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By a coincidence, I have same flavoured tea as derk had a few hours earlier. I shall send you some of those tea bags.

I wanted a simple cuppa. And this, tea bag delivers.
I have to say that turmeric is for me quite an acquired taste. I don’t mind it, but I don’t really love it. Ginger… well it is just right here to add some spicyness, but not overpowering everything (as often in tea bags). And the lemon here? Adding much needed freshness and complements well the other ingredients.

Good daily drinker. Indeed it is.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
derk

I will drink any turmeric tea that falls in my hands :)

Martin Bednář

Haha, noted!

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This is one of those free tea bags I have received and quite a lots of them, as they have BB date on 12 June 2021. But I am prettyy sure they will be good even after that date and they won’t just go bad 13 June.

Anyway, I had a third cup of this tea already as I have tried it several times in May.
It is rather Turmeric & Lemon, I couldn’t notice much of ginger there. Mostly lemongrass is present in flavour. Turmeric is hadding a quite an interesting combination over there. Ginger is giving a bit of heat, but luckily not much and it rather brings some “density” and it is not flat in flavour. The rest of ingredients I couldn’t notice at all.

Overall, quite a nice caffeine-free cup. Nothing to keep as well, but drinking it now and then, why not, huh?

Flavors: Lemongrass, Turmeric

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Matcha Honey & Lemon by tipson
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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #159 overall / Tea #30 for April
An Ode to Tea, H is for Honey Lemon Matcha (gifted by Danielle aka @teaandmeblog)
Monday 04/19 — Tipson Teas Honey Lemon Matcha 2 teabags. #9 of 9 notes I was behind on. Cold-brewed this for a while today on my countertop and sipped on it this afternoon. Was pleasant for being a teabag matcha.. could taste all the flavors in the tea name, first time cold-brewing matcha!
#tiffanydrinkstea #tiffanys2021 #tiffanysfaves #tiffanyinthe614 #tiffanysteasipdown #sipdownchallenge

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Every time I turn around, someone has added another little something to the tea tables in my office and the one next door. This morning, it was a fresh bottle of honey, which was perfect in this little bagged tea. Between the sweetness of the honey and the bite of the turmeric, no moringa bitterness at all—just a sweet and peachy cup.

(News to me: looks like Basilur bought out Tipson a while back—I haven’t tried many of their organic/herbal blends, but a Basilur seal of approval, at least to me, confirms that Tipson stuff should be of a decent to somewhat-above-decent quality.)

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Because (a) Turmeric is the first noted ingredient and (b) I got called away and left this on my desk considerably longer than intended, I expected it to burn my throat. Not so—it’s pleasantly peachy, and any bitterness from the moringa has been beaten into submission by the fruit flavor. I like it and will save a little to try iced…spring is coming, right?

ashmanra

I like this one best iced! Lightly sweetened!

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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #32
#drinkwhatyouown January slot 10/25

Sunday 1/31… January is ending? What? :) Anyway, I had two tea bags of this in my travel tea stash bag… can’t remember if this was from my swap of samples from @teaandmeblog or her advent calendar? But I used my kettle to brew green tea temp. water filled up my 20 oz DT tumbler and took it to work and left my tea bags in the water for 1+ hours. It was a nice warm cuppa to sip on throughout the morning on my shift.

#tiffanydrinkstea #tiffanys2021 #tiffanysfaves #tiffanyinthe614 #tiffanysteasipdown #sipdownchallenge

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74

This makes a nice morning cup. I like the earthiness from the matcha and tumeric over the green tea base. I mostly smell the passionfruit rather than taste it, but perhaps a bit of sugar would help bring out that flavor.

Flavors: Earth, Fruity

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Matcha Blueberry by tipson
3550 tasting notes

From the last teabox! One of those fun teabox finds — I’d never heard of this. I thought this was blueberry flavored matcha in a teabag but it is mostly small bits of green tea in the teabag. I’d say it surprisingly tasted like matcha anyway, with enough wisping around in the mug. It ALSO tasted of blueberry, so that’s nice. Sometimes it’s important just to note that a tea is actually tasting like it’s supposed to. I liked it!

Martin Bednář

Was your tea bag fresher? Or what was wrong with my cuppa? I am glad anyway that you liked it :)

tea-sipper

Yeah, I saw your note, Martin! I have no idea how fresh this was, as it was from a travelling teabox. I noticed you steeped yours for 3 1/2 minutes, and I like to steep much shorter on the greens. So that probably can make the difference. :D

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75

This was pleasant surprise.

