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Waist Not Gypsy Gynostemma (Jia Gu Lan) Tea Blend

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Edit tea info Last updated by Jenn-cha
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “There was actually enough of this sample to use in my 12oz tetsubin pot! I still had to dump it into a filter though. Note: padded envelopes are marvelous things and not all that expensive either....” Read full tasting note
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From Herbal Infusions

Gynostemma tea is often sold in China as seven leafs ginseng, seven leaves flower vine, and Jia Gu Lan. Whatever you may call it, it has been used to help with constipation, insomnia, and for general good health.

Some studies have recently shown it to help in weight loss (it helps to adjust blood sugar levels and reduce blood fat therefore increasing the the body’s overall abilitiy to metabolize foods quicker), lower cholesterol and keep arteries clear and help to reduce blood pressure.

Ingredients: Pure Gynostemma, Rosehip

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There was actually enough of this sample to use in my 12oz tetsubin pot! I still had to dump it into a filter though. Note: padded envelopes are marvelous things and not all that expensive either. The added cost is worth it’s weight in first impressions and customer satisfaction. Powdered tea, unless you ordered matcha, is not generally what a customer wants in their samples.

Anyway, back to the tea.

When I first poured the water into the pot there was a nice aroma of rose. By the time it had been steeping for 5 minutes it smelled like spinach, bitter spinach. I didn’t realize something could smell bitter. The color of the liquid was a dull olive-yellow. Thinking it couldn’t possibly be as odd as it smelled I took a small sip…

OMG what IS THAT!? D:

VERY bitter/acrid with a background of rancid greens. Like spinach that has been left to sit in the fridge for months upon months until the smell became so overwhelming that someone had to clean the fridge out before the stuff started it’s own eco-system. I was only able to make out the rancid greens flavor on the second sip though. Yes, I took a second sip. In the interests of a full review. If this had all the proven medical qualities of cold medicine I might drink a full cup, but only because I absolutely detest cold medicine and this stuff doesn’t linger on the palate.

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TeaEqualsBliss

Ugggg….blah…eeeeeeeweeeeee

__Morgana__

LOL! I will stay far, far away from this. Rancid greens. Yuk.

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