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drank Ocean of Wisdom by Samovar
186 tasting notes

Warm spice cake in a mug. That’s sort of how Ocean of Wisdom tastes.

So I’ve been pretty sick all day, and sick the entire week, just kind of miserably getting through the week. I’ve been alternating between drinking chamomile and peppermint, trying to get my stomach in order, and my cramps in check. It’s been working, for the most part.

But tonight, after a particularly awful day, I need something a bit more special to wind down with. Let me tell you, this is hitting the spot. I steeped it a bit longer this time, using a whole teaspoon, and the smell coming from my cup is more heavily of cloves than anything else. This is probably because there was a whole clove mixed into my teaspoon. Not a bad thing, but as I’ve said previously, cloves are just not my best friend.

The taste though… it’s still light, but it’s got more of an earthy depth to it. The rooibos tastes like the way it must smell in a forest after it rains. Warm, wet wood. The cinnamon and ginger are highlights here, with the clove playing backup. The licorice rounds things out with a haunting sweetness after every sip.

There’s just something so pleasing and mellow about this cup. I only wish that every herbal blend had the complexity and warmth that Ocean of Wisdom does. A perfect cozy-up-and-snuggle-and-get-ready-for-sleeptime concoction!

And Steepster, I miss you!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
mattscinto Just ordered a sample of this stuff. I’m excited to try !
Laura

Feel better and what a pretty tasting note! :D

Auggy

Awww, poor teaplz! I hope you feel better soon, hon!

Ricky

Feel better! I read cramps and I thought to myself, hmmmm this is your third post about cramps. I’ve been on Steepster for three months now! Ahhhhh! Haha, your cramps tell me how long I’ve been on Steepster =P

takgoti

May your cramps be gone soon. I’m glad the tea helped a bit, and we miss you too!

teaplz

Thanks guys, and I seriously miss my tea.

mattscinto, if you like the ingredient list, I’m sure you’ll like it. It’s a very grown-up sort of tasting tea. Actually, most of Samovar has that grown-up taste.

Ricky, I’m glad you can track your time on Steepster by my cycles, hahaha! :P

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mattscinto Just ordered a sample of this stuff. I’m excited to try !
Laura

Feel better and what a pretty tasting note! :D

Auggy

Awww, poor teaplz! I hope you feel better soon, hon!

Ricky

Feel better! I read cramps and I thought to myself, hmmmm this is your third post about cramps. I’ve been on Steepster for three months now! Ahhhhh! Haha, your cramps tell me how long I’ve been on Steepster =P

takgoti

May your cramps be gone soon. I’m glad the tea helped a bit, and we miss you too!

teaplz

Thanks guys, and I seriously miss my tea.

mattscinto, if you like the ingredient list, I’m sure you’ll like it. It’s a very grown-up sort of tasting tea. Actually, most of Samovar has that grown-up taste.

Ricky, I’m glad you can track your time on Steepster by my cycles, hahaha! :P

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

I also am the happy girlfriend of the boy that created the tea randomizer, which can be found here: http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php

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