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5 Tasting Notes

90

I use this stainless steel strainer for brewing rooibos, and the holes are small enough that it keeps almost all of the little rooibos twigs inside. The holes in the glass strainer made by Trendglas let more of the rooibos through. This strainer is very convenient. It fits in the Trendglas Zyclo mug that I have, but also fits nicely in a beaker mug that was made by a different company. It is sturdy and well made, and smooth to touch. The one downside is that it gets hot because it is metal, so I have to wear gloves to pick it up while it is hot, whereas the glass strainer I can often handle with my bare hands. But the small hole size more than makes up for it, in my opinion.

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91

A lovely sencha! I just kept drinking it and wanting more. I drank two infusions, and they were both great.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Green Rooibos by Shanti Tea
5 tasting notes

I liked it. It is pleasant and flavourful.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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84

This has an unusual taste for a green tea, at least the ones that I am familiar with. I really like the way it smells. It doesn’t quite taste the way it smells, though there are notes that are reminiscent of it. My friend says the smell reminds him of Irish Breakfast tea, which makes sense because it is a Darjeeling style tea, (Darjeeling tea is usually one of the components of Irish Breakfast tea.) I liked the second infusion better than the first infusion. For some reason I liked the blend of flavours better.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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61

It had a strong flavour and a bite to it, reminding me of Jasmine tea. It is organic and fair trade, like the rest of the Shanti teas. It was as nice cold as hot.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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