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cteresa 140 followers

Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang ar...

Lala 180 followers

I am a lifetime tea lover. I did foray into the world of coffee for a period ...

greenteafairy 70 followers

Likes: greens, dark oolongs, genmaicha, fruity greens and oolongs, chai, matc...

Stephanie 163 followers

Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea. I love pretty much every type of te...

keychange 145 followers

Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steeps...

KallieBoo! 120 followers

I love camping, longboarding, listening to and making music, hiking, yoga, co...

TeaKlutz 68 followers

Tea is my happy place. I drink tea when I’m at home, when I’m at work, when I...

JoonSusanna 256 followers

A few of my favorite teas (in no particular order): *Dessert flavored blacks ...

Scheherazade 132 followers

Hi :) I’m Sarah, 25, and I live in Norwich in the UK. My tea obsession ...

JustJames 151 followers

Time For A ReWrite! A good friend of mine on here kindly asked me to do the S...

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I’m going to try all the teas.

Then I will choose a lucky few perfect specimens, and we will live happily together in my tea cupboard.

Forever.

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2014

This year, all bets are off. I am going to drink both peppermint and chamomile and possibly suffer a little. But it’s okay – it’s for science.

I’m doing Project Jasmine, Project Peach and Project Unflavoured Green.

In terms of flavoured teas, Lupicia and Mariage Frères have become my massive favourites, and I have learned that Dammann Frères/Fauchon/Hédiard and Butiki aren’t really for me.

The O Dor, Adagio and Comptoir des thés et des épices are all on this year’s I’d like to get to know you better list.

2013

Getting back into tea drinking last fall, I was all about rooibos. This past spring has been all green tea, all the time, with some white additions over the summer. Currently attempting a slow, autumnal graduation to black teas. Oolongs are always appropriate.

The constant for me, flavour wise, is the strong presence of fruity and floral notes. Vanilla is lush, as long as it’s not artificial. Peach, berries, mango. Cornflower, rose, lavender.

No peppermint.

No chamomile.

No cinnamon.

Ever.

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My ratings don’t reflect the ‘What does this tea do for me?’ standard, but rather my own ‘What would I do for this tea?’ scale.

100-90
My absolute favourites. Teas I would travel for – or, in any case, pay exuberant postage for, because they simply have to be in my cupboard. Generally multi-faceted teas with complex scents and flavours. Teas with personality. Tricky teas.

89-80
Teas I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again if and when I came across them. Tea purchases I would surreptitiously weave into a travel itinerary (Oh! A Lupicia store! Here?! My word!).

79-70
Teas I enjoyed, but don’t necessarily need to make any kind of effort to buy again.

69-0
Varying degrees of disinterest and contempt.

Location

Rome, Italy

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