Keen Tea Thyme

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This is the perfect tea for the afternoon, hot or cold. I love that you can just leave green rooibos in the tea as long as you want, no restrictions. So when I forget that I have brewed tea for the afternoon, it’s not all bitter when I realize it 30 mins later. :) And I’m glad it doesn’t give me migraines like that pesky red rooibos!

tealicious

I’m always forgetting that my tea is brewing. ;)

KeenTeaThyme

So glad I’m not the only one!!

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Just blended up a huge batch of this. I love it! It’s fruity and sweet but also floral and elegant. I am lovin’ the green rooibos.

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After the disastrous White Peach Oolong from Stash (Transparent Peach Ucklong) I needed something trustworthy and delicious. This fits the bill. I love this blend!

CHAroma

Ucklong! LOL!

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This is my custom blend so I won’t rate it. But let me describe the awesomeness – green rooibos with strawberry & peach flavors combines with lovely jasmine pearl. A coworker tried it and is in LOVE! (I am too.)

Because it’s rooibos you can let it steep for as long as you’d like. I was called away from my desk for 30 mins, came back and the tea was still OK – a bright flavor with lots of charm. I’m selling samples on Tea Trade (the pearls are expensive) so let me know if you want to try it!

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I received some of this from keen thanks so much. I am also using my new blu tooth keeyboard for my ipad so sorry about the typing skills or lack there of…just getting used to it.

LOVED the sugar and gold in this. The cinnamon and sugar contrasted with the mint. Different but good. I like this because it;s different

nice creation

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12 Days of Christmas Tea – Day 10

Yes, I’m not really logging these in correct order. This one is actually a backlog, but I have other teas I haven’t even tried yet. So .. uh.. don’t expect them to be numerical, but they’ll get there eventually.

This was a custom blend from KeenTeaThyme and it came in a cute little tin and everything. It was actually quite delicious. The spearmint and cinnamon was quite strong, but I didn’t really taste any guayusa. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. This tea also has gold sparkles in it, which I didn’t realize until AFTER I brewed it in a dark cup. D’oh. Next time, I’ll brew this in a white cup so I can enjoy the sparkles.

As a side note, I actually took a tea blending class in early December. I wish it would have been early enough for my Christmas swap b/c I would love to have designed a tea around my Christmas day theme. But, alas, it was not meant to be.

KeenTeaThyme

Glad you enjoyed this! Tea blending is so much fun – welcome to the “club.” :) Maybe next year, if we do the same exchange, you can use one of your own blends! :)

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Thank you to KeenTeaThyme for this representation of Day 10 in our 12 Days of Christmas tea swap. It’s really tasty!

I like the combination of the cinnamon and the mint … the cinnamon is warm yet sweet, and the mints add a crisp, invigorating taste to the cup. I don’t taste a lot of the Guayusa here, the cinnamon, peppermint and spearmint seem to be overpowering it just a tad, but, it’s still really good … a very nice way to get motivated on such a chilly day (the kind of day that you’d rather just stay curled up under the covers … but I can’t because today is the day we are celebrating our holiday, so I have a bunch of stuff to get done for our feast)

Nicely done, KeenTeaThyme!

KeenTeaThyme

Glad you enjoyed it! I’ve gotten two coworkers hooked on it. We are guayusa fans for life. I love that it’s energizing without that black tea taste, and no jitters! :)

Anyhoo, hope you have a wonderful holiday! :)

LiberTEAS

Thanks … yes, that is what I like about guayusa as well, and it has a pleasing smooth flavor. I like Yerba Mate too, but sometimes it’s a tad too earthy for my taste. Guayusa is smoother.

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drank Lil Leapin' Lordy Lou by Keen Tea Thyme
5370 tasting notes

Frustrated with steepster much today? Yeaaah…that’s me. So since this message will likely duplicate and/or not post or appear later after not looking like it appeared the first time. that’s all i have to say right this moment. See previous tasting notes as this is a really delicious blend :)

Kittenna

LOL I got a message from momo FOUR times!

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drank Lil Leapin' Lordy Lou by Keen Tea Thyme
5370 tasting notes

mmmm brought this in to work this afternoon for a bit of a pick me up! This time around, while the flavours were blending together nicely, i really like how the cinnamon bark added a bit to the blend. It was just cinnamon, the “bark” flavour is present as well, making this a different tea that if just cinnamon was added to this blend. Again, the sparklie tea made me smile, though normally i’m not a fan of additions like that, that don’t add to the tea.

I enjoy this tea quite a bit! It’s also interesting to me because the guaysa base isn’t something that i’m used to drinking with “mint.” A really nice blend!

