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This was just odd. There were nice fruity notes but then a smoke smell to it that killed it for me. This was woody and dusty, which I usually like, but then that smoke… not so much a smoke taste as a smoke smell. As it cooled I also picked up what I think were spice notes. Thanks for the sample, Ost!

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drank Rwanda Rukeri Delight by Tealux
630 tasting notes

This was sent to me by cookielady in the Christmas card swap. It is a dry, strong tea. I didn’t get any notes that stood out but it took cream very well. It would probably be quite good with sugar or honey as well.

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Can’t believe I haven’t had this before. Hm. Since the white tea isn’t very strongly flavored, the bergamot really comes to the forefront and pops up in your face. This is a super highly perfumed tea. I generally like EGs but I also like to taste tea with them. I don’t think I’d choose a white EG over a black, based on this experience. Thanks for the sample, cookielady!

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drank Neptune by Lupicia
630 tasting notes

As before, non-specific fruit and honey. This time I got some vanilla as well. I had this on my wishlist, but having had it again, I don’t think I’d keep it in my cupboard over other fruity blacks that I can’t identify the fruit in. :) Thanks for sending it my way, cookielady!

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A pleasant, honest, strong Assam that turns a bit bitter if oversteeped. This is a good thick, milk and sugar Assam. Thanks, Ost!

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drank Marron Chocolat by Lupicia
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This smelled like wine and chocolate. After steeping it smelled like hot cocoa and coffee beans. 2 1/2 minutes was either far too long or I used far too much leaf. This was really bitter. I tried adding sugar to see if it would level out the bitterness somewhat but no luck. It just turned odd. Thanks for the sample, NayLynn!

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Maybe it was just my imagination but the scent of this was very strongly milk chocolate. :) Taste was a a bit non-specifically fruity. The wet leaves smelled of wine. And I poured some into a clean paper cup to test the milk chocolate thing I don’t think I was crazy -this smells like a Hershey bar! :) I might quite like to have this on hand some day. Thanks for the sample, Ost!

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Wow, this is not my thing. I like the idea but the red rooibos kills it for me. it has that medicinal cough syrup taste all over the base. Also, while this is super gingery, it is too fruity to be a chai I like. Thanks for letting me try it, NayLynn!

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drank Qing Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
630 tasting notes

This smells like something baked that has raisins in it. The taste is sweetish with toasty grains. This is very good. Thanks, Ost!

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So, it would appear that I have had this tea before at least 2 times. :) I guess it is unremarkable. Either that or I’ve simply had too many black teas to remember them all at this point. This time I got some mild fruity notes when hot that vanished as the tea cooled. But yeah, unremarkable basic black tea. Thanks, NayLynn!

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