Another new tea from my trip to Jasper. This one smelled heavenly in the store, very vanilla and a nice hint of bergamot. Even in the bag it smells not too bad, a bit more soapy maybe, but still tasty.

Unfortunately, when brewed, it takes on the smell of perfume, Chantilly I think, or whatever one it is that my grandma wears. The flavor is not bad initially, I get a black tea with bergamot, but the aftertaste is just too perfumy for me. Maybe the bag needs to air a bit before I make any more, I will try to leave it open and hopefully the flavor improves!

So far, not the tea for me. But I will leave a rating off in case airing it makes my thoughts change!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec
Fjellrev

woot, Jasper!

MissLena

I love it there soo much :D want to go back asap, but it is a long drive haha, 4 hours there and 4 back :(

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Fjellrev

woot, Jasper!

MissLena

I love it there soo much :D want to go back asap, but it is a long drive haha, 4 hours there and 4 back :(

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Hello all, I am a happily employed electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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