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drank Saffron Tea by Sahar Khiz
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Finally posting all those queued tasting notes from the GCTTB #6

a) I steeped this for 5 minutes (2-5 minutes recommended on the package) but used water that was fairly cool (80 *C). It was extremely bitter and overpowering, I should have gone for 2 minutes.

b) It tastes like stale turmeric and cardboard. I really wanted to like this, because it is such a unique tea, but I could only get in two sips. The two friends I was with (big tea drinkers) thought it was disgusting also. I may actually have found the worst tea of all time. Worse than grocery store bagged green tea mixed with stevia and hibiscus even. Worse than fish flavoured pu’erh. It was really bad. I can’t say I’d recommend even trying it.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Cardboard, Tannic

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 24 OZ / 700 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, maybe stale?

Arby

Could be? I’m not sure. It could just be that I’m too sensitive to bitterness.

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Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, maybe stale?

Arby

Could be? I’m not sure. It could just be that I’m too sensitive to bitterness.

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

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Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

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Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, , marshmallows, , natural flavour, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb)

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