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The description of this tea caught my attention. It has a lot of elements I really enjoy like vanilla and bergamot but it also had a few I’ve never tried like grenadine and tea flowers.

The fragrance was a strong berry-and-bergamot. The leaves were dark and crumbly and the add-ins appeared shriveled and faded versus just dried. It wasn’t as vibrant as pictured.

Once prepared, the tea had a strong candy-like smell; think candied apple without the apple. The taste was vaguely tart and subtly fruity with a lingering vanilla aftertaste. There was also something completely unidentifiable-possibly the tea flowers?

This was an odd one but it grew on me. I really liked the flavor and fragrance but it could have looked a little better. I’ll probably try another bag later in the year to see if there’s any difference in that regard.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
ashmanra

I wonder if it was old stock? I bought some Christmas tea once that was so vibrantly colored, and months later was dull and lackluster. At least your tea tasted good, though!

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ashmanra

I wonder if it was old stock? I bought some Christmas tea once that was so vibrantly colored, and months later was dull and lackluster. At least your tea tasted good, though!

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