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60
drank Rooibos Tropica by Teavana
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I got this tea quite recently from a friend as one of my birthday present. I have been trying it several times but still I feel a bit confused. When you smell on the tea, its a interesting scent. At first you can smell the sweetness if you don’t shake the dry tea. But when you shake the dry tea, it get like the bitterness from the orange peel and the aftertaste of strawberry.

The first time a drank it, the rooibos dominated the tea. I made the tea in a temperature of 93 degrees Celsius(200 F) for 5 minutes and I know I was thinking that the tea was very mild. It was a good tea, but it didn’t caught my attentions so much.

The second time I tasted it I drank it cold, actually by mistake because I forgot it while I was studying. Then I caught I stronger scent of strawberry but also the orange peels bitterness. The fruity flavours where stronger then, which is good. But on the other hand, it hasn’t made any marks afterwards.

The third time I tried drink it lukewarm with a fruit-plate with pears, apples, banana and pineapple, which emphasize the freshness of the orange and the sweetness of the strawberries. And I really liked it more with the fruit as a side dish.

I find this tea much as a experiment. You can drink it in many different forms and in some miraculous way it taste different every time. That’s way I am still confused. Perhaps I get a clearer view the next time.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Anna

Haha, did you red my review for this? I hated it so much! It was the only rooibos I had you hadn’t already tried… then again, maybe I should have tried it first myself, before sharing it.

Tina

Haha! I read your review after I wrote my own. I think it was fun to try something new, even though you haven’t tried it before. It’s a part of the tea experience ;) <3

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88
drank Pleine Lune by Mariage Frères
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One of my friends got a test sample of this one, and I really liked it. So last time I was in London, I pulled myself together and got to Oxford Street to buy it as a birthday present to myself. Anyway… I really liked this tea, and it’s perfect hot and cold. The scent of almond is strong when you smell on the tea and the almond flavour is very strong when you drink it as well. If you like almond this one is perfect. I tasted Pleine Lune with Pan au Chocolate and the combination is perfect.
If you like almond this is the one for you.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Ysaurella

Pleine lune et un pain au chocolat c’est le paradis !

Tina

Yeah! It really is. I loved the combination a lot!

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88
drank Pleine Lune by Mariage Frères
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drank Pleine Lune by Mariage Frères
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I did only get a sample of this, when I was buying a tea gift for a friend. I need to say I really liked this tea. It was very fruity and flowery in its taste. The sweetness what the first thing I noticed and I will get a package of this later on. But as a preview it was really perfect.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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67
drank Green Rhubarb Cream by A C Perch's
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This one is the tea that I am drinking when I’m working. Especially when I work with my creative stuff. I like this one a lot, because the taste is kind of bittersweet. At first you can taste the rhubarb which are kind of sour but sweet, after that it gets like a bittersweet after-taste. The mix between bitter and sweet makes it very interesting.

It also fits with cookies and desserts with ginger, lemon and chili. I tried it with A.C Perch Ginger cookies and the tea really emphasize the spiciness in the ginger. Try it with lemon and ginger cupcakes. Just a suggestion.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Rhubarb Cream by A C Perch's
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79
drank Bailey Cream by A C Perch's
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I don’t like Baileys normally but the Bailey Cream tea was surprisingly good. The flavour of vanilla and caramel dominates and sometimes it feels like drinking a cookie. It is perfect as an evening tea or on really cold nights.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec
Anna

Drinking a cookie! That’s so perfect. Also send this to me NOW or I will cry. Seriously. Weepface. https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/2059158784/hA013FFA8/

Tina

Haha! You got it in the big letter I sent you. Hope you’ll like it.

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100
drank White Symphony by A C Perch's
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I have been drinking this tea three times now and it’s so delicious that I can’t stop drinking it. When I smelled on the tea at A C Perch Tea Shop, my first thought was candy. The tea had a sweet but sourish and fresh scent. I think it’s because of the pomegranate and elderflower. First time I tasted it was as a takeaway and from the first sip I loved it. The flavour of pomegranate comes as an aftertaste, which makes the tea even more interesting and more tasty. At first I didn’t catch the name of the tea and I was searching for the “right one” for a couple of days until I found it. When I finally got it, I loved it even more. So this one I can really recommend. I prefer to drink the tea warm but it’s also good as an ice tea and lukewarm.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 30 sec
Anna

Do you like this one more than White Temple?

Tina

Yes I think so. I like them both a lot really. But this one, I just can’t handle it!

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Tea is a very special drink for me. It’s a drink that brings interesting conversations with beloved friends and special moments that you just can’t forget. Tea is also special because it’s the drink which me and my friend are sharing and give each other as a gift when we’re not together. Just for experience new tastes from allover the world, to experiment with different dishes and to make new memories and special times to remember to share and tell each other in letters, email or when together again.

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