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drank Je t'aime by Nina's Paris
204 tasting notes

Enjoyed this last night while watching Love Actually. Thought they complemented each other well.

This reminded me so much of Della Terra’s Eight Candles. Caramel is much of what I smell and taste in the cup. The vanilla and caramel together make it taste like a toasted marshmallow. So creamy and delicious. Another tea to add to my shopping list. I may need to take another part time job to pay for my tea addiction :) 2 for 2 with Nina’s Paris!


Can I expect a delivery? :) This sounds yummy!!


Sadly, I only had enough sample for 2 cups. You’ll just have to order some and share with me :)

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drank Hojicha by New Mexico Tea Company
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Pausing from a very busy day to write something about this little bit of heaven I drank this morning. I had tried a hojicha from Den’s tea and loved it, so I thought I’d give this a try. It’s a nutty, toasty cup of awesome. I definitely will have a stash of this in my cupboard at all times. It tops my love of genmaicha.

Ok, back to work :)

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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So I have a tin of tea at church for when I need a cup of tea at work. It has genmaicha and I absolutely love genmaicha :)

Last week I brought some peach oolong with me in a sandwich bag to make. I had some left in the bag so I put the bag in my tea tin (without really thinking about what that would do to the taste of my genmaicha).

So this evening I made a cup of genmaicha and it was peach genmaicha. Surprisingly good. But not toasty genmaicha I was hoping for. C’est la vie.

On a totally different note, this is my last night on Steepster as I am giving up internet/cable until I pay off my student loans. You’ll be mostly seeing me post in the mornings :)


Austerity plans are painful but oh, so good when you reach the end of them! Hang in there!


We look forward to your morning posts!

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drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
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This tea really is dreamy! Caramel corn meets green tea in a wonderful carnival version of genmaicha. If I had to rename this tea, I would call it creamy caramel toasty popcorn.

Big thanks to Sophie and Laurent at Nina’s for this sample. I will definitely be purchasing this when I have a little extra $$ for tea. It will be a dessert tea staple in my cabinet.

Update: The cooler the tea gets the more caramel I taste. I bet this would be awesome iced. I MUST BUY THIS TEA!!! My cabinet demands this as a staple NOW!!

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So excited to have caught the flash special at Whistling Kettle on this last week. I only have about enough for 2 more cups. Need to refill :) My love of green tea has grown with this, hojicha and genmaicha. All 3 will always be in my tea cupboard!

Tomorrow, I’m going to my favorite little tea spot for a free class on making your own tea journal. So cool! http://www.facebook.com/events/334497076655599/

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drank Pomegranate Oolong by Harney & Sons
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I love this tart oolong. For my Happy365 photo today, I made a photo sheet of my tea making process.


This tea is beautiful as the leaves expand and unfurl in my Teaze Infuser. It was fun to put this photo sheet together.


That is so cool!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

That was cute. =)

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drank White Coconut Creme by Art of Tea
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This is one of the most beautiful teas I’ve tasted. The dry leaves and flowers are just lovely.

This is the strongest coconut flavored tea I’ve tasted. It has almost a buttery feel on my tongue. Loving it :)

I think it would make an excellent latte or iced tea.

Update: Made a foamy tea latte with second steeping. Yum!


Sounds great! Another to add to a shopping list.


Would you like me to send you some? I’d me more than willing.


That would be great, Em! Shoot me a PM. :)

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2nd steep is so much better than first. It has an almost honey like flavor. I still think it is a great combo of English Breakfast and Oolong :)

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This tea is such a comfort after a busy week. I love how smooth and vanilla-caramely it is. A delicious dessert before bed. An early bedtime is called for this evening.

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New favorite peppermint/clove winter kind of tea. I love puerh and this blend is wonderfully spicy and earthy.

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A cup of tea, a blanket, and a book – my 3 favorite things.

Generally my favorite teas tend to be oolong, black, or green.

My tea ratings reflect my feelings about the tea. That’s just how I roll.

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