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A very good tea. Then again, I’ve come to expect really good teas from Arbor Teas. Smooth, caramel-y (the caramel tones are light but delicious in this!) and I taste notes of fruit and flower. Warm and robust without bitterness.

This one is a good, strong tea that would work as that first cuppa of the day if you’re looking for one. I really like it.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/01/organic-singampatti-oothu-black-tea-from-arbor-teas/

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drank Nutty Enough by Naked Teas Galore
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I really liked this tisane … it was one of my favorite tisanes that I’ve received from my Amoda tea box. My only complaint is that more chocolate is always better, so I think that Naked Teas Galore should have added a couple of extra handfuls of the cocoa nibs to the tea as they were blending.

But then again, it was delicious as it was … nutty, sweet, delicious. I liked the way the apple and cinnamon gave it sort of a nutty, apple cider-y kind of taste.

Really tasty … needs more chocolate.

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drank Formosa Lapsang by Grey's Teas
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This is a really different tea. It has a strong smoky presence, as I would expect anything that has “Lapsang” in the name of it … but it’s not like a typical Chinese Lapsang Souchong. Instead, it is a Formosa Black tea (Taiwan) that has been prepared in the traditional Lapsang Souchong style, so it has the strong smoky presence, but the tea base is a little different.

It’s unique and unusual … but I like it!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/30/formosa-lapsang-from-greys-teas/

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It had been a while since I tried my last “Monk’s Blend” type of tea before brewing up a cup of this, so it took me a while to recognize this as what it was. This is tasty … I like that the base of this tea is not just a black tea base, but a blend of green and black teas. The green tea brings a crispness to the cup, a lighter flavor which helps to soften the sometimes astringent black tea.

It’s sort of bubblegum-y with it’s fruity notes. This one is plenty sweet without sweetener … it surprised me at just how sweet it was. My sweet tooth was quite happy with this cuppa!

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I think I happened to see a forums discussion about creamy earl grey teas and a good replacement for the SpecialTeas product which is now long gone. This is one I’d recommend to you! This is a really, really good creamy Earl Grey.

Delicious creamy overtone, nice subdued bergamot (curbed by the sweet vanilla-y notes), but still a deliciously full-flavored cuppa.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/29/organic-creamy-earl-grey-black-tea-from-fashionista-tea/

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drank Tiger Spice Chai by David Rio
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Yeah, I’m still really behind. sigh I hope to get caught up one day!

Anyway … I received a packet of this chai mix in one of my Love With Food boxes … and I was happy to try it. David Rio is a company I’m familiar with because back when I was first starting out in the tea business (blending/selling … not reviewing!) I sampled quite a few of David Rio’s products as I did have some customers that expressed an interest in a chai mix rather than a loose leaf … and had I decided to ultimately offer a mix … I would have gone with the David Rio product because at the time, it was my favorite of the ones that I had tried. This was many years ago, and I’ve since had the opportunity to try some newer brands out there … but this is still pretty darned good for what it is.

However, I can say this … my taste buds seems to have … developed since the last time I had this because I used to like this a whole lot better than I do now. Either my taste buds have improved or the competition has improved (or perhaps … a little of both.) I used to love this stuff … but now I’m finding it just … OK. Drinkable … but not something that I’d keep stocked in my kitchen for everyday consumption … or even more than occasional consumption.

Good, not great … but I do like that David Rio is committed to a good cause (the welfare of animals.)

Sil

haha you’ll never catch up!

LiberTEAS

LOL … thanks a bunch for your confidence! :)

Sil

mostly i just don’t want you to catch up or i feel like i’d see less fun notes to read! :)

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A really lovely Oolong … I really enjoy the Osmanthus Oolong teas because the natural peach-like flavors of the osamanthus accentuate the natural peach-y tones of the Oolong … they go together very nicely. This Osmanthus Oolong is sweet, creamy and dreamy!

I like that this is sweet but it doesn’t become cloying or too much for the palate. Lovely fruit tones. A nice creamy tone.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/28/osmanthus-oolong-tea-from-driftwood-tea-2/

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I love Darjeeling! And my favorites tend to be the 2nd Flush.

This is a really nice 2nd flush darjeeling. Notes of fruit, earth and a woody undertone. Sweet but not overly so. Wine-like. A very enjoyable darjeeling from a company that offers some of the finest darjeeling teas I’ve ever encountered.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/27/jungpana-estate-2nd-flush-golden-tips-darjeeling-tea-from-darjeeling-tea-lovers/

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I liked this one quite a bit. I liked that it’s a green rooibos blend as I tend to prefer green over red rooibos. I find the green rooibos to have more notable fruity tones, and this taste blends very nicely with the flavor of peach, strawberry and citrus.

A very refreshing, light beverage … this one is good over ice!

Here’s my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/27/peach-picnic-green-rooibos-blend-from-the-persimmon-tree/

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this Nilgiri … a tasty tea! Malty, rich, nicely round taste. Sweet, smooth, and a little bit earthy.

Nice!

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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.

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