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I’m not going into much of a detailed note on this one as I see that there are a few reviews that go into pretty good depth with it. I will say that when I first tried this tea I was not impressed. I didn’t care for it at all and was ready to give it away. I tried Bonnie’s advice and mixed it with a puerh. That helped a little bit, but I still didn’t care for it.

Over the weekend my husband got sick and has passed it onto me. I started drinking this last night. I did it western style. I put a generous amount of farmers market honey at the bottom of my cup and proceeded to brew this. This my fellow Steepsterites, this is the nectar of the gods when you are sick. It tastes so much better, it makes me feel a little bit better even though I know I am not. And the nice amount of honey sitting in the bottom of the cup that hasn’t mixed in is just delicious. I get the feeling I may finish this before I have the chance to pass it off!

I’m leaving the rating off of it because I don’t like it when I’m healthy, but it’s good when I’m sick…so I’m not quite sure how to rate it, so I’m just leaving it off.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec
JC

Hope you get better!

Invader Zim

Thank you JC!

Babble

I hope you feel better too. Boo for SO’s passing things onto us (but to be fair I’ve been guilty of it, too)

Bonnie

When you read the notes on this, it’s what the Chinese create for just this occasion (If being sick is an occasion!).
I think that the way I brewed mine with additions was to add some Laoshan Black (a pinch) and a small nugget of hard puer (for any of you who like Summer Imperial Breakfast Blend you get the idea of how this works) to the Ginger Sage per your measurement by the pot I’d say. Good for the stomach.

TheTeaFairy

Good to have a tea for every occasion I guess! Hope you feel better soon :-)

Invader Zim

Rachel, I find it oddly amusing that the only time I get sick is when he gives it to me! But a week of sniffling, sneezing, runny nose, achy body, and headache isn’t that bad compared to the rest of the year!

Bonnie, I unfortunately don’t like black tea, nor did I like the Breakfast Blend, so I just stuck to puerh. But I will say that honey really does help for me. I didn’t think of making this by the pot…I don’t typically brew that way, but today that’s what I’m going to be doing!

TeaFairy, yes, this really does stand up to the occasion! Thank you!

Bonnie

OH YES! You’re the alien black tea hater! I forgot! I’m the alien flavored matcha ‘not gonna buy any’ person! OOPS!

Babble

Haha, I’m not a huuuuge fan of black tea either. It’s not bad, but it often leaves me underwhelmed. I don’t mind it in flavored blends, but on it’s own it’s rough. I’m still searching for an amazing black tea to knock me off my socks like green tea.

Invader Zim

Yes Bonnie I’m the alien black tea hater! I try some out from time to time to see if my tastes change, but no luck. Although, I think with all the other wonderful teas in the world, I’m not really upset about it!

Rachel, I haven’t even found a blended one I like. I’ve tried a few that are blended with green tea and that doesn’t even help. But I’m happy with all my other teas in the world!

Babble

Are you saying that you haven’t even found a flavored black you like? Like a strawberry black or desert tea?

Invader Zim

Nope, I haven’t found anything I like. The only tea that I found that contains black tea that I enjoy is the Chocolate Phoenix Chai from Verdant. I’ve tried the Dancong Black by itself since I liked that blend and I like dancong oolongs, but no go.

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JC

Hope you get better!

Invader Zim

Thank you JC!

Babble

I hope you feel better too. Boo for SO’s passing things onto us (but to be fair I’ve been guilty of it, too)

Bonnie

When you read the notes on this, it’s what the Chinese create for just this occasion (If being sick is an occasion!).
I think that the way I brewed mine with additions was to add some Laoshan Black (a pinch) and a small nugget of hard puer (for any of you who like Summer Imperial Breakfast Blend you get the idea of how this works) to the Ginger Sage per your measurement by the pot I’d say. Good for the stomach.

TheTeaFairy

Good to have a tea for every occasion I guess! Hope you feel better soon :-)

Invader Zim

Rachel, I find it oddly amusing that the only time I get sick is when he gives it to me! But a week of sniffling, sneezing, runny nose, achy body, and headache isn’t that bad compared to the rest of the year!

Bonnie, I unfortunately don’t like black tea, nor did I like the Breakfast Blend, so I just stuck to puerh. But I will say that honey really does help for me. I didn’t think of making this by the pot…I don’t typically brew that way, but today that’s what I’m going to be doing!

TeaFairy, yes, this really does stand up to the occasion! Thank you!

Bonnie

OH YES! You’re the alien black tea hater! I forgot! I’m the alien flavored matcha ‘not gonna buy any’ person! OOPS!

Babble

Haha, I’m not a huuuuge fan of black tea either. It’s not bad, but it often leaves me underwhelmed. I don’t mind it in flavored blends, but on it’s own it’s rough. I’m still searching for an amazing black tea to knock me off my socks like green tea.

Invader Zim

Yes Bonnie I’m the alien black tea hater! I try some out from time to time to see if my tastes change, but no luck. Although, I think with all the other wonderful teas in the world, I’m not really upset about it!

Rachel, I haven’t even found a blended one I like. I’ve tried a few that are blended with green tea and that doesn’t even help. But I’m happy with all my other teas in the world!

Babble

Are you saying that you haven’t even found a flavored black you like? Like a strawberry black or desert tea?

Invader Zim

Nope, I haven’t found anything I like. The only tea that I found that contains black tea that I enjoy is the Chocolate Phoenix Chai from Verdant. I’ve tried the Dancong Black by itself since I liked that blend and I like dancong oolongs, but no go.

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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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