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I bought this awhile back with the intention of making iced tea, however the weather has made it all but impossible to enjoy a nice glass of iced tea on our new patio (that we built ourselves ::pats self on back::). I woke up today and it was 50 outside… in June… looks like I’ll have to blend this with some white tea and drink it hot.

I’ve had this before as a blend with Teavana’s Strawberry Rose Champagne which wasn’t bad as long as I didn’t order it to go from Teavana. They have a rather nasty habit of dumping a ton of German Rock Sugar in every drink they make (without telling you first). This isn’t terrible as long as you don’t add sugar to it, that makes it tastes like Peach Os. I made the mistake of drinking my second steep with a little bit of sugar this morning. Peach O tea for breakfast, yum.

This wasn’t overly strong, but it was very sweet due mostly to the candied pineapple. It isn’t something I would drink right before bed, even though it is a tisane, due to the fact that it has sugar in it. Then I would have to get up and brush my teeth again. I like to enjoy my last cup of the day snuggled into bed with my baby as we read our bedtime stories.

My main objection is that the sales staff at Teavana told me this was a healthy option if I liked flavored herbal tea. I’m really not sure how anyone considers a tea with candied anything healthy.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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Oregon, WI

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http://www.notstarvingyet.com/

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