion? Try that, 6 minutes instead of 5. Comes out with some different notes. Very smooth and lemony-minty :)

TeaBrat

@WPTC – no, I had it at home earlier today and already dumped the leaves but I will try a resteep with the rest of my sample. :)

Barb

Amy, I’m trying my second steep now. (Tasting note shortly.) It is way different – interesting!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

In case anyone is interested, I made a product video for this blend :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy0xKilUWZY

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Doug F

Seems like you’ve been drinking a lot of herbals and blends lately. Are you trying to reduce your caffeine intake?

TeaBrat

In a word, yes… :)

Doug F

I’ve always been sensitive to caffeine which creates a huge inner conflict between my love for tea and my desire to not be too anxious. Sometimes I can handle two cups a day, but often only one.

Barb

Just got mine yesterday and brought it to work to try this afternoon!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) Glad you enjoy it! I had it as well this morning!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Did you try a second infusion? Try that, 6 minutes instead of 5. Comes out with some different notes. Very smooth and lemony-minty :)

TeaBrat

@WPTC – no, I had it at home earlier today and already dumped the leaves but I will try a resteep with the rest of my sample. :)

Barb

Amy, I’m trying my second steep now. (Tasting note shortly.) It is way different – interesting!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

In case anyone is interested, I made a product video for this blend :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy0xKilUWZY

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

Location

San Frandisco

Website

http://sanfrantea.teatra.de

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