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drank Berry Cotton Candy by Pinky Up
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So tbh I grabbed this tea this morning because I have Cotton Candy Caramel Corn and had an idea for a tea picture. But once it started brewing, I was excited to get to try another berry cotton candy tea.

I brewed this like a green tea because I thought it was a green tea but now I realize its a white tea. Oh Well.

Tastewise there is a nice jammy blueberry flavor. However, despite that, I am finding this a bit flat. I am blaming the white tea and also stevia which coats the tongue. It is not overly sweet as blends with stevia usually are but there is still that stevia taste coupled with hay notes from the white tea. It all sort of stops the jammy blueberry in its tracks instead of letting it shiny. Also, I think their hope was the stevia would lend itself to the “Cotton Candy” aspect of this tea but I don’t think it is successful in its job. They should have just thrown actual sugar in this if that was their plan.

Still, I am glad I got a chance to try this tea because it was one that definitely peaked my interest. Thank you Cameron B for the share!

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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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90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
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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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