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drank Je t'Aime by Nina's Paris
2233 tasting notes

I was packaging this up for a swap and realized that there is a pretty fair amount of tea in the little tin they gave me at Nina’s. Anyways, once I had the tin open, I decided I should make myself a cup.

What I have learned is that Nina’s knows what they are doing when it comes to vanilla caramel flavoring. Though I prefer Nina’s Japon to this (and pretty much everything else it seems) I still love this tasty cup. The black base is present but smooth and really allows the flavor to take center stage. There is a nice creaminess to this tea as well and the vanilla caramel flavoring is perfect.

Je t’aime is certainly right because I love this tea. Other phrases that would work would have been “Je t’adore”, “Incroyable!”, “Magnifique!”, “Extraordinaire!”, “Formidable!”, and other things of that nature.

Thank you Sophie and Laurent for providing me with this delicious tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Yeah, I really loved this one -they gave me a sample of this and Taurus, which was also fantastic.

VariaTEA

I tried Taurus as well. I am not big on their rooibos blends because I find the rooibos a bit too prominent but Taurus was not bad. Gemini and Pisces were also alright rooibos blends.

OMGsrsly

Was Taurus really strawberry-y?

VariaTEA

I found it creamy with a nice strawberry tang (at least that is what my tasting notes say). They also have The des Anges which is a strawberry tea on a black base.

OMGsrsly

I might end up getting both. :) I love strawberries, and am a Taurus. :)

VariaTEA

Haha. I am a Pisces so that was the first sample they gave me. I was happy to see it was caramel. The only issue was I found their rooibos to be a bit strong for me. Although weirdly enough it was actually stronger in the smell than in the taste.

Sil

i find their rooibos fairly rooibos-y as well heh

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Cavocorax

Yeah, I really loved this one -they gave me a sample of this and Taurus, which was also fantastic.

VariaTEA

I tried Taurus as well. I am not big on their rooibos blends because I find the rooibos a bit too prominent but Taurus was not bad. Gemini and Pisces were also alright rooibos blends.

OMGsrsly

Was Taurus really strawberry-y?

VariaTEA

I found it creamy with a nice strawberry tang (at least that is what my tasting notes say). They also have The des Anges which is a strawberry tea on a black base.

OMGsrsly

I might end up getting both. :) I love strawberries, and am a Taurus. :)

VariaTEA

Haha. I am a Pisces so that was the first sample they gave me. I was happy to see it was caramel. The only issue was I found their rooibos to be a bit strong for me. Although weirdly enough it was actually stronger in the smell than in the taste.

Sil

i find their rooibos fairly rooibos-y as well heh

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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!

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, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

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.

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