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Holiday TTB #3: I really liked this one! I don’t know if I would say cheesecake specifically, but I definitely got a toasty nut flavor, and a sweetness that I could say is caramel. I’m enjoying mate more, and that’s always exciting!

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drank Tropical Nut Paradise by Teavana
330 tasting notes

Holiday TTB #2: The name of this one drew me in, but I didn’t really get a lot of flavor

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drank For the Brave by Liquid Proust
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Holidays TTB #1: This may be a weird one to start with, but it just stood out so much. I really love lapsang souchong, and the thought of these other flavors mixed with it was really interesting.

The smokiness seemed to be covered up by the other flavors. The hibiscus was also mellowed out and not really tart at all. Maybe the marshmallow root just calmed everything else down? I wasn’t super into the flavor of this, but I’m happy I tried it.

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drank Chocolate Mint by Teaoli
330 tasting notes

I’ve had this one plenty before and enjoyed it, but today it basically just tasted like mint leaves and nothing else. I don’t know what I did to make that happen, but I know that the chocolate is normally there! Oh well, weird things happen sometimes I guess

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drank Coconut Assam by Zhi Tea
330 tasting notes

A go-to morning tea for me. This was a nice warm comfort on a rainy day.

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
330 tasting notes

I’ve been scared of trying this one for a while now, I had a bad experience with yerba mate in the past. But this smelled so good when it was steeping. And, while it didn’t taste like chocolate to me, it was still really good. I got more of a toasted honey flavor honestly. This experience makes me curious to venture more into this side of tea

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Finishing this one off today. I’m having a better time with it than I’ve had previously. I can get a chocolate flavor, some creamy sweetness, and a tangy aftertaste but I definitely wouldn’t place the flavors as pumpkin or cheesecake. This is an enjoyable tea, but I just don’t think it lives up to the name

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I’ve had another go at this, using some brewing recommendations from the owner of QTT, and I’m liking this much more, though I definitely feel like this is just a subtly flavored tea overall. I think part of the problem is the only similarly flavored tea I’ve had is the chocolate orange puerh from DavidsTea which is like BAM in your face flavor.

I added milk today, and am getting a nice creamy chocolatey note and a hint of what I think is the orange. Slightly cooler temps definitely works, but like I said, don’t expect this one to knock you down with flavor.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Inkling

It is subtle, but YUMMY! Thanks for sharing some of yours with me. :)

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drank Mulled Cider Green Tea by 52teas
330 tasting notes

I’m pretty surprised this tea didn’t have an entry yet, unless I completely missed that?

I haven’t ever had mulled anything as far as I know, so I can’t speak for how it compares to the original, but this is definitely an interesting tea! As soon as I opened this bag, I got all kinds of sweet, fruity scents. Steeped up, this kinda smells like bubblegum honestly. I’m mostly getting an orange flavor, with a bubblegum aftertaste. What is it that’s causing that bubblegum flavor? Is it the mulled spices maybe?

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

I swear sometimes a certain combination of spices with orange peel ends up tasting like candy. I tend to get cola bottle gummy candies from that combination. When I used to work at Lush, even a couple of their spicy Christmas products would wind up smelling a little bit like cola (well, and they also tended to have patchouli in them too but that’s irrelevant here), and all my co-workers would agree. So crazy!

Emilie

I’m pretty sure I’ve had at least one other tea that tasted unintentionally bubblegum to me, now I’m going to have to go see what was in that one and compare

Fjellrev

I hope you’ll be able to figure it out, as I’m very curious. :)

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