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drank Lil Leapin' Lordy Lou by Keen Tea Thyme
5370 tasting notes

On the 10th day of christmas tea swap, KeenThyme gave to me this shimmering minty cinnamon tea!

This is really interesting (and tasty)! I’m surprised at how the cinnamon blends with the mint – it’s not a combination i would have really thought about. I really like this one KeenThyme! It’s a great tea for the holidays!

KeenTeaThyme

Glad you liked it! I was happy the cinnamon bark was stronger than plain old ground cinnamon. :)

Sil

yeah. I’m saving some of this so my other half can try it later. I really enjoyed this one…and it sparkles! haha

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Keen sent me a bit of this and I couldn’t find it in the database so I added it…sorry if I missed it!

It’s been a while since I’ve had a nice honeybush! This is pretty good. It’s mostly that honeybush flavor but also has a very little bit of citrus flavor mixed in, too!

It’s a nice relaxing cuppa. A good comfort tisane!

Pretty Good!

KeenTeaThyme

Oh this is from Voila in Frederick – it’s not one of mine. :) But I’m glad you like it! I love drinking it at night – you’re brave to drink it during the day. I would pass out at my desk. Sleepy time for me. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Thanks! I will make the switch :)

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Carolyn – thanks!

I’m drinking a tea that is marked Merry Xmas Blend but it looks, tastes, and seems like this one…so…if I need to re-arrange or re-place this in another tea – let me know and I will!

This tastes like mint, creamy-vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and just seems to mesh really well with everything involved in the ‘brew’.

If I gulp…I can taste the cinnamon more…if I sip…the mint more. It all lingers nicely just subtly!

I like it!

Terri HarpLady

I love the title!

KeenTeaThyme

This is the right one – I mislabeled them! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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I just got back from running a whole lot of errands and since I didn’t have a whole lot of time for tea this morning (I did have one cup of my own blend that I keep on hand for those mornings when I don’t have time to sit down and write about it), I decided to reach for a black tea and this is what I grabbed. I ordered this a few weeks ago from Keen Tea Thyme on Tea Trade, I’ve been meaning to try this one for a while now, and now that I am tasting it, I’m glad that I ordered it. It’s really quite nice.

Primarily this is a cinnamon tea, but, the plum is strong enough to stand out and say “hey, I’m here too.” It doesn’t get lost in all the cinnamon. Really pleasant and flavorful.

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I purchased this from the lovely KeenTeaThyme who has a site on www.Teatr.de it is one of her personally created blends.

First, I mixed up the bag since much of the ingredents decided to seperate. After doing so I decided to steep it in my Gaiwan. The dry leaf smelled wonderful. The strongest scent was the bits of strawberry. I do love strawberry and this had a wonderfully juicy smell to it.

Once steeped I found the flavors to be nicely balanced. However, I was hoping for a stronger oolong flavor but it was to be expected that it wouldn’t since this blend did have a wide variety of ingredents. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant treat and I am glad I purchased it.

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RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Well, looky there… It’s my 400th note. I really should have had more than this by now. I guess I’ve been a little lazy and a little slow. Here’s to moving it along in the future.

Dinosara

Congrats on 400!

KeenTeaThyme

I think I will be adding more oolong in my next batch. You’re not the first to recommend that. :) Glad you enjoyed it though! :)

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drank Let it Snow by Keen Tea Thyme
1105 tasting notes

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drank Let it Snow by Keen Tea Thyme
1105 tasting notes

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drank Let it Snow by Keen Tea Thyme
1105 tasting notes

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drank Pink Pearls by Keen Tea Thyme
247 tasting notes

Delicious. Exquisite. Delicate. Forceful. Calming. I can’t really find the right words to describe this one. I received this tea in a swap with KiTT. (Thank you!) I must admit, I’ve been wanting to try this for some time now. I’m so happy that I’ve finally had that chance.

The scent is that of a typical jasmine green. It’s delicate, yet mysterious. I love jasmine. They are some of the best teas I’ve ever had. 175/1.5 min. Now, I can also smell something like berries. Strawberries. The taste is phenomenal! There’s definitely jasmine, even though it’s not the primary tea in there. I’d venture to say it’s the green rooibos. (By the way, either use a strainer with REALLY small holes, or try a teabag. I’m still brushing it out of my strainer…) I’m really not familiar enough with green rooibos to discern its flavor in a mixture. The strawberry is delicate, yet just about at the same level of the jasmine green. It’s really well done, a perfect balance. Bravo! (Maybe that’s the word I was looking for…)

Thanks, KiTT!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec
KeenTeaThyme

So glad you like it! :)

QuiltGuppy

It’s really, really good! I’m so glad I didn’t use it all at once. Now I have just enough left for another cup. :)

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