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Wow – this rates as the “most surprising” tea I’ve run into yet. I’ll be honest, I almost didn’t try this one. It was headed for the “not for me” box without ever being given a chance. This was in a random sample package that I bought from Momo and I had sorted a few out that I assumed I wouldn’t like. Have to rethink that strategy. Green tea and walnut? Not for me!!
What I didn’t consider was the brittle part of the name. Glad I also didn’t read the ingredients or I would NEVER had tried this. It’s walnut brittle. It’s sweet and candy, and little creamy. This is a really good dessert tea. The green confuses me (not the taste but the concept), it’s there but just in the background, yet somehow, all I’m getting is candy. I don’t specifically taste pineapple or coconut, but the whole thing just works together without any one flavor dominating. This is really really good.
Lesson learned, don’t judge a tea by it’s name. Don’t rule anything out until you actually try it!!!

JustJames

i’ve had a few of those, lol. the ‘nope… wait, uh, yum?!!’ i’ve had to ignore my nose on occasion as well. i try very hard to wait until i have water over the leaf. ‘try’ being the operative word, LOL.

Dexter3657

I know, it just scares me. There are SO MANY that I want to try. I don’t want to think about how many I don’t want to try!!!

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JustJames

i’ve had a few of those, lol. the ‘nope… wait, uh, yum?!!’ i’ve had to ignore my nose on occasion as well. i try very hard to wait until i have water over the leaf. ‘try’ being the operative word, LOL.

Dexter3657

I know, it just scares me. There are SO MANY that I want to try. I don’t want to think about how many I don’t want to try!!!

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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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