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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