drank Teatoxy Morning by Teatoxy
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This was my morning tea today, and a good choice for a relaxed start. I used 1 tsp of leaf, and gave it around 5 minutes in boiling water. Based on the ingredients list (hibiscus and rosehip) I was expecting a deep red brew, and so I was surprised when I removed my infuser to find a pale pinkish liquor. The main flavour is lemongrass, with its distinctive herbal/hay-like scent and its citrussy top note. Afterwards, I can taste a hint of apple (soft, mushy, sweet apple, rather than crisp, sharp or sour). The hibiscus is fairly prominent in the mid sip, and lingers a little into the aftertaste, but on the whole it’s a fruity, very “herbal” blend. I can’t see any rooibos or mate among the dry leaf, and I can’t taste them either, but maybe my bag just needs a good shake! I found this quite a gentle tea, considering it’s called “morning”, so it’s probably one I’d choose for a late weekend start, rather than a busy work morning when I generally need more of a boot to the rear.

A pleasant blend, all the same, and a good introduction to Textoxy.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.


Norfolk, UK

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