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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
4842 tasting notes


I think that TeaEqualsBliss sent me a bit of this tea too. Thanks!

I really like this one. I don’t recall offhand if I’ve had another vanilla Oolong, I very well may have … but, none come to mind immediately. I love the way vanilla and Oolong work together. A really stunning combination.

Sweet, creamy, notes of vegetation (but only slight notes) … the vanilla is really luxurious and decadent in this! So sweet and smooth and creamy! YUM!

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea! It’s really a beautifully crafted tea – the leaves scrolled up in little rings. So lovely! It’s fun to watch them brew too!

Delightfully vegetative with notes of fruit, overall, I’m finding the flavor to be mellow yet invigorating. A really lovely cuppa.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/16/daughter-rings-green-tea-from-natures-tea-leaf/

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I love LOVE love this blend. I love the reinterpretation of Genmaicha from Verdant … using the Laoshan Black tea rather than the green tea for the genmaicha. Yum!

Sweet, toasty, chocolate-y, caramel-y goodness.

One of my favorite blends from Verdant yet.


I definitely want to try this sometime. I just read how it has toasted wild rice and jasmine rice. Very interesting.

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drank Raspberry Sunburst by Fusion Teas
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I’m glad that the hibiscus here is added with a light hand. I didn’t even really notice the hibiscus except for the pale pink-ish hue to the brew. It didn’t impart a strong tart-y flavor, nor did it leave the liquid feeling thick or syrupy. Just pink. I like that. Thank you Fusion, for getting hibiscus right.

The green tea base is sweet, slightly creamy and earthy. The raspberry is sweet yet tart, and I guess the hibiscus does help to accentuate the tart in the raspberry, but it doesn’t hit me over the head with the obvious hibiscus flavor. It tastes more like … well, like raspberry.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/15/raspberry-sunburst-green-tea-from-fusion-teas/

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This tea has a nice floral tone to it, reminiscent to honeysuckle. Notes of slightly underripe plum (sweet and sour), as well as hints of citrus. There is a nice earthy undertone to this cup, with notes of wood and leather.

Overall, a refreshing cup. I enjoyed it. Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some!

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drank Masala Chai by Fashionista Tea
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A pleasantly spiced chai … it has a nice sweet-yet-spicy appeal to it. I like the balance between the spicy and sweet here … this blend is really nicely crafted. The spices are strong but not overpowering. The black tea base is a strong, malty Assam and it adds a nice richness to the cup.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/14/organic-masala-chai-blend-from-fashionista-tea/

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Sweet, juicy and delicious! This tea really delivers on the blood orange flavor. The black tea base is mild and allows the flavors of the blood orange to really shine through. It’s a very bright, refreshing tea. A nice one to serve iced!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/13/blood-orange-flavored-black-tea-from-mahamosa/


I am a fan of blood orange also. It just seems to be the right thing when it calls out your name……yummm

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I brewed this tea without reading the website prior to brewing … so I brewed it the way I would brew a black tea … without making accommodations for the green tea (a genmaicha). Fortunately, the boiling water did not produce a bitter tasting cup.

This is a deliciously chocolate-y tea. It lacks any real green tea notes to speak of. If I slurp the tea to aerate, I notice barely there hints, but really, they are very difficult to discern. Mostly what I taste is chocolate and black tea, and I’m not complaining about tasting a lot of chocolate!

Mid-cup, some of the toasty nut flavors of the genmaicha start to emerge and I like the way these meld with the chocolate notes and add depth to the cup. This is a really pleasant cuppa from Just Add Honey.

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drank Spiced Rooibos Blend by Spire Tea
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tisane.

A nice, warm, spiced blend. It reminds me of a Sin Dawg! (if you want to know what a Sin Dawg is, check this out: http://www.daveskillerbread.com/killer-bread/sin-dawg.html )

I really enjoyed this cuppa … a nice level of spices, the flavor of rooibos is distinguishable but works with the spice notes and gives it a nice, nutty intonation.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/12/spiced-rooibos-blend-from-spire-tea/

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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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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.


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


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.


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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