I didn’t look up the brewing parameters before brewing, so I went with 1.5 Tbls, boiling water for 5. Minutes. Then, I saw on here that 5 minutes is the far end of brewing parameters. This long steep time did make the tea a bit astringent so I will definitely lower the steep time next time. You know it is in the morning….I JUST NEED TEA….NOW! Haha, or I am anyway!

Anyway, what part of the tea that wasn’t astringent was delicious, sweet pumpkin and creamy marshmallows. I don’t think I got a proper taste though. Next time, I will follow the parameters.

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I am a nurse. I have numerous hobbies: reading, crocheting, crafting, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I went into a DavidsTea for the first time and have been hooked ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte.

My favourite flavours are nutty, vanilla, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are lavender, rose, hibiscus, banana, and straight green or overly vegetal teas.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.


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