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Well I made this but because my family is useless and incompetent at times, I had to deal with all sorts of things and this sample was cold by the time I got to it. So, it is a little more bergamot tasting than I suspect the hotter tea would be. Even so, I actually don’t mind this one. It’s creamy and has a nice vanilla flavor. There is a bit of an irish cream note that I am digging too. Though the bergamot is strongest here, luckily neither bitter nor astringent. Now I don’t think I will be stocking his in any sort of large quantities anytime soon but I would probably grab another sample to see how this is hot or maybe grab an ounce to experiment with.

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Family doesn’t respect tea time, hey? That reminds me of times when I’d be staying at my mom’s in my hometown and my grandma would call me out of nowhere and expect me to drop everything and walk over to her place for some despite just making a cup of tea. And it would be about something as unimportant as taking an empty tupperware container over that she doesn’t even need at the moment haha.

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Family doesn’t respect tea time, hey? That reminds me of times when I’d be staying at my mom’s in my hometown and my grandma would call me out of nowhere and expect me to drop everything and walk over to her place for some despite just making a cup of tea. And it would be about something as unimportant as taking an empty tupperware container over that she doesn’t even need at the moment haha.

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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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