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this is the most hysterically ridiculous tea!! (in the very best way possible).

i have biases against bananas, nuts in baking and orange peel that has dug into the pith placed in tea… but unlike many i have nothing against jello. it was an awesome dessert when i was a kid… i remember being lectured as i tried to taste it while i was stirring.

‘no james, see the powder at the bottom? it isn’t dissolved yet.’ and later ‘no james, see? it’s still soup— it has to stay in the fridge longer. you know i can still see you, right? put it down!… … don’t make me count to three…’ (invariably i wound up in my room).

jello evolved into salad mixed with whipped cream when i was a teen, and later still jello shots… now we entertain our teenagers by stabbing vanilla cake with a fork and pouring jello over top, finishing it up by covering the whole chilled mess with cool whip (we encourage healthy eating in our house? lol).

this tea is all of those things, AND it makes me smile. it caught me offguard. i swear i’m eating jello, and my mother is back to lecturing me for sipping it out of a mug. it meets my flavoured tea requirement of still being able to taste tea within the inventive flavoured convection. the green tea is definitely there and perfectly balanced with the other ingredients there.

in conclusion: dammit, i’m going to have to review my profile and list this vendor in amongst my favourites (it seems i’m constantly editing)!!! very nicely done 52teas. and a ginormous thank you to CHAroma for the boxful of samples from this company.

my only sad note is that it’s a one hit wonder, or in other words the first steep is awesome, but the second it becomes a shadow of its former self. STILL! this is a win. can’t wait to try the rest.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec
momo

this gives me all sorts of nostalgia too, that’s why I love it.

JustJames

i just cackled as i sipped. my wife thought i’d cracked, lol.

Cavocorax

Great review! Also vanilla cake with jello in it? Sounds interesting… I really want some jello now.

JustJames

yup, then shove it in the fridge for a few hours and cover it with stuff (cool whip is easy… sweet cream is healthier)…. =0)

OMGsrsly

I love jello cake! And I’m also one of those weirdos who drinks hot liquid jello. Yep. :)

JustJames

ahhhhh, it’s nice to have friends with similar habits. =0)

CHAroma

Muahahahaha!!! Success!!! I knew I’d convert you. ;)

JustJames

converted i am! just one i dislike so far… graveyard mist. blech! thank you again for my awesome box! has yours arrived yet?

CHAroma

I just got it yesterday, and I’m so excited!! Thank you!! (Graveyard Mist was really popular, but I didn’t particularly like it either.)

JustJames

sorry it took so long! let me know what you like/don’t like!

CHAroma

No worries! You can’t control the postal system. I’ll definitely write tasting notes for all of them! Probably starting with the Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha. :D

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momo

this gives me all sorts of nostalgia too, that’s why I love it.

JustJames

i just cackled as i sipped. my wife thought i’d cracked, lol.

Cavocorax

Great review! Also vanilla cake with jello in it? Sounds interesting… I really want some jello now.

JustJames

yup, then shove it in the fridge for a few hours and cover it with stuff (cool whip is easy… sweet cream is healthier)…. =0)

OMGsrsly

I love jello cake! And I’m also one of those weirdos who drinks hot liquid jello. Yep. :)

JustJames

ahhhhh, it’s nice to have friends with similar habits. =0)

CHAroma

Muahahahaha!!! Success!!! I knew I’d convert you. ;)

JustJames

converted i am! just one i dislike so far… graveyard mist. blech! thank you again for my awesome box! has yours arrived yet?

CHAroma

I just got it yesterday, and I’m so excited!! Thank you!! (Graveyard Mist was really popular, but I didn’t particularly like it either.)

JustJames

sorry it took so long! let me know what you like/don’t like!

CHAroma

No worries! You can’t control the postal system. I’ll definitely write tasting notes for all of them! Probably starting with the Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha. :D

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Time For A ReWrite!

A good friend of mine on here kindly asked me to do the Steepster world a favour and list my allergies front and center (fair enough, lol):

-COFFEE … rare, nasty, not even a bit funny if i’m exposed. (call me original)

-ROOIBOOS … is a new appearance. under certain circumstances i’m okay with it (ie if it’s GREEN and paired with mate) but because i have an auto immune disease i try not to poke at things.

*NOT an allergy, but an abnormality that drives my tea buddies bananas, i AM INCAPABLE OF TASTING CARAMEL AND TOFFEE. so i thought i’d list it at the top too. it’s very annoying. they smell great!!?

Hi! I’m James!

I’m a student: double major of human geography and psychology with the intention of chasing a double doctorate. (reading that over it occurs to me again that i must be crazy).

i’m a live and let live sort. i look and see alot of silver linings. my discovery of tea has only served to further that viewpoint. for me tea is art and nuance, watercolours and bold brushstrokes….

swaps are grand things! the element of surprise in a tea swap completely trumps forrest gump’s chocolate box life metaphor, lol.

favourites: french teas dammann freres, mariage freres and nina’s paris especially.

i have recently discovered a german tea company that has romanced me: tea gschwendner (sp?)

mandala teas is brilliant and a company i count on.

justea and tealet are companies i study because of both their exceptional products and and business models, as well as their work with farmers who are TOO POOR for fair trade certification. this is highly relevant to my studies.

90-100 i need more
80-90 i might need more, or it might be a respect vote
below 75? it was likely an oops buy. my evolution into french teas has vastly focused what i like!!

however, i’m always open to trying things.

dislikes so far: guayasa, darjeeling, most peach teas.

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