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drank Sexy Chai by Steep City Teas
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’Here’s Hoping’ Teabox Round #4 – Tea #22

I thought I’d finish this one, as it was just hanging out in a thin baggie for far too long in this teabox. I didn’t expect much because of that and because others described the flavor as “light”. Maybe using whatever remained made this a stronger cup. Lavender wafted from this deep dark mug. Flavorwise, it’s a bit astringent.. like raisins, so spicy it’s buzzy… but not actually hot spicy (like cayenne). I love that the blend has jasmine, but I didn’t taste any. I like it this chai.. like most blends I’ve tried from Steep City. I’m still planning on ordering from them at some point. I guess teas do last a while in thin baggies in this teabox (which I wish I would have learned before chucking a ton of teas that I’ve seen before… but I’d rather keep the teabox fresher anyway.)
Steep #1 // just boiled // 4 min steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // few min steep

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

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theteamerchant.net
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Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

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