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drank Antelope Flats by Tea Hive
2171 tasting notes

This blend was a gift from family following a recent visit to Idaho. I love fresh sage – it might be my favorite fresh herb for cooking. I’ve had it in a tea once before, one that Michelle sent in a swap earlier this year. I wasn’t sure how a savory herb like sage would fit in with the tea, but I ended up loving it. Turns out, I really love this one too. The aroma when I first opened the bag was strong, but in a really good way. There’s a good punch of sage right away, and it sort of hits you full in the face with this bright almost citrus-like aroma. I also love seeing large pieces of dried sage leaf in the mix too. It just feels like special care was taken in blending it. The tea itself (which according to the website is assam and ceylon) is bold and dark, and it held up well to honey and cream. The sage continues to shine in the steeped tea. It doesn’t overwhelm, nor does it shrink itself and become overshadowed by the stronger base teas. I really like this one. It’s also feels pretty special because it came from people I really love and I got to spend the afternoon having tea with them.

Flavors: Citrusy, Medicinal, Sage

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

Hey, they visited out my way!

Michelle

Yay for visiting family! I’ve been mixing chicory, spearmint and sage. Its not bad.

gmathis

Tea from people you love always tastes better, regardless of brand or origin :)

Evol Ving Ness

Gmathis, I’m sending you a colossal virtual hug, just because you are so lovely.

gmathis

Awww! I needed that this morning.

Shae

Love that this comment section turned into a virtual group hug. <3

Mastress Alita – The pictures from their trip were amazing. It looks so beautiful there. I’ve never been but I’d love to visit one day.

Michelle – Where do you get your chicory? I’ve only ever seen it in blends?

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Mastress Alita

Hey, they visited out my way!

Michelle

Yay for visiting family! I’ve been mixing chicory, spearmint and sage. Its not bad.

gmathis

Tea from people you love always tastes better, regardless of brand or origin :)

Evol Ving Ness

Gmathis, I’m sending you a colossal virtual hug, just because you are so lovely.

gmathis

Awww! I needed that this morning.

Shae

Love that this comment section turned into a virtual group hug. <3

Mastress Alita – The pictures from their trip were amazing. It looks so beautiful there. I’ve never been but I’d love to visit one day.

Michelle – Where do you get your chicory? I’ve only ever seen it in blends?

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

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1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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