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Flavored VS Unflavored Tea

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sandra said

nope, dislike any flavoured tea, green, black or white.
only flavoured tea I really love is my all time fave: earl grey. All my other teas are pure

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I mostly avoid flavored teas although I admit some of them can be quite good (as long as they’re naturally-flavored). I’d rather have a high-quality oolong, yellow, white… I’ve started buying in smaller amounts and getting better tea because tea gets stale and tastes change, buying in pounds is way too much to consume.

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Donna A said

Most of the time, I find myself craving black teas with stevia, but I enjoy flavored occasionally too, especially good Earl Greys or a nice chai once in a while. I’m really glad I’ve experimented with flavors even though plain teas are my “go to”. I’ve also discovered that my moods can change depending on the season. I agree with others that there is no right or wrong-tastes are an individual thing! Examples of flavored teas that I like include Harney’s Earl Grey Supreme and Diamond Jubilee, Verdant’s Laoshan Village Chai, and Butiki’s Eggnog. I think the base teas on all of these are good.

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LuckyMe said

Usually I drink straight teas but there are some flavored teas – jasmine pearls, rose white tea, lemon mint, green chai, etc – that I can’t go without. I would say I go for “delicately” flavored teas. Over flavored, synthetic tasting teas (I’m looking at you Teavana) are the ones I can’t stand.

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Straight full leaf black teas are the love of my life. Every now & then I’ll add a little stevia or maple syrup for a treat. I also enjoy other plain teas: Sheng, Shu, oolongs (especially roasty oolongs), greens, etc.
I avoid all artificial flavorings, but will sometimes try blends that tend towards natural ingredients. A few blends I love:
Verdant’s Sichuan Caravan (still waiting for verdant to bring this one back) & Laoshan chocolate Genmaicha & Laoshan bergamot rose
Butiki’s Caramel Vanilla Assam & Foxy Roxy’s banana walnut treat.
I was in love with Adagio’s Bilbo Brew too
I like some florals (rose & jasmine), but not a fan of earl grey.
I enjoy these as a treat, but mostly I just drink lots of black teas!

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