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I have to admit a lack of experience with green teas in general, and this is my first try of a jasmine. I’ve had one other green from Hawaiian Vanilla Company, which tasted VERY different from this one. Even in the tin, this smelled like cut hay to me. After steeping, more so. Not really my thing.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Pirate Chai by ThinkGeek
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This tea smells wonderful, with lots of cinnamon and other spices, although one of my coworkers said it reminded him of potpourri. The spice flavors aren’t overly strong, and I added a dash of sugar to help make them a little more pronounced. Overall, pretty decent. I think I need to try again with a shorter steep time though, as it has a somewhat bitter aftertaste.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Tea Earl Grey Hot by ThinkGeek
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It may be my newness to the world of loose leaf teas, but this tea tastes like… well… tea. It’s a nice aromatic black tea, but the citrus undertone is very subtle, more smelled than tasted. But for all that, it’s still enjoyable. Not bitter in the least.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m a 30-something IT professional that’s taken an interest in tea because I don’t much care for coffee, and I wanted an alternative to sodas for my caffeine intake.

Loose-leaf teas have opened my eyes to a whole new obsession. The process of proper heating & steeping appeals to the orderly engineer side of my personality.

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