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Decided to give Lime Chiffon another go tonight, just to compare with the Lemon Chiffon I’ve just finished. This got the same treatment as the lemon; I started the cup without milk, and added a splash half way to compare. Dry, the lime flavouring is less detectable than it is with the lemon. It’s no less creamy, though. This tea is really making me think of dessert; key lime pie, maybe? Some kind of creamy, citrussy confection, anyway.

Fortunately, the lime emerges a little more when brewed, enough to compete with the rooibos, which was my main concern. Without milk, the rooibos steals the show a little bit, but the lime is reasonably prominent. The creaminess is a little muted. With milk, the creaminess is enhanced, and the rooibos fades a little, but so too does the lime. I prefer this one without milk, simply because I love the taste of lime and I’m willing to make the trade with the creaminess to taste a little more of it.

Another gorgeous rooibos blend — it’s impossible to split these in my estimation at the moment. Maybe I need another cup? I’m definitely going to try this one cold if there’s enough left in the sachet. I think its true colours may shine through.

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, 25, and I live in Norwich in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’ve also never really tried pu’erh, and that’s something I’m just starting to explore.

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.

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