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Almond. With some spices – a hint of cinnamon and maybe clove as well. And other things. First time I tried this, and it was not love at first sip. Don´t get me wrong, it is very very nice flavored tea, but then again considering the source and price, so it should be – I am not sure (yet) if it is going to became one of my MF favorites.

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LaFleurBleue

Hey Tea-Twin, it seems you are the only one to have identified a clove flavor; it’s indeed the main one I get and unfortunately it also does not make it for me.

Ysaurella

MF mentions spices without saying really which but there probably some clove, yes. But to me it is not the main one, that’s interesting to have different opinions.

LaFleurBleue

Clearly some flavors or spices strike differently; some will recognize the “evil” hibiscus from far away for instance. I guess clove in tea is turning out to be my personal no-go no-like flavor.

Ysaurella

So you can eradicate Mandalay,Chandernagor and Alexandra David-Néel MF blends from the tasting list for sure.

cteresa

I love cloves, admittedly, so I never mind. But I am absolutely totally sure Pleine Lune has quite a bit of those, I now think more cloves than cinnamon, and of course more bitter almonds (not plain almonds, different thing!) than anything else.

Chandernagor, which I also love and is my favorite chai blend (excepting, if you forgive the vanity, chai I mixed myself) is also heavy on cloves. But as I said, I like cloves, or more specifically I like a touch of cloves with other spices and flavors.

Ysaurella

Teresa, we always prefer a home made pie vs a bakery pie, don’t we ? So it’s just normal you prefer your home made chaï blend, there is no vanity at all.

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LaFleurBleue

Hey Tea-Twin, it seems you are the only one to have identified a clove flavor; it’s indeed the main one I get and unfortunately it also does not make it for me.

Ysaurella

MF mentions spices without saying really which but there probably some clove, yes. But to me it is not the main one, that’s interesting to have different opinions.

LaFleurBleue

Clearly some flavors or spices strike differently; some will recognize the “evil” hibiscus from far away for instance. I guess clove in tea is turning out to be my personal no-go no-like flavor.

Ysaurella

So you can eradicate Mandalay,Chandernagor and Alexandra David-Néel MF blends from the tasting list for sure.

cteresa

I love cloves, admittedly, so I never mind. But I am absolutely totally sure Pleine Lune has quite a bit of those, I now think more cloves than cinnamon, and of course more bitter almonds (not plain almonds, different thing!) than anything else.

Chandernagor, which I also love and is my favorite chai blend (excepting, if you forgive the vanity, chai I mixed myself) is also heavy on cloves. But as I said, I like cloves, or more specifically I like a touch of cloves with other spices and flavors.

Ysaurella

Teresa, we always prefer a home made pie vs a bakery pie, don’t we ? So it’s just normal you prefer your home made chaï blend, there is no vanity at all.

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

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I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

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