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So, strangely… Missy made two cups of this, one for me, one for her. From the exact same sample bag from Sandy. And they taste very, very different.

Mine is fantastic. It’s got the perfect lemon drop flavor (there’s some stevia added). It’s tart and refreshing, absolutely delicious.

Missy’s, on the other hand, has this weird bitterness. The lemon flavor (the ‘citral’ molecule), is harsher, more prevalent, and really not as enjoyable.

I’m not sure how it happened, but it did. She brewed it in the ingenuitea, and hers is the ‘first’ portion to come out, mine was the second. She just mixed them together and we both now have fairly pleasant cups.

Not saying I’d every really want to drink lemon myrtle straight. But now I kind of want a cup of straight lemongrass to compare.

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CupofTree

Interesting how the same brew tasted different in two cups.. maybe it was the ingenuitea? Being that the first cup was bitter.
I’ve been wondering about my perfectea maker altering flavors.. especially since my favorite tea tastes totally different now from it. I have yet to test the tea with a t-sac and I haven’t used vinegar to clean mine out or anything, maybe I should..

Dylan Oxford

It was more of a top half/bottom half thing, I think.

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CupofTree

Interesting how the same brew tasted different in two cups.. maybe it was the ingenuitea? Being that the first cup was bitter.
I’ve been wondering about my perfectea maker altering flavors.. especially since my favorite tea tastes totally different now from it. I have yet to test the tea with a t-sac and I haven’t used vinegar to clean mine out or anything, maybe I should..

Dylan Oxford

It was more of a top half/bottom half thing, I think.

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

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90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

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