drank Brambleberry by Tazo
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So I’ve been wanting to try this since my husband mentioned he had some and it reminded him of a Renn Faire. He picked up two bottles today for fifty cents a piece, pretty good deal if you ask me. This tastes like pie to me. Blackberry and rhubarb pie, not that I have had that particular combination, but I’ve had strawberry rhubarb. There is no rhubarb in the tea but I think the hibiscus might be coming off that way to me and cinnamon is what is giving me that pie feeling. I shared my observations with the husband and then he reported that now all he can taste is pie (not sure how he could taste a Renn Faire before). So pie-tea win! Mind you its not really tea, its a hibiscus infusion with fruit juice and sugar cane juice, but its pretty delicious.

Alphakitty

Pie tea? I need to find some of this asap.

Azzrian

Yummy sounding!

Autumn Hearth

The husband picked it up cold by the check out at Wal-Mart ::shudder::. I have seen it at our local Marc’s discount grocery but not at the big Giant Eagle. If you are lucky enough to have a Barnes & Noble near you someone mentioned that where they got theirs. It is also very likely that Starbucks offers it seeing as its their brand, but I can count the number of times I’ve been to Starbucks on three fingers. Perhaps Target as well, either at the ones with Starbucks or just over in the food aisles!

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Alphakitty

Pie tea? I need to find some of this asap.

Azzrian

Yummy sounding!

Autumn Hearth

The husband picked it up cold by the check out at Wal-Mart ::shudder::. I have seen it at our local Marc’s discount grocery but not at the big Giant Eagle. If you are lucky enough to have a Barnes & Noble near you someone mentioned that where they got theirs. It is also very likely that Starbucks offers it seeing as its their brand, but I can count the number of times I’ve been to Starbucks on three fingers. Perhaps Target as well, either at the ones with Starbucks or just over in the food aisles!

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Druid, artist, poet, mum, lover of tea, ritual and myth. I grew up on Celestial Seasons herbals but fell in love with straight loose leaf tea working at my local Teavana for a year. I am grateful for the introduction and the experience, but have moved on.

I see tea as an experience for the senses, I like to imagine tasting the land and the weather as well as the effect of sun, air, fire and the human hand. I have a soft spot for shu pu’er, yabao, scented oolongs, wuyi oolongs, taiwanese tea as well as smooth naturally sweet blacks, creamy greens and surprisingly complex whites.

I began ordering lots of samples from Upton to educate myself on different varieties of tea we didn’t have at work and have fallen head over heels for the unique offerings from Verdant Tea. I am learning things I like: buttery mouthfeel, surprising sweet or spice notes, woodiness, mineral notes, depth and complexity and things I don’t: astringency, dry and sour notes.

I collect tea tins and am in danger of collecting pots, though I am trying to restrain the urge due to current lack of space. I brew mostly in a glass infuser mug or a tea maker, only using cast-iron for company now (still need to get a gaiwan) and tend not to sweeten my teas unless they are British or fruity and iced, which is not often.

As far as ratings, I lack a definite system and haven’t been assigning numbers lately, wanting to spend multiple sessions with a tea first. I usually only log a tea once, unless it is a new harvest or I have significantly different observations, but will go back and edit or comment if I find something interesting or new.

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