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I am pretty disappointed with this one. First of all, I didn’t follow instructions because I wanted this hot (did not ice). Second of all, I only used ~1.5 tsp of leaf in 500 mL hot water. ~3 minutes steep (I didn’t count). The tea was so bitter I couldn’t drink it. I dumped out half and added cold water, but it remains very bitter and astringent. The strawberry flavouring is artificial, but I do not mind. The zabaglione flavor gives a custard note to the brew, but that doesn’t add enough creaminess.

I have no sweetener or milk, but I think next time I will opt for milk and sugar (or at least milk). Might try it iced, but I fear it will be bitter no matter how it is steeped.

Flavors: Artificial, Astringent, Bitter, Custard, Fruity, Strawberry

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 17 OZ / 500 ML
Mastress Alita

I’m going to admit I had to look up “zabaglione”… I’ve never heard of it or seen it before. I guess that’s my educational nugget for today!

Arby

I had to look it up when I first tried a zabaglione tea too. I’m still not sure if I’m pronouncing it correctly.

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Mastress Alita

I’m going to admit I had to look up “zabaglione”… I’ve never heard of it or seen it before. I guess that’s my educational nugget for today!

Arby

I had to look it up when I first tried a zabaglione tea too. I’m still not sure if I’m pronouncing it correctly.

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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 :)

My cupboard is mostly up to date. For a more comprehensive list, see my stash spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HjWKR3um-xEnj6HC9vMvKXOAyj_bpW5u_2ixEC20-k/edit?usp=sharing
Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, gelatine, marshmallows, , natural flavour, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb)

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