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drank The Morning Star by Beastly Beverages
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This is the tea I was most excited about in my Beastly Beverages order, and thus why I’m having it as soon as I can (read: when caffeine will keep me pleasantly awake instead of tossing-and-turning awake). Mango, pineapple, chili? YES!

Parsing out the tea was an interesting experience: a huge piece of mango was in the middle of the brew, one longer than my hand. Yea, I have small hands. Still.

I only brewed this for two minutes, and wish I’d given it a bit more time. It’s a bit thin, the whole thing – other than the mango. That’s present and lovely and really authentic – as evidenced by the dried mango, of course. However the base is thin, the chili only peeks out momentarily, and there’s definitely something granular in the brew – almost as if the fruit pieces had disintegrated.

I’ll try again, hopefully with a bit more fleshing out and fullness.

1.5 tsp in 12oz.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

I am sorry it is not as good as you would have hoped. It certainly sounded like an interesting tea. Plus it is inspired by Supernatural which makes it all the more appealing.

MissB

Agreed! I’ll brew it longer next time to see what changes. The mango really is bang-on though. I have tons to play with… and can of course send you some, to save you finding out with the huge order requirement, if you’d like.

VariaTEA

100 g really is a large quantity to order but I might give in eventually as some of the blends do sound great. I shall continue to watch your notes to see your thoughts on the company.

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VariaTEA

I am sorry it is not as good as you would have hoped. It certainly sounded like an interesting tea. Plus it is inspired by Supernatural which makes it all the more appealing.

MissB

Agreed! I’ll brew it longer next time to see what changes. The mango really is bang-on though. I have tons to play with… and can of course send you some, to save you finding out with the huge order requirement, if you’d like.

VariaTEA

100 g really is a large quantity to order but I might give in eventually as some of the blends do sound great. I shall continue to watch your notes to see your thoughts on the company.

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, travel and my writing and speaking work.

What kinds of teas do I normally like?

YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

A FONDNESS FOR: all white teas, malty black teas, any herbal or medicinal teas, strange/weird teas you can only get in one place.

ALLERGIC TO: strawberries, lavender

DISLIKES: any added sugars, grains, lapsang souchong, and overly floral teas – I might enjoy a Jasmine Green every once in a while, but unless it’s a creamy floral tea (think roses in a chai, or the smoothness of a floral note in a French tea), I’ll likely pass. Earl Greys are a hit or miss with me; heavy on the cream or fruit notes and I might like it, heavy on the blergamot and I definitely won’t.

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