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This is, indeed, a confusion of tastes. I love the idea of combining teas from all over the world, but my taste buds are so confuzzled. This gets astringent easily. It was sipping as the bag was steeping. One sip it was ok, next it was astringent. Ack! And I’m not at home so there’s no milk to smooth this over.

Then as I drink this, my brain wants to know if it’s black or green. It smells like both but I feel like it tastes mostly like black. I see no evidence of the matcha in the final brew. If I hadn’t seen the green dust all over the inside of the tea wrapper, I probably would have thought I was conned. I think I’d like this with a pinch of mint, but as it is, meh.

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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