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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
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Earlier today I explained that some of the teas I got in a treasure box from Dexter3657 smell similar and I realized it must be a cross-contamination of sorts. I was looking for the offender, the tea who shamelessly pushed itself onto others. Well, I found it and thus I punished it by drinking it. Some of it, anyway.

I had to drink it. The smell has been driving me nuts for two days now. I was sniffing the air like a hound on a hunt and looking a little crazy, it has to be said. I’m trying to make friends with black teas and I’ve had some success. This being one of the more successful attempts. Only very slightly astringent and a very unique flavour indeed. I sweetened it. I always do. I only use unrefined or minimally refined brown sugars or agave. In this case Turbinado was used.

I have absolutely no desire to try this iced. It is the fastest I ever drank a black tea. The thing is I can still smell it all over the other bags. You know what this means… I have to drink those too!

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High Adventure

Have you ever tried rock sugar in your tea? I have a lot – if you want I could send you a bit to try.

Nxtdoor

Omg, @High Adventure. Yes, I have tried. It’s too addictive. At the rate I go through sugar, it’s not a good idea. That’s like giving a nice Chateneauf-du-Pape to someone who is perfectly happy with fusion. (those who are into wine will get this). But thank you so much for offering. Seriously, I am certain I ruin half these teas by dumping immoral amounts of sugar. I really need to cut it out. I’m drinking a lot of tea now and can’t afford to ingest 1/4 cup of sugar a day.

High Adventure

Hahaha, I’m the same way with loving sugar! I rarely put it in my tea because I love to eat chocolate and sweets. I eat the little rock sugar lumps more often than I put them in my tea, which is incentive to give some away. Let me know if you change your mind!

Perhaps there are teas out there, like the ones with licorice, that wouldn’t make you want to add sugar? Something worth exploring!

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High Adventure

Have you ever tried rock sugar in your tea? I have a lot – if you want I could send you a bit to try.

Nxtdoor

Omg, @High Adventure. Yes, I have tried. It’s too addictive. At the rate I go through sugar, it’s not a good idea. That’s like giving a nice Chateneauf-du-Pape to someone who is perfectly happy with fusion. (those who are into wine will get this). But thank you so much for offering. Seriously, I am certain I ruin half these teas by dumping immoral amounts of sugar. I really need to cut it out. I’m drinking a lot of tea now and can’t afford to ingest 1/4 cup of sugar a day.

High Adventure

Hahaha, I’m the same way with loving sugar! I rarely put it in my tea because I love to eat chocolate and sweets. I eat the little rock sugar lumps more often than I put them in my tea, which is incentive to give some away. Let me know if you change your mind!

Perhaps there are teas out there, like the ones with licorice, that wouldn’t make you want to add sugar? Something worth exploring!

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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