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Today I tried a tea my mom brought back for me from her vacation in Nashville, TN. My dad and her decided to take a long weekend and see the area, for no reason other than that they’d never been before. This is the first tea I’ve logged on Steepster that I haven’t had before.

Generic sencha taste, not strong. Non-descript tropical flavor, no one fruit stands out. Decent, not good, not bad.

Large pottery moose head mug. 1 tsp. Gently steaming water. 3 minutes.

Jillian

Almost sounds like the best part is the mug. ;)

gmathis

A friend in the Nashville area treats me to teas from Franklin Tea … they have an orange rooibos (can’t remember exact variety) that tastes just like Creamsicles.

LENA

Ok, this is sad. I work in Franklin, TN and I’ve never heard of or been to Franklin Tea. Hope your family had a good time! I’ll be making a visit to Franklin Tea soon!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

There was a second brewing. Gently steaming water. 4 minutes. Taste about the same as the first.

I had a cup of peach ginger black from Franklin TEA at my mom’s and it was pretty good. So I would try it, Lena. They have a website too.

Khürt Williams

As someone from the Caribbean who lived there until I was 18, I have to say, I never ever saw a tea plantation or heard of any regionally produced teas. This may be pure marketing by Franklin.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Khurt ~ I think they are meaning Caribbean-flavored (tropical) sencha.

Khürt Williams

Chrine,
I hope “Caribbean-flavored” means something to you. Means nothing to me. Not sure what a Carribean flavour would be. We’re talking about a place in the with a mixture of Asian, African and European cultures. Kind of like saying “American flavoured”.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Khurt ~ The tea is a sencha flavored with orange, mango, passion fruit, and kiwi. If you click on the name of a tea in a Tasting Note, it will take you to a page with a brief description of the tea on it. I hope this is helpful to you.

Khürt Williams

chrine. Thanks for the tip.

I guess I was reacting to the “Caribbean” description. American companies have a penchant for “misleading” branding. Like, Hawaiian pizza (pineapple and jalapeno peppers) which no Hawaiian has ever eaten. Jalapeno pepper are not native to Hawaii. This tea has kiwi which is not native to the Caribbean. It’s a New Zealand fruit.

Anyway …

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Jillian

Almost sounds like the best part is the mug. ;)

gmathis

A friend in the Nashville area treats me to teas from Franklin Tea … they have an orange rooibos (can’t remember exact variety) that tastes just like Creamsicles.

LENA

Ok, this is sad. I work in Franklin, TN and I’ve never heard of or been to Franklin Tea. Hope your family had a good time! I’ll be making a visit to Franklin Tea soon!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

There was a second brewing. Gently steaming water. 4 minutes. Taste about the same as the first.

I had a cup of peach ginger black from Franklin TEA at my mom’s and it was pretty good. So I would try it, Lena. They have a website too.

Khürt Williams

As someone from the Caribbean who lived there until I was 18, I have to say, I never ever saw a tea plantation or heard of any regionally produced teas. This may be pure marketing by Franklin.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Khurt ~ I think they are meaning Caribbean-flavored (tropical) sencha.

Khürt Williams

Chrine,
I hope “Caribbean-flavored” means something to you. Means nothing to me. Not sure what a Carribean flavour would be. We’re talking about a place in the with a mixture of Asian, African and European cultures. Kind of like saying “American flavoured”.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Khurt ~ The tea is a sencha flavored with orange, mango, passion fruit, and kiwi. If you click on the name of a tea in a Tasting Note, it will take you to a page with a brief description of the tea on it. I hope this is helpful to you.

Khürt Williams

chrine. Thanks for the tip.

I guess I was reacting to the “Caribbean” description. American companies have a penchant for “misleading” branding. Like, Hawaiian pizza (pineapple and jalapeno peppers) which no Hawaiian has ever eaten. Jalapeno pepper are not native to Hawaii. This tea has kiwi which is not native to the Caribbean. It’s a New Zealand fruit.

Anyway …

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

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