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I am not sure what chocolate flavorings that Tea of Life is using for their chocolate series but, I think that other companies should find out and start using the same chocolate … Tea of Life has a really good chocolate flavoring.

A really awesome combination of two of my favorite tea flavors: banana and chocolate. YUM!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/21/rooibos-chocolate-banana-tisane-tea-life/

Veronica

I think you have the wrong link to your review.

LiberTEAS

LOL! Oh wow, thank you!

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
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Yum!

This is a Caramel Toffee Oolong and I love that it delivers on this promise. I am getting lots of luscious caramel and toffee flavors, a sweet, nutty flavor from the Oolong which melds beautifully with the caramel and toffee. It tastes sweet and decadent … it’s completely YUM! Not to be missed!

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drank Desi Masala Chai by Tea People
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A really fine Chai! The dry leaf aroma is amazing. Even though the ingredients are the “usual suspects” when it comes to the average chai, with this blend, the ingredients have been blended masterfully. The spices aren’t competing with one another, they work to complement each other.

The assam is rich and malty and the spices are blended in just the right way. It’s warm, zesty and spicy, but not over-the-top. Just right!

Check out my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/20/desi-masala-chai-blend-tea-people/

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drank Jasmine Pearls by Steepster
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From my February Steepster Select box. I found the jasmine notes to be just right for me. I love jasmine, but I don’t like it when the jasmine essence tastes as though it came from an essential oil rather than the layering of the leaves with jasmine blossoms.

This is a cup of jasmine paradise. The jasmine is soft and sweet and melds beautifully with the green tea, which is light and subtly grassy.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/19/jasmine-pearl-select-2013-green-tea-steepster/

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drank Unwind by Spicely Organics
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Read my full-length review of this tisane here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/19/organic-unwind-tulsi-tisane-spicely-organics/

A fairly simple ingredient list, but out of the simplicity comes a very tasty tisane.

Strong cinnamon notes, but not like a sweet, red-hot candy cinnamon, nor does it taste too spicy. In my original review of this tea, I write that it’s more like the cinnamon you’d sprinkle on your toast or over your oatmeal.

The tulsi is basil-like, and while basil and cinnamon are two flavors from my spice cabinet that I wouldn’t think of mixing together, it works. Sweet yet savory: warm, zingy and pleasant.

The rose offers a nice floral undertone. A very nice, calming blend.

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drank Dreamsicle Darjeeling by 52teas
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I ordered the reblend of this tea back when it was reblended because this was one of the more memorable teas that I’ve tried from 52Teas, and it’s been a while so I wanted to taste more of the Dreamsicle goodness.

Unfortunately, the reblend just doesn’t seem to live up to the memory of the original. I’m not sure if that’s because the memory has somehow become exaggerated with the passage of time or because the reblend just … isn’t quite as good.

There’s a lot of orange flavor to this, but, the vanilla notes seem to be a bit too subdued. That said, the Darjeeling notes are quite nice. Crisp, wine-like, fruity notes, and wood tones.

Overall, it’s good, but it just isn’t as good as I remember the original being.

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One of the more unusual teas I’ve come across in my tea journey. It has a lot going on, but the flavors work in a pleasing way.

Flavorful blend of mint and flower with an earthy, sweet background. I taste both the black and the green tea (I brewed it at a lower temperature to avoid scorching the green tea.) The black tea is probably not as full-flavored as it would be if I brewed it at a higher temp, but, I feared a bitter taste from the green tea if I brewed it too hot.

I’m happy that the mint isn’t overpowering this blend, and neither is the hibiscus – yay!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/18/8-tea-tisane-eden-grove/

Marzipan

Is it supposed to be like After Eight the candy?

LiberTEAS

No. I’m not sure why they call it after eight. But it’s not like the candy.

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A really high quality gunpowder green, I love that this is organic. A pleasant, smooth texture … brothy. Thick and silky. It has the flavor of lima beans … only sweeter. Buttery with a toasted nut tone. A very clean and fresh taste.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/17/organic-gunpowder-green-tea-from-simple-loose-leaf/

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A very special Pu-erh. A young one, so definitely one that I’ll hold on to for a while before I drink the rest of it. Let it age a bit.

Very little earthiness here, as I would expect from such a young Pu-erh. It is more vegetal than it is earthy. The vegetative taste falls somewhere between steamed spinach and kelp.

A light, refreshing Pu-erh, sweet and slightly floral, and there is a creaminess to this that took me by surprise. A distinct nutty tone and a bright citrus note too.

A really interesting pu-erh, I’m glad I got to try it. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/16/master-hans-2013-sheng-pu-er-tea-verdant-tea/

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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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