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drank Love Life Tea by Harney & Sons
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This tea is yet another wonderful green from H&S. There green teas just amaze me. I’ve really been on a H&S green tea kick lately. I’ve been trying to add in other teas here and there but basically my tea menu has consisted of Bangkok, Tokyo, and Love Life.

I wasn’t sold on this one like I was Bangkok right off the bat, but I think I see a future for this one in my cupboard after all. It is deliciously light in flavour, but still clearly strawberry and coconut against a fantastic green tea base.

I also used my new thermometer for the first time on this cup. I’m definitely happy with that purchase.

Update: The second steep of this one is also just wonderful.


I was surprised by Bangkok and Tokyo. Guess I should try Love Life Tea too! I forget how good greens are. Silly me.


I can send you a couple cups worth if you want :)

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drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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This was definitely the tea I was most excited about of all the new fall teas.

It does seem to be extremely similar to Mulberry Magic, save for the pistachios rather than macadamia nuts. I am enjoying this cup, though I think I actually prefer the Mulberry Magic. Perhaps it’s the addition of chamomile throwing me off?

It does seem creamy, and the mulberry leaf base is wonderful. I’ve found pistachio to be a fascinating flavour in the few teas I’ve tried with it. I’ll enjoy the rest of my sample thoroughly.

P.S. I finally picked up a thermometer while I was at David’s today. Yay!


Hee! I’m drinking this right now!


Argh…so many people commenting on it’s being like Mulberry Magic. While it wasn’t bad, MM had a weird heaviness that didn’t appeal to me. Though I never did try it iced….hmm. But Pistachio Cream is one of the ones I’ve been wanting to try since I st heard about the Fall collection coming out. lol.


Sorry haha! I quite enjoyed Mulberry Magic, but I definitely don’t have it all the time. This one is worth a try :)

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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is quite nice. I’m impressed with the amount of spiciness – not the my tongue is burning type though. The black tea base isn’t overwhelming and suits the flavours well. I’m getting mostly the spiciness and clove flavour from this.

I also just took a batch of pumpkin muffins out of the oven and they are heavenly, especially alongside the tea.

Aimee Popovacki

liked this one a lot!

Josie Jade

Just saw this one listed on the website and your review makes me think I’d like it!

Lariel of Lórien

Does it taste like carrots?


Josie Jade I’m glad! I didn’t add in too many details, but it never hurts to try new teas :)

I’m not getting any carrots Lariel.

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I am loving my new soy matcha lattes! I have four matchas in my cupboard and they are all amazing with plain soy milk. I can’t get enough!

On our drive back from brunch I noticed all the leaves on the ground. Autumn is my second favourite season after summer, and as much as I hate to admit it, the Pumpkin Pie matcha was a good fit for this afternoon.


Yay, Autumn!

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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!


Are you lactose intolerant? I am!


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?


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 :)


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!


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

2 min, 0 sec

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.


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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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.

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

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



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