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Exotic ingredients and rave reviews at teavana.com gave the impression that this was a special, unique tea. It could easily be run-off from very poorly prepared oatmeal or a very refined interpretation of the water left over after soaking beans. It leaves a bit of a funny sort of metallic numbness across the tongue. Unique, yes. Special, hm, depends on your definition.

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I’ve recently discovered the world of loose leaf teas and, more importantly, careful brewing. Wow, what a difference! I liked tea when I was steeping bags of it in whatever came out of the red spigot on the office water cooler but I love, love, love it now.

I heat water in my beloved Cuisinart PerfectTemp kettle and brew right in the cup. Never any sweeteners and very, very rarely any milk.

When not drinking tea, I’ve been known to teach gemology, knit, jump onto airplanes and trains at a moment’s notice, watch sumo, make jewelry, read the first halves of many books, dine finely, sing in the car, design webpages, belly dance, learn about stuff, and try anything I haven’t tried before. If you’re a Myers-Briggs buff, you probably know by now that I’m an ENTP.

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