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drank Chamomile Dream by JusTea
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My very last tea from JusTea! This one was from the herbal trio.

This is a pleasant mix of lemongrass, chamomile, and licorice root. The lemongrass is definitely the strongest flavor, with its soft and sweet lemon drop citrus notes. The chamomile is very subdued until the end of the sip, where it takes center stage. Happily, I don’t taste much of the licorice. Similar to the peppermint herbal, it’s basic but nice, though not something I would buy since I could easily mix it myself.

As for JusTea in general, I did enjoy most of their teas. I think my favorites were (unexpectedly) the Cream Earl Grey and the Turmeric Ginger. I want to try their African Chai and Mt. Kenya Black again, because I sort of felt like they were both contaminated by the Earl Grey that was in the same trio. Also, I really want to try their plain purple tea, since all three of the teas in the purple trio were mostly other ingredients…

Flavors: Candy, Chamomile, Citrus, Honey, Lemon, Lemongrass, Pollen, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Hi, I’m Cameron!

I’m a 30-something software engineer currently living in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two pugs, Gobo and Ume. I tend to cycle between my different hobbies, and they include piano, knitting, video games, board games, miniature painting, planners, bento, KBeauty, and – of course – TEA! But really, what I’m best at is “collecting” hobby-related things… ;)

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I prefer my tea lukewarm or at room temperature and without milk or sugar. I steep Western style, and fluctuate between using big mugs or small teapots depending on the season.

I am always up for a swap! Just let me know if you’d like to try something in my cupboard.

Tea Preferences:
I enjoy both flavored and unflavored teas in many forms. These days, I drink mostly flavored teas, and I tend to gravitate most toward black, green, oolong, and herbal varieties. I do have a special fondness for straight Japanese green teas, however.

I do not sweeten my teas, and pre-sweetened teas are usually too sweet for me. I also do not enjoy stevia.

I tend to reach for fruitier flavors rather than desserty ones these days, but I do have favorites from both categories. Willing to try anything once! There are a few ingredients/flavors that aren’t generally my jam, such as coconut, rose, lavender, and chocolate flavoring. But I also have teas that I love with some of those things, too! :)

Favorite Companies:
3 Leaf
Bird & Blend
Dammann Frères
Harney & Sons
Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms
Lupicia
Old Barrel Tea Co
Simpson & Vail
Taiwan Tea Crafts
TeaVivre

Tea Rating Scale:
90-100: Outstanding! Permanent cupboard resident
80-89: Great – a possible staple
70-79: Good, but I wouldn’t buy it
60-69: It’s decent
50-59: Meh… I may or may not have finished the cup
40-49: Ick. Couldn’t finish it.
00-39: Repulsive, I spat it out

I will sometimes refrain from rating a tea if I feel I’m too biased due to my personal dislikes, or if I suspect the sample has been compromised by age or scent contamination.

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