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Backlog from last night.

I loved this tea. Like, a lot. But, reading the description here, and reading other’s reviews, I realize that my cuppa tasted waaaaaay different from the others. I guess this tea was supposed to have chocolate and hazelnut tones, but I didn’t really get that. What I got was really fruity. Like, I swear to god this tasted exactly like blueberries to me, and I asked my mom and she said the same. I don’t know what’s up with that, but I do know that I really liked the blueberry taste. It’s been sealed this whole time (thanks to LiberTEAS for sending this to me) and I’ve kept it away from all flavored teas, so I don’t know why it tasted like blueberries. I guess I kind of got another note, kind of woodsy in a way with a nice depth, but the main taste was fruity.

Weird. I’ll have to try again, maybe my tastebuds were just off!

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175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

tea tastes different to every individual palate. That’s really my only explanation for it.

ashmanra

I have had only a couple of darjeelings and they had a strong, characteristic muscatel grape flavor. Maybe that comes out as blueberry for you.

Ian

@LiberTEAS: That is true because this wouldn’t be the first time that a tea has tasted the exact opposite for me as it has for others.

@ashmanra: I’ve only had a few also, but out of the ones I’ve had the muscatel flavor (or what I’m assuming was muscatel) tasted way different from this…. Maybe what I was tasting actually wasn’t muscatel?

Angrboda

What LiberTEAS said. When tasting tea, or anything really, there is no right or wrong way or right or wrong notes. If anybody ever tells you that you can’t possibly have found this or that in any given tea, ask them how they manage to taste with your tongue and to kindly stop it because it’s kind of creepy. :)

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LiberTEAS

tea tastes different to every individual palate. That’s really my only explanation for it.

ashmanra

I have had only a couple of darjeelings and they had a strong, characteristic muscatel grape flavor. Maybe that comes out as blueberry for you.

Ian

@LiberTEAS: That is true because this wouldn’t be the first time that a tea has tasted the exact opposite for me as it has for others.

@ashmanra: I’ve only had a few also, but out of the ones I’ve had the muscatel flavor (or what I’m assuming was muscatel) tasted way different from this…. Maybe what I was tasting actually wasn’t muscatel?

Angrboda

What LiberTEAS said. When tasting tea, or anything really, there is no right or wrong way or right or wrong notes. If anybody ever tells you that you can’t possibly have found this or that in any given tea, ask them how they manage to taste with your tongue and to kindly stop it because it’s kind of creepy. :)

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Hello!

I’m Ian and I’m a 15 year old student who lives in Vermont. I started (heavily) drinking tea in Late 2010 and have been obsessed ever since!

I tend to drink more black and herbal teas, though I do enjoy oolong, green, and white, and I’m exploring other facets of the tea world (I’m still trying with pu-erh!)

I tend to lean towards sweeter and fruity flavors in my teas, and I’m not a big fan of smoky flavored teas, or anything that’s VERY bold.

I also enjoy a cup of coffee every once and a while, though it does mess with my stomach sometimes so I don’t drink it as often as I drink tea.

In addition to tea drinking, I’m also really interested in:
Classical music (I’ve been playing clarinet for 5 years now and it’s my favorite thing to do), independent arts/music, education on environmental sustainability, reading, Fair Trade and safe-trade practices, Cognitive science, art history, and a lot more.

I’m open to swaps, but I don’t have a very wide collection. Regardless, if I review a tea and you would like a sample, feel free to message me and we can work something out! If you would like to just try something without a swap, feel free to ask too! I know that I personally don’t have a lot of teas to swap and if you’re in the same position as me just feel free to ask for a sample and I’ll send you some, no strings attached!

I run a blog on TeaTrade which you can find here: http://serendipitea.teatra.de/. The goal of my blog is to better connect tea with the arts and go beyond just the taste aspect of tea. Enjoy!

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