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I have a tendency to shy away from cherry flavored things. They usually taste like cough syrup, or some phony cherry kind of taste. So it took several orders from the Tea Spot before I got myself to order this sample size from them. I’m really glad I did!

First off, the tea base is a mix of Indian & Chinese black teas. I have to say at this point that I’ve always been happy with the Tea Spot’s black teas. This is no exception: It is both bright & deep, bold & smooth. It has the croissant like pastry taste that I love, & then they layer in the chocolate, which makes me think of their Bolder Breakfast or Chocolate ‘O’. The Cherry flavor is there, but not so prominent that it takes over. It’s more of an enhancement, & gratefully it doesn’t taste like cough syrup, candy, or anything phony.

I drank half the cup plain, & that was yummy. I added a little stevia to the 2nd half (cuz this was suppose to be my dessert), & it’s a real treat!

Azzrian

Nice! This one is on my wish list!

Nik

While I don’t shy away from cherry-flavoured tea samples, I do approach my first sip with some trepidation for the same reason. It’s a relief to hear that this one doesn’t taste artificial!

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Azzrian

Nice! This one is on my wish list!

Nik

While I don’t shy away from cherry-flavoured tea samples, I do approach my first sip with some trepidation for the same reason. It’s a relief to hear that this one doesn’t taste artificial!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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