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drank Cotton Candy Black Tea by 52teas
944 tasting notes

Like VariaTEA the lovely gal who shared this with me, I’m getting little out of this. I have to wonder if what she’s sent me is a re-blend, and thus why the differentiation in experiences between her and I, and many others. It’s just a slightly astringent black tea, I’m not even getting anything sweet out of it. Boo.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

I think it might have been a reblend but I am not 100% sure. I picked it up in October, I think. I am sorry it wasn’t really anything. I had the same issue.

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drank Morning Cranky by Fru P Kaffe & The
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Bah, I messed this up royally. 30+ minute steep?! I am so sorry Angrboda, as you graciously sent me some of this, and I’ve just plain been bad. In my defense, as soon as I brewed this, the mailman delivered an order of tea…

Leaves are long and pretty, with some yellow flowers scattered throughout. Smells tropical, like a mango or pineapple maybe, very sweet and juicy. Due to the ridiculous oversteeping, it’s bitter. I can still pull out the fruit flavoring though, and quite enjoy it once I stop scolding myself.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 8 min or more 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Angrboda

I think you can be excused. Postmen provide very serious distractions.

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Standard chai spices, with a solid chai flavor. A bit much licorice/anise for me, but otherwise, lovely.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Chai Chai by J-TEA
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Weird, I thought I’d had this already, as the package was open. Yet… this is my first tasting note. Well, enjoy it, whomever I sent some to! :) This is a basic chai, nothing really stands out other than some sweetness from the cardamom. Tasty!

1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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74
drank Chocolate Panda by Silk Road
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This is very different than what I was expecting. When I hear Chocolate Panda, I think chocolate, maybe a touch of mint. What I’m getting is a silky licorice with some… honeyed chalky chocolate? Totally drinkable, just really different from that I expected.

Janelle you rock for getting this off my wishlist by sharing some with me. Thank you!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Wow, huge honking pieces of squared… caramel? Vanilla? Ingredients say vanilla. I’m confused as to what that means, other it tastes like a rich caramel-vanilla fudge, and is quite delicious.

Another find from colleague Helen in Australia. While I know she has yet to discover the addiction that is Steepster, I still want to thank her publicly for sharing.

Flavors: Caramel, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

Mmmmmm……caramel and or vanilla haha

Suziqzer

Sounds yummy … !

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76
drank Root Beer Float by Della Terra Teas
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I think (?) with this tea, I will have tried all the root beer teas out there. This is also the strangest in the bunch, to me. Cotton candy root beer anyone?

Thanks to Janelle for sharing this with me!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Suziqzer

Weird combo for sure !

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Pleasant, fruity and light – although something I’m drinking, I’m having an allergic reaction to. Very pineapple-y, depending on the sip, with little coconut, but it’s still in there vaguely.

(Just moving this; I think this may be an original).

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Hot Mama Jama by Bluebird Tea Co.
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I wanted to love this, as it’s the last of my Bluebird tea. Unfortunately, all I got from it was apple, and a tiny bit of spice one sip in a while.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Dustin

Aw, that’s too bad, especially with such a fun name.

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I’m questioning if I’m drinking and describing the right tea. Honestly, I do taste lime in here, and smell it. Could this possibly be Nina’s Je T’aime? Bah. I swear this is lime, and it’s creamy and good… but then there might be vanilla and caramel. Darn it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Teaholic, with a leaning toward rooibos, green, puerh and white teas, although I’m trying some black tea again. Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; my only (within walking distance) choices are currently mall-bound. Still, I have a whole cupboard dedicated to tea.

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

Location

Burnaby, BC, Canada

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