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I think I heard about this tea on Tea Leaf Project? It sounded interesting and they offer samples for $0.99 so I figured I would give it a try.

I actually had it hot yesterday, and while I enjoyed the flavor, the ginseng made it too sweet for me, so I decided to cold brew the last teabag overnight. The flavor reminds me of that bottled Brisk iced tea with lemon, but with ginseng sweetness instead of sugar. It has a sweet lemony note with a bit of tea in the background (a mix of black, green, and maté). The ginseng adds a licorice root-esque sweetness at the end of the sip, and a refreshing minerality.

I’m glad to have tried it, but it’s still a bit sweet for me, even when diluted to one teabag per 16 ounces of water.

Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Ginseng, Herbaceous, Lemon, Mineral, Smooth, Spring Water, Sweet, Tea

Iced 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Hi, I’m Cameron!

I’m a 30-something software engineer currently living in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two pugs, Gobo and Ume. I tend to cycle between my different hobbies, and they include piano, knitting, video games, board games, miniature painting, planners, bento, KBeauty, and – of course – TEA! But really, what I’m best at is “collecting” hobby-related things… ;)

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I prefer my tea lukewarm or at room temperature and without milk or sugar. I steep Western style, and fluctuate between using big mugs or small teapots depending on the season.

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Tea Preferences:
I enjoy both flavored and unflavored teas in many forms. These days, I drink mostly flavored teas, and I tend to gravitate most toward black, green, oolong, and herbal varieties. I do have a special fondness for straight Japanese green teas, however.

I do not sweeten my teas, and pre-sweetened teas are usually too sweet for me. I also do not enjoy stevia.

I tend to reach for fruitier flavors rather than desserty ones these days, but I do have favorites from both categories. Willing to try anything once! There are a few ingredients/flavors that aren’t generally my jam, such as coconut, rose, lavender, and chocolate flavoring. But I also have teas that I love with some of those things, too! :)

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