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All gone. :(

Nothing super new to say except that when resteeping it really helps to have the right temperature of water! I used to just use whatever was in the kettle, at whatever temperature. However, I now have my zojirushi to use! It’s super awesome. Can’t wait to use it for gong fu cha. I got three cups out of the leaves so far, not sure I’ll push for four. Woo!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Hmmm.. this is interesting. Almost done with my samples from Epi Tea, only the Blood Orange Rooibos left, which they’re not continuing, I’ll probably still try it anyway!

Hmmm.. this is interesting. Almost done with my samples from Epi Tea, only the Blood Orange Rooibos left, which they’re not continuing, I’ll probably still try it anyway!This makes a really pretty cup, lovely deep amber color. The smell is very very light though. The taste is fairly light as well, more rooibos I say! :) It does have an interesting taste though,I haven’t had any elderberry or current flavored teas (that I can reacall) so that may be what I can’t place. A little tart, but not overbearing. Not sure I’d get more.

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Kiaharii

I don’t know why my post looks like this. :( Sorry for the double stuff, when I go to edit it it’s only there once.

Helena

I got my samples today I will try them a bit later :D

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drank Focus by Tazo
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/sigh/ I forgot to bring enough tea whilst visiting my parents. I am now raiding their stash of teabags to find some good blacks for the mornings. This isn’t bad, I’ve had it before. Not a whole lot of “deep” flavors here, but it’s nice.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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A chai that doesn’t make me cough when I drink it, yay! I’m a bit sensitive to some of the more spicy teas that have a whole lot of ginger in them. I love the cinnamon in this (I put cinnamon on everything), and it’s nice a soft with just a hint of that chai bite. Yum!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8126244@N06/7718559360/

I’m finding a lot of Epi Tea’s offerings don’t blow me out the water, but they’re really great for everyday teas. Definitely a good option for wanting loose tea quality conveniently, like at work or when I travel. I’ve only got 2 left to try!

Edit: Upped the rating, as I drink more I like it even more!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Kiaharii

Mmm the flavor sticks with you a bit after you’re done. Got a second cup out of it, way more lightly colored but still a nice light flavor.

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drank Awake by Tazo
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drank Peppermint by Adagio Teas
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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Not a huge expert on Irish breakfast tea (in fact this may be my first). Apparently this is supposed to be composed of mainly Assam. No idea what Assam by itself tastes like, so new mission: find a black tea sampler of straight black tea that is commonly used in blends. Then I will learn!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8126244@N06/7710006456/
Anyway, really nice looking dark cup (I do love my black tea), the taste is pretty generic “black tea”, but smooth. A nice hint of smoke. Definitely a tea bag I would take along for travel.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Pretty tea! It looks like I’ve got green rooibos, chunks of fruit (the package is downstairs, I’m assuming orange and lemon) and some pretty flower petals in the tea. The liquor is a nice deep orange, it smells tangy and citrusy.

I definitely taste the lemon, and I think the orange kind of mingles with it. It’s not bad, especially considering that citrus teas aren’t my favorite. It’s sweet, definitely no sugar needed here. I’d love to try it iced as I love the Green Rooibos Bonita iced (which has more fruit like peaches, and no citrus). Tasty!

Edit: I just read in another review that this smells like fruity pebbles, so I re-sniffed and yes it does! Kind of tastes like it too!

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Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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