drank Mint Pistachio by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
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It’s been a rough few days.

Maybe it’s my frustrated mindset, or maybe it’s because flavored teas often confound me, but I find it difficult to capture what I think about this tea. The first cup tasted overwhelmingly of alcohol-based extract (pistachio flavoring?). The blend really grew on me over the course of three days, though. Sweet but crisp mint, very lightly creamy. Green cardamom blends so well I couldn’t pick it out at first. The black tea seems to serve as a caffeine-delivery vehicle. Maybe it provides a different, oh-so-light layer of tannic cleansing. I just don’t know.

Recommend 1tsp, 10oz, water off boil for 1 steep as long as you want. 2tsp with a 3min first steep doesn’t seem to leave enough power for a second steep.

Thanks for providing a bit of respite from the madness, tea-sipper <3

Martin Bednář

I should look for this one

Kawaii433

I hope your situation improves. I’m sorry derk :(.

Flavored teas do that to me too! I also have a problem with rating them. Non flavored is far easier (for me) to rate but I get perplexed when it comes to flavored teas.

tea-sipper

You’re welcome. :D

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Martin Bednář

I should look for this one

Kawaii433

I hope your situation improves. I’m sorry derk :(.

Flavored teas do that to me too! I also have a problem with rating them. Non flavored is far easier (for me) to rate but I get perplexed when it comes to flavored teas.

tea-sipper

You’re welcome. :D

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Tea became a hobby and my daily drink of choice some time late in the last decade. My introduction to loose leaf came in the form of dumpster-dived Wuyi oolong packets that somebody left upon moving out of an apartment building. From there, my palate expanded to teas from across China and the world. I used to focus more on taste and still harbor the habit, but after trying sheng pu’er, I tend to focus more on how a tea feels in my body. Does it complement my constitution? Does it change my mood or does it enhance my current mindstate? While I may not mention those effects in tea notes, it is what I value most. Flavored teas are not a favorite but I do drink them intermittently.

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