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December 30, 2009

Punainen Bambu (Red Bamboo) – The Ounce

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Punainen Bambu is a beautiful infusion of unusual flavours Elina sent for the holidays. This blend has the most amazing taste that is like almonds, but comes from a mix of dried bamboo leaves, carrot pieces, bella flowers (which resemble prairie wildflowers) with notes of tumeric, ginger and licorice. It is exotic, calming and inspiring. I have never tasted anything quite like it before and hope The Ounce continues to carry it and make others like it.

I give this blend unlimited stars, and it makes me think that the best teas are being made in Finland. Thank you Elina for sharing something special!

Happy New Year!

Ingredients: Turmeric, ginger, carrot, bamboo leaves, licorice and bella

My Rating * * * * * * * *

July 20, 2009

Treasure of the Incas (Inkojen aartet) – The Ounce

Treasure of the Incas

Elina sent me this dreamy tea from The Ounce in Helsinki that tastes somewhat similar to the Sweet Lily White tea, so I am posting them together and she can comment. While they have different ingredients, to me they both have the taste of honeysuckle that I am enjoying, or it could be the lemon grass too.

I am not sure what all of the ingredients are in Treasure of the Incas and will write more soon as I discover them. I am brewing the tea for only one minute, and prefer it hot to warm, rather than cold. This is a complex tea where the warmth holds the flavours together.

The inviting blend is friendly from the opening of the package, with an earthy scent that has a quenching taste. The vibrant colors are ethereal while the texture has a feathery feel. It is quite magical; Elina always finds very special things that spark the imagination and are inspiring. This one is wondrous. Thank you Elina!

Ingredients: ancient secrets and untold wisdom.

My rating: * * * * *

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