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Color: Dark, thick and oily
Nose: berries and hickory smoke
Taste: berries on the front end, add a hint of hickory smoke on the midpallete, and the finish moves on to a grilled meat type flavor

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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65

Fewer leaves = better infusion

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60

Also don’t know why the box says caffeine free, since mate has about 50% the caffeine of coffee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerba_mate

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60

It tastes more like carob than chocolate to me. The bag yields a fairly weak cup; a little tastier once I added almond milk, but still wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase this. Would be better if the bags were filled with more than a scant 1 1/2 teaspoons. Next time I’ll use 2 bags.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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65

Used fewer leaves than normal so that I could still brew it grandpa style and yet not have it oversteep.

The cup brews a dark amber, almost a dark caramel colour. The scent is sweet and malty at the same time, but not very strong. This is one tea you have to put your nose in to be able to smell. The taste is much like the smell – not too strong, but sweet and malty. This tea might be improved by a bit of sugar, but perhaps another time…

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Ancient Pu-Erh by World Market
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Keemun by World Market
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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Ancient Pu-Erh by World Market
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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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61

I’m closing out the day with a mug of this white peony sweetened with a hint of agave nectar. Goodnight, folks.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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61

Becuase I’m vegan, my mom struggles to figure out what to send me for holidays. She sends my brother candy and cookies, and for me, she settled on tea. I couldn’t be happier! I got this one for Easter, and I am pleasantly surprised that a tea from World Market is this good. Because of it’s low caffeine content, it makes a perfect cup of tea to enjoy with a good book as I am getting ready for bed.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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40

Makes a really forgettable iced tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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65

A little better this time, brewed it with fewer leaves. Come on, Diānhóng! I need you to get me through this day!

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40

I was wandering the aisles of World Market yesterday, killing time before my evening concert, and discovered that they have pouches of loose tea. Is this new, or have I just failed to notice before?

Anyway, this is a fairly decent white tea – liquor is golden in color. It is light, sweet, and delicate in flavor, and I’m on steep 4 of the tea, and it is still rewarding me with decent tea.

So, why not a higher rating? Well, it just doesn’t really ring my chimes. I can’t say why, it just doesn’t make me as happy as a good oolong, or a genmai cha. This isn’t going to stop me from drinking it or buying more. It’s a good cupboard staple.

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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