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I seem to be striking out with teas from the Persimmon Tree lately. I think that I enjoy this more by scent than by taste and was really surprised that this tea didn’t taste at all like I expected it to. I’m really glad that I only ordered a sample. I do love that I can pick up samples for around $1.

I was surprised that the rooibos stood out as much as it did and that I didn’t pick up much from the peach at all. You can taste the black base as well as a hint of cinnamon and a tart flavor from the apple. I think my main problem is with the apple flavor used, while it did taste like an apple should, I expected it to be much sweeter since it is called Peach Apple Crisp.

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JustJames

oh, i hate it when the taste doesn’t live up to the smell. =0(

Dexter

Hmmmmm, my +15 from the Black Friday thread is samples from Persimmon, suddenly not too optimistic about them. I hope that you find some that you really like.

Short Sorceress

actually, I did really like the white guava and white peach.

Cavocorax

Well… that’s a few at least. I’m a bit nervous about mine, but I think 10 samples for $10 (and free shipping to CANADA!) is completely worth it if it helps me decide if I like a company or not. :D

Dexter

I agree, it was a great deal, was just a little nervous about having 15 “not for me” teas in my house. Happy to hear that Sorceress liked some of them. Restored my hope. :))

Short Sorceress

I’m feeling a bit better about my samples today. I left my coconut creme in the fridge over night and can finally taste the coconut in it. I’ll probably do the same with the last of my peach apple crisp and see if that helps any.

I wanted to try the samples I had before I ordered any more. The $5 + free shipping offer is a really good one, and I do have some rewards points to use that will make it an even sweeter deal, but I’m not going to order any more samples yet.

Dexter

I need to learn that rule “try the samples I had before I ordered any more”. I have tons of teas I haven’t tried yet, and I seem to keep ordering more. LOL time to get a grip (like I haven’t said that before).

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JustJames

oh, i hate it when the taste doesn’t live up to the smell. =0(

Dexter

Hmmmmm, my +15 from the Black Friday thread is samples from Persimmon, suddenly not too optimistic about them. I hope that you find some that you really like.

Short Sorceress

actually, I did really like the white guava and white peach.

Cavocorax

Well… that’s a few at least. I’m a bit nervous about mine, but I think 10 samples for $10 (and free shipping to CANADA!) is completely worth it if it helps me decide if I like a company or not. :D

Dexter

I agree, it was a great deal, was just a little nervous about having 15 “not for me” teas in my house. Happy to hear that Sorceress liked some of them. Restored my hope. :))

Short Sorceress

I’m feeling a bit better about my samples today. I left my coconut creme in the fridge over night and can finally taste the coconut in it. I’ll probably do the same with the last of my peach apple crisp and see if that helps any.

I wanted to try the samples I had before I ordered any more. The $5 + free shipping offer is a really good one, and I do have some rewards points to use that will make it an even sweeter deal, but I’m not going to order any more samples yet.

Dexter

I need to learn that rule “try the samples I had before I ordered any more”. I have tons of teas I haven’t tried yet, and I seem to keep ordering more. LOL time to get a grip (like I haven’t said that before).

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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