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drank AppleTEA'ni by Art of Tea
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Happy Black Friday everyone! I reached my Black Friday goal so I decided to pull out some of the new teas that came in this month, moraiwe sent me this during round two of Secret Pumpkin. This is such a fun fall themed tea, thank you for sending it to me.

I wish I would have tried this before I placed my order last night because I really enjoyed this. The round two theme was fall and I would say moraiwe nailed this perfectly, this absolutely reminds me of fall. It tastes somewhat like a less sweet version of the apple cider I buy from our local orchard for my husband. This really appeals to me because the main reason I don’t care for apple cider is that I find it to be overly sweet. This I can sweeten just a little bit if I’m in the mood for something sweet or drink it as is, either way it was enjoyable.

I love that this has a green rooibos base since I prefer it over red rooibos, I just wish it resteeped better. I tried a second steep, but it was really watery and I dumped it out. This wasn’t entirely unexpected, I find that many rooibos blends are good for one steep only.

Preparation
Boiling 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

Website

http://www.notstarvingyet.com/

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