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I had this as a soy latte this morning. I haven’t had matcha in months and months, gah! I’m also trying hard to acquire a taste for soy milk, since regular milk has been hard on my stomach the last few months :(

This matcha soy latte was a success on all fronts. This is my least favourite matcha in my cupboard, albeit still yummy, and combined with the soy milk it made for a delicious drink.

I got to enjoy this whilst lazing on the couch reading some fan fiction. This is important because I work every Saturday, and this is one of the very few I’ve taken off for my friends wedding, and also because my fiance is working today. I have the house to myself for a few hours, on a Saturday – yay!

Stephanie

Are you lactose intolerant? I am!

Courtney

I’m not! I can eat cheese and yogurt, albeit infrequently – but there’s something about milk just in the last few months that’s really been upsetting my stomach. I’m not a huge milk fan, but I pretty much live off cereal and I’m having a real problem with soy milk on cereal – even the thought of it makes me feel ill. Any suggestions?

Stephanie

Yogurt doesn’t bother my lactose intolerance, neither does cheddar and certain hard cheeses. Mozzarella, cream cheese, and other soft cheeses will bother me, as well as milk. I like the taste of almond milk better than soy, so you might give that a try (blue diamond is best)! Also kefir is closer to yogurt than milk and might be good on cereal. I usually eat my granola type cereal with yogurt, myself :)

Courtney

I appreciate the suggestions. I do not care for almond milk, or almonds haha. I don’t find mozzarella bothersome, so I’m really not sure it’s a lactose intolerance. I’ll be looking into kefir for sure though. Thanks!

Lynxiebrat

I love the softer cheeses, though somethings can be really hit or miss with milk products. Almond milk I love…though not in tea usually. Agreed on Blue Diamond being the best, I tried a Almond & Coconut blend not to long ago….it’s interesting. Not completely sold on coconut milk yet.

Also Look for Lactaid like products. (Not necessarily the brand Lactaid, they can be $$.) Kroger has a Lactaid like milk out, regular, vanilla and chocolate. All are yummy!

I think LI hits everyone differently, on what will affect them. Sometimes I can drink a glass or 2 of regular milk and not have a problem, or put in my cereal or dunk cookies in it. Other times, I’m cramping up and have to make a mad dash.

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drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
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Thanks Veronica for sending some of this my way.

This tea is great! The strawberry and cream flavour is really there – it’s definitely best after it’s cooled for a bit though. I’ll enjoy the rest of my sample for sure.

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drank Bangkok Blend by Harney & Sons
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This tea is perfection. In every sense of the word.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

I was surprised since I don’t get excited about a lot of green teas – this was so good.

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drank SoHo Blend by Harney & Sons
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I arrived back last night after a looong day of travel and a month away. In my travels I managed to stop at the Harney SoHo store and pick up some teas – woot! This is the first cup of tea I’ve sat down and enjoyed in over a month and I am impressed.

There’s definitely coconut with a light flavour of chocolate, nothing overwhelming in the chocolate, which is great. The tea base is great too. Overall an excellent tea that’s calming in it’s own way, or maybe that’s because I’m exhausted hah! Either way, I’m happy I picked this one up.

Sil

Welcome back!

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This is sadly my last teabag of this tea. But on the upside I’ll be home in two short weeks and the two hour drive may be worth it to pick up more of this. I shall decide then. Or maybe as I sip away at this, while still working on this paper.

This tea is amazing.

Thanks whatshesaid, and congratulations :)

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Thanks Kittena!

This is a lovely oolong. It’s not overly strong, but very smooth and slightly vegetal. I’m not an expert by any means on oolongs, so I’m none to sure of what else to say about this one. I do prefer my Butiki Gui Fei, but this one is still quite enjoyable. I plan on resteeping this multiple times this afternoon.

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Thanks Stephanie :)

This one is almost identical to David’s Coconut Oolong. Yum. I’d really have to have them side-by-side to decipher any difference. For now I’ll just enjoy this lovely cup of tea as I read article after article and write yet another paper.

On my second steep. I love oolongs for inspiration.

I enjoyed three steeps of this. How lovely.

Also, I’m trying to swap out everything I’m not loving before I’m gone for a month. Feel free to check out my swap posts and stuff in my cupboard if anyone’s interested. Thanks!

Sil

oh i’ll be watching… waiting…ready to pounce lol

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Thanks Faith for this one :)

I’m quite enjoying this tea. The cocoa is lovely and the chicory/licorice root (I’m guessing) adds a subtle almost-spiciness I wasn’t expecting. It more smells of cocoa than tastes of it. The backdrop is all peppermint. The ingredients work well together. The tea has a strong flavour, yet not one single ingredient overwhelms the rest.

This is one I’d consider having around to bring to work/school since it’s teabags and easier.

The resteep this morning is still quite flavourful. Yum.

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drank Bananas Foster by 52teas
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Thanks Kittena :)

The black base here was nicer than other 52Teas I’ve had. The banana was a bit too fake for my liking, though it certainly wasn’t bad. I could taste both the banana and cinnamon clearly. I’m just steeping for a second round now.

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Holy delicious! Wow. It must be the sugar and caramel. This could satisfy a sweet craving in one sip.

I followed the directions for 1 tbsp. of matcha, 1 cups of milk, and a few ice cubes blended. Amazing! I may have to order this. And the Coconut MATHCAccino, since I adore coconut.

Thanks Stephanie!

Stephanie

The coconut version is fan friggun tastic! I’m serious, you should buy some if you loved the caramel!!! Sooooo gooooood.

Courtney

Awesome! Yeah I loved it. I basically inhaled it.

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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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