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This was just ok for me. It was cherry ish, but not much chocolate or coconut. If you are going to put extra stuff in a tea then commit to it and let me taste it. This seemed like they couldn’t commit, didn’t quite know what they wanted it to be, so they just tossed a bunch of stuff in and hoped for the best. I of course added more cherry (this is why I can’t live without cherry tisane in my house), but I could have added chocolate chips and turned this into a chocolate tea.
Thanks Sil for this sample.

TheTeaFairy

I have yet to find a cherry tea that is true to flavour and that I really like…too bad cause I adore dark chocolate and cherries, mmmmmm! Maybe I should ask Stacy about that..

Dexter3657

I think it depends on what you like. I’m not a hibiscus hater, so I’m ok with some hibiscus to add some tart to cherry teas. I really like Pondi Cherri from New Mexico Tea Co. I add it to everything. Cheap Chinese green tea – add some cherry – both hot or cold. Chocolate tea – add some cherry. LOL it solves a lot of “not for me” problems in my world.

TheTeaFairy

Actually, I do like sakura green teas, just forgot about those, they are usually true to flavour. But I’d love to find a dark chocolate cherry tea that is not overly sweet (I hate everything too sweet). I don’t mind hibiscus in small doses, the problem is that most of the time, it overwhelms everything else!
I really like your idea of making your own blends, I tend to forget about that, yet I’m a «think outside the box» type of person, thanks for reminding me :-)

Dexter3657

:)) I think it’s my tea I can do what I like. Chocolate, coconut, spices, or other teas are quite often tossed into my infuser.
It’s fun to play.

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TheTeaFairy

I have yet to find a cherry tea that is true to flavour and that I really like…too bad cause I adore dark chocolate and cherries, mmmmmm! Maybe I should ask Stacy about that..

Dexter3657

I think it depends on what you like. I’m not a hibiscus hater, so I’m ok with some hibiscus to add some tart to cherry teas. I really like Pondi Cherri from New Mexico Tea Co. I add it to everything. Cheap Chinese green tea – add some cherry – both hot or cold. Chocolate tea – add some cherry. LOL it solves a lot of “not for me” problems in my world.

TheTeaFairy

Actually, I do like sakura green teas, just forgot about those, they are usually true to flavour. But I’d love to find a dark chocolate cherry tea that is not overly sweet (I hate everything too sweet). I don’t mind hibiscus in small doses, the problem is that most of the time, it overwhelms everything else!
I really like your idea of making your own blends, I tend to forget about that, yet I’m a «think outside the box» type of person, thanks for reminding me :-)

Dexter3657

:)) I think it’s my tea I can do what I like. Chocolate, coconut, spices, or other teas are quite often tossed into my infuser.
It’s fun to play.

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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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