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This whimsical tea made its way over to my tea table. The leaves are a chaotic assortment of twisted black tendrils with light gold spotting. Their scent is powerful and aromatic of smooth anise, dry sugar, and chocolate. The scent takes me back to my grandmother’s Italian cookies. I warmed up my gaiwan and pushed these inside. The scent exploded into fresh baked cookies with cherries on top and a light but sharp tone of malt in the background. I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. Now I’d like to state that I really dislike anise unless it’s in a cookie. I have a lot of trouble appreciating it, but this tea nails it! The flavor begins with a smooth sweetness then moves into a sharp kick of anise. The leave’s coco base pushes these flavors out and soothes them away. The aftertaste consists of caramel and burnt sugar that linger in throat. The qi is nice and powerful with a lot of red facing, haha. The spent leaves give off a wonderful aroma of baked bread. This tea packs a lot of flavor and lasts for quite some time. The anise is not as overwhelming as I assumed to be in the aroma of the dry leaves. This tea brings a lot of character to the table with no artifices. I really enjoyed it, even though I did doubt it quite extensively.

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Flavors: Anise, Baked Bread, Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Cherry, Cocoa, Cookie, Malt, Sugar

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Sil

hmmmm….. sounds delicious

Haveteawilltravel

a very nice tea!

Sil

do we know when it’s coming out or something? didn’t see it on the website

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Hey Sil, the first official batch is to be released in the next week or two :-)

Sil

thanks brendan!

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Sil

hmmmm….. sounds delicious

Haveteawilltravel

a very nice tea!

Sil

do we know when it’s coming out or something? didn’t see it on the website

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Hey Sil, the first official batch is to be released in the next week or two :-)

Sil

thanks brendan!

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Young and experienced Tea consumer. I’m continuously learning and developing knowledge about tea. If I have learned anything at all from the world of tea it is that I do not know anything about the world of tea. I enjoy good tea, and I try to acquire the best of the best. I usually brew gongfu but I’ve been known from time to time to resort back to western brewing.

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