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This tea became mine in a swap with silvermage2000. I was curious about this one after reading others tasting notes, but it wasn’t available any longer. I’m so happy to get to sample some…well, more than some, almost a near full pouch!

The dry leaves of this tea smell just like cola. They even have an effervescent scent to them, I don’t know how tea can posess this, let alone the leaves, but it is so cool!

I brewed this for 3:30 mintutes at boiling. I think this may have been a tad long, or maybe I just need a little sweetner, because it is quite potent. There is something in the flavor of this tea that makes it tingle on my tongue. It really does have many similarities to cherry vanilla cola. I taste a sarsaparilla note in the tea, maybe that is part of the natural cola flavoring? Something reminds me of the sarsaparilla flavoring in the Root Beer Float tea that was made not too long ago. Yum!

This tea is great, I can’t wait to try it iced!

amandajo

Mmm…the sasparilla remark makes me want to try it! This site has made my tea addiction so much worse! (Not that that’s really a bad thing!) :)

Cofftea

Ditto amandajo! ahem… all their matcha’s and Mayan Chocolate Chai by the pound… lol.

amandajo

lol…Actually, I was talking about steepster! I was already addicted to 52teas before this (zoomdweebie’s tea bar is in my home town). :)

Cofftea

Oh yeah duh that’s right. I think you’re the only steepsterite here from the area (or at least that I’ve seen) so I forgot you’re one of the lucky ones. :)

amandajo

yep…and the fudge brownie tea is quite awesome by the way…

Cofftea

The only question I have is, is it FUDGE! vs just CHOCOLATE!?

amandajo

oh it’s fudgy…definitely not just chocolate :)

Cofftea

amandajo, you are NOT helping lol.

Jaime

This sounds so, so good. So does the fudge brownie. All their teas, really.

amandajo, I’m so jealous that you get to go to zoomdweebie’s. I hope I get to go there someday.

LiberTEAS

Jaime – I don’t know that I would want to go to zoomdweebies, because I know if I go I will end up buying way too much tea. It’s bad enough that I’m pretty much buying every single tea of the week that they put out (there are a couple of teas that Frank has created that I’ve been able to resist, but not many). I’d probably end up buying the place if I went there. And that can’t happen. My pocketbook (and hubby) say NO.

Meghann M

Oooh, fudge tea that tastes like fudge and not just chocolate? I know I’m late to the party of comments, but that sounds amazing:)

I understand about the site making the tea addiction worse. I only had a few teas before here, now I have an overflowing tea cupboard and an emptying wallet:) But I’m very happy and my hubby is enjoying the tea with me too.

Jaime

I would end up buying too much tea there, too. And, yes, Meghann, this site has made the addiction worse. Partially because I get to see so many more teas/brands I was exposed to, but mainly because I now know I’m not the only one who is obsessed with tea and all its manifestations, and I’m justified in my addiction.

Meghann M

Oooh, thanks for a new tea site amandajo. I love better than sex cake/bars, think I’ll have to look that one up!

Meghann M

PS-wild woman sounds great too, I love teas with black currants!

Jaime

Yeah, I’ll be caving on the Better than Sex tea…and probably on the Duchess’s First Love, too. And maybe the Persian Rose…

Thank goodness tea isn’t illegal.

amandajo

lol… there is a sampler pack for 60 bucks that I have been contemplating :P…caffeinated or uncaffeinated…they both sound so good…

amandajo

oops…realized that it should have been www.taytea.com but looks like you guys figured that out :P

Meghann M

I didn’t see the sampler pack…might need some new teas to test out the breveille…new teapot/tea maker means I should splurge a little on teas too.

I love the names of the teas, they are great. Does it say anywhere how many ounces of tea are in each tea tin at tay tea?

amandajo

Yeah, in that second paragraph at the top of the screen in the shop online section it says that the tins are 4 oz each. The sampler contains 2oz tins (8 different kinds).

Meghann M

Cool thanks!

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amandajo

Mmm…the sasparilla remark makes me want to try it! This site has made my tea addiction so much worse! (Not that that’s really a bad thing!) :)

Cofftea

Ditto amandajo! ahem… all their matcha’s and Mayan Chocolate Chai by the pound… lol.

amandajo

lol…Actually, I was talking about steepster! I was already addicted to 52teas before this (zoomdweebie’s tea bar is in my home town). :)

Cofftea

Oh yeah duh that’s right. I think you’re the only steepsterite here from the area (or at least that I’ve seen) so I forgot you’re one of the lucky ones. :)

amandajo

yep…and the fudge brownie tea is quite awesome by the way…

Cofftea

The only question I have is, is it FUDGE! vs just CHOCOLATE!?

amandajo

oh it’s fudgy…definitely not just chocolate :)

Cofftea

amandajo, you are NOT helping lol.

Jaime

This sounds so, so good. So does the fudge brownie. All their teas, really.

amandajo, I’m so jealous that you get to go to zoomdweebie’s. I hope I get to go there someday.

LiberTEAS

Jaime – I don’t know that I would want to go to zoomdweebies, because I know if I go I will end up buying way too much tea. It’s bad enough that I’m pretty much buying every single tea of the week that they put out (there are a couple of teas that Frank has created that I’ve been able to resist, but not many). I’d probably end up buying the place if I went there. And that can’t happen. My pocketbook (and hubby) say NO.

Meghann M

Oooh, fudge tea that tastes like fudge and not just chocolate? I know I’m late to the party of comments, but that sounds amazing:)

I understand about the site making the tea addiction worse. I only had a few teas before here, now I have an overflowing tea cupboard and an emptying wallet:) But I’m very happy and my hubby is enjoying the tea with me too.

Jaime

I would end up buying too much tea there, too. And, yes, Meghann, this site has made the addiction worse. Partially because I get to see so many more teas/brands I was exposed to, but mainly because I now know I’m not the only one who is obsessed with tea and all its manifestations, and I’m justified in my addiction.

Meghann M

Oooh, thanks for a new tea site amandajo. I love better than sex cake/bars, think I’ll have to look that one up!

Meghann M

PS-wild woman sounds great too, I love teas with black currants!

Jaime

Yeah, I’ll be caving on the Better than Sex tea…and probably on the Duchess’s First Love, too. And maybe the Persian Rose…

Thank goodness tea isn’t illegal.

amandajo

lol… there is a sampler pack for 60 bucks that I have been contemplating :P…caffeinated or uncaffeinated…they both sound so good…

amandajo

oops…realized that it should have been www.taytea.com but looks like you guys figured that out :P

Meghann M

I didn’t see the sampler pack…might need some new teas to test out the breveille…new teapot/tea maker means I should splurge a little on teas too.

I love the names of the teas, they are great. Does it say anywhere how many ounces of tea are in each tea tin at tay tea?

amandajo

Yeah, in that second paragraph at the top of the screen in the shop online section it says that the tins are 4 oz each. The sampler contains 2oz tins (8 different kinds).

Meghann M

Cool thanks!

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Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a baby any day now (due Oct 24 2011). Sticking to mainly herbal and low caffeine teas for now. Trying to encourage my husbands tea drinking, but he adds so much sweetner he may as well just drink diet pop. I love trying new teas, and will try any tea once.

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