I received this tea as a gift. I don’t think I would have picked it out for myself, but I still enjoyed it.

The leaves have a very sweet smell, almost like bubblegum. I was a bit worried because I generally do not like to drink overly sweet teas.

After the first brewing, the tea had a sweet smell that was more fruity than bubblegum-like. The flavors I picked out most were vanilla and papaya, but the flavor of the tea does not really come through. I found the taste to be rather pleasant, but my boyfriend (who is also a tea-drinker) thought it tasted and smelled like cold medicine.

The second steeping smelled mostly of vanilla with a slight fruitiness that was unidentifiable. I could taste the tea a bit more this time around, but overall it was a bit too weak for my tastes. I don’t think I’ll steep it a third time without adding a little bit of fresh leaves.

When I run out of this tea, I will not be restocking it.

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I’m a Floridian living in Kansas and currently pursuing a physics Ph.D. by day (…and by night, who am I kidding?) with an immense love for all things tea.

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