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drank Pure Peace by Jayida Ché
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I drank a lot of tea today. We are dealing with crappy Wills & Estate legal issues and family fallout here. The teas, particularly those from Jayida Ché, have really pulled the weight today.

The nose here is almost all fluffy lavender, but lavender shares the stage equally with lemon balm (fresh and soft, almost minty citrus note) and rosehips to taste. One or more of these ingredients is tangy sweet and pleasantly tart. I just wish there was a tad more white tea leaf in the blend but I can live with this.

The chemistry and intent of this tea reminds me of apothecary and essential oils shops, as do many other tea blends from Jayida Ché. Their herb-focused teas are a nice change of pace for my recently enlarged cupboard, which is already full of trendy dessert teas, Earl Greys, Milk Oolong, and a much loved Silver Needle. The herbs complete me! :P

Flavors: Citrusy, Hay, Herbaceous, Lavender, Lemon, Mint, Rosehips, Sweet, Tangy, Tart

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

Oh, friend, I feel your pain regarding estate management. Much like rolling a boulder uphill at an 86-degree angle. You needed peace, indeed!

CrowKettle

Thanks, gmathis. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, and such a lose-lose situation. The arrival of new teas with fun and soothing names + ingredients is a much appreciated distraction right now :)

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gmathis

Oh, friend, I feel your pain regarding estate management. Much like rolling a boulder uphill at an 86-degree angle. You needed peace, indeed!

CrowKettle

Thanks, gmathis. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, and such a lose-lose situation. The arrival of new teas with fun and soothing names + ingredients is a much appreciated distraction right now :)

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Citrus Fruits, Passionfruit, Banana, Pineapple, Melons, Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Elderberry, Persimmon, Rhubarb..

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai, Cardamom

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc.

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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