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I decided to brew up this one and Rhubarb Vanilla together for a bit of a comparison. They aren’t directly comparable, but close enough.

Upon first sip this one is exactly what it claims to be – rhubarb green. It’s tasty. I was slight wary that the combination of rhubarb and green tea would be some sort of bitter disaster, but it isn’t at all. I am very picky about greens, and they generally get neglected in my swap pile because they are “high maintenance” – aka can’t be steeped at boiling with a high chance they won’t be enjoyed. However, all the Fru P teas Angrboda sent have been awesome.

I really enjoy rhubarb everywhere, including tea. This is definitely a tea I could get behind. Like cupboard-worthy. And a cupboard-worthy green is quite something.

Thanks Angrboda!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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Another from Roswell Strange!

I saw both Roswell Strange and VariaTEA had this one cold, so I thought I would take the road less travelled.

This one is reminding me of Watermelon Mint Chiller from Teavana, because yes that one tasted like raspberry. This one isn’t bad at all. I am tempted to cold-brew it, but I’m not getting any coffee-like flavours, and I don’t think I want them haha.

Thanks Roswell Strange!

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drank Walnut Orange by Tea Desire
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This one was sent my way from Roswell Strange. I’m almost completely through her parcel! Yes!

The rooibos is a bit too much for me here, but I can get some orange flavour. I have a feeling the sandalwood exacerbates the rooibos.

Thanks for sharing Roswell Strange!

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drank Tangerine Blossom by Shang Tea
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I am wholly confused that this tea says “black tea” as the tea type, yet in the ingredients it says “organic white tea leaves”, and in the description it mentions “red tea base” (which, as far as I know, is a type of black tea?)

Regardless of that, this is decent. It’s definitely a nice quality tea, but the flowery aspect isn’t really doing it for me. It isn’t repulsive, as I find most floral teas, but it just doesn’t tickle my fancy either. I’ll have to pay more attention to see if I can get any citrus, but it certainly isn’t jumping out at me.

Thanks for sharing MirandaGou!

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Good morning! This tea is amazing, as I’m sure you all know. Waffle-y goodness.

As I was measuring this out it occurred to me I should have added some in to my recent Butiki order. I drink this one slowly, so I’m sure there will be another order before I’m out.

Dexter

Good Morning!!!

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Sad sipdown. Thanks EvaGrimm for sending me another couple sups of this one.

Now that I know I have to ship within the US, I hope I can nab some of this one if Fava releases it again come fall.

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I cold brewed this one last night (~9 hours) and now I’m enjoying it. It is great! Very similar to the hot version, but an extra burst of sweetness at the end of the sip.

Thanks again Cavovorax!

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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Having this one this morning as I work on more cue cards. Amazing, as usual. You all know how much I love this tea.

This is the last day of classes for this term, then 2 weeks of exams, then Vancouver!

keychange

Woohoo for the end of term!

Amariel

Are you and OMGsrsly gonna (try to) meet up at all in Vancouver?

CrowKettle

Good luck on your exams!

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Cavo sent such a generous amount of this I added it to my cupboard haha!

I love the scent of this one. So delightful. I also like how it’s sweet, but not artificially so. I can handle a lot more sweetness when it’s natural. This tea I find oddly soothing, in a dessert way. I’m taking a short break from cue cards to watch an episode of Flipping Out. Such an awesome show.

I was also feeling a little crazy tonight, and put some in the fridge to cold brew.

Amariel

It’s really tasty stuff!

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This is actually a decent rooibos. I’m always wary of rooibos, since I generally do not enjoy it at all. With the one exception of Fauchon’s L’Automne. Sigh.

The rooibos base here doesn’t overtake the other ingredients completely, which is great. The apple is apparent, though I’m not so sure about the pistachio or strudel aspect. There is something dimming the apple a bit so those things are there, just not distinguishable to me. Overall, an enjoyable cup, especially for a rooibos.

Thanks Roswell Strange!

VariaTEA

This is definitely a good rooibos.

Suziqzer

Sounds like a good one. I prefer when the rooibos isn’t an apparent flavor of the tea, but blends well with other flavors. L’Automne is great … I agree!

Roswell Strange

I actually just made a cup of this…

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

Location

Canada

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