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drank Hufflepuff by Woodsong Herbs
2786 tasting notes

I finished this one recently, and I’m a bit sorry about it.
I liked this! It was a really nice, simple and tasty tea. It was a wonderful Sunday morning tea- gentle and easy to drink when I was bleary and tired.
It may be coming back at some point, we shall see.
But for now a sipdown!

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drank Hufflepuff by Woodsong Herbs
2786 tasting notes

I’m almost out of this tea, which is a bit of a shame. I’ve really enjoyed it.
It’s turned, almost exclusively, into my Sunday morning tea. Sunday is the one day that I get to sleep in a bit, and don’t have immediate things I need to be doing, so this funny combination of black tea and chamomile ease me gently into wakefulness.
It’s a mild, pleasantly fresh tea, which I’ve been liking all summer, and it’s possible I will get more of it in future.

gmathis

I’ve tried a homeblend version of nondescript black tea with chamomile, and it does have both a nice flavor and effect. May need to whip up a batch :) Thanks for the reminder!

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drank Hufflepuff by Woodsong Herbs
2786 tasting notes

So I wrote a long note on Monday about a cool event I went to over the weekend where I got this and a couple other teas, but Steepster ate it. Boo. I’ll re-write it, but not today.
Today I am exsausted. It’s been over 100 degrees for the last few days, and my air conditioner is phoning it in. It never got below 80 degrees in my house last night, and hasn’t for the last couple of nights.
I’m knackered. I am dragging my sorry carcass all around making mewling noises, drinking my own weight in ice water, and considering sticking my head in the freezer.
So I wont write a more intense note today than to say this is a mild black tea, with delicate lemon and vanilla, and it’s very nice today.
Ugh. Summer.

gmathis

My mom used to say, “When it’s cold, you can always pile on another layer. When it’s hot, there are only so many layers to peel off.” Should you care to venture into southwest Missouri, we’re having the coolest June we’ve seen in years. Temps 50’s at night; mid-70’s daytime. The downside is the record WET that’s accompanying the temps. Farmers that generally pray for rain are praying for enough dry days for the wheat to mature and the soybeans to get planted. It’s getting late for both.

ashmanra

Oh! Rosehips! How miserable! Is the a/c broken or is it just too hot for it to keep up? Ditto on what gmathis said about cokd and hot, you can always add a layer but when it is hot there is only so much you can do to cool off. We just had the most insufferable May – the hottest I remember in years, but June has been blissful so far. Lows in the 60’s, highs in the 80’s…unheard of! And cloudy and rainy to boot, so it feels even cooler. I hope you get some relief soon!

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Alas, this tea never did get the bolder level of flavor I was hoping for. Oh well. It is now all drunk, and is just a memory, though not as strong a memory as I would have wished.
Sipdown!

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I am, apparently, not a very subtle person. I like my flavors to be there, more often than not. So, while I find the flavors of this tea to be pleasant, I wish they were stronger! I wish I had a juicier apricot and a kickier ginger here. I especially like ginger to bite back.
Still, I think this will be enjoyable in the hot months.

gmathis

Wonder what would happen if you added some apple juice or peach nectar before icing it down…

ashmanra

Gmathis: whoa! I had been considering adding some peach syrup to my iced tea, but your comment reminded me that our grocer has pear nectar and such. I bet they would be AWESOME in tea!

gmathis

Random and unrelated — back when I had a baby under my roof, the pediatrician recommended the syrup from a can of “cling peaches in heavy syrup” for baby nausea. Worked wonders, and wasn’t too bad for grown up nausea, too.

Kittenna

@gmathis – that’s quite an interesting remedy!

@Rosehips – you’d think a tea named “triple ginger” would have a pretty kicky ginger, but I guess not…

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This is a pleasant black tea, very appropriate for breakfast as the name suggests. The vanilla is subtle (which I prefer) and the lavender flowers are more present, though without being too overbearing. The lavender also seems to make this tea slightly peppery, which is unique enough to keep me thinking about it throughout the morning. The black tea itself is just fine – nothing remarkable, though I would not consider that to be a drawback at all.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Fragrantly-vanilla and lightly coconut-sweet, this unconventional take on the Indian chai recipe is peppery enough to perk your taste buds and accessible enough to be enjoyed without softening it with milk (though that would certainly be a fine way to drink it, too). For black tea, this is very smooth. All of the ingredients gently converge into a tasty harmony. If it were a color, I believe it would be periwinkle.

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drank Sniffle Tea by Woodsong Herbs
17 tasting notes

Invigorating blend, and pretty potent stuff to fight against a head cold. Peppermint and white sage make for a powerful combo that tickles the nose and restores the body. This is a perky tea rather than a soothing one. The white sage, in particular, might make this a little strong for daily sipping, but that’s not to say it isn’t delicious! Highly recommended for an herbal medicine collection, since it also has yarrow. I just ordered a one-pound bag :)

Preparation
1 min, 15 sec

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drank Sniffle Tea by Woodsong Herbs
17 tasting notes

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