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drank Copper Knot Hongcha by Teavana
186 tasting notes

Hmmm, the first steep I made of this was entirely too strong, not really bitter, I don’t think (I had it before dropping the dog off at the regular vet this morning, so I was more focused on her than the tea)—just not right. It had a mild astringency which was unexpected (don’t ask why, I don’t know), and so rather unwelcome. I used 1 teaspoon of leaf to 12 oz of water, probably too little leaf, and steeped it for three minutes, which, reading other reviews, might have been a minute too much. I don’t quite know how to describe what was wrong with the first cup, it just wasn’t right.

The second steep is better, not so astringent and strong, was done for four minutes. It does resteep well, though I don’t think I’m going to push these for a third resteep. I think I need to brew it with more leaf and less time before I make up my mind about this tea. I wanted to love it immediately, I did buy four ounces during Teavana’s sale, so I have plenty.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

I hope your dog is ok!

Ninavampi

Hope your dog is better!! : )

Indigobloom

blech, well hopefully the next cup will be better!

Camiah

She is ok. Instead of pancreatitis, like the emergency vet thought it was, is was enterocolitis. Basically, she ate something that REALLY did not agree with her and the inside layer of her intestines sloughed off (yes, it is as disgusting as it sounds like). Way better than pancreatis. She’s now back at home, still on gastric rest, after spending last night and half of today being pumped full of IV fluids. The only thing not okay are my husband’s nerves (he’s quite the animal lover) and our wallet. Bella is feeling perky enough to try and chase squirrels when she is outside, though she’s been unusually quiet (quiet in our house is so nice….)

SimplyJenW

Aw. I hope everyone is back to their normal self very soon!

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JacquelineM

I hope your dog is ok!

Ninavampi

Hope your dog is better!! : )

Indigobloom

blech, well hopefully the next cup will be better!

Camiah

She is ok. Instead of pancreatitis, like the emergency vet thought it was, is was enterocolitis. Basically, she ate something that REALLY did not agree with her and the inside layer of her intestines sloughed off (yes, it is as disgusting as it sounds like). Way better than pancreatis. She’s now back at home, still on gastric rest, after spending last night and half of today being pumped full of IV fluids. The only thing not okay are my husband’s nerves (he’s quite the animal lover) and our wallet. Bella is feeling perky enough to try and chase squirrels when she is outside, though she’s been unusually quiet (quiet in our house is so nice….)

SimplyJenW

Aw. I hope everyone is back to their normal self very soon!

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