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Tea

I’m a fan of loose-leaf tea, this is a page for me to keep track of¬†my notes about different varieties, brewing times, etc. ¬†I tend to prefer weaker teas, so my notes and steep times reflect that. ¬†Feel free to let me know if you have any suggested varieties to try!

Brand Tea Steep time Notes Re-steep
 Teavana White Ayurvedic Chai 2 min Good for mornings at work Steep up to 3 times
 Teavana Peachberry Jasmine Sutra 1 min Good iced, not hot
 Teavana Caribbean Calypso Mate 5 min Only good mixed with white avurvedic
 Teavana Golden Monkey 2:30 min Easy to oversteep, good basic black tea Steep up to 3 times
 Teavana Pumpkin Spice Brulee 3 min Smell much stronger than flavor
 Teavana Tropical Nut Paradise 6 min Make sure to steep for entire time, otherwise weak.  Good blended with Golden Monkey
 Elmwood Inn Pomegranate Black 5 min Awesome morning tea at work Steep up to 2 times
 Elmwood Inn Chocolate Mint 5 min Smells a little stronger than it tastes, but very good Steep up to 2 times
 Fineline Wedding 4 min Very strong, needs teaspoon of sugar
Teavana Strawberry Grapefruit Xue Long 2 min A little sour (grapefruit), weak when iced
Teavana Fig Rose 5 min A little sour, smells better than it tastes, may want to add some sugar
Giant Eagle Sun Moon and Stars 4 min Smelled great, tasted horrible
Giant Eagle Hibiscus Blueberry 5 min Sour when brewed, needs sugar to mask.  Better second time. Steep up to 2 times
Giant Eagle Hibiscus Key Lime 5 min Sour when brewed, needs sugar to mask.  Better second time. Steep up to 2 times
Teavana Weight to Go 3 min Not bad, a little bland Steep up to 2 times
Teavana Cacao Mint Black 3 min A little bland, Elmwood Inn’s is much better Steep up to 2 times
Teavana Peach Tranquility 6 min Good, but a little weak Steep once
Rishi Pu-erh Vanilla 5 min Steep 6 minutes after first steep Steep up to 3 times
Teavana Earl Gray Creme 3 min Very good, not overpowering like regular Earl Gray Steep up to 3 times
Teavana Honeybush Vanilla 5-6 min Good tea for work Steep up to 2 times
Prestogeorge Ginger Peach Orange Black 3 min Good tea for work Steep up to 2 times
Prestogeorge Pomegranate White 4 min Good tea for work Steep up to 2 times

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