drank Fireside S'mores Tea by Teaopia
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Tea to go with this today…I was in a really bad headspace this morning and come early afternoon, it wasn’t clearing, so I thought chocolate and marshmallow white tea might do the trick.

This was love at first smell! Dry, it smells utterly divine, and it initially picked my spirits up and brought time to a more relevant speed.

Sadly, brewed, this is not as amazing as it smells. But it is still very tasty. Actually, it reminded me quite a bit of Checkmate from DAVIDs. In the end, it was a sort of sweet, cocoa-y, creamy white (I did add milk to add to the creaminess) tea that didn’t scream S’MORES!

With all this said, I am still potentially interested in getting the tin, if only to stuff my nose in every now and again for a little chocolate aromatherapy. :P As a tea, it is good, as a s’mores tea, it is mediocre.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are…

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty (except rose), and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

Yes, I do trades…usually on request though. See something you want to try in my cupboard? Just shoot me a message and I’ll see what I can do!

Uh, guess that’s it.


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