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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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I got this in a swap from Tealizzy and I just saw her write about it and how much she likes it so I thought it was a good time to try it out. I didn’t know what Anise was, but upon googling realized I probably shouldn’t have requested this tea. I stand firmly on the “Black licorice is one of the worst flavor in the whole wide world” side of the fence. But, I already had the sample all queued up so might as well try it.

Wow! This is pretty good! I took a sip of it plain and the licorice flavor was there, not strong but still present. Then I added some milk and honey per Tealizzy’s instructions and the licorice flavor was gone and just a yummy creamy spicy tea remained. Not too heavy not too light. I’m diggin it!

Thanks Tealizzy!

update I used my whole sample to make big pot of this an guzzled it down. It’s going on the order list. I want more right now. Yum.

Tealizzy

Yay! The funny thing is I don’t like black licorice either, but this tea is great!

jessiwrites

I love black licorice and also think this tea is great! But I do drink it without anything added.

However… it is especially amazing with vanilla vodka. Just a tip.

TastyBrew

Ha ha. Great tip. Love to combine addictions. ;-)

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Tealizzy

Yay! The funny thing is I don’t like black licorice either, but this tea is great!

jessiwrites

I love black licorice and also think this tea is great! But I do drink it without anything added.

However… it is especially amazing with vanilla vodka. Just a tip.

TastyBrew

Ha ha. Great tip. Love to combine addictions. ;-)

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

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