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100
drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
902 tasting notes

Second steep with the leaves from yesterday. I think I might prefer this steep (I’ll have to do a first a second in the same day to be certain, though). It’s smooth, with more of the honeybush taste coming out. I can also taste just the faintest bit of vanilla, and that helps round out this morning cup. It’s just delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

I like that you save your leaves to use again in some teas. I’ve tried to, but for some reason, they always disappear on me. My hubby thinks it is gross if I have leaves sitting in a cup or infuser in the fridge or in a container on the counter. He thinks he is helping me by “cleaning” them up. Oh, well.

I’ll have to open this tea tin soon, sounds like it is a great start to the morning.

Jaime

It’s the advantage of having the kitchen pretty much to myself. That, and everyone knows not to mess with my tea.

I need to check with LiberTEAS and see if she’s still selling any of this one…I already shudder to think how I’ll be when this sample runs out.

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100
drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
902 tasting notes

LiberTEAS sent me this in a swap!! Thank you!

It’s delicious, strong with just the right boldness. I love the vanilla and honeybush additions. They transform this cup into one that gently wakes you up as you sip it. I like that a lot!! I could easily see this replacing my cinnamon apple breakfast tea as my go-to morning tea. It’s also good that I don’t live with another tea drinker…cause this is one I’d fight someone over.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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68

Backlogging.

Again, the next day. Also replicated the results of the previous steeping.

2nd steep: 5 min.

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

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68

Backlogging.

I steeped this for less time or at a lower water temperature and ended up with a first steep that was moar vanilla and less bite and more similar to the second steep.

2nd steep: 5 min.

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

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68

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Two delicious steeps of this tea. The second one more wonderfully vanilla than the first.

2nd steep: 5 min.

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

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68

Backlogging. Thursday morning.

Mmm. I like this tea. A strong black tea blend with a bit of bite and a bit of vanilla.

2nd steep: 5 min.

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

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68

Backlogging. Last Monday morning.

Oops, I did it again. I drank this lovely vanilla and honeybush Breakfast Blend black tea (on purpose actually) for the second day in a row and enjoyed it just as much as I did the first.

2nd steep: 5 min.

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

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68

Backlogging. Last Sunday morning.

I received this tasty black tea from a tea swap with LiberTeas. Upon opening the bag, I smelled a baked goods vanilla and strong but not overpowering black tea. This tea tasted strong but smooth with a good vanilla taste, which I couldn’t help wishing was a little stronger. It did come through more in the second steep though. (Ugh, I’m so tired that I keep zoning out glazing at my stretched out sleepy cats and have to keep reminding myself ‘Chrine, you’re writing a tealog’. I should prolly be drinking a mug of tea instead.)

I’m rating this tea a 68, which is on the upper end of my nice range (60-70). It’s a thoroughly good breakfast blend, easy drinking and wakeful with the bonus of a taste of vanilla.

2nd steep: 5 min. Moar vanilla!

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

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74

Another sample sent to me by Anne (aka LiberTEAS) – Thank-you :D

I’m just finishing my second cup of this, a re-steep, and found it to be a nice gentle blend along the lines of an English Breakfast ..

The dry leaves look really pretty with a sprinkling of cornflower & rose petals, which I don’t think actually add anything to the flavour but I appreciate visually interesting teas and it’s always fun to bring them out when I have friends over – it gets the non-tea drinkers interested in sampling, so it gets points for that .. Gosh, am I the queen of run-on sentences or what ?!

Anyhoo, I personally wouldn’t describe this as bold or full flavoured .. It’s smooth, has very little astringency and no bitterness at all .. If it were a fashion design I’d call it a good take on a Classic, though maybe a little too safe ..

It’s not at all strong enough to kick-start my day so I’m off to make something with Oomf – talking CTC Assam Irish Breakfast .. This one I feel is better suited to drink with a light lunch or a quick snack ..

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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90

NomNomNom this is Gooooood!

Everything I want from a Chai and more – I even accidentally over-steeped without it getting bitter or tanniny, and I’ve re-steeped it up to 3x, all leaving me with a seriously delicious cup of Spicy Chai ..

I’m so glad I was able to order this before Anne shut up shop, but now I have to make my tin last forever or find something else to compete *eek

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec
LiberTEAS

well, I do currently have more of this. :) It made my day to see that you liked it!

