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This is an herbal tea sampler that I received from The American Tea room; a specially holiday blend of tea contriving of cranberries, pomegranate arils, cinnamon sticks, star anise, linden blossoms, orange peel and peony petals.

I brewed this tea as instructed; 200 degrees Fahrenheit and left to steep for five minutes. The aromas from when I opened the bag are a true delight to the nose and palette.

Teas’ color: when steeped for the assigned minutes are a vibrant pink; favoring the color of a pomegranate. I take pleasure in smelling the orange peels and how that matches and stands up to the cinnamon sticks, anise and linden blossoms.

This tea is naturally sweet and does not need anything else mixing with it. It is sweet as it is tart with hints of spice through and through.

I was able to get three infusions per one teaspoon in the cup. I like this herbal tea; it is sweetly contrived to infuse the crushed petals.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
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I’ve been enjoying my second infusions of this tea; It is still very yummy. I have steeped it to three cups and the color holds true right to ending sip. It is a floral bouquet in the making.

The Teaman’s Blueberry/Blackberry tea and this Pink Christmas have sort of swayed me over to wanting to try more Herbal teas.

Quite a contrast: As teas are to be simple; a cup of hot water (spring water) + right temperature + right teapot (good clay pot) + some loose leaves (teabag) tossed in, and steeped for just the right amount of time = a cup of good tea bliss.
Simply put= water + some tea leaves (bring to a boil) = a cup of tea.

With Herbals it is something all together different; it is not tea (Camellia Sinensis), first of all as it is more of a concoction contrived in the lab, that being of a kitchen and at times quite lovely resulting in the likes of Pink Christmas.

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I’ve been enjoying my second infusions of this tea; It is still very yummy. I have steeped it to three cups and the color holds true right to ending sip. It is a floral bouquet in the making.

The Teaman’s Blueberry/Blackberry tea and this Pink Christmas have sort of swayed me over to wanting to try more Herbal teas.

Quite a contrast: As teas are to be simple; a cup of hot water (spring water) + right temperature + right teapot (good clay pot) + some loose leaves (teabag) tossed in, and steeped for just the right amount of time = a cup of good tea bliss.
Simply put= water + some tea leaves (bring to a boil) = a cup of tea.

With Herbals it is something all together different; it is not tea (Camellia Sinensis), first of all as it is more of a concoction contrived in the lab, that being of a kitchen and at times quite lovely resulting in the likes of Pink Christmas.

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I enjoy a lovely cup of tea most days,and I like sharing my tea experiences with the world. I have been doing this for most of two years now.

I am at that thresh hold, unsure of how to proceed and why. My blog page is there for viewing and I am thankful for the experience as I have been allowed. Thank you everyone, sorry to have failed by not writing a tea book. I simply could not do it. I simply could not.
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