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Thank you Bonnie for this sample!!
This tea scared me! for the longest time I avoided it, because a I had never had anything of the sort and b) I didn’t want to mess it up.
Now, that isn’t like me… I’m usually one to try new things so I have no idea what got into me! Every once in awhile I do that, with teas, but oddly never with food. Hmm.
Anyhow, I brewed it up nice and strong so that the flavours really pop. Spicy! Earthy! lemony, oh yup it’s all there. I must have had this before as it’s a familiar taste. Very familiar, only I can’t pinpoint it. Something herbal, I think. I WILL figure that one out! :P

Sil

Maybe you’re wary about trying new things because of the baby lol (I kid I kid!)

Bonnie

Look up the name, it’s ancient “Sideritis” good for the immune system, colds,flu, allergies. Greeks drink this and chamomile with lemon and honey. I was given a big tub of this from Greece written in Greek of course from Peter at Church who was born on a Greek Island and thought I would love it (you know how we tea drinkers get a reputation!). I do like it in fact!

Indigobloom

Sil: hey my food baby is smaller these days :P
Bonnie: it’s tasty! thanks for sending me some, I quite like it to!!

Bonnie

The little picture was when I was standing on a road in Fira, Santorini (Greece) looking across to the sea.

Geoffrey Norman

Oooooooh man! I love this stuff. Makes me glad there’s a Greek deli nearby that carries it. For the best possible effect, take a handful and boil it for about ten or fifteen minutes. Pour it over a strainer into a cup and add honey (Greek honey, especially). It is my second favorite(est) tisane out there.

Bonnie

Exactly Geoffrey! You boil this for 15 minutes usually and that’s it! (This is really good iced too)

Indigobloom

I boiled it for about ten min. Ran outta time! lol

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Sil

Maybe you’re wary about trying new things because of the baby lol (I kid I kid!)

Bonnie

Look up the name, it’s ancient “Sideritis” good for the immune system, colds,flu, allergies. Greeks drink this and chamomile with lemon and honey. I was given a big tub of this from Greece written in Greek of course from Peter at Church who was born on a Greek Island and thought I would love it (you know how we tea drinkers get a reputation!). I do like it in fact!

Indigobloom

Sil: hey my food baby is smaller these days :P
Bonnie: it’s tasty! thanks for sending me some, I quite like it to!!

Bonnie

The little picture was when I was standing on a road in Fira, Santorini (Greece) looking across to the sea.

Geoffrey Norman

Oooooooh man! I love this stuff. Makes me glad there’s a Greek deli nearby that carries it. For the best possible effect, take a handful and boil it for about ten or fifteen minutes. Pour it over a strainer into a cup and add honey (Greek honey, especially). It is my second favorite(est) tisane out there.

Bonnie

Exactly Geoffrey! You boil this for 15 minutes usually and that’s it! (This is really good iced too)

Indigobloom

I boiled it for about ten min. Ran outta time! lol

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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