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drank Velvet Tea by Art of Tea
382 tasting notes

I wanted some snacky tea that I could “munch” on, as it were, while doing some pretty hefty reading, and I thought something chocolatey would be nice so I brewed this up, trying to go for a nice strong chocolate minty flavor. What I got instead was very strong rooibos and apple. It was…not very good. I was getting almost no mint some vanilla and next to no chocolate, which are, after all, the signature flavors of this tea.

Yeah, I don’t really mind the flavor of rooibos, and generally I am open to apple as well, but that wasn’t what I wanted from the tea just now. So…fail! I have reiterate that in terms of blend, this just isn’t as impressive as the other dessert teas I tried in my Art of Tea sampler. Rating go down!

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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