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drank Buddha Bamboo by Tea Desire
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Cold brewed this one; mostly strawberry but managed to stay light, fresh and vegetal which was pretty nice. This is definitely less flavourful than it used to be though; I need to start thinking of more creative ways to use up the rest of the leaf because I’m getting pretty bored of this one, as well…

Decreased my rating a little, as well.

Mookit

When I cold brewed this one I found that even after 24hrs it was essentially flavourless. Do you think this tea doesn’t cold brew well it could it have been that the leaves were getting old? I didn’t really have it that long, and my hot brews didn’t seem to have a problem. Thoughts?

Roswell Strange

It could be that it was stale; my leaf of this is REALLY old and has lost a hell of a lot of flavour from when I first got it. If you didn’t get a lot of fruit chunks/rose buds in the measured leaf that you used that might be part of it as well – the bamboo itself really doesn’t have a whole lot of flavour.

Mookit

Ah, that might have been it. It was kind of the bottom of my sample packet, so it probably didn’t have all the good stuff it needed for the flavour. It was a little old too, I suppose. Maybe I’ll try again when/if I get another fresh batch.

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Mookit

When I cold brewed this one I found that even after 24hrs it was essentially flavourless. Do you think this tea doesn’t cold brew well it could it have been that the leaves were getting old? I didn’t really have it that long, and my hot brews didn’t seem to have a problem. Thoughts?

Roswell Strange

It could be that it was stale; my leaf of this is REALLY old and has lost a hell of a lot of flavour from when I first got it. If you didn’t get a lot of fruit chunks/rose buds in the measured leaf that you used that might be part of it as well – the bamboo itself really doesn’t have a whole lot of flavour.

Mookit

Ah, that might have been it. It was kind of the bottom of my sample packet, so it probably didn’t have all the good stuff it needed for the flavour. It was a little old too, I suppose. Maybe I’ll try again when/if I get another fresh batch.

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