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I purchased this tea because it sounded like it would be AWESOME iced, and with the warm weather on its way (I think its on its way, although based on the weather of the last couple of days, you’d think it’s still autumn), I wanted to have a few teas in my stash for iced tea brewing.

And this seems made for iced tea. The flavors are a bit less distinct when its hot, but as it cools they really come to life. The pineapple and blueberry are pretty evenly paired here. The pineapple stays throughout the entire sip, and lingers into the aftertaste, but it is lighter than the burst of blueberry flavor that I taste just after the start but slowly subsides toward the end of the sip. It is sweet and tart, but, not too tart.

A very nice tea. Good hot, even better cold.

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drank Dreidels & Donuts by Tealish
4227 tasting notes

Thank you to DaisyChubb for sending me this … this is a tea I’ve wanted to try for a while now, so thank you so much for giving me this opportunity!

This is so yummy! Berry sweet, chocolate-y rich and it has a satisfying baked cake kind of taste to it too. Very smooth, not overly astringent, very rich and delicious. Decadent even.

This is one to add to the shopping list when the holiday season arrives.

Dylan Oxford

Does this tea still exist? I was looking around on their website, and was not having so much with the luck.

LiberTEAS

I think its a seasonal tea, maybe sold out until the holiday season gets closer.

DaisyChubb

Yeah – they were selling off their 100g tins at half price just after christmas – but hopefully it comes back because it’s a keeper!

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drank Creamy Caramel Oolong by Tealish
4227 tasting notes

Thanks DaisyChubb for sending me a bit of this tea.

It would appear that this tea has had mixed reviews, some like it and some really do not. I’m really enjoying it! The sweet, buttery tones of the Oolong meld quite well with the rich flavor of caramel.

It has an overall, lighter flavor and texture than most caramel teas that I’ve tried, but, I kind of like that. I do think I’d prefer a caramel flavored black tea over this Oolong, but I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a cup of this if it were offered.

Not a bad cuppa, quite enjoyable.

DaisyChubb

I’m really glad you enjoy this one! The sample found a good home :)

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Oh wow! This is so lovely! Just as the description suggests, I can really taste a crisp minty note. There is no mint in this tea, and it is not a flavored tea, this is just a natural characteristic of this tea. Amazing. It is sweet, no bitterness, with a rich, smooth, malty quality. A very comforting tea – the kind you want to drink hot and with which you want to curl up under a cozy blanket in front of a fireplace. Which is kind of nice because we have been experiencing a rather chilly spring day today.

I really like this one… I hope that T-Oolong gets it in stock again.

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drank Citrus PILEDRIVER by 52teas
4227 tasting notes

Wow! This is fantastic!

It tastes smooth and sweet and yummy, but all the while I can feel it invigorating me! It doesn’t taste bitter or astringent, just sweet and citrus-y, but not too tangy or tart. I like that I taste the peach notes in there, giving the overall cup an almost nectar-y (even creamy) kind of taste.

This is really good!

TeaBrat

so very tempting…….

Barb

I am building up a wish list…

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drank Oolong Raspberry by ZenTea
4227 tasting notes

Thank you to DaisyChubb for sending me some of this Oolong! This is quite nice!

The Oolong has a buttery taste to it, and I don’t know if the flavoring has just really brought the buttery flavor into focus more, or if it is just a very buttery Oolong. The raspberry is stronger in the aroma than it is in the first few sips, but now that I’m about halfway through the first two (combined) infusions, I notice the raspberry much more. I like the way the buttery tones of the Oolong and the raspberry notes play together.

Quite a pleasant cuppa. Thanks again, DaisyChubb!

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I brewed a big mug of this to enjoy this evening. So yummy.

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drank Love Game by Dragon Tea House
4227 tasting notes

This is very nice. I steeped this for 6 full minutes, and the blossom had not fully unfurled, but the flavor was very pleasant. Sweet, jasmine-y floral, with a hint of nutty flavor in the background. The mouthfeel is very soft and silky.

My second infusion was ten minutes, although it didn’t really need the 10 minutes to open fully (it only took another 90 seconds) but, I wanted to get full flavor from the second cup, and the 10 minutes delivered that. I think this second infusion was even tastier than the first. It focuses more on the nutty flavors that I tasted only hints of in the first infusion, with the jasmine notes somewhat softer. There are hints of a grassy-earthy flavor here too, but ever so subtle.

Very nice!

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Enjoying a cup of this as I mentally prepare myself to go into the kitchen and start fixing dinner. A very enjoyable cup of Earl Grey. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/01/18/organic-earl-grey-black-tea-from-arbor-teas/

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Backlog:

This morning, my hubby and I left EARLY (5:00 am) to take our soon to be son-in-law to Olympia. I brewed the last that I had of this tea to take with me on the journey. Still just as rich and full-flavored as I remember. I really enjoyed it while it lasted.

Bonnie

Yo Hubby…get hunny some more!

Dylan Oxford

Yay, Olympia!

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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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