drank Fudge Melts by Twinings
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I bought a box of these last May when I was in England but then I never felt the urge to even try it so I ended up giving most of the box away. However, I kept a few teabags just to try and today I decided to make them up as a latte. Then I read it was best without milk so I grabbed one of the bags, threw it into a different cup and made one plain tea and one latte. When brewing, both just smelled artificial and off putting.

For the plain tea, it is hard to get passed the smell but if you try, there is a hint of creamy fudge. Alas, there is more than just a hint of green tea and it mixes with the weird smell to create the idea of butter (thick mouthfeel) that has soured just a bit.

The latte only bumps up the butter element and drowns out any semblance of the fudge. It also highlights the green tea more.

Both got poured out so I guess this was a pour down.

__Morgana__

Love the new coinage. LOL

Fjellrev

After reading your Sansia note mentioning your disaster with this tea, I was so intrigued haha. Gross. Slightly soured butter and off-putting artificialness must have been a nightmare for your tastebuds.

VariaTEA

Honestly it was the smell that was worst of all. This tea was just off.

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__Morgana__

Love the new coinage. LOL

Fjellrev

After reading your Sansia note mentioning your disaster with this tea, I was so intrigued haha. Gross. Slightly soured butter and off-putting artificialness must have been a nightmare for your tastebuds.

VariaTEA

Honestly it was the smell that was worst of all. This tea was just off.

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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.

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