Method: Loose leaf, scooped into a paper sachet
Steep Time: Entire duration of experience
Water temp: Boiling
Brew Style: Mug/ Western

My knees do NOT like it when thunderstorms are coming. My usual dose of CBD oil tincture isn’t even touching the weirdness I feel in them today. It’s not pain, per se, but it’s like a really annoying weak feeling. Hoping this rooibos will help with any inflammation and make the weird weakness go away.

Dry leaf smells earthy and sweet. This bag of dry leaf is very very VERY old, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that scent-wise, it hasn’t lost much potency.

Steeps a muddy reddish color.

Liquor smells of earth, metal, clay.

Liquor has a drying mouthfeel. Notes of metal (iron), vanilla bean, and hay. I overscooped the leaf in anticipation that it would not be as potent, since it is so very old. This was a good call; the flavor strength of the infusion is just right.

Stay hydrated and cool, friends!

Flavors: Earthy, Hay, Metallic, Vanilla

Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Favorite tea types: Black, pu’erh, oolong, kombucha, genmaicha, floral greens, matcha, yaupon, mate, rooibos, and honeybush.

Favorite flavor notes: Roasted, fermented, earthy, floral, nutty, bread-y, umami; dessert-inspired flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and maple.

Picky about, but not opposed to: chai, spice/ spicy, fruit flavors, and herbal tisanes.

Flat-out dislike: White tea, most unflavored green teas, hibiscus, plain peppermint.

90-100: Perfection and heaven and magic, all in one cup.

70-89: Good.

50-69: Meh.

49 and below: Blerg.


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