After so many flavoured teas that didn’t really work out yesterday, this tea is such a relief this morning. Each day that goes by in my life with tea, I’m finding more and more often I reach for unflavoured or in this case, as naturally flavoured as possible.

Last time I had this I decided that the next time, my last cups worth, I’d pick out the pecans to see if it worked better for me, and YAY, it did! I don’t know that I’ve ever altered a tea like that haha, but in this case I really do prefer it. I’m quite sensitive to sweet anything and perhaps the pecans along with everything else here just put this one out of my sweet enjoyable range. I am so thrilled I can enjoy this tea sans pecans though :)

And this is a sipdown.

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Jennkay

I’ve also been leaning more toward unflavored/naturally flavored teas lately. I think drinking a lot of different kinds of teas has helped me appreciate the subtleties in flavor rather than artificial or candy-like flavors.

Courtney

Yes exactly! I have very few artificial teas that I like at this point, and I’m appreciating more and more the same subtleties in flavour, especially recently in straight black teas.

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Jennkay

I’ve also been leaning more toward unflavored/naturally flavored teas lately. I think drinking a lot of different kinds of teas has helped me appreciate the subtleties in flavor rather than artificial or candy-like flavors.

Courtney

Yes exactly! I have very few artificial teas that I like at this point, and I’m appreciating more and more the same subtleties in flavour, especially recently in straight black teas.

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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