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Got this in a trade from Tea Sipper and I thought I might try something I’m likely to really like after my wonderful tea experience this morning with 52teas.

From the other tasting notes on this tea, which I really should have read before I brewed it, I could have avoided the bitterness I’m tasting if I had brewed it for less time. The liquid was awfully dark after 3 minutes. 2 minutes would have been better. I have some more to experiment with though.

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a fig in my life so I’m not sure how to pin down a ‘fig’ flavour. There is a sweetness in this tea, beyond the sweetener I added, that I assume is the brown sugar, but it might be partly the fig too. It definitely doesn’t taste like plain black tea though. Although the black base is really strong and that comes through clearly, must be the assam, that always seems like such a BOLD tea whenever I drink it. I’m not sure I like it as a base for flavoured teas.

Overall I do like this tea, just am somewhat confused by it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I love figs! You really must try some. They are wonderful fresh or dried :)

Dustin

Figs with warm gorgonzola cheese is the best! I’m hungry just thinking about it!
I have some of this tea waiting for me at home. Curious to try it!

Sil

remind me.. i have a fig tea that i can toss in our swap.

Tea Sipper

Not even Fig Newton cookies? That’s the closest thing to figs I’ve tried!

Starfevre

Raspberry Newtons, yes. I didn’t like the Fig ones.

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Stephanie

I love figs! You really must try some. They are wonderful fresh or dried :)

Dustin

Figs with warm gorgonzola cheese is the best! I’m hungry just thinking about it!
I have some of this tea waiting for me at home. Curious to try it!

Sil

remind me.. i have a fig tea that i can toss in our swap.

Tea Sipper

Not even Fig Newton cookies? That’s the closest thing to figs I’ve tried!

Starfevre

Raspberry Newtons, yes. I didn’t like the Fig ones.

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

I am also a flavoured matcha latte fanatic.

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Renton, WA, USA

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