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I wandered into Herbal Infusions last night during Nuit Blanche, and they kindly provided me with a couple samples. This one was first to be tried as I was trying to wake up this “morning”. I drew a bath and settled in for a soak with a cup of this.

This is really nice, and a good choice for waking up with after a long night. It’s both refreshing, with the bold flavours, and calming, with the smooth black base. The lime is very potent-smelling in the dry leaf, reminding me of a lime popsicle. Once infused it’s a little more subdued (not much!), and more natural-tasting than I expected from the scent, thanks to the lime peel I imagine. The coconut of course takes a back seat here but it does chime in, lending a sweet creaminess. I can’t help but compare this to DAVIDsTEA’s Cocomama Lime, which I had high hopes for but was disappointed by, so I’m happy that the coconut holds up in the flavour of this one. I think it compares very favourably.

This also did well in a second infusion (I got out of the bath to resteep my tea; is this going too far?), which I tend not to try with my black teas. It was less tart and more sweet and I may have actually preferred the second steep. Final observation: this tea is begging to be made into an alcoholic beverage. Margarita, perhaps?

Indigobloom

Oh my goodness! I am so walking over there on my lunch hour tomorrow :)

Janefan

Wow – got out of a bath to resteep tea. That is dedication! I haven’t met a tea worth leaving a nice bath for (although I do try to take a big mug in with me when I take one!)

Jessie

Do check it out! The store was quite nice.

Jessie

Janefan – haha! It was mostly that I wasn’t ready to get out of the bath and face the real world, nor to be out of tea. It’s not a regular occurrence, I swear!

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Indigobloom

Oh my goodness! I am so walking over there on my lunch hour tomorrow :)

Janefan

Wow – got out of a bath to resteep tea. That is dedication! I haven’t met a tea worth leaving a nice bath for (although I do try to take a big mug in with me when I take one!)

Jessie

Do check it out! The store was quite nice.

Jessie

Janefan – haha! It was mostly that I wasn’t ready to get out of the bath and face the real world, nor to be out of tea. It’s not a regular occurrence, I swear!

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