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I didn’t hate this … but I didn’t love it either. It was kind of just “meh” for me … I liked the notes of cardamom and licorice … but I found myself actually wishing that it would have something like rooibos or something to it … more of a base note that would support the spices and floral tones. And that’s not something I say often about a tisane … that I wish it had rooibos!

Overall – it was tasty, not bad … but it wasn’t something I’d jump up and down over either.

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drank Cranberry Mango by Zen Tea
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A really delightful flavored green. The tart and tangy cranberry contrasts so nicely with the sweet mango notes. A very invigorating green tea – it tastes great iced.

A natural fruit taste here – it doesn’t come across as artificial. The green tea is sweet and creamy.

Just a really good green tea with a rather unexpected flavor combination that really works well. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/11/cranberry-mango-green-tea-from-zen-tea/

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drank Blissful Buds by Mellow Monk
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

A really lovely green. No big surprise, I’ve always been very impressed with Mellow Monk’s offerings. They have one of my favorite greens ever. (Top Leaf)

The leaves are so tiny, they are young buds and shoots … so tiny!!!

Sweet, very spring-like. Like fresh, new grass and leaf buds and the freshness of the spring air. Dew drops on a new blade of grass. Sweet and lovely.

Here’s my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/11/blissful-buds-green-tea-from-mellow-monk/

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drank Darjeeling by Ahmad Tea
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A really pleasant Darjeeling – nice for afternoon sipping. Sweet, wine-like, and woodsy. Notes of muscatel. Notes of spice. Smooth, not a lot of astringency for a Darjeeling. A really enjoyable cuppa. One of those easy to sip Darjeeling teas.

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drank Dragon Mint by Shanti Tea
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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tisane to try.

this is a very minty cuppa – so minty that it nearly overpowers the rooibos flavor which, in my opinion, is not a bad thing because I prefer the taste of mint over the taste of rooibos. There is a hint of “something” in the background … slightly nutty and sweet, but, not a strong, distinguished flavor.

A really nice tisane, here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/10/dragon-mint-rooibos-blend-from-shanti-tea/

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Thank you Azzrian for sending me some of this tea. This is a surprisingly strong white tea – stronger in flavor than the typical delicate white tea. While I do enjoy those delicate white tea too, it’s nice when I come across something a little different.

Sweet, vegetative (reminiscent of freshly cut hay) … it’s a very fresh tasting tea. Tasty nutty tones. This is one of those teas that keeps me sipping because each sip is a new adventure. I liked this one a lot.

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I was quite happy that there was no hibiscus in this blend. Sweet, floral, lovely lavender notes! The chamomile adds a light, apple-y flavor. Hints of rose, and the bilberry adds a nice hint of tart.

A very enjoyable tisane to relax with. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/09/bilberry-chamomile-bliss-from-the-whistling-kettle/

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I cold-brewed this tea last night, and I’m on my second glass of the tea already. I hope that Frank comes up with a new line of ice tea blends for this summer!

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drank Coconut Macaroon by Compass Teas
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Yum! This is a tea that benefits from a few moments cooling time … to allow the flavors to develop. The coconut flavors are prominent, with a nice nutty undertone that doesn’t necessarily scream out to me that it’s a macadamia nut flavor but, it’s still quite a nice, warm, nutty flavor. The bake-y quality of the black tea lends a cookie-ish note to the cup and ties it all together. It’s really tasty.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/08/coconut-macaroon-black-tea-blend-from-compass-teas/

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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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I miss Fringe. I miss Walter Bishop. I think if it was not for his character on that show, I probably would have stopped watching it … I mean, I still liked the story line (although I do agree with Frank that it did not live up to it’s potential), but, I didn’t like it enough to tune in every week. I tuned in every week to see what Walter would call Astrid … or what crazy yet brilliant thing he’d say or do. In my opinion, he is one of the greatest television characters ever.

I was very happy that Frank created a tribute tea for him … and this is really a fitting tribute for Walter Bishop. My only complaint is that I taste too much honeybush here … I wanted more strawberry and creamy vanilla tones and less honeybush, but it all worked together quite well anyway.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/07/walter-bishop-honeybush-tisane-from-52teas/

PS: It gets 100 rating for no other reason than because it’s Walter Bishop’s tea.

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I’m watching through “Fringe” right now. Walter is definitely the driving character in the show.

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yes! I watched Fringe * for * Walter!

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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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