Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Additives: 1.5 tsp sugar
Water: 1 pot filtered boiling
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: lemongrass, apple, hint of floral, hint of berry
Steeped Tea Smell: hibiscus, lemon, hint of floral
Flavor: sweet apple, hibiscus, lemon
Body: Full
Aftertaste: tang, probably from the hibiscus
Liquor: cloudy red/blood orange

One of MilitiaJim’s co-workers got this and didn’t like it. So knowing we’re tea addicts he gifted it to us.

It was OK hot, but delicious iced!

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: 7 minutes, weak, watery, light pink
7 more minutes in same water, watery lemon, smells like roses

tossed the resteep

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/teavana-loose-leaf-mate-tea-raspberry.html

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing


Blacksburg, Virginia



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