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    Joy’s Teaspoon Sunny Passion

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: flat, deep green Ingredients: China Sencha, Lung Ching, green Yunnan, Pai Mu Tan, flavoring, mango cubes, pineapple flakes, rosebuds Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: deep gold I wasn’t sure what to expect from this blend since it was a mix of several different varieties of green and white tea. The aroma of the steeped tea alone was enough to make my mouth water. I was also happy to find that I had never tasted a fruitier or juicier tasting tea than this one. It was sweet without being overdone and the pineapple provided just the right amount…

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    Joy’s Teaspoon Mahalo

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: dark green, needle shaped Ingredients: green tea, pineapple cubes, mango cubes, flavoring, safflower, sunflower blossoms Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor:deep gold From the colorful flower petals to the super fruity taste, this tea was a much needed tropical break from the winter blues. The dominant element was pineapple and the mango provided a balancing sweetness that kept it from becoming overly astringent. I have a feeling that this would be amazing as an iced tea. The sencha stayed in the background but rounded out the flavor palate with a pleasant vegetal finish. This blend was naturally sweet on its own…

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    Joy’s Teaspoon Magic Moon

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: dark with some green mixed in and colorful fruit pieces mixed in Ingredients: black tea, green tea, papaya cubes, rose hip peel, flavoring, sunflower blossoms Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: amber This tea was incredibly fruity with an almost candy like sweetness. Papaya was by far the dominant flavor while the base black and green teas stayed mostly in the background. There were also notes of apple and mango as well. I didn’t feel that the sunflower blossoms added much to the flavor palate but they certainly provided a nice punch of color. A slight astringency provided…