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This tea is very tasty! And that’s high praise from me, a black tea novice. I’ve loved every other variety of tea, but black has mostly been meh for me. this one though! Tasty! I drank it without additions and loved the sweet buttery flavor. The rum is pretty apparent as well. It just reminds me so much of the holidays somehow. And the coconut is there in the background rounding out the flavors. I added a bit of almond milk and sugar at the end and it was meh. This tastes better straight. I’m thinking about ways I can bake with this though.

The tea leaves were surprisingly large. I loved the coconut peices and flower petals. Pretty! The tea base was unobtrusive and drying but not astringent. I wish I could say more but black tea is not my forte. This would be good with a sweet breakfast though! Like crepes! I haven’t made crepes in forever! Crepe party! My place. Sunday. Bring your favorite topping. :) I’ve got some speculatius spread and homemade kumquat marmalade!

I also want to add that the caffeine here is gentle but invigorating. I’ve had teas that kick you in the face with caffeine but this one comes up to you and gets to know you like a friend.

Bonnie

I want some tea and crepes and kumquat marmalade yum!

KeenTeaThyme

Kumquats!! I’m so glad there are other fans. I miss the ones we grew in San Diego. They are just not up to par in this miserable state (Maryland).

Bonnie

Ever hear of loquats? Used to have a tree in my yard in San Jose growing up. At least we get good produce here in Colorado and a lot of berries and citrus from California cuz it’s not too far away.

Mercuryhime

I once had a chance to try kumquats from California, and they are much better there than the ones I get here in NY. I keep thinking I need to move to California if I ever want to make my dream garden a reality. You just can’t grow avocados this far north. :)
I don’t think I’ve ever had a loquat. I’m curious for one now. :)

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Bonnie

I want some tea and crepes and kumquat marmalade yum!

KeenTeaThyme

Kumquats!! I’m so glad there are other fans. I miss the ones we grew in San Diego. They are just not up to par in this miserable state (Maryland).

Bonnie

Ever hear of loquats? Used to have a tree in my yard in San Jose growing up. At least we get good produce here in Colorado and a lot of berries and citrus from California cuz it’s not too far away.

Mercuryhime

I once had a chance to try kumquats from California, and they are much better there than the ones I get here in NY. I keep thinking I need to move to California if I ever want to make my dream garden a reality. You just can’t grow avocados this far north. :)
I don’t think I’ve ever had a loquat. I’m curious for one now. :)

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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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