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My first tea of Halloween day. I wanted something sweet and creamy, and this seemed like it would fit the bill. However, even with the addition of sugar and cream, it’s surprisingly astringent and a bit bitter. It has a lovely vanilla aroma, but it’s lacking the rich, vanilla flavor I was hoping for. Based on other reviews, it seems like this tea can be a bit finicky, so I will be retrying a few different temp/time combinations.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Bird and Blend
The Necessiteas
Brutaliteas
August Uncommon
Lupicia
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:
Marshmallow
Vanilla
Marzipan
Almond
Honey
Smoke
Cocoa
Malt
Banana
Pineapple
Melon

Dislikes:
Most mint
Stevia
Red Rooibos

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.

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LA, CA

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