drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Taking a caffeine break and steeping a tea I bought from some cheap Chinese ebay shop. Who knows what pesticides and what not are contaminating this, but I’m drinking it anyway because its cheap and I like the thrill and danger of cheap ebay tea. Did a 20 second rinse in cold water before steeping though.

Steeped 6 bright red rose buds /just/ between bud stage and fully open flower stage. They are smaller like buds, but are not tightly close/unopened.

Steep 1: Very fragrant and floral. I would describe it as distinctly rose, but one of the extremely fragrant older varieties. The heritage breeds aren’t always as pretty as the new hybrids, but sometimes you can’t beat a flower bred for hardiness and smell alone.

Steep 2: red apple, floral rose

Steep 2: perfume “rose” taste (artificial), mildly vegetal

Really, really tasty. It also tastes a lot different than a rose bud tea I bought from GrandTea. My other one is also fragrant and rose-scented, but different. I guess each variety of rose will taste different.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Perfume, Red Apple, Rose

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec 4 g 14 OZ / 400 ML

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I think I speak for everyone here when I say tea is one of the greatest luxuries in life.

I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much time reading comics.

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