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drank Momoko by Lupicia
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Sipdown! I finished this off with brunch. The peach flavor is still lovely. Natural, yet strong enough to hold up against pancakes and potatoes. Not a reorder, but something I’d happily drink if offered. Thanks for the taste, oOTeaOo!


If you ever find this come your way again, try it cold. Momoko makes a very nice iced tea.


Oh wow I bet you’re right! Good idea!

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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Aaaargh Steepster lost my note! Seriously, what good is the fancy overhaul if all the effort I put into a note goes to waste anyway?

Here’s the short version:
Flavors are roasted mate, chocolate, and almond. The almond is overwhelming and tastes very artificial. I’m not a big fan of the chocolate either, but I’m starting to think that I just may not like Davids chocolate flavoring. I resent that the taste of this tea lingered in my travel mug long after I finished drinking it no matter how many times I rinsed. Sipdown


So there is at least one Chocolate Rocket naysayer besides me! ;-) Magic marker fumes seem to be filling my mouth with each swallow.

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drank Blueberry Limón by Handmade Tea
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I picked this up at our Taste of France swap, I think from Fuzzy_Peachkin. Thanks!

I really wasn’t expecting smoky here. I really don’t like smoky. Just no. Gah! There are hints of lemon coming through. I have enough left for one more cup, so I’ll try that one at a lower temp with some honey and lemon as suggested in some of the other tasting notes. But not today. It took me 20 minutes to get the smoky taste out of my mouth just now. Blegh.

No rating, because my profound dislike of smokiness makes it impossible to evaluate the quality of the blend fairly.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Jardin Sauvage by Lupicia
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Sipdown! I got this at our Taste of France swap, I think from greenteafairy. Thanks!

I’m enjoying the mango in this. The underlying rooibos is quite tasty too. Earthy, in a good way. This would be a good summer evening drink.


Mmm, sounds yummy!

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drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
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This has been my go-to morning travel mug tea for the past week or so. It’s just fantastic for icy snowy freezing mornings, and it resteeps well so I can use the same leaves two or three days in a row (don’t judge me!). I love the maple flavor – distinct, natural, but not overwhelming. I’m actually upping my rating on this one.


Oooh. I have some of this that sorta got tucked away and forgotten since BF, but now I’ll have to try it in my timolino!

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Thanks to RogersCK for including this in my Secret Pumpkin package. I love that supermarket brand loose leaf exists, but I don’t enjoy this particular loose leaf. The jasmine flavor is just very chemical and fake. It tastes about the same cold as hot. So, meh.

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Gah! Peppermint! It’s good, but…brisk. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Actually, perfect for the faint of heart. Like smelling salts, this tea will revive you. It’s a rooibos though, so don’t expect the kick to last.

The dry leaf smells overwhelmingly like peppermint with an undercurrent of white chocolate. Brewed, the peppermint smell mellows out and I can make out white chocolate and some of the woodiness of the rooibos base. The flavor is actually overwhelmingly peppermint with a distinct honey tone. No white chocolate, though. As it cools, the honey turns into white chocolate. Iced, the white chocolate flavor is dominant with a lingering peppermint note. I quite prefer this tea hot. There’s something addictive about this one. It’s nice to help soothe a migraine, too. This tea may well end up in my permanent rotation.

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Not bad. Not bad at all. The jasmine flavor is a bit strong because I lost track of time and oversteeped. Still tasty. This is not the most distinctive or astounding jasmine tea, but it’s solid. Definitely glad I have another sachet of this at work.

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drank Rise & Shine by Clipper
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Many thanks to adagio breeze for bringing a few bags of this all the way from England!

I quite like this one. It’s tart and lemon-y. Great for an afternoon tea break at the office. Sad to say I drank it all up before getting around to writing a full review. :(

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Yum yum! This is dead on for a spiced cider. I think I underleafed, because this is a bit weak. Still lovely. A bit of brown crystal sugar highlights the apple note, which lingers pleasantly. Thanks for including this in my Secret Pumpkin package, RogersCK!

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