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Backlogging: I will not lie, I do not know what a starfruit tastes like. I have a feeling it’s bitter and goes will with citrus. Needless to say, this tea did not help me find out what a starfruit tastes like: the tea was mostly chamomile with a slight citrus afternote. I was really hoping for orange with mystery starfruit and chamomile, but instead got mostly chamomile.

sophistre

It depends on how fresh they are when you get them, but generally they’re very tart and vaguely citrusy, yes. :) The more ripe they are the less tart they get, but it never completely goes away.

fcmonroe

The ones I’ve had didn’t really have much taste at all. Even the one I bought fresh from the produce stand was just kind of blah.

Cinoi

So then, there might have been starfruit flavor and the blah-ness of it was just washed away by the chamomile.

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sophistre

It depends on how fresh they are when you get them, but generally they’re very tart and vaguely citrusy, yes. :) The more ripe they are the less tart they get, but it never completely goes away.

fcmonroe

The ones I’ve had didn’t really have much taste at all. Even the one I bought fresh from the produce stand was just kind of blah.

Cinoi

So then, there might have been starfruit flavor and the blah-ness of it was just washed away by the chamomile.

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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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71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
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