Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Juniper, Lemongrass, Rose Hips
Flavors
Lemon, Lemongrass, Pine, Smoke, Berry, Dry Grass, Hay
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 13 oz / 387 ml

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  • “Another pouch from derk. Thank you. Steeped as suggested, 1.5 tsp, 100°C, 5-7 minutes. I had to seach what “cota” is. In Czech it is called Marunek or Rmen. Never had it as a herbal tea. It had...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Something different, and something good. Lemon lands first but is swiftly obliterated by smokey dry pine. It’s easy to think of brush piles around this stuff. The juniper shakes loose at the end,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea is weird. Not in a bad way, but if you go into it thinking it’ll be an ordinary herbal, prepare to be thrown for a loop. I distinctly remember my grandma bringing me back “Native Tea” from...” Read full tasting note
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From New Mexico Tea Company

A unique blend of cota and fresh scent of the forest and valley that will inspire you to walk calmly in mother nature’s wilderness on a full moon night.

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Another pouch from derk. Thank you.
Steeped as suggested, 1.5 tsp, 100°C, 5-7 minutes.

I had to seach what “cota” is. In Czech it is called Marunek or Rmen. Never had it as a herbal tea.

It had somehow generic lemony taste, I was expecting some notes from juniper but nada. No pine notes too! Have I took bad teaspoons? Do I need to have more cota in, or more juniper? Should I crush the berries when brewed? So many questions, some tea left for trying. Won’t rate so far.

Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
White Antlers

Martin I sent this to derk. I got very little flavor from it, so I do not think you are doing anything wrong with your brewing.

Martin Bednář

Thank you then White Antlers. I wonder what derk will think about this tea. It is interesting blend nevertheless.

White Antlers

I ordered a few things from them and was disappointed with all of the tea. Of course, flavored and weird herbal tea blends are not things I enjoy, so I admit to being a fool to even order-but you know what? Live and learn. : )

Martin Bednář

I do like to try new and weird different stuff. I never heard of cota tea before, while I have heard about the plant. I was just expecting some notes from that juniper. I will try to crush the berries next time. I was just bored that it was so basical lemony taste.
I was lucky to drink some native American tea blend. I even wrote a tasting note, it could be about year ago. While it was so weird, I had no expectations and yes, it wasn’t great. It was rather awful. But I loved trying it!

White Antlers

It is delightful to see your sense of wonder and adventure, Martin!

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Something different, and something good. Lemon lands first but is swiftly obliterated by smokey dry pine. It’s easy to think of brush piles around this stuff. The juniper shakes loose at the end, and that berry note neatly caps the experience. It’s unlike any other tisane I’ve ever had. Plus, it’s snazzy looking stuff. Holds its own paired with lunch and dinner, too.

Flavors: Berry, Dry Grass, Lemon, Pine, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This tea is weird. Not in a bad way, but if you go into it thinking it’ll be an ordinary herbal, prepare to be thrown for a loop. I distinctly remember my grandma bringing me back “Native Tea” from the Southwest as a souvenir when I was a little kid, and I absolutely loved it, but my mother thought it tasted like burnt grass and threw it in the bin.
Well, this tea is a less burned and more pine-heavy version of that tea I remember, so surprise! What I got hooked on as a 5 year old was cota and I still like it however many years later. The dry cota needles are so pointy that I had one splinter up into the skin of my foot when one escaped onto the floor, and they’re long and stiff which makes them hard to measure.
Once you brew them, though, dang. Southwestern Christmas in a cup. Light yellow liquor that reminds you of an unsavory liquid and the leaves are good to brew again and again until you get tired of drinking the stuff. Juniper berries are the perfect complement to the dry pine of cota. You know how gin has that dry taste to it? Yeah, so does this tea. The juniper builds on that and makes it taste slightly less like sipping on a liquidated alcoholic-but-not pine tree.
I have to say, though, I do love this tea. It’s delicious in a terribly weird fashion.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Hay, Pine

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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