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After sampling two teas that I didn’t like, my expectations were low so this was a pleasant surprise.

The color of this tea looks like golden honey and it smells sweet yet citrusy. The flavors that stand out most to me are the ginseng, honey, and lemon verbena. If you imagine squeezing a fresh lemon wedge into a cup that contains a dollop of honey, a few drops of Panax Ginseng (the vials of ginseng), and green tea, then this is what you’ll get! The best part of this, is that you get to skip all of that work and just pour in water for the same result!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Cranberry Creme by Market Spice
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I was in Seattle for the morning and decided to poke my head in Market Spice. I’m not sure how great of a decision that was because it turned into a shopping spree. An hour of perusing later and this Cranberry Creme is one of the little goodies that came home with me!

A berry and sweet cream scent fills the air and the smell reminds me of the berry cereals that I would eat as a kid. You know, the ones that are really bad for you and make the milk turn into a pink sugary sludge. I definitely taste the cream but the cranberry flavor is light and almost just a subtle aftertaste.

So far, this and Honey Flower are my favorites of the MarketSpice that I’ve sampled. I noticed that trying one type of tea makes me (almost compulsively) want to try different brands of similar teas, so maybe it’s a blessing in disguise that I don’t live closer to any teashops…

Flavors: Cream

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Lychee Oolong by Butiki Teas
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I just received this as a sample in my Butiki Tea order and actually like it even more then what I ordered! It reminds me of Bubble Tea but the bonus is that I can control the amount of sugar that’s in it. Next to tapioca pearls, Lychee jelly is my favorite thing to add to Bubble Tea and this tastes exactly like it. Mmmm.

This tea is smooth yet thick and with 1 cube of sugar, it’s bliss. I had to split my steep with my daughter as she kept stealing my cup away…it looks like this Lychee Oolong is a new family favorite!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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Compulsive DIYer, student, mother, and artist.

Coursework has taken main stage so if I’m sitting then I’m either doing homework or reading for it. If I weren’t already an introvert, I’d miss my social life. :-P

Once in a while I get real downtime to sneak in one of my hobbies or interests: Illustration, Entomology, Euro board games, audiobooks, stop-motion, and Steepster of course.

Favorite shows: Star Trek, Cosmos, Sherlock, Firefly… this is one of those lists that could go on.

Tea Likes: Dessert teas and Earl Grey.
Tea Dislikes: Hibiscus and anything with artificial sweeteners…artificial sweeteners give me migraines.

If you see something in my cupboard (especially if you have something that’s on my wish list) then it’s up for trade! PM me and we’ll make it happen. :D

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