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drank JavaVana Mate by Teavana
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So I like coffee, but I cannot stand what it seems to do to my body. Tea is much gentler to me, but I still really liked the taste of coffee…and I miss it. I tried the Javavana in effort to get the taste without all the jitters and appetite stimulating effects, etc. I will have to give it a day to see how it plays out – but the taste is spot on. I kind of can’t believe it’s tea, it tastes that much like coffee. So far, so good – I think I’ll be revisiting this one again.

UPDATE:
Well, this gets a huge bump up. It tasted like coffee but was nowhere near as havoc wreaking on me. I am working on trying to build up a “staple” cabinet, and this one is in it for sure. Can’t wait for tomorrow morning to make this again!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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I have come to the point (as of October 2014) where quality in tea is more important than quantity. Especially because I’m a seasonal tea drinker where hot tea is concerned, and a SLOW one to boot. I generally don’t resteep only because I’d be here all day if I did, though I do break out a gaiwan from time to time.

I adore French teas in practically every iteration, Japanese Sencha (specifically from the Uji region, as they offer the most seaweed flavor), and Dan Cong oolongs. I am trying to focus on plain teas and so companies like Verdant, Upton, and Butiki are on my favorites list.

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "

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