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I accidentally ordered two pouches of this, and I’m glad because it’s darned good! The flavors at the forefront are tangy plum and hints of brandy. It has a distinctly dark “purple” taste that I can’t explain. There is a little bitterness, but rather than detracting from the tea, I think it adds to it by calling to mind the slight bitterness of plum skins when you bite into them. Mmmm. There’s a soft, creamy finish to each sip—THAT’s where the cheesecake really is. It’s more in the mouthfeel than the taste.

Overall it’s sweet, fruity, creamy, and spot-on with the plum flavoring. I’m so glad I put in this order.

Flavors: Brandy, Creamy, Fruity, Plum, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Veronica

Welcome back!

Cheri

This one was I just wasn’t sure about ordering, but now that I’ve read a few reviews, I’m disappointed in myself for not trying it. Ah well.

kimquat

I’d be more than happy to send you some! I have more on the way already. Couldn’t help myself. :)

Cheri

Wow! Two pouches of this and more on the way! You really do like this one. If I try this one, I’ll probably just be disappointed that I didn’t order any, so don’t worry about it. Thanks for the offer, though!

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Veronica

Welcome back!

Cheri

This one was I just wasn’t sure about ordering, but now that I’ve read a few reviews, I’m disappointed in myself for not trying it. Ah well.

kimquat

I’d be more than happy to send you some! I have more on the way already. Couldn’t help myself. :)

Cheri

Wow! Two pouches of this and more on the way! You really do like this one. If I try this one, I’ll probably just be disappointed that I didn’t order any, so don’t worry about it. Thanks for the offer, though!

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I am still relatively new to loose leaf, as I have only been drinking it since 2013. I’m amazed at how much my tastes have changed just over the past year. I have met such lovely, kind individuals on Steepster and am so glad to have become a part of this community.

Pure black teas are my favorite. I drink black tea daily and I try to keep a variety on hand. I also enjoy white tea, puerh, and the occasional oolong. Matcha is something that I love though I haven’t tried a large variety. The very good matcha that I’ve had is quite expensive. In general I try to stay away from flavored teas—especially those with artificial flavorings—but I will make rare exceptions, and I do enjoy a well crafted blend of straight teas. Things I (usually) don’t like: green oolongs, rooibos, straight green teas.

Rating System
90+ The very best! Teas that I always need in my cupboard!
85-89 Teas that I enjoy immensely and will try to keep around.
80-84 Makes a very pleasing cup. I will enjoy drinking them, but won’t necessarily try to keep around. (There are exceptions.)
70-79 Decent, but could be better.
60-69 Mediocre.
40-59 Gross. I might still try to finish the cup.
39 & under Undrinkable. I probably dumped this cup. Depending on the specific rating, I probably threw the rest of the tea out as well.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:
-Whispering Pines Tea Co.
-Verdant Tea
-Mandala Tea

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