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drank Night Time by Pukka
1025 tasting notes

You know the rule with valerian. Don’t do it. Do not smell the dry bag.

Pukka managed to gloss over the foul-footed valerian with a thick, sweet varnish of licorice. It’s tolerable for me, that licorice. Medium intensity. Some oatstraw creaminess floats around. Chamomile is there I guess, demure as it usually is. Lavender wafts in mid-mouth and lingers lightly with licorice into the finish. It’s certainly not a lavender-forward blend. Can’t speak for the tulsi and limeflower.

It puts me to sleep but it’s not soothing for me. It’s something I have to gulp down.

shrug

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

I think my valerian sleep blend is extremely fennel heavy. I don’t taste or smell it against the fennel-wall, heh.

derk

What’s that blend? Something premixed or did you blend it yourself?

Mastress Alita

It was called Sleeping Beauty but I got it from an “out of business” sale by American Tea Room. I haven’t had a chance yet to delve into if they were wholesaling it and if it is still out in the ether somewhere.

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Mastress Alita

I think my valerian sleep blend is extremely fennel heavy. I don’t taste or smell it against the fennel-wall, heh.

derk

What’s that blend? Something premixed or did you blend it yourself?

Mastress Alita

It was called Sleeping Beauty but I got it from an “out of business” sale by American Tea Room. I haven’t had a chance yet to delve into if they were wholesaling it and if it is still out in the ether somewhere.

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Tea became a hobby and my daily drink of choice some time late in the last decade. My introduction to loose leaf came in the form of dumpster-dived Wuyi oolong packets that somebody left upon moving out of an apartment building. From there, my palate expanded to teas from across China and the world. I used to focus more on taste and still harbor the habit, but after trying sheng puer, I tend to focus more on how a tea feels in my body. Does it complement my constitution? Does it change my mood or does it enhance my current mindstate? Flavored teas are not a favorite but I do drink them intermittently.

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