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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge – December Theme: Holiday Teason Tea #25

From AJRimmer a while ago — thank you!  Must have been waiting to try this during the holidays!  Oh how I would love a tea that tasted like a thick piece of fruitcake… not this one though.  Sadly, somehow this tastes mostly like licorice and rooibos.   Looking at the ingredients, there is anise here.   The fruits: apple, figs, orange, golden raisins, red currant, and rhubarb (the blend looks mostly rooibos.)  This seems like an odd mix of fruits for a fruitcake… I’m not really tasting them anyway.  The chicory and anise are taking over.  The second steep was much the same: too much anise.  That’s a shame.
Steep #1 //  1 1/2 teaspoons // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 15 minute steep
Other holiday teas:  52Teas – Holiday Marmalade (26)

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

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butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
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Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
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80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

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