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drank Indian Summer by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is pretty tasty. There’s a hint of tartness but nothing close to overwhelming. Also the hibiscus is essentially non-existent – yay!

I can taste the watermelon, which is just wonderful since I LOVE watermelon.

The only thing I’m not loving is the cherry taste. I normally enjoy cherries but not so much in this tea. However, the tea itself is certainly a success for what it’s supposed to be. I’ll be enjoying the rest of my bag for sure :)

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I was a little worried since the girl at my normal store said this tasted like burnt toast but I found a store that had it and got 20g anyway. I was actually pleasantly surprised. I love genmaicha and this was slightly roastier and toastier than the genmaicha, but certainly not bad by any means.

Overall I think I’d prefer the genmaicha but I could see myself purchasing this in smaller amounts to enjoy.

Aimee Popovacki

see, i had the guy at david’s tell me this one was more grassy, kind of sweeter and when i smelled it i got that from the smell and it turned me right off of it… i love the genmaicha.

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drank Cocobene by Tea Desire
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I happened by this store in Metrotown and decided to pop in since I’m always on the hunt for new teas – specifically coconut teas. I saw this one, which evidently isn’t on their website.

The scent of pina colada type teas always intrigues me. I’m not a huge fan of actual pina coladas but pina colada flavoured things usually go over well. I found this to be quite similar to David’s Tropicalia. I’m thinking the Tropicalia is slightly more flavoured (but not necessarily in a good way) than this one, but I also haven’t had it for at least a year.

I’m happy I picked up 50g, I can’t wait to try this one chilled.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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I was hoping for something more with this tea. I’ve found most cranberry teas I try to be nothing short of amazing. There’s just something about cranberry in tea that’s pretty awesome.

This one was not that amazing unfortunately. The cranberries were there, but I found them almost too tart. I’m thinking the mix of the black tea with cranberry just made it a bit too much for my liking. On the upside, my fiance enjoyed it, so he can finish off my sample pack!

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drank Shamrock Tea by 52teas
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Thanks jessiwrites for this one!

I did find this one refreshing with all the mint. However, I also found it smelled of toothpaste while dry and actually ended up reminding me of the fluoride at the dentist while I was drinking it. Not necessarily a bad taste, but not one I need in my cupboard either haha.

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drank Mango by Harney & Sons
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This tea is well done for mango black tea. Mango is not something I’d expect to be in black tea alone.

The mango flavour is very much there, but not fake in any way or overpowering. The black tea base is nice and compliments the mango flavour well.

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Thanks jessiwrites for sending some of this my way :)

I love getting the opportunity to try any 52Teas blends since I’m just not ready to try these in full sizes, especially since they’re such limited time teas.

This tea had a lovely blueberry and vanilla scent dry. Once steeped it smelled much more like blueberries than vanilla. The taste was also much more blueberries then anything else, perhaps slightly creamy. I’m not so sure if the black base lends itself to this tea so well. It seems almost too strong and overpowers everything except the blueberry flavour? I could be wrong though. Either way this was an enjoyable cup, but I don’t think I need to order it myself.

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I just had this one after a 12 hour drive and I was expecting something pretty amazing from the citrusy scent. I was slightly let-down from the actual taste, seeing as it was next to nothing compared to the scent, even after a 5 minute steep.

The blood orange taste was clear but not as strong as I was expecting. It tasted great but I’d prefer if it had that great taste but in a stronger form.

Thanks jessiwrites!

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drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
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This one was quite yummy and for a while I couldn’t quite decide what it reminded me of. Then it hit me. It reminded me exactly of the second resteep of 52Teas Marshmallow Treat.

I really enjoyed this one. It was very genmaicha-like in the roastiness. I brought it along for my week away and I’ll be enjoying it again for sure :)

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I was really impressed by this one last night. The cinnamon was lovely and spicy but there was an awesome sweetness that went with it.

The sweetness was quite apparent but the spiciness really offset it perfectly. I’m not always in the mood for cinnamon tea but last night this really hit the spot. Of all the H&S teas I’ve tried thus far this would be the only one I’d consider re-ordering. Yum!

Thanks jessiwrites!

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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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