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Yummy! I like that the base here is a combination of rooibos AND honeybush, because I like the way the two interact with one another. The honeybush seems to soften the sometimes harsher notes of the rooibos, and the result is a sweet, nutty tasting tisane that melds quite deliciously with the notes of chocolate and chili.

It’s got some fire to it, but, the heat builds gradually, and I never felt myself running for the faucet to extinguish the flames, you know? It’s warm, but not overpoweringly HOT. It’s yum!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/08/mexican-cocoa-rooibos-blend-from-trail-lodge-tea/

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drank Peach Cardamom by 52teas
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I really, really like this one! I love the way the peach and the cardamom work together. The peach tastes like a sweet, juicy peach, the cardamom adds just enough warmth to the cup, and the green tea is sweet and creamy.

Really, really good.

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A really lovely Oolong! Delightful!

Sweet, lush, floral aroma and taste. Creamy notes to follow and that linger in the aftertaste. The first cup was very light and crisp, the second was more brothy with a sweeter, creamier note to it, and the third cup I found to be more of a melded kind of taste … very seamless.

A lovely Li Shan! Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/07/pear-mountain-li-shan-oolong-tea-from-boutique-teas/

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thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. You know how I adore Earl Grey!

This a very citrus-y Earl Grey, beautifully aromatic, it seems to have a stronger note of lemon than of bergamot.

Overall, this is not my favorite Earl Grey, I feel that the Ceylon base was somewhat overpowered by the strong citrus tones, and while it was a good citrus-y tea … I found myself wanting more distinct bergamot (and not just generic citrus) notes.

Good, but not great.

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I love Nuvola Tea! The teas that I receive from them are always top notch! This one is no exception.

Sweet – almost candy like in sweetness! Beautifully delicate and crisp. The second infusion of the leaves brought a stronger flavor, more vegetal and brothy. (this is a tea you definitely want to brew at least twice! It’s a different tea from one infusion to the next!)

A beautifully pure, delightful green. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/06/taiwan-green-tea-from-nuvola-tea/

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drank Passion Berry Jolt by Tiesta Tea
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I really liked this one from Tiesta Tea. A lovely fruity tone, but, not so fruity that it overpowers the bold Assam tea. Very flavorful. The fruit notes do not taste fake or artificial. A very fun tea, one of my favorites from Tiesta thus far.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/05/passion-berry-jolt-black-tea-blend-from-tiesta-tea/

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Thank you Azzrian for sending me some of this tea. This is a deliciously bold tea. Pleasant and invigorating! Just what I needed to get going!

Nice Irish cream flavor to this, and I like the way the malty tones of the tea mingle with the sweet, creamy notes of the Irish Cream. This is a really yummy cuppa!

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A remarkably fresh Silver Needle, I loved how fluffy and soft the needles were. Sweet, delicate, vegetative … notes of hay. Crisp and really pleasant to sip. A very impressive Silver Needle.

Here is my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/04/organic-silver-needle-white-tea-from-natures-tea-leaf/

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drank Green Elephant by Shanti Tea
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This is a really interesting tea. It starts out smooth and sweet, but by mid-sip, you get that sharp bite! Interesting contrast! It really enlivens the palate.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/04/green-elephant-tea-from-shanti-tea/

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A really unique sort of Yunnan tea with lovely grape notes. The kind of grapes that my grandparents grew in their backyard when I was young. They were seeded grapes, and they had a really delicious flavor … a lot more flavor than those seedless types of grapes you find in the grocery store these days. I didn’t really appreciate that flavor when I was a kid, but I find myself missing it now that I’m an adult.

A sweet, molasses-y kind of flavor too. This is a “thinner” Yunnan than I’m used to … that’s not to say that it’s not a very flavorful tea, but, just that it’s not quite as rugged and hefty as most Yunnan black teas.

Here’s my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/03/master-hans-wild-picked-yunnan-black-tea-from-verdant-tea/

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com

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:

http://52teas.com

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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