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So I was super excited to try this one it sounded so unique! And let me tell you it is worth it. Another tea that I really enjoyed from Frank, I must say that he has sold me on many teas!
When I opened up the package it smelled sort of like a green watermelon… one that is not quite ripe, it was sort of odd but I went with it. I steeped it and I wish that it said the amount of time to steep for on the package but this one doesn’t say so I steeped it for about 5 min.
The smell was juicy but still sort of unripe melons. When I tasted it hot it was like drinking watermelon it was really really good! But I decided that I wanted it iced so I added a bit of sugar and then poured it over ice, this is the way to drink this tea!
It was juicy and left my mouth watering! It is juicy and wonderful watermelon flavored even it was a bit unripened!

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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What a wonderful aroma that comes from this tea. Chocolate kind like cocoa and nuts yumyumyum!
Brewed it for 5min. wanted to make sure that it did not get bitter and tasted it. It was a really smooth nutty black tea. I added just a touch of sugar because I like my tea sweet and then sipped again yum! It is pretty good, it still has the wonderful cocoa aroma that I love. when it cools I can taste the cocoa a bit better but it is just the last hint of chocolate. Good but still not that chocolate tea that I am looking for!

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
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Well I have tried mate before and was never really liking the aftertaste… to me it tastes like coffee bleh!

When I opened this pouch I could smell the chocolate and to me it smelled like milk chocolate. It also had a tanginess smell… maybe the malty flavoring. I brewed it for about 5 min. It was a great dark amber color beautiful to look at. I smelled it again and the chocolate was just a hint and it had more of the tanginess and maybe a hint of something green. I tasted it and to me it still tasted like coffee but with a hint of chocolate. It was very smooth and didn’t have the bitterness of coffee.

I tried to add a splash of milk in it and a bit of sugar and it tasted better but still to much coffee flavor for me. I drank the cup but I think that I might friend this to a family member or friend. It was better than the other mates that I have tried that I have tried though!
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SimplyJenW

I would love to try this one if you are wanting to split it up. I added things to the swap thread in bigger amounts, or I’d be willing to send samples of anything if you are game.

SimplyJenW

I probably should have asked if I could be your friend, first! Sheesh!

Fairyfli

Of course you can be my friend… Yea I will definitely send you some for sure and I will check out your list in the swaps list!

SimplyJenW

Check my cupboard, too!

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I have never had green tea… so I was glad when I was able to get this from Frank in his “really messed up” week. Smelling it there was a hint of spice which I think is from the mango but it smelled very fresh and clean.

I brewed it up making sure to pay attention to how long to steep it and smelled it again it was very fruity smelling which I like with a bit of greenery. On first taste it was very mild. I decided that I was going to put it over ice because I thought the delicate flavors would be very refreshing. Boy was I right… I love this over ice, it has a hint of sweetness along with the butteryness and it is just delightful! I think that I really like green teas that are fruity! Yum yum.

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Peanut Butter Toast by 52teas
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I was super excited to get this one because I love peanut butter! Opening up the tea it smelled like butterscotch chips with black tea. I loved seeing the actual peanuts in the tea.

After the brew it smelled very smokey, ( I have never had a tea that was smokey) I took a sip and it was a surprise, yes there was a smokeyness but then there was a slight sweetness as well. All in all very smooooth which was a surprise that something so smokey would be smooth. Letting it cool a bit brought out the sweetness a bit more and I can taste the peanuts in it. This was very interesting and different but I don’t know if I would buy it again, even though I did like it. I just don’t think I will reach for it very much!

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Monkey Fart by 52teas
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Wow I am bananas over this one! Heehee couldn’t resist! Anyways I have to say that I am sold on honeybush since it doesn’t have caffeine.
Opened this package up and you can smell the bananas the almost smell like a banana that is not quite ripe( which is the way I like them). Brewed it up and added just a touch of sugar because that is how I drink it, and wow people were right it smells just like banana runts or laffy taffy. yum yum yum…

The taste is just the same as the smell… if you want a bit more banana wait and let it cool off more and it will taste even more like a banana. I think that i might mix this with some others and see what kind of fruit combinations I can come up with!

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195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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I really like this tea…When I opened up the pouch I smelled coconut and something else… it wasn’t really chocolate, I think it is vanilla, anyways smells really really good. Brewed it up and could smell the tea mixed with coconut and vanilla. When I tasted it, it was really smooth and left a nice refreshing feeling almost minty aftertaste in my mouth. I might not get much chocolatyness but I do get sweet and it tastes goooood!

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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wow oh wow! This tea is a tea I could see buying a pound of… it is that good. When you first open the bag all you smell is the fresh coconut. Delish! I steeped it for about 6 minutes, I think I may steep a bit longer next time, and after steeping you can smell the honeybush and coconut. When I pour it into a cup it smells just like tanning lotion :) I love that smell! At first sip I don’t get alot of flavor… but I sip again and I taste coconut..it is very smooth. I add a bit of sugar and it brings out the flavors, yummy. I let it cool a bit and I definitely get the tanginess of cheesecake as well as the buttery graham cracker crust. It is soooo good! Thank you so much for making this part of the permanent collection.

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195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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So First things first I just got a ton of tea…. I am so excited but I was not sure which to drink first. I had just finished working out so I wanted something that would be good iced. I decided to try this… when i opened it up holy cow talk about some delicious blueberry pie smell! yummmm!

I steeped it and it kept smelling like blueberries and then I could smell the black tea. I ran the garbage out and came back and the whole living room smelled like blueberries. I doubled the amount so I could pour it over ice and at first I was not overwhelmed with the taste… it seemed just a hint of blueberries so then I added a bit of agave nectar and boom the blueberries popped! I can also taste just a bit of cream or buttery taste not sure which one it is but it is great! This is so good I love the smell and can’t wait to try some more of 52 teas.

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I have been wanting to drink tea for about a year now. I love the idea of tea but I go through times when I don’t drink any…. I know that it is good for me but sometimes I just don’t make it. I think that finding a place like this will help me remember to drink happiness! I have really only tried Teavanna teas and have a whole cupboard full of them. I recently just bought a few teas from other companies and are waiting impatiently for them! :)

I tend to like fruity teas or spicy, sweet teas. I like them to have lots and lots of flavor. I am looking the ultimate chocolate tea and the ultimate coconut tea. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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