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drank Passion Fruit by Kusmi Tea
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This is the first white tea from Kusmi that I have tried and I think it might be the last. This tea both dry and brewed smells just like passion fruit and I was hoping it would taste like it smells. Unfortunately that is not the case. I find the tea almost has a bitter chemical taste to it that is obviously not very appealing. Now I have 75g of this that is going into the swap box. Sorry Kusmi, but this one is just not very good.

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Dexter

Even with that glowing recommendation, I’d be willing to take a little of that off your hands….

VariaTEA

haha sure. How much would you like? I also picked up a couple other Kusmi teas (they have a 75 g min purchase so I have a lot) and Teavana teas if you want to try them.

Dexter

LOL I dont want lots, just a taste. Will work something out. :))

Nxtdoor

I also only had one kusmi tea and was not inclined to further my kusmi education.

VariaTEA

Well if you change your mind nxtdoor I can send some samples your way. For me this was a bust but there are others which have not been bad

VariaTEA

And Dexter, check through my cupboard if you like and let me know what you would want samples of and I can probably send them your way.

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Dexter

Even with that glowing recommendation, I’d be willing to take a little of that off your hands….

VariaTEA

haha sure. How much would you like? I also picked up a couple other Kusmi teas (they have a 75 g min purchase so I have a lot) and Teavana teas if you want to try them.

Dexter

LOL I dont want lots, just a taste. Will work something out. :))

Nxtdoor

I also only had one kusmi tea and was not inclined to further my kusmi education.

VariaTEA

Well if you change your mind nxtdoor I can send some samples your way. For me this was a bust but there are others which have not been bad

VariaTEA

And Dexter, check through my cupboard if you like and let me know what you would want samples of and I can probably send them your way.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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