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drank Strawberry Oolong by Butiki Teas
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I’m still not completely sure I was in the mood for an oolong, but alas, I brewed this one up anyway.

Initially I only tasted oolong tea, which albeit, is delicious, but I was hoping for more strawberry. A few more minutes passed and as it cooled a very subtle strawberry taste came out. Just enough to taste it in the background of the oolong. I’m quite enjoying this so far. Just steeping a second steep now.

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Ooooh, yay! I think I’m going to have this one tomorrow. It’s an afternoon at home, so I have plenty of time for multiple infusions. Mwahahaha!

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This is a black tea with hazelnut. I feel it’s not quite at it’s full potential though and I’m not sure what to add/I don’t actually want to add anything, because more often than not I end up ruining my tea. I’m not really getting any “cookie” flavour but it’s still a nice cup.

Thanks jessiwrites!

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Thanks jessiwrites for sending me more mint tea!

Minty black with a sweet hint of vanilla. Yum.

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drank Blackberry Mojito by Teavana
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This tea is actually quite delicious, however I can’t truly taste the tea in it. It’s reminding me a lot of Adagio’s Raspberry Patch in that it seems like a lovely hot fruit juice – minus the tartness of the raspberry in Raspberry Patch. Don’t get me wrong, I love that, a lot; but the tea flavour seems to be lost. I’m getting the blackberry flavour and I’m guessing some apple, which tones down the raspberry. I’m not really tasting any spearmint though.

The second steep is slightly more toned down than the first, and I’m thinking I prefer it that way.

Thanks jessiwrites :)

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Yum. As always, Butiki is amazing.

I was so excited for this tea in my most recent order and it did not disappoint. The black base tastes like a breakfast tea – which I love. And the banana flavour is clearly there, yet subtle, and not at all overpowering. The walnuts are a nice taste in the background.

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Unfortunately my stomach is upset today, so I chose to just have some straight peppermint tea.

This tea is fresh and clear. One sniff of my tin full of peppermint nearly burnt my nose hairs off it’s so strong haha. I’m hoping this will calm down my stomach so I can fully enjoy the rest of my Sunday.

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Mmm honeybush. I’ve only tried flavoured honeybush teas thus far and I’ve really enjoyed all them. Some more than others. I’m so excited I discovered honeybush since I don’t care for the taste of rooibos at all. I was surprised to discover honeybush is actually much more popular than rooibos in South Africa.

Also, completely not tea related I got an awesome new sweater at Lululemon and the rule I have is if I get something new, something from my collection has to go to pay for it. It was a difficult choice today. Ridiculous, I know.

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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This vanilla black was pretty good. There was a nice creaminess and a not really subtle, but not overwhelming vanilla taste as well. I think I may prefer Vanilla Comoro to this, but only by a little bit.

Thanks Cavocorax :)

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Thanks Cavocorax for this one.

This is really reminding me of David’s Santa’s Secret. There is something different though. I’m thinking it’s ever so slightly creamier? I could be wrong. I’d have to try them side-by-side to know for sure.

It’s not too chocolatey, which is lovely. And the mint really comes out in the end. I’m enjoying my cup of this one.

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drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
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I just don’t think I’m a fan of strawberry teas, but as far as this tea went it was quite delicious. They really got both the strawberry flavour, and especially the cream flavour down. The black base added a nice touch – it wasn’t overpowering at all and balanced the flavours out well.

Thanks Cavovorax :)

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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.

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Canada

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