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This is a lovely oolong tea. The pomegranate flavour is clearly there, but not overwhelming. The oolong base is lovely and comes through clearly. Overall a great balance between tea and flavour.

Thanks jessiwrites!

The second resteep is still quite flavourful. The pomegranate has diminished somewhat but the oolong base is still nice and strong.

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Thanks jessiwrites!

This is reminding me a lot of genmaicha. I’m getting a stronger taste but I like it :)

Resteep is pretty good, still flavourful.

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Thanks Sil for swapping this with me :)

Another honeybush I’m enjoying. The flavouring seems pretty subtle. I’m getting some rhubarb tartness but I’m not so sure how much strawberry I’m tasting. Either way I’m enjoying the taste of honeybush haha!

Perhaps I don’t have enough experience with honeybush quite yet to make nay major distinctions between the flavours.

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This one is nicely done. Most certainly chocolate and green tea with a hint of cinnamon. I enjoyed this and once I’m back home I’ll have to try the resteep.

I wouldn’t necessarily re-order, only because Cocoa Canela is similar and the mate seems to work a little better with the chocolate than does the green tea. Overall a tasty tea.

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drank Rhubarb Cream by Tin Roof Teas
675 tasting notes

Thanks whatshesaid for this one :)

I’m getting the rhubarb but very little, if any cream. The black tea base is overtaking the flavours. I’m finding that with a lot of black teas – it seems a delicate balance for flavours with black tea. I’m enjoying this one enough, but I’d prefer if there was more of an actual rhubarb and cream flavour.

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Man am I ever kicking myself for not picking some of this up before it was gone forever.

I fell asleep on the couch, for the fourth night in a row, just after I steeped (second resteep – I’d brought the first one along for the drive to work) this. So it went in the fridge to enjoy chilled this morning. The crumble-y cinnamon part really comes out chilled and it’s delicious. I love it both hot and cold :)

This tea also resteeps amazingly well. I always resteep this one at least three times – it does lose flavour, but I love it so much if I can get any flavour I’m resteeping it!

Sil

Well if I hate the package I have, you and kittenna can fight over who gets it, if I ever get around to tasting it lol

Aimee Popovacki

I definitely preferred this one to the strawberry rhubarb parfait.. I like the parfait one but not as much.

Courtney

Sil – Haha I can’t imagine not liking it!

Aimee – I didn’t like the parfait at all because of the hibiscus. The crumble has hibiscus flowers which don’t bother me at all.

jessiwrites

I actually prefer the parfait, especially cold. Yum.

Courtney

Lucky you :P

jessiwrites

Hahahaha! Well, that’s why I shared the Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble with you! I won’t miss it as much when it’s gone. :(

Courtney

You’re much too good to me. The more I drink it, the more I enjoy it. Gah. But perhaps that’s because I have it so rarely to conserve!

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drank Fig Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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This will be my caffeinated treat before work today I’ve decided.

I’ve never actually had figs that I know off, save for Fig Newton cookies hah.

I’m not sure what to make of this one after a few sips. It’s certainly very flavourful, but I don’t think the flavour is necessarily for me. Although, I could see it possibly growing on me.

Thanks Jackie T for sharing!

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Thanks teapot1 for sharing this :)

The honeybush is quite clear in this tea but I quite enjoy the taste. I’m getting both the coconut and an ever so subtle cheesecake flavour. This one goes in the win column.

The second resteep is also great.

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Thanks Lala for sending me a few of these to try out.

Wow! So delicious! I love coconut more and more each day. This tea perfectly captured both the coconut and mango flavours. YUM. It didn’t come off as fake at all or overwhelmingly sweet. The coconut was slightly more present than the mango in my opinion.

This tea was delicious and like Coconut Cocoa yesterday, I feel I need to have this in my cupboard permanently.

The resteep of this is still yummy. Still flavourful.

Lala

Happy you liked it. I want to try their coconut lychee.

Sil

Isnt’ this one good? and i don’t like coconut! lol

Courtney

It’s delicious! I’m currently searching on how to get more of it! I’m also interested in their Coconut Chocolate Truffle Lala :)

Sil

chapters for sure i’m i’m not mistaken. But tea forte seems to be fairly common, at least in ontario.

Courtney

I checked the Chapters website and didn’t see this particular flavour, but I’ll be stopping in tomorrow. We also have a store here – Twisted Goods. I called them and they said their summer teas would be in within a couple weeks!

Lala

I bought this one at McQuarries Teas. But I know Chapters does/used to have a boxed tea forte coconut collection for sale.

Sil

oh nice! looks like you can also order them via their website but of course shipping to canada is stupid. I may try out a few more of their teas and then if it’s worth it i can order via my tea mule…IN JUNE! lol

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drank Raspberry Patch by Adagio Teas
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Thanks Mitch!

Wow, the scent of this one is so strong. Incredibly strong. And it’s such a deep red colour.

Update May 1/13: So I fell asleep on the couch last night with this next to me. My lovely fiance thought to put it in the fridge rather than pour it out so now I’m enjoying it cold.

This tea is really tart but I’m enjoying that. It’s so tart it’s borderline candy raspberry-ish. Or not quite ripe raspberry-ish perhaps. To be quite honest it tastes more like a juice chilled than a tea.

I did a resteep of the leaves to see if I enjoy it hot.

Okay the resteep was alright. It lost quite a bit of the flavour unfortunately. I drank half my resteep hot and put the rest in the fridge for after work.

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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 chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

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

Location

Canada

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