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drank Walnut Brittle by Della Terra Teas
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drank Double Chocolate Decadence by 52teas
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I didn’t get much chocolate flavor here—mostly just the black base. Maybe I should have steeped longer? I’ve had bad experiences steeping for more than two minutes with this base though…

Frolic

What temp did you brew at? I do it a bit under boiling for 3 minutes and have good success with that.

Jes

I brewed it a bit under boiling so I don’t think that is the problem. I will definitely try again and steep for a little longer this time though. Thanks!

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drank Earl Black by 52teas
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When I opened the bag, I got a full whiff of licorice. uh ohh.
But it’s actually pleasant, light, a little fruity. The flavoring is really very subtle (the bergamot is really undetectable) and pairs nicely with the white base. I wouldn’t order any more of it, but I am absolutely enjoying my cup right now.

Edit: as it cools I’m getting a stronger black current flavor with a sour aftertaste. Still not much bergamot though.

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drank Sun and Cloud Mist by 52teas
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hmmm not my favorite. I’m fairly picky when it comes to lemon flavored things but I was hoping the marshmallow root would make it ok as I absolutely love marshmallow root in tea. Unfortunately, the lemon flavor was just too strong for me. I might have steeped it for too long though. I’m going to try again with a shorter steep time and see what happens.

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drank Cotton Candy Black Tea by 52teas
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backlogging from yesterday…

Yay the time is finally here! I have to say I didn’t want to like this one. I don’t usually fall in love with black teas and I’ve never really enjoyed cotton candy. However, I couldn’t help but enjoy it. The sweetness cut off the astringency from the black base while the base helped to balance the sweetness. The result was delicious! Can’t wait to try the rest of them

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Fell in love with this when I first tried it. I cheated a little and opened this on the first day of hanukkah instead because I needed a little celebration to cheer me up during finals. It absolutely blew my mind.

I tried it again today and I definitely used too much leaf. The result tasted like bubblegum. I’m a little disappointed but I know it was my fault because it tasted so good last time. (rating it from my first taste)

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very strong floral and honey notes just as is noted in the description.

Not a huge fan of stronger floral flavors but this is still fairly enjoyable considering that

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drank Genmaicha by Zen Tea
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Thanks Zen Tea for this sample!
I’ve recently discovered that I absolutely love genmaicha. I have tried quite a few different ones so far and this definitely ranks high among those. Its very toasty with a little bit of a sweet note at the end. A very solid genmaicha.

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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I received my massive black friday order from Butiki this morning! Despite having limited experience with eggnog (I can’t have dairy so my first and only time having it was yesterday when my roommate brought home some coconut milk based eggnog), I picked this one out first because of its delicious smell. And it is just as good as it smells. So creamy and slightly sweet with the perfect balance of spices. The flavoring really pairs perfectly with the Huangshan Mao Feng base.

I have since gave into my cravings and made another cup and my roommate had one too. This is completely addictive.

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This is so good! I’ve learned not to get my hopes up with chocolate teas. They’re never quite chocolatey enough for me. But that’s not the case here. This is amazing. Such a true dark chocolate taste that melds perfectly with the chamomile and mint. I can’t believe it took me this long to try it.

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