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Um, wow. It does taste exactly like strawberry pie.
Not at the same time – you get the whiff of strawberry from the tea, and then the taste of the strawberry, and then in the swallow there’s this hint of graham cracker crust.
I don’t taste a lot of cinnamon in this – but that is totally okay because I like what I am tasting.
I am loving Honeybush lately – and especially loving that I can have some tea before bed that won’t disrupt my sleep!

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200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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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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