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An absolutely LOVELY oolong! The aroma of the dry leaf is herbal with floral tones, the brewed tea is more delicate with a vegetal note and hints of flower.

Delicate and light but still full-flavored. Sweet and very creamy. Floral with light vegetal notes. Later infusions develop the vegetative notes, and the creamy notes begin to subside, but it is still very delicious and well worth the effort to resteep.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/27/da-yu-ling-high-mountain-oolong-tea-eco-cha/

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drank Witches' Brew Chai by 52teas
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Having a cup of this chai right at this very moment. I love this chai. LOVE it. Love the slightly smoky, spicy-sweet, licorice-y flavor to this. I cannot believe that this one didn’t sell out yet.

The perfect chai now that Masterpiece Chai is no longer available.

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One of the teas from February’s Steepster Select box.

Sweet with caramel undertones. Malty. Strong, robust … makes a great pick-me-up sort of tea. Fruit notes (grape) with a dry tail. At mid-sip, I noticed an orange peel sort of flavor, and a very subtle hint of cinnamon.

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drank Acai Green by Sarabeth's Tea
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This is a pretty good green tea. The Acai is quite tart, and I’m not usually a fan of tart flavors, but, since Acai is a tart berry, I guess I anticipated that this would be tart. There is a good balance between green tea and berry taste, and the buttery notes of the green tea soften the tart notes of the Acai just a bit to make it more palatable to my tart-sensitive palate.

I liked it … my daughter really liked it. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/26/acai-green-tea-from-sarabeths/

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I really, really liked this. I didn’t know quite what to expect from it … I mean, I love Jasmine as some of you are probably aware, and I LOVE chocolate (I’ve never really made any secret of my chocoholicism have I?) But these were two flavors that I wasn’t too sure about combining.

But it works! And I think it works because of the Hojicha base. The roasty-toasty, nutty flavors of the hojicha meld beautifully with both the jasmine and the chocolate notes. The jasmine here is subtle, it is more of a background note, but it does add some interest and dimension to the cup.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/25/organic-jasmine-cacao-green-tea-from-spicely-organics/ This one is so interesting and different … if you’re one who appreciates those kinds of teas – you really should try this one!

MissB

Jasmine cocoa? Fascinating flavor combination.

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Slowly, slowly getting there. Sil … I’m going to get there. Just you wait and see!

A really delicious green tea. I love the roasted notes to this, it’s kind of unexpected, even though the name of the tea is “Mountain Roasted Green Tea” … the roasted notes are still something I don’t usually prepare myself for when I drink a green tea. This reminds me of a Roasted Oolong.

Sweet, velvety, smooth, roasty-toasty, with a nice nutty flavor. Yum!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/24/mountain-roasted-green-tea-shan-valley/

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I can get the teas from Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants bulk at my local Chuck’s Produce, so, occasionally, I’ll wander over to the bulk section and see if anything catches my eye. This is the tea that caught my eye most recently. I love licorice.

This has a powerful licorice flavor not just from licorice root but also from fennel and anise. It is reminiscent of a strong, black licorice candy. It is snappy, warm and zesty, but with a nice sweetness too.

I love the licorice-i-ness of this tea but, I feel like the Gunpowder Green tea is a bit overwhelmed in this blend. There’s a bit too much licorice and not enough green tea flavor. It’s difficult for me to say that, because I do love licorice, but, when I drink tea, I do want some tea flavor too.

That said, I did enjoy this cuppa because as I say, I love licorice. It is yummy and it is something that I’m likely to buy again in the future.

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An excellent Milk Oolong. Sweet, creamy, and delectable – just like you expect from a Milk Oolong. One of the better Milk Oolong teas that I’ve tasted.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/23/lishan-hong-xiang-milk-oolong-tea-t-oolong-tea/

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drank Organic Long Jing by Steepster
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As I write in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/22/organic-long-jing-03-steepster/ – this is a Long Jing that stands out among the many different Long Jing offerings that are out there. This is a really good Dragon Well.

Please click on the link above to read the review I wrote … it will tell you what you need to know about this tea.

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drank Bourbon Chai by Vintage TeaWorks
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Having a cup of this tea this afternoon. I really like this chai. It’s spicy and warm, it has a taste that evokes thoughts of bourbon, but it’s not too spicy and I love the sweetness of the honey notes. The black tea is robust. It’s a good chai.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:
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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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