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Yeesh, as soon as I cut open the pouch, my heart sank. The dry leaf smells like those cheap orange candies filled with sticky sweet syrup in the middle that you used to pick up at parades when you were a kid. You would think that it would smell realistic, like marmalade, especially since DTT was generous with the orange rind, but I guess not.

Hot, it’s a hot mess. Tastes just like how it smells, like overly sweet artificial orange candy. The second steep was meh, still chemical.

I figured I might as well try this cold-steeped, and so, so glad that I did. It is so much better. It’s still on the artificial side, but at least the bitterness from the orange rind is coming out a bit more and giving this a bit of a boost. Plus it reminds me more of an orange popsicle.

Definitely not a repurchase, but cold-steeping it is from now on.

OMGsrsly

Aww, too bad! I love this one. I can see what you mean about the cheap orange candy scent, but in my package the orange rind does take centre stage. Maybe try leaving it on its own for a bit?

Fjellrev

Let’s hope! I’ve had it for a month now though. Do you get any caramel?

OMGsrsly

Yes. I get orange rind, a dark sweet taste like caramel or brown sugar, and creamy oolong. Not much chocolate, even though it apparently has chocolate? Might just be different tastes, too. :)

OMGsrsly

Oh, or the ingredients are wrong on my packet. Haha. Yeah, my packet says “strawberry” in the ingredients.

Sil

ICK I don’t like this one

Indigobloom

I loved this one! def a mood tea tho

Amariel

I like this, and don’t care if it tastes candy like or not. Creme Brûlée is sticky sweet kind of flavour for me, so I am good with it. But I can see where you might not like this one,

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OMGsrsly

Aww, too bad! I love this one. I can see what you mean about the cheap orange candy scent, but in my package the orange rind does take centre stage. Maybe try leaving it on its own for a bit?

Fjellrev

Let’s hope! I’ve had it for a month now though. Do you get any caramel?

OMGsrsly

Yes. I get orange rind, a dark sweet taste like caramel or brown sugar, and creamy oolong. Not much chocolate, even though it apparently has chocolate? Might just be different tastes, too. :)

OMGsrsly

Oh, or the ingredients are wrong on my packet. Haha. Yeah, my packet says “strawberry” in the ingredients.

Sil

ICK I don’t like this one

Indigobloom

I loved this one! def a mood tea tho

Amariel

I like this, and don’t care if it tastes candy like or not. Creme Brûlée is sticky sweet kind of flavour for me, so I am good with it. But I can see where you might not like this one,

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