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This delicious tea is relaxing and perfect on this snowy post-Halloween-night day. Had a great evening in my costume with good friends!
The delicate leaves and sugary aftertaste are enveloping me in calm. Jasmine is just right as usual. Perfection in a cup. I don’t want to do anything but watch the snow fall and drink this lovely tea!

Also, thoughts and prayers to all on the east coast! Please be safe with the approach of sandy!

ETA: 2nd steep is also wonderful! I’m getting less jasmine, and more of a juicy, fruity taste! I can taste the apricot notes others have found. So good!

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Nik

I went to add this to my shopping list based on your tasting note and discovered that it’s already in my cupboard. I need to start ordering less tea and drinking more of it. :D

MissLena

Haha well at least you have some already and don’t have to wait! :)

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Nik

I went to add this to my shopping list based on your tasting note and discovered that it’s already in my cupboard. I need to start ordering less tea and drinking more of it. :D

MissLena

Haha well at least you have some already and don’t have to wait! :)

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Hello all, I am a happily employed electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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