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drank Honey Pear by Golden Moon Tea
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I was really excited to try this one because I like honey in tea and I like pears (not in tea, but by themselves).

The dried leaves have a faint aroma of pear with an obvious scent of honey. The aroma, once brewed, is overwhelming. It smells like a lot of honey, then slightly of pear at the end. The taste of it (hot with no sugar or milk) is good; it is not overpowering like the aroma, it is pretty neutral honey tea with pear.

I think the aroma is so powerful because they probably used real honey in there, and when you put a decent amount of honey in anything hot, it is a very strong sweet scent which does not always come through in taste.

Overall, the tea was alright, not Golden Moon’s best.

Update:

So I’m getting to the end of this pot and its getting bitter, not like pears are bitter and honey certainly is not bitter. Hmm. Will not be resteeping.

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Ricky

Yeah, that happens to me at times. When I get to the bottom of a cup the tea tastes different. Sometimes it gets bitter, other times it’s really sweet. I mean I use an ingenuiTea so that shouldn’t be the case. As for the scent, I agree with you. I love this tea, but the scent drives me crazy. It’s too strong.

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Ricky

Yeah, that happens to me at times. When I get to the bottom of a cup the tea tastes different. Sometimes it gets bitter, other times it’s really sweet. I mean I use an ingenuiTea so that shouldn’t be the case. As for the scent, I agree with you. I love this tea, but the scent drives me crazy. It’s too strong.

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

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0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
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61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
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