Finally get to try this, courtesy of Fuzzy_Peachkin (I think) from our Taste of France swap. I was really excited because everyone raves about this tea.

…so it seems like I’m the only one who doesn’t find this tea sweet. In fact, I could swear it smells and tastes like mushrooms with sort of a caramel background. Which I’m actually quite enjoying but very confused about. I’ll have to play around with it a bit to figure out what the issue is.

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Bonnie

It takes time to detect natural sweetness in tea especially when you have been used to drinking flavored tea’s. If you drink more natural tea and unflavored tea, this tea would have been sweet by comparison. I used to drink all the flavors until I ran into a few great natural tea’s that blew my mind. After that…I changed. Now almost none of my tea is flavored and what tea’s are flavored don’t have artificial flavoring.

Kaylee

Thanks for the advice :) I’m pretty burned on Teavana and David’s Tea, but definitely still addicted to flavored teas from smaller companies (mostly Butiki and Della Terra’s cream anything). Which teas converted you to the natural/unflavored side?

Bonnie

Laoshan Black from Verdant about 2years ago blew me away. I had no idea tea could be so cocoa malty good. The blends from Verdant are great. Then I found Butiki which is naturally flavored. My local shop which is online is naturally flavored happyluckys.com (Harvest Moon, Chocolate Mints, 500 mile Chai) and other companies Steapshoppe (cinnamon swirl bread) and Whispering Pines (Fujian Black) are natural.

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Bonnie

It takes time to detect natural sweetness in tea especially when you have been used to drinking flavored tea’s. If you drink more natural tea and unflavored tea, this tea would have been sweet by comparison. I used to drink all the flavors until I ran into a few great natural tea’s that blew my mind. After that…I changed. Now almost none of my tea is flavored and what tea’s are flavored don’t have artificial flavoring.

Kaylee

Thanks for the advice :) I’m pretty burned on Teavana and David’s Tea, but definitely still addicted to flavored teas from smaller companies (mostly Butiki and Della Terra’s cream anything). Which teas converted you to the natural/unflavored side?

Bonnie

Laoshan Black from Verdant about 2years ago blew me away. I had no idea tea could be so cocoa malty good. The blends from Verdant are great. Then I found Butiki which is naturally flavored. My local shop which is online is naturally flavored happyluckys.com (Harvest Moon, Chocolate Mints, 500 mile Chai) and other companies Steapshoppe (cinnamon swirl bread) and Whispering Pines (Fujian Black) are natural.

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