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I received this in a sale from Ost (thank you!) and was pleased to see it is one of Anne’s blends. (The original blend from frank was almost ten years ago so yes, I’m very glad this is a reblend. haha) I love the honeybush blends from 52Teas that no other tea company really seems to attempt. This one looks like it uses HUGE pieces of honeybush that I’ve never seen before. Some of it even looks like black tea. The resulting brew actually looks quite dark. There is a great balance here between the spearmint and creaminess. I must recommend the very long second steep — the flavors really meld and linger to the point it seems like a minty milkshake with the spearmint and white chocolate chips. So this is a lovely blend, slightly different from the mint/chocolate chip blends that are more typical.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 10 minutes after boiling // 2-3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 10+ minute steep

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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), 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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