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Possibly a first acquaintance with sea buckthorn? Thanks to Martin’s generosity <3

Tart and fruity in a jammy no-sugar-added, cooked-down way, citrusy. It tastes like it looks, orange with a brown tint. There’s some earthiness to this brew that brings the pucker down from hibiscus heights. It’s simply not the same kind of tart! A whisper of lavender is nice here. A little bit of sweetness on the backend aling with elderflower. Salty-citrus zest (kumquat?) aftertingle.

Something about this sis o familiar. It reminds me of late fall in northeastern Ohio… But why?

Best 2 bags per 300mL! Don’t want that flavor watered down.

Flavors: Citrusy, Earthy, Elderflower, Fruity, Jam, Kumquat, Lavender, Salt, Tart

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 10 OZ / 300 ML
Martin Bednář

You are welcome! Why it reminds you Ohio, I have no idea. Sea buckthorn is an interesting flavour though and I certainly need to get some again. But getting nice tea with flavour of it is is kind of hard.

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Martin Bednář

You are welcome! Why it reminds you Ohio, I have no idea. Sea buckthorn is an interesting flavour though and I certainly need to get some again. But getting nice tea with flavour of it is is kind of hard.

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