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This is my 100th tasting note! Didn’t think I’d get here so soon!

Rose Marzipan was one of the teas in my Fire Sale box, and I was thrilled to see it in there. This is a discontinued blend, but one I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I’m pretty vocal about my love of rose blends, but I also adore marzipan. When I was a kid my parents used to get me the little fruit-shaped ones for Christmas every year. Actual marzipan seems really hard to get in tea-form, most “marzipan” teas just taste like almond. As a side note, I’d really love a rainbow cookie flavored tea—marzipan, chocolate, raspberry or apricot jam…. I have some in the fridge, and I think I am going to consume them immediately after writing this.

Anyway, back to the actual tea! The dry leaf and brewed tea smell very similar: heavily floral, but the rose is a little different than what I am used to. It’s kind of… sugary, like rose candies. Rose-flavored Turkish Delights! That’s what the smell is. And underneath, there’s heavenly marzipan—not almond, but pure and delicious marzipan. It smells better than it tastes, though it’s still good—it just loses some of those delicious candy notes. It’s mostly rose (sweet, though not as candy-like as the smell) and there’s a definite almond undertone. So close to marzipan, but not quite there! It’s still delicious, though I spend more time sniffing the mug than I did drinking it! Overall very pleasing, mostly because it appeals to some of my favorite tastes. I want to try the blend that replaced this now, though I’ve heard it’s not quite as good.

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Kittenna

Yay, 100!! Good work :D Looking forward to 100s more!

Azzrian

Congrats! Wow ROSE Marzipan! That sounds interesting! You really have to try Design A Tea’s Marzipan Sunset! I LOVE it!

Alphakitty

I’ve been meaning to place an order at Design A Tea for a while, some of their flavors look delicious!

Missy

Yay for 100!

Lynne-tea

Happy 100!

Invader Zim

Congrats on reaching 100!

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Kittenna

Yay, 100!! Good work :D Looking forward to 100s more!

Azzrian

Congrats! Wow ROSE Marzipan! That sounds interesting! You really have to try Design A Tea’s Marzipan Sunset! I LOVE it!

Alphakitty

I’ve been meaning to place an order at Design A Tea for a while, some of their flavors look delicious!

Missy

Yay for 100!

Lynne-tea

Happy 100!

Invader Zim

Congrats on reaching 100!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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