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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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Thanks to whatshesaid for another coconut tea! Have I mentioned how much I love coconut?

I just updated my blog for the first time in over a month. Eek. Worst blog-keeper ever. But I have finals to blame for that little mishap.

Onto tea! This tea is decent. I shouldn’t have had anything after the amazingness that was Coconut Cocoa I’m thinking. I’m getting coconut initially but also a bit of a bizarre taste that I’m not quite sure what to make of.

I’ll have to update as I sip away.

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Thanks to whatshesaid for sending me this to test out :)

This smells amazing. It’s just cooling and the scents of chocolate and coconut are wafting my way enticingly. Gah!

This tea nailed the coconut flavour. It tastes just like coconut! And chocolate! But not overwhelmingly, sickeningly sweet chocolate (probably because it’s cocoa). Just delicious. I may actually add this permanently to my cupboard. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t anything like this. YUM.

Update: The second resteep was pretty good, definitely much less flavourful, but I still downed my cup haha.

whatshesaid

Glad you like it!! I found the barley a bit overwhelming for me but I think I’m sensitive to it :)

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Thanks Sil!

This tea smells yummy. I’m smelling mostly banana as it cools.

I’m really enjoying honeybush teas thus far yay. This is no exception. It’s actually somewhat reminding me of Pina Colada Honeybush from 52Teas. Perhaps that’s the pineapple? Either way I’m happy I’m getting to try this one out – yum.

The resteep of this one is just as flavourful :)

Sil

oh nice. glad you are enjoying it.

KittyLovesTea

This is one of my favourite teas ever, so fruit and delicious. :)

whatshesaid

I’ve been scared to try my sample of this from Sil because the last 52teas rooibos/honeybush I tried made me want to hurl :/

Sil

LOL so i don’t like this one that much, but i’m glad others seem to enjoy it a bunch heh

Courtney

whatshesaid I really enjoyed this one, thought I usually despise rooibos (with the exception of Della Terra because I can’t actually taste the rooibos)

Sil I’m so happy I got to try this one :)

Sil

if we ever do another swap in the future courtney remind me if i still have this and i’ll send you some more

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drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
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Gah! Marshmallow root needs to be in all the things! Also, thanks jessiwrites for being awesome as usual, as sending me this to try out :)

This tea I’m really enjoying. The green base is light, great for an evening tea and the spearmint complements it nicely. The marshmallow root adds a great flavour that’s ever so subtle but does amazing things for the tea (just like White Christmas). I’m thrilled I’ve got enough for a couple more cups.

Second steep still yummy!

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
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Thanks Mitch for sending some of this my way.

This is my first Adagio tea yay. I’m just waiting for it to cool and it smells sweet and peppermint-y.

First sip the black base is pretty overwhelming and quite honestly I’m barely getting peppermint. The black base reminds me of the Kusmi teas I’ve tried, which I thoroughly enjoy. However, a tea named “Candy Cane” I expect to get some mint from. I’ll keep sipping away to see how it pans out.

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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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