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drank Earl Grey by Sarabeth's Tea
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Had I not known I was opening a tin of Earl Grey tea, I might not have guessed it by the aroma. This has to be one of the most softly scented bergamot teas I’ve yet to encounter. A little disconcerting for this bergamot fan, but, I decided not to let it sway me yet.

It’s a decent tea. The bergamot is a subtle flavor, more subtle than I usually want in a Earl Grey blend, but, the flavor is there, and it doesn’t taste artificial. The black tea has a good flavor to it. This is certainly not the worst Earl Grey tea I’ve had, but, I can’t say it’s my favorite either.

It’s a good Earl Grey tea for those who like their bergamot on the softer side.

Doubling up on the tea bags helps enhance the bergamot flavor a little – and this DOES make an incredibly refreshing iced tea!

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I really like this tea. It’s a strong, robust tasting tea with no bitterness. The description on the website suggests that this is a lower caffeine tea … I don’t know if that’s true or not, but, if it is, this would be a great tea for those who want a bold breakfast type tea but need to decrease their caffeine.

A really good black tea. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/03/australian-daintree-black-tea-mcivers-tea-coffee-merchants/

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Another impressive blend from Butiki. The champagne notes are clear in this blend, and they offer a crisp, refreshing taste. The white tea is delicate and sweet, and I like the way the champagne notes meld with the white tea. Both tend to be somewhat delicate flavors, and they accentuate each other well in this blend.

The rose is also subtle here and the floral notes linger on the palate.

A really nice blend. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/03/champagne-rose-cream-white-tea-blend-butiki-teas/

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Oh this tea has to go must try list.

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I love a second flush Darjeeling, so I was happy to find one in my Steepster Select box from February. A lovely fruit note: black currant and grape. I am tasting sweet and a hint of tart from these fruit notes. Somewhat tannic, but, that’s something I tend to expect from a Darjeeling like this.

I taste muscatel, woody notes, subtle hints of earth, a wine-like finish. A nice afternoon cup.

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I like this. Sweet with a nice tropical fruit taste. Lightly grassy from the green tea, with soft buttery notes. The buttery notes give this a pleasant, silky texture.

Lightly tart, mostly what I get from the fruit though is sweet. Sweet papaya and sweet passion fruit. YUM! Tasty hot, but even better iced.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/02/crime-passion-green-tea-culinary-teas/

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drank Citron Tisane by Eden Grove
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drank Citron Tisane by Eden Grove
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I wasn’t too terribly excited to try this tisane … or any tisane that boasts hibiscus as their primary ingredient. I don’t like hibiscus.

Despite my initial misgivings, this is actually quite tasty. Even though hibiscus is listed as the first ingredient on the ingredient list, there is relatively little hibiscus in this. A look through the silky pyramid fabric shows only a couple of hibiscus pieces in it, mostly I see lemongrass. I like lemongrass.

The flavor is citrusy, tart, and a little sweet. It’s an enjoyable caffeine free tisane. Not my favorite from Eden Grove, but I’d drink it again.

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drank Witches' Brew Chai by 52teas
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I’m having another cup of this today. So good. It’s the perfect, comforting, soothing cup.

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drank Houjicha Ichiban by Steepster
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Still working on the backlogs … but I’m getting there!

Yummy roasty-toasty scent – always a good sign of a Houjicha, right? To me, Houjicha is a comfort tea, and this one is definitely comforting and cozy.

I didn’t get a lot of grassy/vegetative notes from this one, although I know that some of the other tasters reported some grassy notes. I taste more of a nutty flavor, which is typical of just about every Houjicha I’ve ever tasted. I can’t recall a Houjicha where this has not been the case.

I did get a lovely buttery tone and even notes of chocolate to this which was a nice complement to the toasted nut and caramel notes. Also a savory “salty” like quality that highlighted the nutty flavors.

A really good Houjicha. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/28/houjicha-ichiban-green-tea-steepster/

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drank Malty Assam by Tea People
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A WONDERFUL Assam. Rich and malty, as I expected it to be based on the name of the tea, but still, I’m glad that Tea People delivered on what was promised with the name of this tea. It has a wonderfully smooth and well-rounded taste with some lovely fruit notes that give this an almost wine-like flavor too. I like the balance between “malty” Assam taste and “wine-y” Assam taste.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/28/malty-assam-black-tea-tea-people/ If you’re a fan of Assam tea … try this.

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In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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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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I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.

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Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.

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