Thanks, to the Ducklers for this tea as a sample in my last order.

First steep: 3 minutes at 168F. There is so much going on with this tea, it’s hard for me to put into words what I’m experiencing. On first taste the tea seems tart and sweet like cranberries can be. The second note is mellower- vegetal, like creamed lettuce (if there is such a thing)or boiled and mashed chestnut. Either way that second note is softer and richer. At the very, very end of the taste I swear there is just the slightest bit of licorice because there is a lingering sweetness. Overall the impression is of a bright, crisp taste which is fruity at first and then vegetal.

JustJames

i taste grass and bamboo and summer with this one. =0) i find it very comforting, and i love it as a latte….

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I could definitely see bamboo…. or maybe corn husks? That vegetal taste is driving me nuts to try to describe. I need a second steep! :-)

JustJames

lol, read my review on this one… i walked around the house chewing on buds trying to figure out what i was tasting. it drove/drives me nuts!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Well I haven’t got that far yet! I wasn’t able to focuson the second steep as much as I would have liked- Definitely a complicated tea!

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JustJames

i taste grass and bamboo and summer with this one. =0) i find it very comforting, and i love it as a latte….

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I could definitely see bamboo…. or maybe corn husks? That vegetal taste is driving me nuts to try to describe. I need a second steep! :-)

JustJames

lol, read my review on this one… i walked around the house chewing on buds trying to figure out what i was tasting. it drove/drives me nuts!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Well I haven’t got that far yet! I wasn’t able to focuson the second steep as much as I would have liked- Definitely a complicated tea!

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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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