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Thank you Sare for the sample of this tea. Although I am not a Leo (Aquarius for those of you who were wondering) I chose this tea purely for the orange and vanilla factors. It sounds delicious to me, even if it is a rooibos blend. Adagio Tea’s don’t sell the starsign blends on their EU website and postage overseas is over $50! :(

The raw tea is a beautiful mixture of browns, yellows, oranges and reds and does reminds me of a lions mane. It smells like dried orange peel and a little earthy.

Once brewed the tea soup is reddy brown with an orangey fragrance.

Diving in and burning my lip (which serves me right for being too eager) I can taste sweet orange peel (which I may add is not waxy) and an after taste of creamy vanilla. It is rather rooibos heavy but the blend of orange and vanilla is balanced enough to keep down the rooibos sweetness.

My trouble with rooibos is the strange almost chemical tasting sweetness that it has. That taste overpowers everything else and ruins a lot of tea’s for me. I suppose you either love rooibos or hate it, I have to be in the right frame of mind to drink it.

Having said the above statement and my dislike for rooibos I am truly enjoying this blend. It’s not the best blend I have had but it’s nice enough to be drank happily.

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Nik

That’s madness. You should just have it sent to one of us in the States and we can post it to you. I reckon that’d be cheaper. Just added this one to my shopping list! Except for the vanilla, it sounds right up this Leo’s alley. Rowr.

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Nik

That’s madness. You should just have it sent to one of us in the States and we can post it to you. I reckon that’d be cheaper. Just added this one to my shopping list! Except for the vanilla, it sounds right up this Leo’s alley. Rowr.

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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