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drank Chinese Five Spice by 52teas
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I’m going to need to try this again before i land on how i feel about it. I was expecting more from this one when i brewed it up, based on the smell. It’s a lovely aroma – orangey, sweet smelling….however first sip of this after letting it cool a bit is more like slightly flavoured water. There’s almost a hint of orange here…but not really. the tea base is a little weak, which is odd since i’m fairly certain anne’s used this as a base for other teas that i’ve loved. I’m tasting the star anise for sure, but the other spices seem to be hiding. Not a bad cup, but not what i was expecting. Reserving judgement for now since it’s a recent blend and might just need a little more time and b) now there’s a little more room in the package to really shake things around.

All that being said, thanks so much for your continued involvement in the community Anne :)

52Teas

You need to use a little more leaf in this one because of the amount of spice in it – treat it like you would a chai and brew it with more leaf to get a proper flavor. :)

52Teas

(Instead of 3g for a 12 ounce cup – you should go with at least 4.5g or 5g.)

Sil

will try that next time :)

Evol Ving Ness

I am curious about this one. It could go either way for me. I am certainly open to this combination of flavours and wholeheartedly support Anne’s creative impulses and blending approaches. Still thinking.

Evol Ving Ness

And yes, I love that Anne continues to be embedded in the community. Even more reason to adore her.

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52Teas

You need to use a little more leaf in this one because of the amount of spice in it – treat it like you would a chai and brew it with more leaf to get a proper flavor. :)

52Teas

(Instead of 3g for a 12 ounce cup – you should go with at least 4.5g or 5g.)

Sil

will try that next time :)

Evol Ving Ness

I am curious about this one. It could go either way for me. I am certainly open to this combination of flavours and wholeheartedly support Anne’s creative impulses and blending approaches. Still thinking.

Evol Ving Ness

And yes, I love that Anne continues to be embedded in the community. Even more reason to adore her.

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling as well!

Most of that is on hold these days though, including tea drinking like I used to as I have a new little one who eats up all my spare time.

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