I took this tea bag with same thoughts about last ones. It won’t be tasty, it will be maybe very spicy, it will be hardly any good tea base.
NONE OF ABOVE
I used even warmer water than they recommend. On the bag is 100°C, I used 90°C, they have on website 75-80°C.

Hardly any matcha? Well, it is in paper bag and some green tea dust is actually going off the bag. So, some matcha is apparently in. It was very spice present too, when dry.

I put the bag in the cup, let it in for minute and half (yes, that short — mostly because of higher temperature and I did not wanted too strong, buttery cuppa)

It was mostly cloves I noticed, but as well ginger and bit of cinnamon. The base was present too! Especially it was quite grassy and not buttery at all. There was little dust of matcha on the bottom, so I was whisking the cup with a teaspoon.

I won’t classify it as a matcha actually. But as green tea with chai? Pleasant surprise!

On the other news:
My granma is going home today afternoon. Actually in the time I am writing this line, she will be in our car and my brother drives home!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Grass

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
ashmanra

Great news! I was thinking about your grandma yesterday and wondered how she was doing. Glad she is going home!

Eelong

That’s wonderful to hear, Martin!

gmathis

Celebrating with you! Grandmas need to be cherished as much as possible.

Martin Bednář

Thank you everyone! She says that her sight is bit worse (while reading), and still sometimes she forgot a word (like losing a word in sentence in foreign language) and it seems that it was caused by heart arrhythmia. But as I said, it’s still great, especially when she is 79 years old!

tea-sipper

Good to hear your grandma is doing well! A bunch of us tea-people were thinking of her. :D

mrmopar

Good to hear she is coming home.

derk

Hurray!

Martin Bednář

Thank you tea-sipper, mrmopar and derk! She is doing well, yesterday she had few medical check-ups, she get some over-counter medicine including some injections. Her GP was surprised that she had it. Well, we were surprised as well.

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drank Matcha Blueberry by tipson
1172 tasting notes

I took this tea, as it is green and hopefully refreshing. Turns out quite buttery, not much grassy, green tea with little blueberry flavour. Blueberry is rather in aroma than in taste, taste is not winning too – it is just common, green tea with little blueberries. But when dry, it was really strong of blueberries. Sad story.

I am rather disappointed by this matcha-series, teas are okay only. The fruit notes are like “let’s call it fruity, but do not add any fruits in”

Flavors: Blueberry, Green, Tea

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Matcha Mint by tipson
1172 tasting notes

Cloudy, bit too yellow colour.
Aroma strongly peppermint, not a single note of green tea.

In taste it is common green tea, but with dominant peppermint notes. Quite plain. Not fan of it much.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 6 OZ / 180 ML

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drank Sleep Well by tipson
1172 tasting notes

“All the natural ingredients have been carefully blended to help you relax, unwind and enjoy a godd night’s sleep”

I hope it will work that way. I don´t know how long the steep was. Maybe 4 minutes? It is 10 pm, it is late :D and it is my first tea today.

Today I do not think that camomile is overpowering all the taste. I notice lemon grass and nutmeg (the spicy note).
But it is so hot today, tea is not really cooling down. But I want to drink it before sleeping.

By the way, I passed another exam today and tomorrow another goes. I am getting bit crazy to be honest. I have no time for preparation, I don’ t even want to study for it.

Sad, so sad.

Yep, chamomile is not so strong today. I notice chamomile base but ginseng and nutmeg making it nice. I mean, it tastes like someting but just a a camomile. Good sign! Still too hot to sip.

Okay, now it is good temperature now. It is like a camomile with little spicy aftertaste. The spicy part is not very noticable though, but it is not so plain. Upping a rating a pinch.

Preparation
Boiling 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Sleep Well by tipson
1172 tasting notes

Not yay, not nay. Average.

Chamomile is ovewhelming all others. Little notes of lemongrass and nutmeg. Good to relax, but chamomile taste was too strong.

Flavors: Herbs

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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I bought this months ago because it was cheap and I liked the tin. I haven’t yet been able to brew it, as I can’t get past the artificial smell. It’s supposed to be a blend of rose + cantaloupe, and you can definitely smell them. But it’s so overpoweringly artificial… it gives me a headache. I have TONS of it! EEK!!

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