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My second tea from the EU box.

While my husband was making this tea he said it smells like TCP, not exactly what I want in a tea. It does smell chemical, not sure it’s TCP like but maybe like a floor cleaner.

I can taste thick Rooibos and some vanilla which also has some sweetness. I can’t taste any champagne or anything similar. It’s now a bad blend but it it’s too Rooibos heavy for my personal liking. It was not a lost cause though because my husband may have disliked the scent but enjoyed the flavour.

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Anna

Is it the same chemical note you got from Studio 54?

It’s SO much fun to read someone else’s reviews of these teas.

KittyLovesTea

No not the same as Studio 54. The chemical in this blend is related to the Rooibos. I often find that strong Rooibos blends have an unusual chemical scent and flavour and this one was a perfect example to that. I like Rooibos if blended equally with other flavours but this one was just too heavy for my liking. My husband liked it though, he asked for more.

Anna

All the standard rooibos you get in your average Swedish tea shop is VERY heavy, just like this one – everyone imports from pretty much the same German companies, so there’s definitely a lack of variety.

Now I’m really excited to read your Rouge Provence review!

Nicole/Tea-Historic

I hope TCP doesn’t stand for what it stands for in my neck of the woods! Because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been able to make myself taste it! :)

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Anna

Is it the same chemical note you got from Studio 54?

It’s SO much fun to read someone else’s reviews of these teas.

KittyLovesTea

No not the same as Studio 54. The chemical in this blend is related to the Rooibos. I often find that strong Rooibos blends have an unusual chemical scent and flavour and this one was a perfect example to that. I like Rooibos if blended equally with other flavours but this one was just too heavy for my liking. My husband liked it though, he asked for more.

Anna

All the standard rooibos you get in your average Swedish tea shop is VERY heavy, just like this one – everyone imports from pretty much the same German companies, so there’s definitely a lack of variety.

Now I’m really excited to read your Rouge Provence review!

Nicole/Tea-Historic

I hope TCP doesn’t stand for what it stands for in my neck of the woods! Because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been able to make myself taste it! :)

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I’m 28 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Cassie, Mr Sooty Pants,Ivory and Ollie.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.

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