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drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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This is what fruit black tea should be. Thank you so much Nxtdoor for sending me some of this!!!
I seem to have a hard time finding the fruit flavors in fruity black teas, but not this one. There is a ton of fruit flavor in here. Not sure I can pick out the individual fruits, but I like it none the less.
I’ve been having a bit of an odd tea day, so it doesn’t really surprise me that I’m getting a bit of “odd” in this one too. I’m getting some chocolate. I don’t think there is suppose to be chocolate in here. Either my taste buds are on the fritz, this got a little cross contaminated, or I over steeped it and I’m associating the bitter with chocolate. No matter what, chocolate or not, I really like this. For sure the best fruit black tea I’ve drank. Thanks Nxtdoor for sending this my way.

JustJames

dammit, i didn’t grab a sample of this either in my order. (facepalm) i forgot about paris as well.

Dexter

IMHO This is awesome, Florence is awesome, SoHo is great, Paris….not so much. (I haven’t tried Tokyo yet – I’m a little afraid of it)

Nxtdoor

Yah, Paris was hard. I think if we play with the steeping we can get it. Tokyo must be an aquired taste. I got no sesame, nothing but some weak not so good green tea. But I will do it more carefully next time, overleaf and hope for the best.

JustJames

oh, i did grab the SoHo blend!

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JustJames

dammit, i didn’t grab a sample of this either in my order. (facepalm) i forgot about paris as well.

Dexter

IMHO This is awesome, Florence is awesome, SoHo is great, Paris….not so much. (I haven’t tried Tokyo yet – I’m a little afraid of it)

Nxtdoor

Yah, Paris was hard. I think if we play with the steeping we can get it. Tokyo must be an aquired taste. I got no sesame, nothing but some weak not so good green tea. But I will do it more carefully next time, overleaf and hope for the best.

JustJames

oh, i did grab the SoHo blend!

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C.S. Lewis – “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

I needed to update my profile. I joined Steepster 03Mar13. I am just amazed at how much my tastes have changed since then.
When I discovered loose leaf tea about a year and half ago, I didn’t know anything other than my local Davids and Teavana/Teaopia. Stumbling onto Steepster CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Hello, my name is Dex I’m a tea addict.
I’ve been through the “I need to try every single tea out there” phase. I really hope the worst of that has passed. I’ve learned enough to know that I only need to try HALF of all the teas out there. LOL
When I started this journey, I was all about the flavored rooibos and fruity tisanes. Don’t get me wrong there is still room for dessert (chocolate/caramel/nutty) Rooibos teas in my cupboard and I still do enjoy them, BUT I am quickly learning to appreciate the some of the straight teas of the world.
Big bold (but not icky)pu’erh is suddenly my favorite, followed by woody/roasted oolongs. I’m just starting to explore straight black teas, and have found some that I really like.
Generally speaking I’m not into greens at all, only like the occasional green oolong, and white teas are just too mild for my tastes (unless they are fruit flavored). I still enjoy really good fruit tisanes, but am now cold steeping them.
I don’t like floral/herbal blends, and mint anything is not on my preferred list.
I am still exploring new teas, adapting to my changing tastes, understanding more every day how little I really know about tea. Ultimately I would love to find approximately 50 teas that I just “can’t live without” and always have them in my cupboard. That might not be practical, but that what I’m searching for. It’s going to be a fun journey.

All in all, I love this site. I’ve met some wonderful people, and have gotten to try some amazing teas because of them. It really restores your faith in humanity when you get a note saying “oh by the way I sent you some tea”. Wonderful, generous, people here.

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