Having this with a little cream today. I tried it plain, but there was a harshness to it. Maybe I over steeped it, should have read my last tasting note before making another cup. I’ve had this tea for several years and the flavor has held up pretty well, but the tea never captivated me in a way that helped me get through the near 4oz minimum Palais has for their teas. There are few teas from Palais that I have enjoyed. There was one blend I threw away, it was that bad. This one is okay. Pleasant enough, but lacking something to make it really special. The light floral flavor of the violet isn’t tied in well with the tea base. Adding the cream mutes that a little. The aftertaste is a nice lingering violet, but this isn’t a hearty morning tea which is what I was searching for. I could see this tea being better after dinner, but I’m not inclined to drink caffeine so late in the day. I think this tea is going to make me a little more cautious about violet teas in the future, but also wary of such a large minimum purchase for a tea I haven’t tasted.

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan, but have had a growing appreciation for plain. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! And no hibiscus. Hibiscus is the devil.





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