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drank Melisa by Malwa
82 tasting notes

Bought this on impulse today purely because… well, Melissa plant? It’s got my name on it! (spelt differently but! still!)

Melissa or melisse is a lemon balm herb, I think, so named because it attracts honeybees (melissa in Greek) so. . . it’s a herbal tea, that’s about it.

Didn’t brew it for as long as I should have done but then I have this terrible habit of judging a brew by its colour. I tend to freak out if my peppermint tea starts getting brown in colour so I popped the teabag out after maybe three minutes…

It tastes a little… well, herb-y? But also earthy in a way that reminds me of pu-erh. Earthy, with a mellow, warm tea-y taste, and a little bit of citrus. I think it must smell more lemony than it tastes.

Interesting to try my namesake, nonetheless!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
cteresa

It´s a very popular, maybe the one standard, herbal tea in my country. I am bit surprised you found it earthy or pu-erhish, it might not have been too fresh maybe!

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cteresa

It´s a very popular, maybe the one standard, herbal tea in my country. I am bit surprised you found it earthy or pu-erhish, it might not have been too fresh maybe!

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