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This is a rich, delicious, malty Assam … and I loved it!

It’s got a good morning kind of GUSTO to it … you know, that extra kick in the butt that we need in the morning sometimes to get our rear in gear? Yeah, this one has that!

It’s a very finely chopped CTC but don’t let that dissuade you … but do let it persuade you to watch how you brew it! The smaller the leaf, the less time it needs to brew because there’s more surface area and the smaller cut to the leaf, the faster it will brew strong to the point of bitterness!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/03/beesakopie-estate-assam-black-tea-from-simpson-vail/

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It took a little while for me to come around to this tea. I think this is better after it’s had a few moments to cool … and it’s even better when it’s iced, in my opinion. When it’s hot, there is a slight “Off” taste to it that I can’t quite describe adequately except to say it’s off for me. But when it cools, that off taste sort of disappears. I suspect it’s the tartness of the cranberry that makes it “off” for me … once it cools, some of the sweeter notes from the Ti Kwan Yin shine through and meld in a really nice way to contrast with the tartness.

This is an enjoyable enough cuppa … not my favorite VIT from 52Teas but given some of the negative reviews on this one, I was worried that I’d really dislike it … and I don’t. I like it … not LOVE … but like, and I’d be willing to drink it anytime. (Just please serve it iced for me!)

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this one is best served as an iced tea. The black tea base is somewhat astringent. Tasty mango and passion fruit notes. An enjoyable cuppa – like I said … I like this one way better iced!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/02/gold-rush-black-tea-blend-from-monterey-bay-spice-company/

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drank Cola Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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As I said in my full-length review of this Matcha – http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/01/cola-flavored-matcha-from-red-leaf-tea/ – I’m not sure exactly why I decided to order this except that I was curious.

I’m glad that I was curious enough to try it though because it’s really quite a tasty flavored Matcha. I like the way the two flavors meld. The matcha has a buttery quality to it, and this combines nicely with the cola flavor. I think I might have to get some soda water and give this a try with that. It might also be really good in a vanilla milkshake … sort of a creamy soda matcha tasting treat!

Not bad at all.

Fjellrev

This is one combination that I’m finding very hard to imagine who they’d even be. But you’re making a fantastic sales pitch here. :)

momo

Too funny, I made myself some champagne matcha before settling in to read 2 days worth of tasting notes…I put it in club soda! Your note might have been some kind of subliminal message as I was scrolling all the way down to the bottom first.

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drank Matcha Infused Genmaicha by Aiya
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Having previously tried their Organic Matcha Infused Genmaicha, I was pretty sure I’d enjoy this conventionally grown Matcha Infused Genmaicha from Aiya. Since it’s been about a year since I last had the Organic variety, I don’t know that I could adequately provide an accurate comparison between the two teas. But I enjoyed this one … and I enjoyed the Organic as well.

To tell the truth, I enjoy everything I taste from Aiya because they’re synonymous with high quality Japanese teas. I’ve not found anything that I’ve been less than impressed with from them.

Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/01/matcha-infused-genmaicha-green-tea-from-aiya/

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drank Yunnan Beauty by Mandala Tea
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Thank you for sending me some of this tea, Azzrian!

I like! This is a very forgiving tea. I accidentally brewed it at too high a temperature (boiling!) because I mistook it for a black tea rather than an Oolong.

But even with the higher temp … the flavor is remarkable. Sweet, rich, and with a lovely earthy, woodsy tone to it. Toasty notes, with a nutty sweetness.

This is a remarkably complex tea (most Oolong is complex, of course!) and I also noted some muscatel notes with a sweet, dry fruity tone. Hints of molasses. A silky-smooth mouthfeel. This is one of those teas that you just want to keep sipping and sipping … so brew a big pot of it and enjoy it all day long!

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Awesome! Rich, delicious, smooth, chocolate-y, caramel-y … just pure, black tea goodness!

For me, this tea falls somewhere between a rich, malty Assam and a smooth, even-tempered Ceylon, with notes that are familiar to a top-notch Fujian Black tea.

Love this! Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/31/superfine-tan-yang-gong-fu-black-tea-from-teavivre-2/

Fjellrev

So apparently I need this. :)

ashmanra

Dang it! I was trying to keep y next order small. Oh well, it’s only money…

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drank Kiwi Cherry Bonanza by Tiesta Tea
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This one isn’t too bad! I’m always skeptical when I brew a tisane, because I’m never too sure what I’m in for with it, because usually … let’s face it … fruit tisanes like this usually mean way too much hibiscus. I’m not a big fan of the stuff, so, I tend to be hesitant when it comes time to try out a new fruit tisane.

But this one – NO HIBISCUS! Let me say that again: NO HIBISCUS! Yay!

Happy Dance!

And the flavor is really nice. The cherry does not taste like cough syrup, it has a nice, sweet, fruity taste to it. I can taste the kiwi. The overall cup is a little bit sweet and a little bit tart … with more sweet than tart and that’s quite alright by me.

Amoda did good by adding this one to March’s tea box!

Sil

ooh this one sounds tasty!

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A lovely, smooth Darjeeling. Sweet and not overly astringent. Nice fruity note, crisp and pleasant.

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drank Dragon Well by Far Leaves Tea
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A delicious, buttery Dragon Well. Really nice! It tastes pure and refreshing. This is really good … sweet, vegetative, and buttery … like freshly steamed vegetables that have been lightly buttered. YUM!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/30/dragon-well-green-tea-from-far-leaves/

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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:

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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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