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Additional notes: Can finally post a note after a day of 404 errors. This is the saddest sipdown. It was one of my favorite traveling teabox finds of all time because personally I would never go out of my way to buy a tomato tea ( I hate tomatoes like Mastress Alita hates bananas but apparently not quite to that level, because I tried this), but I’m totally fine with finding odd blends in a teabox that I might not usually reach for. I got these few teaspoons to last quite a while! This was fantastic every time I steeped it up. Maybe it’s the smaller last dregs of the pouch that made a difference but this was so wonderfully flavorful and pizza pizza pizza. I didn’t want this tea to last past this summer, so into the steeping basket it went. I’m glad it was enjoyable to the last drop. A perfect blend I would love to see again!
2020 Sipdowns: 69

Martin Bednář

Weird blend, but I would try that for sure!

Mastress Alita

My banana aversion is at unreasonable levels (I retch if someone else eats one in front of me, so tasting anything banana — even that “fake” banana used in candy, is right out). I’m not like that with any other food though, and there are plenty others I don’t like…

I think a dislike of tomato is more common (or at least I know more people who dislike it). The only thing I can’t handle with tomatos is tomato sauce because I have a “mushy texture” problem (so it isn’t the taste, but the texture of the sauce sets off my gag reflex… that is the case with me and lots of foods). I know I had one tea once that was a mix of dried tomato, cucumber, and fruits, and it was wonderful! (Still miss that tea) so I bet I’d like this! I actually cook my ramen in various teas (cause the flavor packets that come with have MSG, one of my migraine triggers) and this sounds like it would make a delightful ramen broth…

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Martin Bednář

Weird blend, but I would try that for sure!

Mastress Alita

My banana aversion is at unreasonable levels (I retch if someone else eats one in front of me, so tasting anything banana — even that “fake” banana used in candy, is right out). I’m not like that with any other food though, and there are plenty others I don’t like…

I think a dislike of tomato is more common (or at least I know more people who dislike it). The only thing I can’t handle with tomatos is tomato sauce because I have a “mushy texture” problem (so it isn’t the taste, but the texture of the sauce sets off my gag reflex… that is the case with me and lots of foods). I know I had one tea once that was a mix of dried tomato, cucumber, and fruits, and it was wonderful! (Still miss that tea) so I bet I’d like this! I actually cook my ramen in various teas (cause the flavor packets that come with have MSG, one of my migraine triggers) and this sounds like it would make a delightful ramen broth…

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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