No 6 from the TTB-A
The boys & I drank a pot of this with breakfast, & it was tasty, but just not my thing I guess.
My main passion in tea is straight full leaf varieties. They contain so much flavor, so many nuances, that I’m generally very satisfied with them. Once in awhile I head off on a tangent of flavored teas, momentarily enamored with the idea of decadent desserts, but I think perhaps I’m reaching my point of saturation, where flavored teas are concerned. Artificial flavors make my tongue hurt. I absolutely can’t bring myself to drink anything that contains glitter, little silver balls, or other crazy decorative things. Most flavored teas, even the ones with natural flavoring, require some stevia to really bring the flavors out, & sitting here, with a TTB full of dessert teas mainly just makes me want a big mug of ASSAM or YUNNAN of OOLONG or PUEHR. Something that really actually tastes like it’s suppose to.

My apologies to anybody who might be offended by my tea bigotry.

whatshesaid

I certainly like flavoured teas much less than I used to! Be interesting to see if I ever reach a point of true disdain :)

Terri HarpLady

LOL, I think if I drink one once in awhile it’s not so bad, but I’ve been drinking a lot of them lately, & I think the artificially flavored ones dull your senses a little. My nose is still burning from the Momoko…:p

Sil

I like naturally flavoured teas as companions to my blacks (usually drink them together) but i’m pretty “meh” about most flavoured teas unless their stacy’s or it’s for a rare treat at night – like rooibos stuff. Doesn’t stop me from wanting to try ALL THE TEAS though. I’m certainly much picker these days…

Shelley_Lorraine

A flavored tea can be fun, but I often add more of whatever the base tea is from my own stash because i want to taste tea too! Stacy knows how to make them just right though :)

Terri HarpLady

Yes, Stacy is the Mistress of the Arts of flavoring, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve enjoyed some of the Verdant blends (Sichuan Caravan, Laoshan Genmaicha, Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black, & a few others), & some of the ones sent by others (especially Ysaurella & Sil). They are a nice change of pace. I think I mostly like the novelty, but I definitely prefer ‘blends’ over ‘flavored’, if you know what I mean. Still, I DO want to sample ALL of the TEAS! :D I gotta!

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whatshesaid

I certainly like flavoured teas much less than I used to! Be interesting to see if I ever reach a point of true disdain :)

Terri HarpLady

LOL, I think if I drink one once in awhile it’s not so bad, but I’ve been drinking a lot of them lately, & I think the artificially flavored ones dull your senses a little. My nose is still burning from the Momoko…:p

Sil

I like naturally flavoured teas as companions to my blacks (usually drink them together) but i’m pretty “meh” about most flavoured teas unless their stacy’s or it’s for a rare treat at night – like rooibos stuff. Doesn’t stop me from wanting to try ALL THE TEAS though. I’m certainly much picker these days…

Shelley_Lorraine

A flavored tea can be fun, but I often add more of whatever the base tea is from my own stash because i want to taste tea too! Stacy knows how to make them just right though :)

Terri HarpLady

Yes, Stacy is the Mistress of the Arts of flavoring, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve enjoyed some of the Verdant blends (Sichuan Caravan, Laoshan Genmaicha, Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black, & a few others), & some of the ones sent by others (especially Ysaurella & Sil). They are a nice change of pace. I think I mostly like the novelty, but I definitely prefer ‘blends’ over ‘flavored’, if you know what I mean. Still, I DO want to sample ALL of the TEAS! :D I gotta!

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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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