drank Mon Secret by Nina's Paris
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Here’s the first tea I’m sampling from my trade with Lala!
I have only tried a few teas from Nina’s. The only one I like so far was Nina’s Japon, so Lala sent me a bunch of them to try. Thanks Lala!

So…I’m not sure how I feel about this one…It has a weird kind of stale taste, along with the flavor of dried papaya. I wonder if Nina’s uses artificial flavorings, because my tastebuds & lips now have a burning sensation, & my tummy is unhappy.

Sometimes I hate being overly sensitive.

Ysaurella

normally they are not using at all artificial flavourings Terri.
Having said that I never saw any French tea brand recognizing using any…it would be like screaming s**t into a Church…
I ask myself if a blend of Betjeman & Barton has artificial flavourings, I think it does but they would never agree…

Terri HarpLady

Who knows…all I know is now my stomach aches, & my tastebuds & lips feel puffy. Maybe I’m just allergic to something?

Lala

Sorry this one is not agreeing with you. I hope the others teas are fine. I no longer have the package for this one but on some of the other Nina’s I have, the ingredients list uses the terms vanilla flavours, etc. So I am not sure what that means.

Terri HarpLady

No need for you to be sorry, Lala. I’ve had this sort of reaction to teas before. That’s one of the reasons I don’t drink very many flavored teas. I hope you won’t feel slighted if I don’t sample the other ones. Usually if a company uses flavors in one tea, they use them in others. I’ll pass them on to someone who will appreciate them though!

Lala

That is fine, if you don’t like it, or can’t drink it, I am more than ok with that. That is all part of a swap. To try things you have never tried, you might like it, you might not. Hope you start feeling better soon. :)

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Ysaurella

normally they are not using at all artificial flavourings Terri.
Having said that I never saw any French tea brand recognizing using any…it would be like screaming s**t into a Church…
I ask myself if a blend of Betjeman & Barton has artificial flavourings, I think it does but they would never agree…

Terri HarpLady

Who knows…all I know is now my stomach aches, & my tastebuds & lips feel puffy. Maybe I’m just allergic to something?

Lala

Sorry this one is not agreeing with you. I hope the others teas are fine. I no longer have the package for this one but on some of the other Nina’s I have, the ingredients list uses the terms vanilla flavours, etc. So I am not sure what that means.

Terri HarpLady

No need for you to be sorry, Lala. I’ve had this sort of reaction to teas before. That’s one of the reasons I don’t drink very many flavored teas. I hope you won’t feel slighted if I don’t sample the other ones. Usually if a company uses flavors in one tea, they use them in others. I’ll pass them on to someone who will appreciate them though!

Lala

That is fine, if you don’t like it, or can’t drink it, I am more than ok with that. That is all part of a swap. To try things you have never tried, you might like it, you might not. Hope you start feeling better soon. :)

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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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