I picked up a small bit of this because I was concerned that it might be too tart, but I am pleasantly surprised that it isn’t. I actually really like this tea. I’m having it unsweetened and it’s pretty mild to me, but I am definitely picking up the walnut flavour. It’s this warm and nutty note at the end of the sip. The orange is definitely there, though not too overpowering, but it does become more dominant as the tea cools down. Same with the tartness. I do wish that the walnut was a little stronger. As far as the scone taste, I can sometimes taste it as a butter note, perhaps from the white tea base. I’m really happy that I gave it a try. I’m definitely going to get more.

Flavors: Orange, Walnut

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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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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