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First things first, this is a sipdown. It makes me feel good to write it down because it feels like I’ve accomplished something with my day. I got this either in the GCTTB or in a sample trade. I’ve tried it before, but I don’t know if I wrote a review or not.

Tried this one hot, not knowing what flavor it was or what base. I guessed peach on black base (the wrapper says “Noni & Svestka”), but it turns out noni is actually the “cheese fruit” (Morinda citrifolia), a fruit with a tropical but bitter flavor used raw, juiced, or cooked. Noni is also used for its leaves to make a herbal medicinal tea in Hawaiian culture. Svestka is apparently plum, but the package looks like a peach. I’m not sure what I’m drinking to be honest, but it tastes like peach/yellow fruit more than any plum I’ve had (yellow or purple fleshed).

It steeped bright pink in about 30 seconds so I took the teabag out early. It smells fruity, but it initially tastes sour (hibiscus? plum skins?). The after taste is what really makes it undrinkable, though, because it has the sickly sweetness like it is sweetened with stevia or chicory. Super gross. Under the horrible tart + sweet (which do not cancel each other out but somehow you taste both extremes separately), there is a peach flavor. I couldn’t finish the cup, I don’t like that level of sour or stevia sweetness.

Flavors: Fruity, Hibiscus, Peach, Sour, Stonefruits, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 15 OZ / 450 ML
Fjellrev

Oh yikes, sounds like a nightmare.

Arby

It was pretty bad. I wouldn’t drink it again even if it was free.

tea-sipper

Sipdowns — always an accomplishment. :D

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Fjellrev

Oh yikes, sounds like a nightmare.

Arby

It was pretty bad. I wouldn’t drink it again even if it was free.

tea-sipper

Sipdowns — always an accomplishment. :D

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

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