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drank Bamboo Integrity by Zen Tea
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I’ve never had a bamboo tea before! Somehow I knew it would be a bit plain tasting but this blend is really nice because it has some interesting ingredients: apple, lime and carrots. These ingredients spice up some plainer leaves. The lime is definitely evident from the fragrance of the dry leaves. The lime is perfect — just the right amount of tangy without being overdone. The sweetness of the apple and carrots cuts down the lime anyway. But the carrot isn’t terribly noticeable to make it weird. The second cup is completely different — still sweet and very smooth but the lime seems to be lost now. It is tough to say what flavor is from the bamboo and what is from the other ingredients, but this is a very different cup than any other tea. This blend is very refreshing. This would be the perfect representation of a bamboo tea in my tea collection! Zen is very selective and they make sure they are stocking the perfect blends. I just checked and the summer sale at zentealife.com is STILL going. Tempting!

Veronica

Oh man, I just ordered from Zen Tea, but after reading your note I want to try this one. On to my shopping list it goes….

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Veronica

Oh man, I just ordered from Zen Tea, but after reading your note I want to try this one. On to my shopping list it goes….

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer… I have a dumb phone so can’t access internet on that. As of 12/20/21 my wifi might start getting unreliable.)

Happy sipping!

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