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This tea bag I have from last swap with derk, so I thank you, even… the tea is bit weird in my opinion.

I made an Excel file with teas; actually I used Oolongowl’s template (it is great, hoot, hoot!) and, although I don’t have everything there yet (last part of cupboard missing) it seems I have it about 50-50 ratio (tea bags – loose leaf) while I don’t count “Huge bags section” because, it is too many different tea bags and finding which ones are actually with tea in is way too time consuming.

So, it is evening, made a filter for caffeine-free teas and ran an randomiser on random.org. It picked number one, which was this one.

I steeped it for 5 minutes maybe and… it smells like a cinnamon bun or something.But with something extra herbal. Brews hazy yellow, but not so cloudy as last time. It is even, kind of, tasty. Yeah, I notice mostly cinnamon pastry, but there is no funky, musty or some other weird tastes. Upping a rate a bit.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Pastries

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
Mastress Alita

I use an Excel file for my tea inventory too (and NOT my Steepster cupboard like everyone else on here; I keep ALL teas I’ve ever tried on my Steepster cupboard so I can back reference things I may want to buy again, while my Excel file is always up-to-date with exactly what I have in my home). It is linked on my Profile page, and I also have been known to do that, run Sort functions to find teas that are certain types, certain dates, include certain ingredients, etc., or use Randomizer.org to pick from certain datasets. I love it!

Martin Bednář

I combine both so far… I think I will slowly turn into Excel cupboard only, as you said, it is easier to find certain teas there, based on ingredients, dates, types.

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Prepared. Sorting tea bags for tomorrow exchange meeting. Forgot that I kept a tea bag in all the time. Maybe 30, 45 minutes? Who knows? But now it is quite cold. So – I can it write a tasting note while sipping.

it is not great. Not terrible. Not even average. It tastes quite funky, it is cloudy! It is dusty!
I notice mostly cardamon and clove notes, all together is soothing my throat. But weird funky note of basil or something like that? Weird.

40. But thanks derk – I bet I will swap the tea bag at least and that is positive.

Flavors: Cardamom, Clove, Herbs

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 10 OZ / 300 ML

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This one is from AliceG. The teabag wasn’t labeled at all, so I didn’t know what to expect. It tastes like lemon verbena, which I’m not a huge fan of. It tastes fine though. Basically what you’d expect from lemon verbena – dirty/flowery, but not in an unpleasant way. Better than the other lemon verbena tea I’ve had. I think there are other ingredients in here, but they’re totally overshadowed. It would definitely be better if it were more balanced.

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Picked up from the Mediterranean market. There is absolutely no way this herbal tea contains what is listed in the ingredients. I tasted pretty much clove and mint hints of cinnamon and cardamom. What’s listed? tilia flowers, Damask rose, chamomile flowers, marshmallow flowers, lemon verbena. A thick layer of dust settled in the bottom of the cup. Thin. Eh.

Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Mint

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Martin Bednář

It seems you had bad tea choice day


Bad day in general, ha!

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