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Thanks again for the swap, AJRimmer!  I’ve always wanted to try these Teavivre herbals, so I really appreciate this sample swap to try quite a few of them.  I think the name here hypes this one up a bit.  Overall, I’m tasting roselles that aren’t TOO tart, but with an underlying berry flavor and also something that tastes quite like herbs – though which herbs, I can’t tell.  The flavor could have been hints of cherry, but maybe I’m just imagining what a “Paris” tea might taste like.  The second steep was incredibly weak – hardly any flavor at all, but at least the roselles weren’t overwhelming?   I avoided looking at the ingredients list until finishing the second steep and was surprised to find some odd ingredients that didn’t match up with what I was tasting: Apple, Pineapple, Orange Peel, Grapes, Peppermint?  I definitely didn’t notice those.  But I suppose that slight herbal flavor could have been the peppermint.  Nothing special, but I’m happy to try it.
Steep #1  // 1 3/4 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling  // 3 minute steep
Steep #2  // just boiled //  3 min steep

AJRimmer

When I was choosing which ones to buy, I picked all the ones with peppermint since I’m a huge fan and was disappointed to find that none of them really taste like peppermint. Oh well!

tea-sipper

Oops – but the plain mint from Teavivre is very good at least!

AJRimmer

Oh that’s good to know!

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AJRimmer

When I was choosing which ones to buy, I picked all the ones with peppermint since I’m a huge fan and was disappointed to find that none of them really taste like peppermint. Oh well!

tea-sipper

Oops – but the plain mint from Teavivre is very good at least!

AJRimmer

Oh that’s good to know!

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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
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.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. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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