Shibui Tea UK

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The aroma is a sweet reflection of marzipan, so accurate you can practically taste it. However the taste has more similarity with toasted nuts combined with a slight burnt finish. When milk is added this diminishes a little, allowing the almond notes to become a tad more prominent.

Flavors: Almond, Burnt, Nutty, Toasted

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The dry aroma is fruity, yet sharp, with a mingled whiff of aniseed. Once steeped the aroma turns to sweet cinnamon notes and a liquid of deep yellow, whilst the flavour is an elixir of prominent cinnamon and aniseed, with a subtle hay note. This isn’t necessarily the prettiest looking blend and the combination of ingredients is a little unusual, but the notes are warming and tasty, capturing the essence of Christmas well enough. A bit of an oddball, nothing extravagant, but nothing to be overlooked either.

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Flavors: Fruity, Grass, Spicy

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The November Tea Tourist Subscription box contains Kukicha, an unusual Japanese green tea made from branches and stems of the tea plant. Its predominant toasted flavour carries undertones of grassiness, nut and smoke, weirdly giving it a coffee like twang!

I enjoyed this: Friday mornings. I have a weekly Friday meeting that starts first thing, so I get up extra early. Despite not liking actual coffee, the similarity in essence was the perfect kick in the morning.

Flavors: Coffee, Grass, Nuts, Smoke, Toasted

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An incredible spiced smell with deep chocolate notes. The Rooibos element takes a back seat in the flavour, letting the spices take control to envelop you in their warming magic. A credible chai alternative for those wanting to stay caffeine free. Easily enjoyed with or without milk and sugar.

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Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Rooibos, Spices

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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