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An ode to my favourite Tuocha.
I shed a salty tear as I drink the last one down! Milking it for all it’s worth! I will miss you, Cornfields Shu.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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1 tsp Green Apple Matcha + .5 tsp Caramel Matcha + .5 tsp cheesecake matcha = Caramel Apple Cheesecake Matcha!

It was all I could do to not slurp up the whole bowl of perfectly frothed matcha while I waited for my milk to heat up to make a latte. It was worth the wait! YUMMEH!


That sounds so delicious! I can’t wait for my matcha to arrive already!!!



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I got a sample pack of this from my swap with aisling of tea! Thanks dahling!

Usually I have a straight up black tea in the mornings, but today I had a hankering for a pot of green.

This is such a pleasant, gentle tea. I find the taste to be light and delicious – no astringency and so gentle, in fact, that I kept my leaves in throughout drinking the entire pot and it just got tastier and tastier, without a hint of bitterness!

The taste is slightly sweet and spicy, like a pink peppercorn. Definitely not heavy like a Dragonwell – I think it’s like comparing a thick juice to a flavoured water! Very quenching.

As I get to the end of the pot, the aroma is grassy and the flavour reminds me of fresh black olives – juicy and savoury – just a bit nutty.

So happy I got to try this one!

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Wow I feel so grateful to be sipping this cup of tea – thank you aisling of tea for including a whole bunch of Verdant in our swap that I haven’t the pleasure of trying yet! eeee!

This one is amazing! First three steeps remind me of mesquite bbq chips – savoury with a hint of sweetness and a real smoky treat. I’ll be back for more, I just couldn’t contain my excitement any longer!


that sounds yummy :D

James R

I was between that or the Benzhang 2003, chose the Benzhang, if I like it I’ll pick up the artisan revival!


HIGHLY recommend it – but I can’t see you being disappointed with the Benzhang either ;)

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drank Earl Grey Cheesecake by 52teas
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Enjoying another cup – I’m drinking this a little faster than I wanted to – but hey, it’s for a good cause! My happiness! :)

Ever so floral with tangy creamy notes, I wouldn’t dream of enjoying without a healthy splash of cream and sugar. true bliss.

And of course, a photo-op!



Love your site dunno why i miss it when I’ve looked at your bio ( and the tutorial on how to make iced tea since i still drink the store false tea crap all my try are fail lol i should not miss it with a tutorial that have picture now)


Every once and I while I will buy a Nestea and enjoy it (more than pop anyways), but nothing beats the real stuff, too true :D

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drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh my gosh, thank you aislingoftea (or should I say Bigelow ;) ) for including some of this in our swaaaap! I’m having a tea attack, I’m overwhelmed with the thought and care that went into my package. Tearin’ up. GOSH!

I had been wanting to try this one for a while – didn’t get a chance when it was on the wall! So pumped to give it a go!

I did a nice short steep, although it could have been a wee bit shorter because I got distracted. It’s a really nice blend, I do enjoy it! We always have a giant bottle of Jack Daniels in our cupboard, so it’s nice to have a tea equivalent ;)

A little scoop of brown sugar turns it into heaven! A hot toddy! Okay I added a splash of Jack as well. hey! It’s FRIDAY ;)

Having an awesome tea day today!


I remember liking this one. Where has it been?

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I am going to miss this – I only have enough for one more cup!

Today instead of my usual milk and honey, I stirred in a generous tsp of sweetened condensed milk – I had lots left over from my bread pudding recipe last night, so in the tea it must go!

Such a great light and summery chai! I suppose it’s a good time to finish it off, but I will miss it dearly.


OHHHH Sounds Good!


I knew you’d appreciate the deliciousness of that little addition Bonnie ;)


I really need to try sweetening my tea with condensed milk instead of honey or sugar. I have a feeling I’d love it.


Definitely give it a try Nik! It’s a very nice treat

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drank Smoky Chocolate by 52teas
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drank Blue People by Makers Tea
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Big thank you to Makers Tea for the sample!

I was pretty excited for this one since I have never had an oolong blended with ginseng before. I used the whole sample (approx 1 tbsp) in my cup, and went for light, gentle steepings so the licorice notes wouldn’t overwhelm.

The taste reminds me of a Chinese Wellness tea that I have – in fact, it tastes exactly like it! It’s a cold/flu tea with a lot of different herbs, but it’s in a tea bag. I much prefer this to the tea bags!

That said, it’s still a taste that is quite unique and not very shy! The licorice root is mild and definitely adds a sweetness, but not at all cloying. Very gentle and a nice offering – I’m glad I got to try!

My only “complaint” is that the samples came via regular mail, so they were quite crushed – however they were free samples and I have no doubt that an order would come protected. Just something to note!

Tina S.

I love the name of this one!

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This is easily one of my finest Oolongs I have ever tasted!
I love the unique notes it brings to the table – I’ve been enjoying it with my gaiwan, combining two steeps at the time.

It started out super creamy with amazing NUTMEG notes! Transforming into a chewy ginger cookie!!! I couldn’t have picked a better oolong for this transition into fall.

Thank you SO MUCH TeaEqualsBliss for sharing this with me! It is SO good!

(It’s even better paired with maple cookies!)


Ohhh that sounds incredible! I am always so sad to see summer go…but I loveeee fall teas!

Yogini Undefined

Mmmmm that sounds fab!

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You can call me Daisy.

I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

76-85: This is a tasty tea and I will have many cups and share with friends, but won’t go out of my way to keep it stocked.

50-75: It was alright! It was… alright! Not horrible, but I might not re-steep.

25-50: Ew. But I will finish the cup.

1-25: Please no, I want to dump it.

The Steepster community is my safe place. Thank you to all my tea friends!


Halifax, NS [Canada]



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