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drank Krampus Brew by Handmade Tea
230 tasting notes

After I realized how much I loved this tea yesterday I had to have it again this morning. OH, YUM. This time I got more of a light cinnamon note along with the winter flavors…

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drank Krampus Brew by Handmade Tea
230 tasting notes

WHY OH WHY did I wait so long to try this tea? OHMYGOSH it is so wonderful. THis makes me sad that I am no longer a Handmade Tea subscriber. I had so much tea coming out my ears that it did not make sense for me to keep subscribing. BUT this blend! IT Epitomizes winter! I can almost taste the pine trees.

Caleb hit it out of the park again. This tea is a true delight.

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Sil

oh man… wish i was a subscriber to this..they finally opened it up to canada but i havne’t had a chance yet lesigh

Terri HarpLady

I’ve considered subscribing to Handmade Teas.

Sil

back off woman! you already get verdant well before me hahaha. My verdant order still isn’t at my house..though it matters little i suppose since i’m not there :P

Ellyn

There is more then enough Handmade Tea for everyone! :)

Lala

Sil: I checked this out, because I too am interested, but the website still says for US only. Do you know a secret that the rest of us don’t :)

Kittenna

Haha, I just checked it out too. Probably a bit expensive for me, but if someone went halves with me, Sil…. (depending on shipping costs). :P

Indigobloom

another one goes on the shopping list…!

Becky

I agree, this was a very good tea that makes me wish these blends were available longer. I only have a couple teaspoons left and I’ve been hoarding them for a particular type of mood. Maybe if I do well on this presentation I have due on Friday…

Sil

lala – they haven’t advertised that you can get it in canada (no idea why) but essentially if you have a card that goes through once you check out…they will send it to canada. it’s a little weird but if you can pay them, they will send to you lol i haven’t looked into it beyond that but that’s what they told me via Facebook.

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100
drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
230 tasting notes

Sipdown!

I finished the Golden Monkey I had in my stash this morning and drank it on the way to work. I do love this tea. It has such a nice sweetness.

What other golden monkey teas have you tried and liked?

ashmanra

Harney – LOVE, Teavana – meh, Teavivre – LOVE.

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I REALLY wanted to like this. The other taster’s who tried it LOVE it. My husband LOVED it. However, to me I got a cough syrup like flavor at the end of the sip that I just could not get around. I am not rating this one because I am sure it is me! I am going to wait and give this tea another chance….

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This is a great black tea. I drank it on the way to work this morning and enjoyed every sip. It was not a super bold tea a la a breakfast blend but it had some body and a nice mouthfeel and woke me up just fine.

What a nice black tea! I find it being a little more toned down black, but it certainly produces a very nice flavor (whatever the 5 teas may be).

I could taste the malty sweetness and a TANG of smoke that others have noted. The blend of teas is not listed specifically but I think I love the combination – there is also a tad note of malt.

This is a great blend of straight teas. Yum!

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drank Toasted Marshmallow by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea tasted somewhat like hot cinnamon toast crunch cereal. I kept trying to pin down what the flavor was and why it was so familiar. Originally, I made this tea without sugar or milk. I almost NEVER put milk in tea. However, when I added milk to this tea it really made the flavors JUMP out of the cup in a much more dimensional way. It also helped with the mouthfeel by giving the tea additional creaminess. This was an interesting blend, one I am happy I got to try. Thank you KallieBoo! for sending me this sample.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

When I got this Tea the writing was in French and I had no clue what it said, We tried it and We thought almost the same thing at first, We was surprised when we looked it up in the booklet and it was supposed to be Toasted Marshmallows lol it was good tho

Aimee Popovacki

yeah, this one i definitely needed milk in… I tried it plain (as i usually drink all my teas… but I was not a fan)… But it was tasty with the milk!

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Thank you KallieBoo for sending me a sample of this tea.
As a former coffee addict hazelnut coffee was my FAVORITE.

This tea has a delightful hazlenut aroma. As soon as I opened the bag I realized it was my familiar favorite!

The black tea base is somewhat hidden under the flavor — however, the flavor is SO GREAT that it is okay!

I must admit, I still do cheat on tea with a coffee every now and again…

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drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
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I had a sample of this tea and I have ENJOYED it for the last few days. The sweet-tart flavor with the mellow green base is really wonderful. I am not really a grapefruit fan but for some reason this tea really hits the citrus spot.

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drank Harvest Brew by Handmade Tea
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SNOWSTORM NEMO SAMPLING DAY
While I drank this during blizzard Nemo I couldn’t log into Steepster. So it is a bit of a back log.

This is more of a SIPDOWN. Oh, Harvest Brew I loved your spicy flavor, mouth feel and just about everything about you. I drank this tea more then I logged and it was often a go-to for my travel mug on the way to work. Harvest Brew WILL BE MISSED!

Azzrian

I can not wait to get my first handmade tea in the mail! Should be in about a week or so I think Oh how I wish I had a sneak peek at what it is! :)

Ellyn

I LOVE handmade tea. I am not a subscriber at this moment due to the fact that I am OVERWHELMED with tea but when I can bring more tea into my life rejoining is ON THE LIST!

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SNOWSTORM NEMO SAMPLING DAY
While I drank this during blizzard Nemo I couldn’t log into Steepster. So it is a bit of a back log.

I have had trouble with Pu’erh tea in the past. I WANT TO LIKE IT! However, no matter what I did it just did not seem like my thing. HOWEVER, I REALLY like this tea. (As you can see from my copious USE OF CAPITAL letters!) The earthy pu’erh tea in conjunction with the citrus flavors was REALLY great. Also, I am not a HUGE licorice fan but the lingering taste in the back of my mouth of licorice was actually a nice flavor-feeling element. I put this tea in the shopping list and will savor the rest of my sample.

I got this as a sample in a swap with Aimeepopovacki. Thanks Aimee for sharing!

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I like all kinds of tea and am open to new things. I am learning about all kinds of new tea and am working on pushing my palate with new tastes.

Looking for new tea shops/houses/cafes and finding new teas to sample is often part of the adventure!

Bringing varied teas to work makes the day interesting

I live in Framingham, MA with my husband, a cranky orange cat and an oversized chihuahua.

I am open to tea swaps from around the world and tea meetups if anyone is in the Greater Boston/ New England area.

As of 7/6/14 I am working to make every tea I own appear in my cupboard…including things I only have a small amount. Look around! Want to swap?

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