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drank King of Fruits by Lupicia
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I got a sample of this in the mail today with my Lupicia magazine! Oooh durian… I have never tried durian fruit before, frankly because I was scared to death of the horrible stories I have heard of it having a very pungent, nasty smell so I have never bothered trying it! Getting this tea in had me scared, I thought I would open the pack of tea to smell dirty feet or something LOL, but it was actually pleasent and sweet smelling…smelled like a fruit of some sort…I guess a durian since it is a durian tea! Haha. The green tea was present as well and was enjoyable; I did have this iced and my toddler liked it as well. However, I wouldn’t buy this for me because I have other fruity green teas that I simply like better, but this one is pretty darn good!

Lori

I can state that I have tried durian-and trust that I am open-minded- and it was the most vile taste ever ….

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I am in need of help and suggestions. I have switched from coffee to tea and in the process of selecting tea to try. This looks like the place I need to be to learn more about tea. Have A Joyful Day!

-Jessica-

Oooh I am an avid coffee drinker…well espresso actually! I still can’t seem to kick my morning espresso habit. BUT, I think it is more because I am in such of a routine of going to the drive thru at Starbucks on my way in to work (old habits die hard)! LOL, if I decided to stop and acutally make me a thermos of tea in the morning I am almost positive I could make the transition from morning espresso to tea. IMO if you are looking for something similar to coffee try Hojicha de la Creme from Art of Tea or Milk Caramel from Lupica I love both and they remind me of having a caramel macchiato from Starbucks :-) Another thing you could try would be pu-erh, although it is a very acquired taste and you may love it or hate it! But I think it has a lot of depth as coffee, but it does not taste like coffee at all…it’s just very bold and smooth with interesting tastes. But if you are looking for just any old tea that is just plain good there are many out their to chose from and it will just depend on your personal prefs. as to what you like better. Feel free to take a look at my tasting log or anyone else’s. You can PM me if you have other questions, I’d be happy to help :-)

-Jessica-

@Lori – That is what I have heard!!!! The tea doesn’t taste bad or smell bad…it’s fairly sweet and pleasent! Maybe they’re heavily sugared pieces of durian?! LOL

Cloudwalker Teas

I saw this note and couldn’t help but post a comment… I have to agree with Lori: I also tend to think I have a fairly open mind but durian? Yuck! It ranks up there with stinky tofu!! I’m glad the tea didn’t smell/taste like the fruit!

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Lori

I can state that I have tried durian-and trust that I am open-minded- and it was the most vile taste ever ….

Pages2Read while sipping tea

I am in need of help and suggestions. I have switched from coffee to tea and in the process of selecting tea to try. This looks like the place I need to be to learn more about tea. Have A Joyful Day!

-Jessica-

Oooh I am an avid coffee drinker…well espresso actually! I still can’t seem to kick my morning espresso habit. BUT, I think it is more because I am in such of a routine of going to the drive thru at Starbucks on my way in to work (old habits die hard)! LOL, if I decided to stop and acutally make me a thermos of tea in the morning I am almost positive I could make the transition from morning espresso to tea. IMO if you are looking for something similar to coffee try Hojicha de la Creme from Art of Tea or Milk Caramel from Lupica I love both and they remind me of having a caramel macchiato from Starbucks :-) Another thing you could try would be pu-erh, although it is a very acquired taste and you may love it or hate it! But I think it has a lot of depth as coffee, but it does not taste like coffee at all…it’s just very bold and smooth with interesting tastes. But if you are looking for just any old tea that is just plain good there are many out their to chose from and it will just depend on your personal prefs. as to what you like better. Feel free to take a look at my tasting log or anyone else’s. You can PM me if you have other questions, I’d be happy to help :-)

-Jessica-

@Lori – That is what I have heard!!!! The tea doesn’t taste bad or smell bad…it’s fairly sweet and pleasent! Maybe they’re heavily sugared pieces of durian?! LOL

Cloudwalker Teas

I saw this note and couldn’t help but post a comment… I have to agree with Lori: I also tend to think I have a fairly open mind but durian? Yuck! It ranks up there with stinky tofu!! I’m glad the tea didn’t smell/taste like the fruit!

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I am a tea enthusiast who is always looking to try a new tea, but my all time favorite is jasmine pearls…or anything with jasmine in it really. I also am a sushi fanatic and simply can’t live without it. Outside of my fanatasy world of all things tea and sushi I am an executive assistant, mother of 2 and personal taxi/maid and chef service for my little family.

But back to the tea!

I love Jasmine Pearls, just about any White Tea and then we have Pu-erh coming in last as my top three.

However, I still enjoy a good Earl Grey tea, the more bergamot the better! I have a fond place in my heart for Matcha, especially iced Matcha Lattes. Flavored green teas are always fun, but I tend to stay away from the overly grassy tasting ones… they always remind me of a wheatgrass shot!

It takes a special black tea to really win me over, for me I find that they all taste too much alike or tend to be too bitter at times; I think I am more so bored with them.

Oolongs are fairly new to me and I am finding that these are really good and they will probably end up making it as one of my top contenders!

Pu-erh I have yet to try; I am very curious, but a bit scared to try it… something about being aged in a cave just frightens me a bit, but I would like to try one in the very near future :-) Update – I have tried a few pu-erhs and I can’t get enough of them! While they are definitely an acquired taste they are lovely! This has now taken over rooibos in my top 3 teas of choice!

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