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drank Plummy Earl Grey by Twinings
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One word: Disgusting. The fact that this is artificial bergamot is glaringly obvious as it so it so overpowering, and horribly strong, it could put someone off bergamot for life, and this coming someone who absolutely adores bergamot in their tea. I must admit that do enjoy a lighter tea, so I might be a bit biased but this is absolutely ridiculous. You might as well call it Plum and Bergamot water as the disgusting pungency of these two fake flavours absolutely destroys any nuances of the actual tea whatsoever. I am normally a fan of drinking really good tea without milk, to taste every nuance of the tea and every single note, but this is so ridiculously strong in plum and bergamot, that it was impossible to drink this without milk. I when looking inside the ‘tea temple’ I saw that the quality of tea in the ‘temple’ is no where near the quality of loose leaf. Extremely disappointed.

Flavors: Bergamot, Plums

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 OZ / 125 ML

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99
drank Marie Antoinette by Ladurée
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The aroma of this tea may put those of you without a sweet tooth off this tea, but trust me, when I say this tea is absolutely delectable. This tea is 75% Chinese Black Tea, 15% Indian Black Tea and 2% Sri Lankan Black Tea, however this is impressively light and very smooth on the palate. The aroma is a rich, honeyed, pineapple taste, which made me dubious as to whether the blend would be too overwhelming, but I was proven wrong. This tea is incredibly light, with delicate notes, and a brilliant after taste. At first you have the delicate tea, which the slight of hint of orange and the merest hint of grapefruit, however as the liquor leaves the palate, you experience sweet honeyed notes and light rose. It’s a perfect, light summer tea. I buy loose, however I know these come in tea bags if needed.

Flavors: Grapefruit, Honey, Orange, Rose

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 125 OZ / 3696 ML

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100

Refreshing, floral and all around satisfying. This tea is 91% Chinese Green Tea and 1% Chinese Black Tea, so it has the crisp fresh flavours and aromas from green, but a warm, fuller undercurrent, coming from the black. The rich floral flavours like rose are delicately balances with the crisp flavours of mint and the the sweetness of the orange blossom is perfectly balanced with the spice of ginger, a perfect tea for summer. One of my all time favourite ‘green teas’. I buy loose, however I know these come in tea bags if needed.

Flavors: Ginger, Mint, Orange Blossom, Rose

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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100
drank Mélange Ladurée by Ladurée
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Sweet and floral but with the full body of black tea, the notes of caramel and cinnamon are very subtle but works with the main notes of rose, bergamot and orange to make a blend which is classically Ladurée. Ladurée provides high quality, well blended tea. I been through quite a few boxes of this and I’ve yet to experience any bitter after taste. Kudos to the company for thinking about their quality and putting their teas in woven tea bags, and not plastic ‘tea temples’ as the plastic leaches toxins into your tea. One of the most delicate black teas I’ve ever tasted, unrivalled with anything else I’ve ever tried. Definitely one of the most delicate teas I’ve tasted

Flavors: Bergamot, Caramel, Orange, Rose

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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