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drank Rouge by Nina's Paris
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I don’t know how this tea has flown under my radar until now, but wow it’s great! I’m on my second steep of it, and the mailman only brought it a couple of hours ago.

I do get almond cookie from it, but a little more too. It’s not like the almond cookies I have had in Asian restaurants, it has more of a spice to it than those. Cinnamon for sure, maybe something else. I’m really digging it today.

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drank Thé de Vendome by Nina's Paris
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First off, a few things.
One, I love citrus. The colors, the smells, the flavors.
Second, I sweeten my teas. I grew up in the south. Get over it.

This is an orange and grapefruit tea. And, I loved it. I drank the cup very quickly just because I loved tasting it. It is definitely citrus, and almost had a lime flavor to it. Very bright but well balanced. This isn’t bold enough to be a morning tea for me, but I can see it becoming a favorite afternoon tea.

3 mins at 200.

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drank Rouge by Nina's Paris
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I splurged and ordered five adorable red tins of Nina’s tea a couple of days ago. The shipment came today and after I arranged them where I can see them and they can make me happy on the tea shelf, I opened this tea.

It smells amazing: orange peel, spice, and tea. I steeped it at the suggested three minutes at 205 (the temp was not suggested so I was winging it). It is definitely a cinnamon tea but as it cooled the orange peeked out around the corner. It’s really nice. More delicate than other teas with this flavor profile that I have had, and I like that. It also re steeped well and the second cup is as strong as the first was.

Cameron B.

Don’t forget my samples! ;)

Cheri

I love the tins.

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drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
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Can’t taste it, but it’s hot. So yay!

mrmopar

My first tea other than Lipton. Many years ago Long John Silvers offered this on their menu.

carol who

One of my first teas other than the typical restaurant or grocery store blacks. It was a good start on what other teas could taste like. Ah, memories… the good old days when we could be satisfied with a couple teas in the cupboard. ;p

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drank Ginger Tea by Harney & Sons
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I drank this hoping it would clear my sinuses. It didn’t. I can’t breathe or taste anything, so I am relying on teabag stuff to use it up. No reason drinking the good stuff if I can’t taste it.

TeaBrat

Is it a cold or allergies?

Cheri

:( So sorry you’re still sick. Here’s to hoping you’re feeling better this morning.

Marzipan

Seems to just be a cold – stuffy head, headache, neck hurts. Today the symptoms are still there but better. I’m afraid it is moving to my chest though, and that usually happens. I’m taking it as an opportunity though, to get rid of some tea I wasn’t crazy about before.

boychik

feel better. get yourself(if possible ) fresh ginger w/honey. really helps, but on a side not in hot tea

TeaBrat

I hope you feel better soon! I always get a bad chest cold too and the cough is the worst to get rid of.

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I have been really bad about posting reviews lately, mostly due to the site issues. But it seems to be mostly normal now, at least I can see other people’s reviews.

This is a sip down, and not a tea I will ever purchase again, but it’s a bit nostalgic because it’s one of the first loose leaf teas I ever had. When I first got interested in loose leaf, I asked a friend where he ordered from and he said Adagio. I ordered four sample packets of tea and this was one of them. Now I have mostly “moved past” Adagio and on to teas that I think are better, but they were definitely the gateway drug for me. So good job Adagio!

The last couple of days I have been picking low-hanging fruit from my cupboard, things with only a couple of servings in them so I can clear some out. I finished off two Simple Loose Leaf samples Cheri had sent (thank you Cheri!) and a Yunnan Jig (Adagio) I had gotten from a TTB. Unfortunately two weren’t in my cupboard officially, so I only reduced the number on here by two, but that’s still ok. EFFECTIVELY I’m down four.

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After reading on Reddit yesterday that this tea is Alastair’s (of What-Cha) favorite black tea, I put it in front of the tea line for this morning’s cup. Definitely not disappointed! I don’t know that I had ever had a tea from Nepal before but now I am really intrigued! My favorite teas are the malty blacks from Yunnan, and I could easily have mistaken this for one of those. Even the look of the leaves – with that delicious cocoa like powder on the inside of the envelope – was the same. Really, really delicious and definitely worth your attention!

Cameron B.

Yum, I love teas that leave magical golden fairy dust on the inside of the package! :D

Kat_Maria

I love the idea of a ‘tea line’ for a given day…

What-Cha

Thanks for the review Marzipan. I like to think of my tea as my children when you ought not to have a favourite but sometimes you just can’t help but favour one more than the others. This is very much the case with the Nepal Golden Tips.

Cheri

Sounds yummy! I definitely need to place a What-Cha order one of these days….

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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From Marco Polo TTB, thanks The Tea Spot!

This tea has been on my radar for a long time, but for some reason I was intimidated to try it. I am determined to make my way through all of the Marco Polo samples since that’s the top thing on my “Tea Do” list right now.

I really liked this! It smelled really delicious when I opened the sample (which was a sachet in a package). Very strong cocoa notes, with a bit of something else. The flavor was bold, as promised – a bit of chocolate and a bit of tea. Very very nice, and different!

Ost

“Tea Do” List. xD Love that!

Marzipan

Everyone has one right? :)

Ost

I am so behind on mine. xD

Mandy

Now I’m wishing I didn’t pass this one up!

Tea Sipper

‘tea do’ :D

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Likes/dislikes: I love black teas, especially strong/malty ones. I am ok with flavored teas if the base is strong. I like some whites. I really don’t like any tea that tastes “green” – if I wanted to drink something that tastes like green beans, I would cook some green beans. I am not big on green teas or genmaichas. I am learning to like puerhs.

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