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drank Strawberry Paraiso by Teavana
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Not a horrible tea at all. It is a little tart though there isn’t hibiscus that I know of, so I think it is just the strawberry and apple combined. I can’t really pick out the popcorn, so I think it is pretty useless in the blend except to look pretty. I also get no white tea base either…just a lightly tart and floral taste, with some fruitiness. Maybe the floral is from the white tea? Normally, I’d never spend the $5 for this as a tea to go (it’s a white tea which is a rare tea category tea and the most expensive one) but I got a $20 tip from one of my customers, so I thought I’d splurge on this one since I’d been eyeing it for a while. I’d probably get this again, as a splurge, but I’d honestly probably get something I like as much or better that is cheaper. I doubt I will buy any of this tea to have on hand at home, at least til possibly summer again, as I can tell this will be nice iced.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are.

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Uh, guess that’s it.

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