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reviewed Smart Soak by Mandala Tea
338 tasting notes

Additional note on another way to use this stuff…

Commercial begins:

My sink gets stained due to all the tea leaves and stuff I put in it day in and day out. I hate cleaning it and it’s such a pain. Well, I thought I’ll try this stuff on it. I put a couple of tablespoons in each of the sinks (double sink stainless steel type), filled them with hot water, walked away for 30 min+ and after I drained it…

It was sparkling clean especially the area entering the garbage disposal that sometimes the tea leaves would sit in and stain.

End of commercial.

Cameron B.

Agreed, Smart Soak is amazing! :D

Kawaii433

It really is! lol

I was wondering, it says just rinse with hot water after… But do you wash your teaware with soap and water before using it? It works so well, I’m kind of paranoid that I’ll poison myself if I don’t. lol

Cameron B.

No, I generally don’t. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea to! :P

Kawaii433

lol kk :)

derk

I’m curious, are the ingredients listed? It sounds like a product I used when home brewing to clean bottles and carboys.

Kawaii433

Nope. Not on their website nor on the package that I saw. Although my USPS guy decided to use my box as a soccer ball and the container had a crack in it, so I admit I took it out the minute I got it and transferred it into a mason jar.

Mastress Alita

My sink looks hideous. Considering it is only tea I’m on hiatus from getting at the moment, I really, really should just buckle down and buy some of this stuff already. I don’t think it ever occured to me to clean my sink the same way I clean my infusers…

Kawaii433

Mastress Alita, I really hate scrubbing the darn thing. I tried white vinegar before, and baking soda and it just wouldn’t get the tea/coffee stains out. It’s amazing what the mind comes up with to get out of using elbow grease. lol

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Cameron B.

Agreed, Smart Soak is amazing! :D

Kawaii433

It really is! lol

I was wondering, it says just rinse with hot water after… But do you wash your teaware with soap and water before using it? It works so well, I’m kind of paranoid that I’ll poison myself if I don’t. lol

Cameron B.

No, I generally don’t. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea to! :P

Kawaii433

lol kk :)

derk

I’m curious, are the ingredients listed? It sounds like a product I used when home brewing to clean bottles and carboys.

Kawaii433

Nope. Not on their website nor on the package that I saw. Although my USPS guy decided to use my box as a soccer ball and the container had a crack in it, so I admit I took it out the minute I got it and transferred it into a mason jar.

Mastress Alita

My sink looks hideous. Considering it is only tea I’m on hiatus from getting at the moment, I really, really should just buckle down and buy some of this stuff already. I don’t think it ever occured to me to clean my sink the same way I clean my infusers…

Kawaii433

Mastress Alita, I really hate scrubbing the darn thing. I tried white vinegar before, and baking soda and it just wouldn’t get the tea/coffee stains out. It’s amazing what the mind comes up with to get out of using elbow grease. lol

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Longtime casual tea drinker. In the past, mainly Sencha, Matcha. I’m currently into Oolong, Black & Pu’erh.

Gongfu cha is the main way I prepare my tea (gaiwan or Yixing teapot). I drink all tea… Usually unflavored. I do try some flavored now. I don’t like artificial sweeteners.

Favorite stores: TeaVivre, What-Cha, Mandala Tea, Yunnan sourcing, White2Tea, Lupicia. (Note: I love the teaware from TeaVivre and Yunnan sourcing.) Good experiences with 52Teas, Harney & Sons, Whispering Pines

Flavors I dislike are artificial flavors, especially artificial sweeteners. Strong lavender, violet, any strong floral-perfumey tea; cantaloupe, ripe papaya, sweet honeydew.

Can handle a little of the following: Rose, licorice, anise, jasmine, mint, spearmint, peppermint, leather.

Favorite flavors: Citrus fruits (especially grapefruit & tangerines), granny smith apple, bananas, guava, mango, tamarind, watermelon, stonefruits, all fruits except cantaloupe, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, milk, cinnamon, creme, bread, nuts, toasted, roasted.

I generally don’t add anything to my teas.

As I explore, my ratings may shift. 90+ generally means I’ll keep it on my shelf.

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