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I had 3 unopened bags of this left, and decided to finally open 1. This blend definitely gets even better with age as the vanilla really melds with the black base. So delicious and chocolatey.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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Found this to be a bit underwhelming. A bit weak, would probably double the amount of tea I used next time. Super floral- mostly rose. Also getting some fennel- more like a sweet, roasted bulb than the seed.

Flavors: Fennel, Rose

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drank Buttermint by Twinings
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I’ve started to really enjoy having a peppermint tea after lunch. I prefer a creamy mint profile, so this seemed right up my alley. I also liked that it had a quite simple ingredients list: peppermint, mint flavor, and vanilla flavor. So many peppermint teas have licorice root or other herbs, and that’s just not really what I want in a peppermint tea.

Anyway- the tea itself is as expected. Pretty much peppermint with a very subtle vanilla flavor. It really does taste like a buttermint.

Flavors: Creamy, Peppermint, Vanilla

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This cup was not as tasty as previous cups. The caramelized flavor that’s usually layered on top of the smokiness was replaced by a strong medicinal flavor in this cup.

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Unfussy. Mostly honey and soft florals. Some stonefruit- peaches, apricots.

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I prefer to drink this during fall/winter, but it just sounded so good this morning. This is quite a few years old, but still tastes amazing.

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Drinking through a large bag.

Interestingly, I had 2 cups of this today that were vastly different. The first was really wonderful- sweet potato, brown sugar, baked bread. The second was much different- tobacco, wet wood, tree bark.

I’ll have to play around with the time/temp to see what changes.

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Another one I’m working on finishing off.

Delicious, but not my favorite WP vanilla blend. I can’t quite place my finger on it, but there’s a saccharine quality to it that I don’t prefer. Cocoa Amore trumps this, but it’s still a perfectly tasty vanilla black tea.

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drank Isabella Grape by Curtis
1713 tasting notes

The grape smell is quite strong, but a bit more subdued in flavor. A touch floral. The black base leaves my mouth a touch dry and has a slight vegetal flavor that kind of clashes with the grape flavor. A better base would make this absolutely fantastic, but I’m still very impressed by the Curtis offerings that I’ve tried.


I’ve also been really impressed with the Curtis teas I’ve tried. So much that I’ve looked up where to buy more, but here they seem to be impossible to find sadly!

Martin Bednář

Well, I do have source for Curtis tea; however not sure if it will be worth it sending it across the pond :)

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Working on sipping through my stash of this tea, considering the coconut. So tasty and creamy.

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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:
Whispering Pines
The Necessiteas
August Uncommon
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:
Sweet Potato

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.


Los Angeles, CA

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