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drank Green Tango by Tea Forte
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this to me!

This is one that I hadn’t tried before from Tea Forte. It has a nice mango flavor – although it isn’t incredibly strong. The green tea is smooth and mellow and really pleasant as an after dinner cuppa. A nice buttery finish.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I brewed some of this yesterday for iced tea today.

This is A-MAZ-ING iced! So much so that I think I will even increase my numeric rating for it. The fruit flavors really come into their own when it’s chilled, it is refreshing, and fruity, but not so much that it becomes like a tropical fruit punch.

Light and lovely. I love it!


I agree completely. It’s one of the very few teas that I think is also good on ice and that says a lot. :) Extremely picky Ang is extremely picky!

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drank White Monkey Paw by Utopian Tea
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Thank You to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!

This is a really nice tea. Smooth and sweet. Very nice and relaxing to sip.

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Bi Luo Chun by Teahouse Kuan Yin
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this my way!

I recently learned that Teahouse Kuan Yin is in Seattle – I think I may just have to go there and check them out someday soon!

This is very lovely. A very nice buttery flavor to it. Smooth and rich. SWEET! Oh-so-pleasant.

I’m just going to sit here and not say anything more… it might ruin the moment!

165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec
The Tea Valley Company

Bi Luo Chun certainly caught me off guard the first time I drank it because the flavor was so distinct and powerful; it is not something you expect from a light color green tea.

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This is unexpectedly really good. But then, it shouldn’t BE unexpected because I’m rarely disappointed with teas from Two Leaves and a Bud. My apprehension is because of the goji berry. I’ve had a few blends that were just too tart for my personal taste, and since that time it’s left me with apprehension when it comes to the goji.

This is a very different tropical blend – the flavor is much smoother and more berry-like than a typical tropical blend… the combination of the berry and the tropical flavors creates a silky sweet flavor that is fruity and yummy. Really nice iced!

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Spearmint Tea by Dreamweaver Shop
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This is a nice tea to sip after having something a little spicy (which I did). A nice, refreshing flavor. Ahhh…

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this sampling my way…

195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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OK… as most of you probably already know, I am a tea artist… or I used to be. That is, it was my occupation (self-employed) to flavor teas. I don’t do this on a regular basis anymore, so that is why I say “used to be”…

Anyways… amongst my collection of successful flavors was a flavored yerba mate. It was one that I created to taste a lot like my favorite mocha – because, well, I can’t drink mocha coffee drinks anymore. They’re just too harsh on my stomach. The flavor was a chocolate almond toffee blend… or what I called almond mocha mate… basically, it was a mocha version of Almond Roca – one of my favorite candies.

And it was yummy.

All of this really has very little to do with the mate drink I’m consuming at the moment, except that they have this in common – over the top yummy-nummy-ness. Well… that and a rich chocolate-y flavor.

The green yerba mate is earthy and deep in flavor. The roasted carob gives this a chocolate flavor, but not so much a sweet, chocolate-bar kind of flavor, but more of a rich savory cocoa (or mocha) kind of flavor. The mint is balanced well with the other ingredients and does not overwhelm the flavors… I am getting a nice mint-chocolate-y flavor that is absolutely delightful.

I’m loving this!

Boiling 8 min or more

Sold! I will have to try this one :) Your description made me drool.

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drank Matcha Lychee by Teaopia
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I made a smoothie with a couple of scoops of Matcha, a banana, yogurt, and frozen peaches. Yummy… The Lychee flavor gives this smoothie a very different flavor… I really like it though.

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea!

This is a very smooth tasting tea. I can taste the Irish cream liqueur… which adds nicely to the smoothness. The blackberry leaves add some sweetness and a fruit-like essence that lingers throughout the sip. Very little astringency.

Just a very pleasant cuppa… a pot of this would be an excellent way to spend the afternoon.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sampling of this to try.

I am not a Twilight fan. I think that Robert Pattinson made a better looking wizard than he does a vampire. And… if I were a Twilight fan I think I’d probably be on team Jacob. but… that being said, I AM a fan of Rachel’s tea blends!

The aroma of this tea is very intriguing. I can smell the orange, the chocolate and the rum. The orange flavor is very well pronounced here, sweet and juicy. The chocolate is yummy, and the rum seems to bring out both the flavors of the orange and chocolate very well… it’s a great accent to this blend.

I like it. Go Team Rachel!

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

TEAM RACHEL!!!! :) Woot! Woot!


Ah ha ha!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Woohoo so glad you liked it…yeah Team Me!!!

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:

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


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.


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.


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.


Vancouver, WA



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