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drank Black Currant Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
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I LOVE black currant in teas. It’s my favorite in black. So this being paired with white tea intrigued me. I got it with the V-Day sampler.

At first, I didn’t know what to think. I had to kind of just sit back, and enjoy the tea. I would of loved more black currant! But with every review I write with black currant flavored teas, that’s my complaint, so nothing new. It is very delicately flavored. Stood up for 4 rebrews.

This reminds me of another tea called Brazilian Delight, which I prefer to this one. It just has more fruit, and the black currant was more pronounced. It’s sold by Todd and Holland, but I googled the ingredients and saw other places selling the exact tea.

I like this tea, but I would of enjoyed more fruit. Though more black currant would probably hide the actual tea flavor, which it nice and light. Very nice iced.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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This is my very first experience with silver needle. Well, I am a fan now! This ranks up there with having REAL sencha. And that changed everything for me.

I received this sample from Doulton. This tea is quite amazing. I got 4 rebrews from it, adding 1-2 minutes to each brew. And it’s great both iced and hot. It’s just so perfect, it has such an elegance to it. For being such a light brew, it produces such a loud flavor.

Thank you Doulton for this tea. It is quite amazing, and I am now addicted. I want to marry this tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Samurai Chai Maté by Teavana
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I got this via tea swap with my friend. I can’t tolerate mate plain, but with other flavors, I can. And rooibos, too? I like! The blend is quite tasty and original from other chai teas. It’s like a tropical chai. I bet some coconut milk would be tasty in this. I took it with sugar and cream. I really loved the blend of spices.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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91

I brewed this like a chai, and it came out awesome. The cinnamon came out more. LOVE this tea. I am not much a fan of cinnamon raisin bread, but this tea is awesome.

I think this tea would rock if made into an oatmeal cookie tea!

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drank White Licorice by Golden Moon Tea
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I finally got to try this tea. I hate licorice most the time. Especially black jelly beans. So this wasn’t a tea I was super excited to try. It has star anise in it, which I like.

It was nice for what it is. It probably would of been nicer iced. It was nice white tea. I only enjoy of star anise in other teas, where it’s blended with other flavors. Or in Thai tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
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I got this from a friend I went to school with. I opened the bag, and it smelled like bowl of tom kha kai. I LOVE that soup, could seriously eat it everyday. So I am already very excited to brew this. I did what Jillian recommend, but brewed in 1 1/2C 2%milk, 1/2 C cream, and and 1/2 water. I simmered it for 3 minutes. I would even brewed it longer. I sweetened with sugar and a little honey.

It has a little Fruit Loop like taste to it, too .Very yummy. Wonderful blend of flavors with lemongrass, coconut, ginger, cinnamon. Wow, best blended chai I have had, seriously.

If you are a fan of Thai food, this tea is for you. I will have to buy more…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Apple Sencha by Den's Tea
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True to it’s name with real apple flavoring. Their flavored senchas are really tasty, this is the second one I have had from them. I like the pineapple flavored better, since I love pineapples more than apples. I have had other apple teas where they are more granny smith, this one is more sweet, like a gala or even red delicious. This is the best apple tea I have yet. It’s juicy like. Very nicely done.

If I loved apples, this would be my tea. I really would love to try a coconut or passionfruit tea from them, if they do expand their flavors.

Thank you Shinobicha for a taste of this. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Hm really? I think this is smack dab between apple juice and granny smith (jolly rancher granny smith that is).

Shinobi_cha

It’s fuji guys! Really good fuji apples taste just like the apple in this sencha. (Plus, I would venture to guess that fuji applies come from Shizuoka where Mt. Fuji is, but I could be completely wrong on that).

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81
drank Neapolitan Honeybush by 52teas
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I first drank it iced with cream and sugar The cream and sugar wasn’t needed, and actually made it dull to me. I prefer this tea naked. This tea has a nice creamyiness to it on its own

I can get a hint of each flavor, the chocolate comes out nicely the most. I would liked more vanilla and strawberry. Still, wonderful iced.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Pure Happiness by TeaGschwendner
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I had to up my rating. This tea is just so light and wonderful. Gets me in a spring mood. I brewed it strong, poured it over ice, and mixed it with strawberry lemonade. VERY yummy.

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Ok, I don’t have a Valentine, I got myself the Valentine sampler for myself, that’s ok, right? Actually, I got two of them! I started off with this tea. I’ve been wanting a way to try 52 teas, but not buy the entire 2 oz bag. So this deal was perfect! This sampler should stay, since it’s a great way to try teas without forking for a whole pack! Now I see why others say this place could hurt your bank account.

I love my chardonnays buttery. And I love the buttery tea of certain green and oolong teas. But this tea has the actual taste of butter! Love it! I can’t eat bread anymore, but this tea allows me to still have it in a way. 52teas is my answer for my gluten cravings, yay!

I made it was cream and sugar, but was great naked, too. I love the small hint of toastiness. Raisin was nicely there, and I am not always a fan of raisins. I would of liked more cinnamon, but I’ll probably add more when I brew it next. I wonder how this tea would taste if made with houjicha, though it’s great the way it is.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Absolutely ok!

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I love cooking, sleeping, reading, reggae music, and tea. I also enjoying reading about tea, the culture and ceremonies, and the diverse types.

I think most the teas I drink are 80% iced, but on some days, it’s opposite that, especially days off! I can’t believe it took me this long to try different teas. Better now than never!

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