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Smelling the leaves of Labrador tea, running my finger along that thick cottony fluff on the underside, crumbling the green blades — the experience is soothing.

I find these leaves larger and more pliable than the Grade 1 leaves carried by Camellia Sinensis. They are also gentler on the stomach. The aroma and taste are crisp, clean and cool while there is some sort of mild red-woody spicy tannin quality that gives a base to the airy evergreen notes. Sweet, thick spring water that turns a brilliant reddish-pink-orange color when left to sit for a long while. What a sense of place this herbal tea elicits. Bog tea through and through. Fall. Winter.

I woke up this morning sufferingly stuffy at my work father’s house and called Kiki to complain. She didn’t answer, so I left a message with plenty of curse words (because that’s our relationship) and pleaded imploringly, “When is it going to rain because I can’t take this dryness anymore!!” She called back and I asked her again when it’s going to rain. Today at 4pm. I didn’t believer her with such a precise answer so I looked. Two days with some rain, followed by two dry days, then possibly a full week of rain. GLORY to GLOB!

Listen: Dark Speed by Failure

Flavors: Cedar, Citrus, Evergreen, Pine, Resin, Spicy, Spring Water, Sweet, Tannin, Thick

Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Martin Bednář

We had same tea in same day! I have preparared it yesterday too. Honestly, I have used too less leaf, so it was very weak, but certainly I have noticed similar (though weak) notes. Certainly resin, pine, cedar, I may add juniper. It wasn’t thick for me… but as I wrote, wrong preparation method. I need to use more leaf and crumble them. I was too careful with it :D


Definitely try more leaf but don’t go too heavy.

Martin Bednář

I have used exactly 10 leaves, which was indeed too little.

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