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drank Vanilla Mint Mate by 52teas
119 tasting notes

I steeped this for way too long. It’s not fair for me to rate it in its current state. It tastes burnt (not in the way actual tea gets burnt but like it tastes like an ashtray smells…. ew) and just blech. I will try again when I have more time but for now I’ll have to dump this out.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

gross….

LiberTEAS

Actually, 7 minutes isn’t too long for Mate, I steep this one for 10 minutes… but I don’t use boiling water. With Mate, I usually use 195 – 200°F, and since this has mint in it, I recommend 190 – 195°F.

52teas

A lot of people give their mate a little rinse before steeping too.

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Bonnie

gross….

LiberTEAS

Actually, 7 minutes isn’t too long for Mate, I steep this one for 10 minutes… but I don’t use boiling water. With Mate, I usually use 195 – 200°F, and since this has mint in it, I recommend 190 – 195°F.

52teas

A lot of people give their mate a little rinse before steeping too.

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Hello!

I’m Ian and I’m a 15 year old student who lives in Vermont. I started (heavily) drinking tea in Late 2010 and have been obsessed ever since!

I tend to drink more black and herbal teas, though I do enjoy oolong, green, and white, and I’m exploring other facets of the tea world (I’m still trying with pu-erh!)

I tend to lean towards sweeter and fruity flavors in my teas, and I’m not a big fan of smoky flavored teas, or anything that’s VERY bold.

I also enjoy a cup of coffee every once and a while, though it does mess with my stomach sometimes so I don’t drink it as often as I drink tea.

In addition to tea drinking, I’m also really interested in:
Classical music (I’ve been playing clarinet for 5 years now and it’s my favorite thing to do), independent arts/music, education on environmental sustainability, reading, Fair Trade and safe-trade practices, Cognitive science, art history, and a lot more.

I’m open to swaps, but I don’t have a very wide collection. Regardless, if I review a tea and you would like a sample, feel free to message me and we can work something out! If you would like to just try something without a swap, feel free to ask too! I know that I personally don’t have a lot of teas to swap and if you’re in the same position as me just feel free to ask for a sample and I’ll send you some, no strings attached!

I run a blog on TeaTrade which you can find here: http://serendipitea.teatra.de/. The goal of my blog is to better connect tea with the arts and go beyond just the taste aspect of tea. Enjoy!

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