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    Joy’s Teaspoon Sun Kissed Jasmine

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: thin, very green Ingredients: Sencha, Lung Ching, green Yunnan, Pai Mu Tan, flavoring, rosebuds, rose petals, mallow blossoms Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: Deep gold If there was ever a romantic looking tea this would be it. I loved the visual impact of the tiny rosebuds and flower petals. The aroma of this tea was floral and surprisingly fruity. Overall the flavor profile of this tea was fairly complex and well balanced. The taste was sweetly delicate but the jasmine was much more subtle than I was expecting. There was a hint of papaya and citrus flavor…

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    Joy’s Teaspoon Creamsicle

    Country of Origin: not stated but rooibos is normally from South Africa Leaf Appearance: reddish brown with small bits of orange peel easily visible Ingredients: rooibos tea, orange peel, flavoring, freeze-dried yogurt granules Steep time: 8 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: chocolaty dark brown This tea had the slightly woodsy, sweet flavor expected of rooibos with just a bit of citrusy tang. I was skeptical of the yogurt granules but they added this amazing creaminess that perfectly complimented the orange peel. Neither flavor was over-the-top or artificial tasting. I love it when a tea tastes exactly the way its name implies. This selection was a perfect…

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    Joy’s Teaspoon Eternal Sunshine

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: small, dark and curled with blue petals mixed throughout Ingredients: pu-erh tea, orange peel, freeze-dried raspberries, flavoring, cornflower blossoms Steep time: 2 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: very dark, nearly black This tea was very lightly flavored with just a hint of berries and citrus. I love a naturally sweet tea and this one did not taste artificial at all. The puerh base was earthy and chocolaty with a rich maple syrup-like quality to it. Overall I thought that this tea was really well balanced. While I was sipping, I found myself thinking that I wish that this was…