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The dry leaf smell didn’t really appeal to me as much as I’d hoped.

Then I brewed it. Man. This tea smells SO good when brewed. It also tastes great. Just a hint of sweetness when I swallow—this is definitely something I can get used to drinking with or without milk and sugar. I kept coming back to the Breville for another cup because I just wanted to smell more of that deliciousness.

Can’t say I can taste the custard, but it’s certainly not overly tart or anything, and goes down very smooth. Love it! Thanks so much, Stacy!

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This reminds me of Euphoria from Kusmi—same orange and chocolate flavoring—though this tea is milder and a bit creamier—must be the marshmallow showing through. Overall I like it more than I did Euphoria. I think as an orange/chocolate tea combination it’s more balanced. It goes great with a little bit of sugar and milk/creamer. Definitely a dessert tea, and very comforting indeed.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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82
drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
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This is really nice! Warm and toasty, and the caramel flavor is just subtle enough that it doesn’t overpower. There’s a nutty-ness to the taste. I had some of it unsweetened, and it was nice, but with a little bit of milk and sugar, the caramel comes out more and it’s super creamy and dessert-like. A nice pick-me-up drink. I’ve never really tried houjicha before and wasn’t sure what I would think of it, but this is fantastic.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Kotobuki by Lupicia
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reviewed One Touch Tea Maker by Breville
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The best thing about this tea pot/kettle is that it can make tea for me while I’m lying in bed on a Saturday morning, and I can pour myself a steaming cupful the minute I get up. It really makes getting out of bed to make breakfast much more tolerable.

The tea, so far, comes out perfect every time. No more bitter, over-brewed tea because I walked off and no more setting the timer so my green tea doesn’t come out too astringent. Don’t know how I can go back to waiting for the kettle to boil in the mornings when I all I wanna do is crawl back in bed. Ultimate pampering. The best.

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drank Orzo Strawberry by Lupicia
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drank Momo by Lupicia
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This was a morning staple for me for a while when I was still living at home. It doesn’t smell or taste like the usual artificial peach variant, but has a deeper, more genuinely fruity flavor. I was really pleasantly surprised because this is a black tea that still manages to retain the taste of black tea while at the same time tasting like peaches. It’s hard to explain. The flavor doesn’t overpower me, though it’s definitely not a weak tea.

It smells like heaven as it brews.

I haven’t tried it iced, but I’m sure it’ll taste great. Next on my list of things to do at home once I fetch the tin from my tea drawer at work.

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87
drank Troika by Kusmi Tea
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This tea didn’t strike me as anything special the first time I tried it.

Allow me to exercise my right to completely change my mind. I had it again this morning, a sip or two to get myself ready for a hearty breakfast, and it was delicious. Really pleasant citrus notes blending very well with the flavor of the black tea. The flavoring is just right; I can taste the sweetness of the citrus at the very end of my swallow. Very bright and mellow tea, though not by any means light.

I had set my heart on getting a large tin of the Prince Vladimir blend from Kusmi since I was so impressed with that and the St. Petersburg blend, but on this second try the Troika may be just as deserving of a second buy.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Detox by Kusmi Tea
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I didn’t like this tea when I first tried it. Then my friend, who is a pretty avid tea drinker, tried it and loved it so much she’s going to buy a whole tin of it on her next order. So I tried it again.

Didn’t love it the second time, either. The lemongrass is all I taste, and truthfully lemongrass will forever be associated with savory foods to me, so having it in tea just reminds me of poultry. Not a great association. I’m not very impressed with the base tea either. This is, for me, a mediocre tea that offers nothing special.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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