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I ordered this one because several reviews mention liking it better than Lupicia’s Strawberry & Vanilla, which I adore! So of course I just had to try some. I should have known from past attempts though that whenever a blend is compared favorably to one of my faves, my opinion will be the exact opposite. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I have strange tastebuds when it comes to some teas! Like Tower of London: a lot of people like it more than Paris, but I find it kind of flavorless and flat in comparison.

So, this tea… I wish I wasn’t thinking of Strawberry & Vanilla while I was drinking it, I might have liked it more. S&V isn’t very natural tasting I’ll admit, it’s like strawberry quick milk, but this strawberry doesn’t strike me as being very natural either. It’s like strawberry hard candies! I also don’t get a whole lot of creamy flavor either. I think more cream/vanilla might balance it, but at first sip this just reminds me a lot of strawberry chapstick. Kind of takes me back to being 12!

I do like the green/white blend, it makes this tea very light and airy, but it’s weighed down by the candy-sweetness of the strawberry. However everyone else seems to be really enjoying it, so I can’t help but wonder if maybe mine had a bit more flavoring than others? In any case I’m not a big fan of this blend, though I won’t have any trouble polishing off my ounce—I think it would make a great summer iced tea with some lemon slices!

momo

haha strawberry and vanilla reminded me of strawberry chapstick but this one didn’t!

Alphakitty

It’s funny how differently everyone interprets/tastes flavors—sometimes I am amazed that I’m drinking the same tea as other people when I peruse notes! Taste buds are mysterious things.

momo

I always love going through after I write my note to see what other people tasted, it’s one of my favorite things about Steepster.

Alphakitty

Mine too! It’s great how much variety there is in even a single blend. When people seemed perplexed that I have tea as a hobby that’s always the first aspect I point out!

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momo

haha strawberry and vanilla reminded me of strawberry chapstick but this one didn’t!

Alphakitty

It’s funny how differently everyone interprets/tastes flavors—sometimes I am amazed that I’m drinking the same tea as other people when I peruse notes! Taste buds are mysterious things.

momo

I always love going through after I write my note to see what other people tasted, it’s one of my favorite things about Steepster.

Alphakitty

Mine too! It’s great how much variety there is in even a single blend. When people seemed perplexed that I have tea as a hobby that’s always the first aspect I point out!

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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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