Last Tea of the Traveling Tea Box C Round 2
Planning on sending this box off tomorrow. Technically I had one more to try (52 teas’ Cotton Candy), but I wasn’t really in the right mindset to try a white tea, so I’ll have to pass. Lol.
But I did get his one a shot before it went.
Kinda orangey/spicy in the package. Since I couldn’t really find any sort of ‘how to brew’ instructions, I just did 1 tsp @ 195* for 3 min. Seemed to work out alright.
Mainly I get oranges from the smell, and cloves from the taste. At first I was trying to figure out the spice. Not cinnamon, or anise, or cardamon…..Cloves! Mainly because I remember biting into one during an Easter dinner from the ham. Bleh. That was unpleasant but the taste in this tea wasn’t. It was pretty good and definitely different. Adding a bit of Truvia toned down the cloves just a bit, which made it better. But I really didn’t get much of any other sort of flavor from the tea. Though to be honest, I wasn’t really sure what sort of flavors to expect when I tried it excepting maybe oranges. Lol.
Not bad to try, but not one I’ll search out to order.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I wanted to cut soda out of my life, so I started drinking more tea. Now I’m quickly becoming addicted. But that doesn’t seem like so bad of a thing considering all there is out there to try.

I started with blacks, but oolongs are quickly becoming my new favorite. Unfortunately, I haven’t really been able to find a green or white tea that I really enjoy. Eventually maybe.

Always open for swaps. If you see something in my cupboard that you’re interested in, feel free to send me a message about it. I do have alot of sample sizes in my cupboard, so there might be a few that I won’t be able to swap. But it never hurts to ask. ^^

Likes – Fruity teas (Peach, Apricot & Pineapple to be specific, but I’d likely be open to others). I’m always on the lookout for a good caramel tea too…and a vanilla one. Or any sweet, dessert teas.
Oolongs and Blacks over any others.

Indifferent/Undecided – White teas are a bit delicate for me but I’m not opposed to trying something new. I haven’t yet found a green tea I like since I dislike vegetal flavors, but there has to be something out there. Coconut can be too strong, or alright depending on the tea.

Dislikes – Spicy/chai stuff not so much since I can’t seem to get past the spice taste to anything underneath. Anything overly astringent, though I can’t imagine anyone /liking/ astringency (but I’m probly wrong. Lol). Earl Greys, heavy florals, tart/sour teas, rooibos heavy, mint of any sort, vegetal, musky/leathery, citrus, hibiscus, coffee-esque flavors, lemon.

Allergies – Mangos, some nuts especially walnuts, cherries. Rose petals/heavy rose teas make me ill though it’s not an allergy so to speak. Heavy artificial flavors also make me ill.

Brief ‘How I rate things’ scale:
(Subject to change at any time. Lol)
100-80: I’d definitely reorder this/Keeping this in my cupboard.
79-50: Possibly reorder these. Either if there’s a sale or I’d consider swapping for it’s on a list and I don’t see anything else.
49-40: It’s alright. Glad I tried it but I won’t be ordering/reordering this.
39-20: Glad I tried before buying ‘cause I’d be ticked if I bought this. Ick.
20-lower: UGH! Get it away!


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