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drank Joy 2015 by Teavana
2768 tasting notes

Wow, this gets astringent very quickly. I really like the spices + jasmine combo though. Be careful more to overbrew this, I accidentally left mine in for about 5 minutes and than was far too long. It could also be the green tea in the base that made it astringent (and also a bit bitter). Either way, beware!

There is a strong scent and flavour from jasmine and from something similar to orange peel and mulling spices, but the spices are quite faint. What I really like is that there is no acidic/sour aspect with the orange/fruit flavour. I wouldn’t call this a winter or holiday tea, but this blend has so much potential. If not for the astringency that made it undrinkable, I would have really enjoyed this (and probably bought some looseleaf).

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Jasmine, Orange Zest, Sour, Spices, Tannin, Tea

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 24 OZ / 700 ML
Queen Cockatiel

Couldn’t agree more. I followed the steeping instructions on this one and I just couldn’t drink it due to its astringency. Steeping it on 3 minutes gets a more balanced taste.

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Queen Cockatiel

Couldn’t agree more. I followed the steeping instructions on this one and I just couldn’t drink it due to its astringency. Steeping it on 3 minutes gets a more balanced taste.

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