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drank Desert Sage by The Republic of Tea
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Unlike many rooibos teas, this blend does not bury the taste of the rooibos under the other ingredients. While the sage notes are strong, they complement rather than overwhelm the distinct taste and aroma of rooibos. Served iced, this is my absolute favorite tea for drinking while afflicted with a sore throat — the astringency of the brew is very pleasant and does wonders toward soothing inflamed tissues.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Genmai Cha by Yamamotoyama
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I drink this daily — it is the bancha of my household. While the leaf liquour is not as clear to the eye and tongue as higher quality genmaicha, the nuttiness of the rice is very good, and the cost and ease of use are excellent value. Also, while mildly stimulating, it does not keep me up at night, so I can happily consume it throughout the day.

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