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drank White Whisper by Butiki Teas
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I am in love with this tea. Then again, I find myself falling in love with just about any tea that Butiki Teas offers. Butiki Teas rocks my socks (and the rest of me too.)

Nice buttery notes – not to heavy – and hints of peach. Soft floral tones. This tea is definitely worth taking it through it’s paces. I got six infusions out of it, and each were well worth the effort! I like this tea a whole lot.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/30/white-whisper-tea-from-butiki-teas/

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I discovered this tea at my local produce market earlier in the summer. I decided to pick up a tin because I love cold-brewing teas … and it’s so easy with these big pouches of tea. I’m not usually all excited about bagged tea, but, for cold-brewing … it’s so convenient that I think that convenience wins out over the mess of cold-brewing loose leaf tea.

A really tasty iced tea. A nice watermelon-y flavor, a little on the sweet side, yes … this does have that jolly rancher watermelon stix flavor to it, but, hey … I loved those things when I was a kid so I’m not complaining … it’s still really tasty. The mint is a delicate flavor and I like that. Mint can sometimes really overpower a tea, I’m glad that it didn’t here. It comes out just enough to add some complimentary flavor without getting out of hand.

A really tasty tea. I might buy another tin of this tea next year when summer arrives.

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drank Lemon Meringue by Trail Lodge Tea
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Totally yummilicious! (Yes, it’s a word, I just made it up.)

I love the base of this tisane, it’s oxidized rooibos (red rooibos), un-oxidized rooibos (green rooibos) and honeybush! It’s a great combination, because the flavor is sweet, honey-like, with notes of nut and fruit. A really nice complement to the lemon meringue pie flavors we’ve got going on with this tisane. Mmm!

The lemon-y notes are sweet, like lemon curd. Notes of vanilla, and every once in a while, I taste hints of butter. It works very well in tricking the palate into thinking that it’s drinking a slice of lemon meringue pie.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/29/lemon-meringue-tisane-from-trail-lodge-tea/

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drank (Deep Steam) Sencha by Aiya
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This is a slightly different-than-I-was-expecting sort of Sencha. A lighter grassy tone here than in a typical Japanese Sencha. A delicious hint of toasty-ness in the aroma of the brewed tea that I really liked. Warm, nutty tones to the cup.

This is sweet, but toward mid-sip, there is a savory tone that is almost broth-like. Slightly salty, even.

Here’s my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/28/deep-steam-sencha-green-tea-from-aiya/

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drank Big Red Sun by Harney & Sons
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When I read the name of this tea, my immediate thought was “Oolong” (Big Red Robe) But this is a pleasant black tea.

And pleasant is the word for this tea. It isn’t particularly bold or robust or even well-rounded. It has a pleasant flavor that is sweet. Hints at a savory quality. Moderate astringency.

Floral and fruity notes with a honey-esque undertone. Not my favorite black tea blend … but certainly pleasant enough that I’d drink it again if I were offered a cup.

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A really fine single estate Ceylon. As I mentioned in this review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/26/vithanakanda-estate-op1-black-tea-from-empire-tea-services/ I think that the Vithanakanda estate is one of my very favorites when it comes to Ceylon production. The Ceylon teas that I’ve tried from this estate have all been so good!

Stellar Ceylon!

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I found this tea in my stash some time ago, and I feared that it would have been stale, but it wasn’t. The sample had been sealed well, so the flavor was intact. This is a really delicious tea.

A very delightfully floral and crisp tasting tea … something that enlivens the palate … great for afternoon sipping.

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I enjoyed this tea. Lovely notes of fruit … the sweet notes of a plum and of currants, but without the sour tones that usually accompany these fruits. Hints of caramel in the background. Astringency develops as I sip.

The tea is reminiscent of a fine, dry red wine. Robust, full flavored, but also with a mellowness that is quite nice.

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drank Pony Goal by The Teaologist
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I wasn’t all that impressed with my first infusion of this tea. It was alright, but just alright. Kind of “meh” … you know?

Then I brewed the tea a second time. (Not a resteep of the leaves.) This tea benefited from not reading the package steeping parameters and going with my own “go to” steeping parameters for a white tea. 160°F for 5 – 7 minutes. It’s much taster than the suggested 180°F for 2 – 3 minutes.

Good hot, but much better cold. Sweet berry goodness and a nice creamy tone. I love the notes of pomegranate in there too. A really tasty tea.

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A really good Ceylon offering from Kally Tea. (By the way, Kally now has a full line of Organic teas … good stuff!)

This Ceylon has a certain gusto to it that I really liked … most Ceylon teas tend to be very even-tempered. Sort of just … there. You know what I mean? This one though has a good strength to it. Not over-invigorating but enough to keep me going. Robust and malty, which I always find surprising when I encounter a malty Ceylon. This is a good one.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/23/new-vithanakanda-ceylon-sftgfop-1-black-tea-from-kally-tea/

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.

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The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:

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I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!

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