drank Monarch Blend by Ovation Teas
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For some reason I am putting off making a tasting note for this. I’m not sure why, I enjoyed it! I guess I’m having trouble coming up with a not boring description for it. You’d think this tea would be all over the place because of the ingredient list, but it’s actually quite simple and mellow. It’s a bit fruity (I tasted mostly peach, perhaps a hint of mango but they blend together really well) and only a tad floral—rose mainly, I didn’t get any lavender. I was worried this blend would be overwhelming but it’s a bit underwhelming I think. I braced for strange flavors, but it was just… average. In flavor profile I mean, the tea itself is of nice quality. The black base stood up really well to all the flavors thrown in there, and was definitely not overtaken by any of them. I think I’m going to have to revisit this tea when I am in a different mood and can appreciate it better, since it seems like something I’d really love. I kind of want to add coconut though, somehow I feel like it would go very well!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!


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