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drank Stone Fruit White Tea by 52teas
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I am excited to be the first to review this new tea. I hope I can do it justice. First of all, the tea smells really fruity and has some large pieces of fruit in it. After one whiff, my daughter proclaimed: “I want to try that one Mom” and she doesn’t want to try new things very often. When she tried it, she said it was yummy and asked if I would make an iced pitcher of it just for her. To me, it tastes like a juicy mouthful of plums and peaches that is well supported by the white tea base.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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82
drank Pineberry Honeybush by 52teas
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The flavors in this tea really blend well together. If I focus, I can pick out the individual elements: strawberry, pineapple and marshmallow root. However, they blend into a new flavor all together: a fruity candy-like taste that isn’t overpowering. Could it be what a pineberry tastes like? Dunno. But it tastes like a dessert treat that I definately want to drink again! Yum!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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89
drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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77

Zingerman’s deli had this iced and I drank it with my brunch (applewood smoked bacon, farm fresh eggs and toast). It was unsweetened and had a lovely lemony lightness to it which balanced nicely with the mild green tea base. Wonderful and refreshing. Perfect without sweetener.

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78

This tastes almost exactly like Good Earth tea. So much so that I am struggling to find any other way to describe it. Super cinnamony with ginger and other spicy goodness. If you’ve had Good Earth tea, this tastes the same to me.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Early memories of tea…walking into Good Earth Restaurants in the 1970’s when that spicy tea was fresh and the smell knocked you down when you opened the door.

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First off, I’m surprised to see this is an oolong because I do not taste it. It tastes like a tisane. When I first brewed it and itwas still very hot, the rose flavor was very strong. It made me think of drinking the water from a vase of roses. As it has cooled some, the stawberry and fruit is becoming more prominent which is making it more drinkable to me. Not one I will drink on its own again, but might be good blended with the peach tranquility tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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73

A workhorse CTC loose tea with good malty body. Wakes me up and gets me going for busy day: Science Olympiad, gymnastics, being on call and usual demands for my parental attention every 2 minutes. Helps she shake off my sleepiness from staying up too late watching the news. I’m so relieved that my mother and friends are done with the Boston lockdown and that the city can focus on healing.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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76
drank Chai Kit by Verdant Tea
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This includes a packet of chai spice tea and a packet of black tea base (Laoshan Black and Shui Jin Gui) along with instructions for cooking up the chai. The chai is heavy on the cardamom flavors with not much clove. The base gives it a prominent chocolate and caramel flavor which is different than a usual chai tea. I liked it, but missed the spicy bite of the clove.

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I am a mother, wife and physician who recently discovered my long lost love of tea. I swore off all coffee at the beginning of this year and have been a much happier person ever since. I have a lot to learn about tea, but I am very enthusiastic!

So far, I like black teas, flavored teas and herbals best. I’m currently working on developing my palate for oolongs so that I can better appreciate their subtle complexities. I’d like to start getting to know matchas next.

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