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drank Lavender Dreams by Teavana
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I think there might be something wrong with batch of this tea…. It looks like dirty dish water. I mean, it’s like I went to a restaurant, entered the kitchen at the end of the night, and took some of the dishwater. That or like it came from a bucket of water mop water. It tastes about the same as this too. It’s funny though, since it looked so appealing until I poured water over it. Oh, well got it as part of a gift set for 75% off regular price and my parents paid for it, so I’ll finish it.

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Autumn Hearth

I’m not a fan of this blend, I usually get more of a perfume or soapy taste which I suppose could be related to dishwasher. It always turned a grayish purple for me, so while it could be a bad batch, it’s more likely that it’s just a bad blend . Try eating the candied violets though (the crystallized purple chunks), I had a co-worker who was obsessed with them.

5oclockJake

Could using boiling water and steeping for 5 minutes also be causing the problem?

Matt

Nope, since I have tried it at other temp’s and lengths of time. For me, it’s just a horrible blend.

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Autumn Hearth

I’m not a fan of this blend, I usually get more of a perfume or soapy taste which I suppose could be related to dishwasher. It always turned a grayish purple for me, so while it could be a bad batch, it’s more likely that it’s just a bad blend . Try eating the candied violets though (the crystallized purple chunks), I had a co-worker who was obsessed with them.

5oclockJake

Could using boiling water and steeping for 5 minutes also be causing the problem?

Matt

Nope, since I have tried it at other temp’s and lengths of time. For me, it’s just a horrible blend.

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Well, to start, my name is Matt. I got into loose leaf tea my sophomore year in college. I was drinking some lipton tea in my room when I started thinking to myself that there has to be something more then just bagged tea. So I decided to do a web search and found out about loose leaf (you would think that this would have been an obvious thing but surprisingly it was not). I stumbled across a local tea cafe called Argo tea and decided to try it out. Long story short, I fell in love. From this one store I have started to branch out to all different types of tea from several different stores.

My favorit tea is very hard to choose since I like pretty much everything there is that I have tried. I have recently started getting into pu’erh teas, which is getting to be interesting. I am always looking for new a greater tastes when it comes to tea and am trying to better express my experiences with tea.

Aside from tea I am an actor in the Chicago area. I do mostly theatre and various film projects through out the Midwest. I recently started doing Voiceover work, which I have to say is very fun and easy going.

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