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What an interesting looking blend, not as attractive as it’s picture but never mind. This is a pumpkin tea that doesn’t actually contain any pumpkin which is a little disconcerting as most companies have something in there (pumpkin seed, candy, roasted chunks..anything).

The raw mixture has a spicy edging on sweet scent similar to a weak Chai. Once steeped it’s dark red/brown with a sweet and earthy scent, creamy too.

Creamy, sweet, spicy, melon, smooth, silky and light. It doesn’t taste like pumpkin which isn’t too surprising since it doesn’t actually contain any but there is a slight earthy tone there in place of it. The melon is more noticeable which is interesting…a spicy and creamy melon tea. The rooibos is not that thick (thankfully) and the sweetness is at a modest level.

As far as this tea goes as regards to being a pumpkin tea I would say it was a huge let down. As a rooibos blend it’s rather nice, a little different and considering I love melon it’s turned into an unusual treat for me. Not my favourite by far but drinkable at any rate.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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75

I only have a 3 cup sampler of this and thought that with my recent thirst for all that is fruity I would give this a try tonight.

In appearance the white tea is chopped into small dark green pieces with a few spots of silver amongst the mixture. The scent whilst raw smells like strawberry leaf rather than actual fresh strawberry but it’s sweet and desirable non the less.

Once steeped the colour is dark gold/yellow with a gentle yet sweet strawberry scent.

The flavour is melllow and refreshing with a sweet lingering strawberry taste. It’s strawberry leaf over strawberry in taste but there is no bitterness or tang that I usually find with it. There is also a slight floral freshness behind the sweetness. I’m picking up honeyed tones as I drink more, a sweet smoothness that silks it’s way over the strawberry.

One cup remains…. iced tea may be nice. :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Kasumi no Chajin

I have this brand’s Jasmine, if you would like to try some, let me know.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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With a name like Forever Nuts I did imagine that this tea would contain more nuts than what it actually does. In appearance it is the same colour and consistently of chopped nuts which I suppose aids it’s name.

The apple pieces are tough and very dry which does not look very fresh. I can only spot a small amount of almond and cinnamon bark in the blend. Not very impressive so far. The smell is subtle with tones of dark spicy fruit at it’s best/strongest.

Once steeped the tea is deep pink in colour with a sweet, creamy and nutty scent. Like roasted almonds.

Hmmm… this is an… interesting… flavour. It tastes nutty, dry, sweet, fruity and tangy. I can’t taste any cinnamon or spice which was prominent in the raw scent. Every sip is a little different: fruit, nuts, candy, cake.

I’m still unsure about this one… it’s just different and I cannot decide if it’s a positive thing or not. My husband is undecided too.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
CrowKettle

I’ve gone through three tins of Forever Nuts and I’m still undecided as well, if that makes any sense.

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Steeping my last sample of this beautiful tea. I bow down before you Luscious Watermelon and vow never forget your sweet watermelon taste.

Once again thank you Kittenna for introducing this tea into my life. :)

Kittenna

I’m glad you enjoyed it (and wish I had sent you more!)

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drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
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I have made my own mixture using Peach Oolong and Chocolate teas from Adagio. My creation tastes like chocolate peach pie :) I may add a little vanilla in there as well or cream to see what difference it makes.

Overall it’s sweet, peachy nutty, mellow, chocolaty and rich. It’s growing on me :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
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drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
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drank Mango by Adagio Teas
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I had forgotten I have this tea until I browsed my Adagio collection for something fruity to quench my thirst. A black based fruit tea is always perfect for making iced tea with and this would make a particularly scrumptious one. Juicy and sweet mango with rich and smooth black tea, not a strong mixture but freshing and tasty non the less.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Berry Blues by Adagio Teas
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The weather is starting to pick up here in the UK and the first promises of sun and hot weather have given me a craving for fruit. No fruit in particular just something sweet and juicy to relax with.

This fruit tea looked fresh and tasty in raw form, there were chunks of apple and berries that looked so soft and sweet that I had to munch on a few to try. :) Very yummy and fresh.

After the long 10 minute steep the tea is red in colour (from the hibiscus) and has a tart berry scent.

The taste is refreshingly fruity, with sweet apple being the strongest flavour followed by a sour/tart berry taste. It’s not very strong overall despite using 2 tsp of raw mixture and leaving it for 10 minutes to steep. It’s similar to one of those flavoured waters you can buy that have a slight fruity after taste.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Earl Grey by Heladiv
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Another eBay purchase, I’ve been doing that a lot lately. It’s unusual that I should buy bagged tea like this one but if the price is right I will try anything.

When I open the cellophane a strong bergamot and citrus smell was unleashed. The teas are enclosed into little individual sachets so they are handy to transport (pop into a hand bag or wallet :)

A drop of milk has been added. Once brewed the tea has a gentle bergamot scent with a touch of lemon. In flavour it’s quite mellow and smooth but also slightly sweet with a hint of bergamot and citrus fruit. For a bagged tea it’s very inoffensive and quite pleasing. My husband said it’s going down very well and asked if he could take the rest to work. That’s great for me, while this is a nice tea it’s not to my preferred strength standard so I would have to risk longer steeps which would risk harshness in flavour.

I would drink this again if I was in the mood for nothing particularly special (that didn’t require me to break out a Gongfu or Gaiwan).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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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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