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Wow.. you know those teas that explode and blossom on your tongue? This is absolutely one of those teas. I really wasn’t expecting to get such an intense flavor.. but I’m really enjoying it!

Wow.. you know those teas that explode and blossom on your tongue? This is absolutely one of those teas. I really wasn’t expecting to get such an intense flavor.. but I’m really enjoying it!The smell of the brewed tea is of cinnamon with oolong and a light dusting of fruit, a bit like a raisin. If I judged a tea based alone on its smell, this one probably wouldn’t one of my favorites. It’s just a little bit bizarre and very musky… on the verge of being like smelly feet?

Sipping… there are so many layers to this tea! What I notice first is the vanilla bean and the fruit, followed closely by a very warming cinnamon note. Cinnamon and I don’t typically mix, but I can handle it in this tea because it’s not explicitly cinnamon, more of a warm feeling on the tongue.

The more I drink this tea, the more I think it tastes almost like a fruity shortbread cookie. I say shortbread because it’s a little drying in the same way a lightly sweetened shortbread cookie dries out the mouth, not because it’s buttery. While I don’t think this cup is too sweet, it does satisfy any craving I have for cookies or candies. The musky smell does find its way into the aftertaste… and I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s kind of funky tasting.

I really love the layers that are present in the tea, as strange they might be together. I wish that the musk could be removed from this blend as I think everything else works very well together.

Thank you so much, Azzrian, for sharing some of this blend with me! What a nice treat!

Azzrian

You are so welcome LOL @ smelly feet! I am going to get mine out and see if I get that connection or not. I can’t say I noticed it before but not I just have to sniff again lol.
:) It is yummy though.

QueenOfTarts

Thank you! :) It really does smell like smelly feet to me… but I still have enjoyed the tea!

I really wish Steepster would stop duplicating my text in the tasting notes I write. I can’t even seem to edit it as it’s not duplicated in the actual text box.

Azzrian

Steepster has been wonky the past day or two for me as well.

Kittenna

I seem to recall someone else having that text duplication issue as well, and they were unable to resolve it. :(

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Azzrian

You are so welcome LOL @ smelly feet! I am going to get mine out and see if I get that connection or not. I can’t say I noticed it before but not I just have to sniff again lol.
:) It is yummy though.

QueenOfTarts

Thank you! :) It really does smell like smelly feet to me… but I still have enjoyed the tea!

I really wish Steepster would stop duplicating my text in the tasting notes I write. I can’t even seem to edit it as it’s not duplicated in the actual text box.

Azzrian

Steepster has been wonky the past day or two for me as well.

Kittenna

I seem to recall someone else having that text duplication issue as well, and they were unable to resolve it. :(

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

Note: Teas in my cupboard are all of the teas that I’ve logged, regardless of their current presence in my actual cupboard. For an updated list on what teas I have available for swap, check out the swap thread and not my cupboard! Thanks!

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