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drank King of Fruits by Lupicia
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Rayn and I are having an exciting Friday night…of drinking teas and watching Avatar episodes. Okay, so it’s exciting for me!

I have to say that I don’t care for durian, as a fruit. The smell is, to put it nicely, kind of revolting. I once sat next to someone on the bus ride home who had a fresh durian with them, and by the time I got home I thought I was going to puke. Essentially, the taste is decent but the smell is not. However, I’d read/heard so many good things about this tea that I figured I had to at least try it. After all, I once tried durian ice cream and that was actually not so bad, since the smell was not as pervasive.

So I opened the dry tea up, smelled it, and went yuck durian! But I told myself to be brave, scooped out a few teaspoons and brewed a cup. And it’s good. Really tasty, in fact. Once the tea is brewed it’s like it loses the nasty durian smell and just retains the delicious tropical fruit smell/flavor.

It can happen…durian tea can be good!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
steelhead

Anything with durian must be good, although one must absolutly acquire tolerance for the heady aroma for sure!!!

CupofTree

I love the Avatar series! Its so good with tea, jasmine especially ;)

Terri HarpLady

I love Avatar, but I don’t care much for Durian. Nice review, though!

Claire

Uncle Iroh definitely makes the show. ;)

Nik

I had never heard of durian before reading your tasting note, so now it’s my turn to thank you for the education. :D

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steelhead

Anything with durian must be good, although one must absolutly acquire tolerance for the heady aroma for sure!!!

CupofTree

I love the Avatar series! Its so good with tea, jasmine especially ;)

Terri HarpLady

I love Avatar, but I don’t care much for Durian. Nice review, though!

Claire

Uncle Iroh definitely makes the show. ;)

Nik

I had never heard of durian before reading your tasting note, so now it’s my turn to thank you for the education. :D

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I mostly drink straight tea, and some of my favorites are green teas and oolongs. I almost always have some sencha and tieguanyin in my tea cupboard (and if I run out, awesome, an excuse to buy tea). I do like some flavored teas, but can’t stand really sugary stuff so if it’s very sweet I probably won’t like it. I can’t drink milk so all my reviews are of tea without milk and sugar!
I’ve been getting into puerh the last few months.

Outside of Steepster I’m an English Lit major, and will FINALLY be graduating after the Fall 2013 semester. After that I plan on applying for graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Library Science. Currently I work as a student assistant in the Archives and Special Collections department of my school’s library.
I also like reading (of course) and playing video games when I have time for them.

I’m happy to send samples to anyone in the US or Canada. Just ask. :)

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