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drank Seamist by Silk Road
2900 tasting notes

When this is brewed too hot with a shorter steep, it tastes mostly of lemongrass with hints of mint.

I tried brewing it for 5 minutes with hot but not boiling water, and it brought out the other important ingredient: seaweed.

Here’s the thing: I like seaweed. But I like toasted nori, but that thick bull kelp rotting on the beaches near my house. The smell of this tea is really unnerving because it reminds me of octopus/squid flavour or fish broth. It smells REALLY fishy. Luckily, however, the taste is more similar to the smell of bull kelp, and not what I would describe as fishy. It pretty much tastes how one would expect this blend to taste like. Strong lemongrass, the longer steep made the peppermint a bit overpowering, and then in the aftertaste is bull kelp. If you have ever tasted dried Kombu seaweed, that is what this tastes like.

For those who don’t know what bull kelp looks like:
http://otlibrary.com/wp-content/gallery/bull-kelp/bull-kelp-on-rialto-beach-in-olympic-national-park-wa-ruth-hager.jpg

Flavors: Citrus, Dry Grass, Fish Broth, Fishy, Herbs, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Menthol, Mint, Peppermint, Salty, Seaweed

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 24 OZ / 700 ML

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

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