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    SerendipiTea Fellini’s Folly

    Photo: SerendipiTea Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, reddish brown, peppermint and fruit pieces sprinkled throughout Ingredients: Anise (Organic), Golden Raisin (Organic), Licorice Root (Organic), Orange Peel (Organic), Peppermint (Organic), Rooibos (Organic) Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown SeredipitTea’s offerings are always unique and they often combine flavors that I never would have put together otherwise. Somehow it always seem to work. Raisins, peppermint, anise and rooibos? This blend is definitely one of those. It was herbaceous, sweet, earthy and spicy all at the same time. The peppermint provided a cooling aftertaste that was very refreshing. Even with a…


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    SeredipiTea Water Sprite

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark and twisted Ingredients: oolong Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: amber I have to admit that I wanted to try this tea mostly because of the name. Now that I think about it, tea leaves dancing in the water are a bit spritely. It was probably one of the highest oxidized Chinese oolongs that I’ve had in a long time. The taste was earthy with notes of caramel and hints of smoke. A faintly floral sweetness lingered long after each sip. I was a bit tea logged after three consecutive infusions but there was definitely a few more…

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    SerendipiTea Fiji

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: deep green with petals and fruit pieces Ingredients: Green Tea (Organic), Cornflower, Papaya, Papaya Flavor (Artificial), Pineapple, Pineapple Flavor (Natural & Artificial) Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 190 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: gold I first tried this tea several years ago and it has always stuck out in mind as truly exceptional. The dry leaves were incredibly aromatic. Their sweet, fruity aroma became even more pronounced once the water was added. I had several family members over while steeping this and everyone commented about how great it smelled. The taste wasn’t quite as intense but I still found it to be wonderfully tropical.…

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    SerendipiTea Buccaneer

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: mixed browns, lots of visible fruit pieces Ingredients: Apple, Cacao Beans, Chocolate Bits, Chocolate Flavor (Natural), Coconut (Organic), Coconut Flavor (Natural), Cream Flavor (Natural), Indian Black Tea (Organic), Rooibos (Organic), Vanilla Flavor (Natural), Yogurt Bits Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: somewhat cloudy reddish brown One would think that SerendipiTea made this blend just for me because it combines all of my favorite tea combinations. Their site describes this tea has a profusion of flavors and I would say that is pretty on target. The taste was complex and richly decadent. The black tea and rooibos provided an…

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    SerendipiTea Fu Man Chu

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, dark and slightly twisted Ingredients: Jasmine Petals (Organic), Pouchong (Organic), Pu-erh (Organic) Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown My friend Jo of A Gift of Tea raved about this tea so much that I just had to give it a try. The ingredient list sounded like such an odd combination. Jasmine is seldom seen outside of green teas. Pouchong and puerh are also pretty opposite when it comes to taste. I steeped the leaves for five minutes and that seemed to be a sweet spot for me. Any longer than that would make the tea…