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OMG this is sweet. Like really, REALLY sweet. When I took my first sip I was expecting far more mint but this really puts the “candy” in candy cane!

I want to love this but I can’t help but wish for less stevia because I am picking up on that and not much of anything else. The peppermint is almost a background flavor.

I am sorry MissB because I know how much you love this but it is really not for me. Thank you for sharing though because at least now I know that.

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Fjellrev

Wow! Talk about different tastes.

VariaTEA

Haha. I feel like what she sent is being wasted on me which is why I wanted so much to love it but I can’t stand the taste/aftertaste of artificial sweetners. I imagine it is very good if that is not something you pick up on but unfortunately I did.

Fjellrev

I know what you mean. It’s very hard for me to get past artificial sweeteners.

MissB

I really had zero idea that there was any stevia in here… I would have left it had I known. I’m so sorry.

VariaTEA

No need to be sorry MissB. I am glad I got the chance to taste it because even seeing stevia on the ingredients list I probably would have bought it. I am just sorry that I wasted some of your beloved tea.

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Fjellrev

Wow! Talk about different tastes.

VariaTEA

Haha. I feel like what she sent is being wasted on me which is why I wanted so much to love it but I can’t stand the taste/aftertaste of artificial sweetners. I imagine it is very good if that is not something you pick up on but unfortunately I did.

Fjellrev

I know what you mean. It’s very hard for me to get past artificial sweeteners.

MissB

I really had zero idea that there was any stevia in here… I would have left it had I known. I’m so sorry.

VariaTEA

No need to be sorry MissB. I am glad I got the chance to taste it because even seeing stevia on the ingredients list I probably would have bought it. I am just sorry that I wasted some of your beloved tea.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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