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Cold brewed this time. I had to, after brewing both traditional and western styles I had to give cold brewing a try. It even says in the description that it’s great iced. So, here we are. Last log of this one for a while since I have very little left of the 1 oz already. I really want to buy more but I’m trying to reign in my spending habits for a little until I get money flowing back in sometime in July. Unfortunately I don’t think I’m going to last another week before I buy more tea, specifically this one! Perhaps 4 oz next time.

So, to the actual review. After such a change in taste brewing it western style yesterday I was very curious as to what todays cold brew would bring. Let me just say it is once again wonderful. The floral notes are there and not overpowering at all, I’m mostly getting rose. The pine notes are more pronounced than the cedar notes but both are taking a bit of a backseat, not that it’s a bad thing. It has a nice creamy texture and I can taste and feel the sparkling qualities again as well. I can taste the grapefruit notes, there is definitely a little bit of tartness, it’s well paired with the sweetness of the tea.

After drinking half of the mug I added a little bit of brown sugar (my go-to sweetener for iced tea) and it tempered the tartness and brought out the sweet notes even more. I can taste the individual notes of rose and jasmine. Hints of the pine and cedar. I can still taste the grapefruit, but it is more pleasant, less tart. The sparkling qualities I can feel on the tip of my tongue at the beginning of the sip and feel it going the whole way to the back of my tongue.

In the aftertaste I get the some grapefruit with some pine and a little bit of cedar. The creaminess, more a texture than a taste, coating my tongue with a little of the sparkling quality hanging onto the sides of my tongue.

Definitely better than yesterdays brewing. I really love this tea, and I don’t see myself waiting too much longer to order more of it!

Preparation
Iced

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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