Second steep came through at 95% of the potency of the first—still really dark in color, but this time I’m getting a heavier floral vibe. (My water was a little hottish, so that may have affected it, too.) I guess violets—that’s what it has to be—taste a little like grape kool-aid. There’s just a hint of artificial-tasting flavor to this round, but it is still pleasant. Cries out to be sipped from finer china than my utilitarian Tervis mug.

Bonnie

I actually like this but I think you have to like floral. Not everyone does. It’s like candied violets and knowing Stacy, she only uses natural flavors which is a great relief! I sweeten mine with rock sugar. It reminds me of the candied violets that my daughter used to make for formal tea shops in California.

gmathis

Floral flavors aren’t my favorites (say THAT five times fast!), but this doesn’t taste like a greenhouse, either, which is why I can give it a thumbs up.

K S

Grape Kool-Aid, oooh that sounds yummy. Although I was always a bigger fan of Goofy Grape. Anyone old enough to remember that one?

gmathis

I fall in the right demographic group, but it isn’t ringing a bell. I did get Shasta fruit-flavored sodas if I was really, really good at the grocery store.

Bonnie

Yes goofy grape…grape ape….all the grapes!

K S

I just did a goofy grape google – sounds a bit like a dance doesn’t it? Anyway GG was a Pilsbury kool-aid competition product. Mom made it for us and unless I just didn’t read the right page it looks like this used sweetener instead of sugar. Back in the late 60’s that would have meant saccarine. Somethings you are better not to look back and discover the truth.

ashmanra

K S: I still have my hhubby’s plastic Goofy Grape mug from when he was little! LOL!

K S

Ashmanra: Oh wow that is so cool. Except, maybe you should give it back before he misses it. lol

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Bonnie

I actually like this but I think you have to like floral. Not everyone does. It’s like candied violets and knowing Stacy, she only uses natural flavors which is a great relief! I sweeten mine with rock sugar. It reminds me of the candied violets that my daughter used to make for formal tea shops in California.

gmathis

Floral flavors aren’t my favorites (say THAT five times fast!), but this doesn’t taste like a greenhouse, either, which is why I can give it a thumbs up.

K S

Grape Kool-Aid, oooh that sounds yummy. Although I was always a bigger fan of Goofy Grape. Anyone old enough to remember that one?

gmathis

I fall in the right demographic group, but it isn’t ringing a bell. I did get Shasta fruit-flavored sodas if I was really, really good at the grocery store.

Bonnie

Yes goofy grape…grape ape….all the grapes!

K S

I just did a goofy grape google – sounds a bit like a dance doesn’t it? Anyway GG was a Pilsbury kool-aid competition product. Mom made it for us and unless I just didn’t read the right page it looks like this used sweetener instead of sugar. Back in the late 60’s that would have meant saccarine. Somethings you are better not to look back and discover the truth.

ashmanra

K S: I still have my hhubby’s plastic Goofy Grape mug from when he was little! LOL!

K S

Ashmanra: Oh wow that is so cool. Except, maybe you should give it back before he misses it. lol

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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