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drank All Day Oolong by Teascent
283 tasting notes

Thanks to Teascent for the oolong sample! I got 2 teabags in a foil bag to try out. What I love about oolongs is that the leaves are so small when dry but really plump up when brewed. The teabag became like a little floating pillow :) I started sipping at about 5 minutes, and the tea was light and floral. It seems like a nice tea for snacking with since the taste is not too strong. The bag floated on the top because of the air bubble but was too hot to grab so I just drank the tea and left it floating but after about 7 minutes the flowery taste got stronger and I preferred the lighter taste so i grabbed a spoon to fish it out. The aftertaste was pretty light as well. It does hold up to resteeping well and did not lose taste. I think I’ll give the second bag to my dad to try, he’s been having light green teas lately and I think he’ll like this one.

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drank Cassis & Blueberry by Lupicia
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I do like the samples from Lupicia… Too bad you can’t just buy 1 teabag every time so that trying different teas would be so easy. I like this one well enough, it is fruit smelling and the berry taste is strong enough. It would probably be a nice iced tea as well. I can’t tell between various berry taste so it tastes good to me, kind of like jam/jelly. If my toaster still worked I would definitely have this tea with jam and toast in the morning.. I only found tangy honey mustard ruffles chips to eat so far.

JustJames

you could always do the chipes for dinner and the tea for dessert? lol. i’ve been craving a tea like this and grabbed ‘blueberry jam’ from david’s teas…. haven’t found another blueberry punch quite as heavy as that one yet (though i intend to try the blueberry purple puerh from butiki).

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drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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I was worried how this would taste because I forgot to remove the tea and steeped it for about 6 minutes by accident. It was ok though, the lavender was super strong but not bad tasting. Not sure if this tea is something I really like and I wouldn’t buy more of it but it’s an ok tea to me.

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drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
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It’s so hot that I’ve been cold brewing teas that I have a lot of even though it kind of seems like I should not or at the least that it’s not like you would immediately think yes, this sounds like it would taste good cold. Not bad though, the pumpkin spicy taste is ok and it’s creamy so cheesecake like. I think that I actually like it better hot but it’s not horrible cold… But I don’t think I’ll be craving any more of this cold at least.

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drank Almond Sugar Cookie by Simpson & Vail
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Since I had the ATR Brioche tea this morning I thought I’d try this one to see if it tasted similar because of the almonds. They look a lot alike, the S&V has more almond slivers though. The Almond Sugar Cookie is a nice tea, the almond taste is good but if I need to pick one almond tea I would take the Brioche because it seemed sweeter and I liked the cinnamon. The tea base was stronger and slightly more astringent in the Almond Sugar Cookie.

Forgot to add that I got this from swapping with moraiwe :) Many Thanks!

moraiwe

If I was thinking I would have tossed some Almond Butter in there to taste too because all three look so much alike and each is pretty unique!

CK

I forgot to put in that it was from you, sorry moraiwe! It was really good to try them one after the other. I sometimes think that I’d like to try like all the Earl Greys that I have to see which one i actually like best but am too lazy :). The S&V teas seem to smell the best I gotta say.

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Oh my… This is sooooo good. The smell and taste are delicious. I like the sweet almond taste a lot, this goes on my shopping list for sure. It’s good plain and I’m sure would taste good with some sugar and milk too. I’m having it with my croissant breakfast sandwich and it goes well with it… and cookies :) A definite treat, thanks moraiwe!

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This was such a good smelling tea. I used a lot of leaf but it still came out a bit watery to me. I could taste the cinnamon and chocolate though. I like it but wished it were thicker/malty and stronger tasting to enjoy it more. Thanks to moraiwe for the swap.

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drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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Thank you for the swap and sacrificing some of this to send me, Stephanie. The pineapple part smells just like the pineapple from 52teas Pineapple & Bacon. I brewed it hot first and didn’t really like it but cold brewed came out better. I can definitely taste the pineapple and coconut. I don’t really like the artificial pineapple smell or flavor I guess. It’s a nice sweet tea though.

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drank Dreidels & Donuts by Tealish
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Nice, chocolate and fruit taste. I thought it was raspberry but I see its supposed to be strawberry. It’s good that this is my last little bit; this time when I made the tea I burned my hand warming up my eggs. Last time I burnt my tongue drinking the tea. Cursed tea.

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drank Dokudami Umami Herbal Tea by Teavana
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I wasn’t expecting too much after reading the other reviews but aww, I really like the taste of this tea so it’s too bad that its been discontinued. The soybean mix makes the tea really taste and smell like kinako (sugary soybean powder). Makes me wish I had some kinako mocha to eat with it. Nice. I like soybeans, I should look for more teas with them. I’m pretty sure that Lupicia had been advertising one with black soybean or powder.

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Hello! I am loving reading tasting notes and discovering a whole world of teas. My favorite type is definitely black teas. I prefer flavored, dessert types. I love sample sizes so I can try a little of each and have had fun swaps :). My bank account has been crying since I found steepster but I’m trying to exercise (find) some restraint and it helps that I know I’m not alone lol.

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