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Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox – Round #5 – Tea #35
Aw, here is a Teavana tea I actually like! The ingredients list is astounding, probably to hide the fact there is absolutely no oolong in this blend (which I expected from Teavana anyway). So I should have sipped it at night for a decaf option… (also, this makes for a nice Valentine’s Day tea … along with Bluebird’s Love Potion I was also sipping). First, the giant stalks of rhubarb in the photo for the tea made this one appealing to me! Other highlights to the massive ingredients list: rose, grapes, peach, pineapple, spices, vanilla! I steeped this one for quite a while but there is only minimal hibiscus damage. Awesome. At least the blend isn’t drowning in hibiscus (even though it is supposed to be a blend with rhubarb so I can see why they might add more than usual). Maybe waiting 15 minutes after boiling to steep a hibiscus blend tames it a little bit. It’s fun to guess what the “flavoring” added to a tea is, but I can’t guess with this cup. The scent from the cup is a lovely floral strawberry. The flavor hits with the tangy hibiscus first, but then I notice strawberry, tangerine, and a grape like flavor. It’s almost like a floral fruity champagne, which I guess actually makes Teavana’s description accurate for once!
Steep #1 // 15 minutes after boiling // many minute steep (10?)
ETA; throwing out the leaves, i did notice a couple leaves of oolong.

Inkling

I’m a fan of this one as well!

Evol Ving Ness

Me too.

And it resteeps forever as well in my recollection.

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Inkling

I’m a fan of this one as well!

Evol Ving Ness

Me too.

And it resteeps forever as well in my recollection.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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