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So after a really bad race time at a 5k this morning, I decided that I was up for a frivolous pretty tea. These flowering teas were given to my Mom in a gift basket recently and since I’ve been wanting to try aa flowering tea for a while, I decided to use one. I could tell they were not high quality the blossom was already falling apart and just looked old. I don’t have a glass teapot, but I have a large glass mug that I thought would work. I decided to use 150 degree water. The flower did indeed bloom, but it wasn’t very pretty. Lots of the leaves and petals were broken. I was a little disappointed, but seeing as how I got them for free, I can be grateful I got the opportunity to try it.

As for the taste: It kind of tasted like asparagus soup. There was some jasmin in the aftertaste, but it was faint and very bitter. I finished the cup, but I won’t be rushing to try the 9 other beads of this I have in the jar.

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I run, I sing, I drink tea. That’s the best description I have of me.

I’ve always enjoyed tea, but have just started trying out a lot more loose teas and varied brands. I’m really excited about a site like steepster so I can read about what people think about different teas.

Oh and I really hate Lipton tea. There’s something just awful about it and I can’t understand why nearly every local diner only has Lipton.

Also I’m on the search for a full-bodied, fruity blackberry tea. So if you have any suggestions feel free to throw them my way! :-)

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