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Backlogging.

For the fourth tea of Christmas, Frank gave to us Sheri’s Blend.

I opened the sample packet and smelled sweet, fruity – maybe peach, candy. Sheri’s Blend has the pretty autumn colors of orange brown rooibos, dark yellow flower petals, and dark brown chunks of apricot. This is one of Frank’s rooibos/honeybush blends I wanted to try.

Steeping, Sheri’s Blend smells nicely of stone fruits and sweetness. The liquid is a medium orangey brown. The first sips have more of an apricot feel than taste. As it cools some, the juiciness of the fruit comes out more. The cinnamon is like a faint dusting. This tea is lovely but more muted than Frank’s other blends. It would make a good companion for reading on a cold evening.

I tried a second steep and it was mostly apricot fruity warm water. I am finding I don’t mind drinking these though, even if they aren’t nearly as flavorful as the first mug.

I’m rating this tisane a 76, which is in the middle of my good range (70-80).

2nd steep: 12 min.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Okay so, I have a Teavana gift card back from when we had a Teavana downtown. It has some amount of balance left on it. Does anyone want it?

Meghann M

I’ll send you some samples from my cupboard for it if no one else has inquired. We love their Berry Mojito!

QueenOfTarts

I’d be interested if Meghann isn’t anymore ;)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

QuoT ~~ I just sent Meghann a PM. Unfortunately, she was first so it is hers. But I can offer you some tea samples if you like. Stuff in my cupboard and I have more that I don’t have listed yet. So let me know what you like.

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I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Okay so, I have a Teavana gift card back from when we had a Teavana downtown. It has some amount of balance left on it. Does anyone want it?

Meghann M

I’ll send you some samples from my cupboard for it if no one else has inquired. We love their Berry Mojito!

QueenOfTarts

I’d be interested if Meghann isn’t anymore ;)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

QuoT ~~ I just sent Meghann a PM. Unfortunately, she was first so it is hers. But I can offer you some tea samples if you like. Stuff in my cupboard and I have more that I don’t have listed yet. So let me know what you like.

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

Location

Charleston, SC

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