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87
drank Masterpiece Chai by Liber Teas
411 tasting notes

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Made this up – stovetop method – for a frustrating Friday morning working at home. This made what could have been one of the more annoying days at work livable. And it was really truly yummy. Bumping my rating.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87
drank Masterpiece Chai by Liber Teas
411 tasting notes

Made a pan of this in the stovetop method for brekkie on Saturday, and it was lovely. An amazing way to start the day. Thank you LiberTeas for the sample. It’s awesome.

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70

Backlogging.

I must have been having a bit of a dud night because I am already hoarding this tea and drinking it only occasionally as it is a bit of a different change from the usually ‘sleepytime’ blends. It was, as usual, very drinkable and I consumed two cups like snap.

2nd steep: 9 min 30 sec.

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

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70

Backlogging. Last Monday night.

A surprise inclusion in a tea swap with LiberTeas. I"m not a chamomile fan, unless it’s a less noticeable flavor in a blend, so I’ll admit that I wasn’t sure if I’d like this one. But the colorful dry tisane and barely there chamomile smell got my hopes up about its drinkability.

Nocturne, as I like to call it, has a happy multi-colored dry tisane, containing small lavender colored seeds, larger purple hued pieces ranging from royal purple to magenta, chamomile flowers, very large sheer flower petals, and golden green honeybush chippies. It smells of the distinct floral scent of lavender foremost, with a bit of chamomile and the sweetness of the honeybush beneath it.

I steeped up a mugful using the steeping parameters in Liberteas tealog for it. Fragrant and inviting, darker than I expected. I taste lavender, only a bit of chamomile, sweetness from the honeybush, and just a hint of tart from the hibiscus. This tea is unique. I was expecting something similar to a sleepytime blend.

I gave it a second steep cause I usually try one for each new tea. Surprisingly for a tisane, it was moderate in strength, compared to the first steep, and flavorful. I enjoyed consuming it.

I’m rating this tisane a 70, right on the border between nice and good (nice = 60-70, good = 70-80).

2nd steep: 9 min 30 sec.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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91
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
1015 tasting notes

I was putting off making tea tonight because I couldn’t decide on a particular flavor. Enter this lovely green by LiberTEAS…just the perfect thing to sip while watching a movie.

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91
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
1015 tasting notes

Had this tea once again and it was great. I’m so sad that I won’t be able to get this blend again. I will enjoy it while it lasts though.

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91
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
1015 tasting notes

I had this tea earlier and it was perfect as always. It was a delicious tea to have before my nap. I am definitely rationing this one.

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91
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
1015 tasting notes

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91
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
1015 tasting notes

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91
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
1015 tasting notes

This tea is slightly addictive and I’m going through my 2 oz alarmingly quickly! I am nursing a cold and sinus issues, so Potpourri tea to the rescue! The nice floral aspect is very soothing and, of course, delicious.

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91
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
1015 tasting notes

Tonight, nothing else but this delicious, floral, and well balanced tea would do! You know a tea is good when you start to crave it.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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91
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
1015 tasting notes

I received this tea from a blog contest run by our very own LiberTEAS and TeaEqualsBliss. This is one tea that I was a bit apprehensive about since I’ve not always enjoyed floral teas in the past. However, I should not have been afraid of this one! This tea is absolutely great! Very feminine and nicely balanced. This is what every jasmine or rose tea aspires to be. The tea does not taste like perfume or soap, just nicely light and floral. I think the lemon myrtle really sets it over the top though! Great job, LiberTEAS!

Oh, and according to the nice personalized letter from LiberTEAS that I received with my package, the second infusion is better than the first….stay tuned!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I am so glad to hear that you like this one. I’m down to my last 2 ounce tin of it! But, I do want to get all this inventory out as soon as I can so that I can focus on something else – I have been working on something pretty cool! :)

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81
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
197 tasting notes

A lovely tea hot, with lemon and floral and just as lovely cold brewed. Altogether a very nice blend. It’s also quite pretty and smells good.

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74
drank Potpourri by Liber Teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500 ml filtered water at 165°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: potpourri, like a floral one you’d find in a bag at the store, looks like it too!
Steeped Tea Smell: rose, lemon, floral
Flavor: lemon, rose, floral
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: lemon, floral
Liquor: translucent orange-green

I won this in a SororiTEA Sisters contest (a tea review blog, you should go give it a look).

It’s a very frou frou floral tea, not vegetal at all. I wish there were a bit less lemon flavor though.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/07/liber-teas-loose-leaf-green-tea.html

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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