I’m not quite sure about this one. One sip I enjoy it, and the next I don’t. It smells of apples and that grassiness I love with green teas. The taste is quite bitter on the tongue the moment you sip, but it disappears quickly. Crisp, fruity undertones of apples and pears with a slightly burnt note from the caramel. I enjoyed the fact that this tea basically tasted like Autumn. Not in the apple pie and cinnamon way, but the wet leaves and rain way. And I mean that in the best way. It brings back memories of apple picking in the soggy, leaf stricken ground and warm sweaters! Overall it was an ok tea, but I wouldn’t drink it on a daily basis due to the bitterness!

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Growing up in an Irish family, tea was a staple. A huge, wide mug with lots of milk and sugar. Still to this day I find complete comfort in a nice cuppa Irish tea. But nowadays I have come to appreciate the quality and craftsmanship that goes into tea. I had my first cup of loose leaf Japanese green tea when I was 16 at a pretty fancy (and expensive) Japanese restaurant. After the first sip, I fell in love.

Since then, I’ve been slowly collecting different teas, some of which have been lost to friends, family and ex’s. But I still seem to stock up.

So because of this love and appreciation, I’ve decided to set myself a tea tasting goal! 1000 different teas by my 25th birthday January 12th, 2015. With the help of samples from various tea shops, a tea journal, Steepster account, Tumblr blog and a few tea parties (with tea alcohol and food of course) I plan on accomplishing this goal! You can see my progress on my Steepster account! Cheers and lets get this caffeine induced coma going!

Buying tea can be expensive, I always appreciate samples! :)




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