It, umm, smells like I’ve stuck my face in a spruce tree out in the forest. Cold, icy, woody, frozen tree pitch. I haven’t had the yabao before, so I’m not sure what part is giving me this scent.

When I think of snickerdoodle, I think of a vanilla cookie that has been rolled in cinnamon sugar then baked. Is that not what a snickerdoodle is? That’s not what this tea is.

The tea tastes like the forest. All bundled up on a crisp winter day, pushing through the forest, looking for the perfect tree. It’s quite herbal under there too, almost medicinal. Quite earthy, as well. And I feel the warmth of the ginger.

So. Weird.

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Dexter

As per Wikipedia “A snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with butter or oil, sugar, and flour rolled in cinnamon sugar.” So yes, you are correct that’s what a snickerdoodle is. Sorry this tea doesn’t live up to it’s name…

NofarS

Verdant’s Yabao has that pine taste. Try Norbu tea’s Yabao for a sweet, baked bread tea.

JustJames

@NorbuS that’s a handy tidbit!

OMGsrsly

Ooh. I have some of the yabao from Norbu. I’ll have to try it soon. :)

keychange

‘looking for the perfect tree’ You made me laugh!

OMGsrsly

Umm. I just realized how that might come across. Christmas tree!

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Dexter

As per Wikipedia “A snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with butter or oil, sugar, and flour rolled in cinnamon sugar.” So yes, you are correct that’s what a snickerdoodle is. Sorry this tea doesn’t live up to it’s name…

NofarS

Verdant’s Yabao has that pine taste. Try Norbu tea’s Yabao for a sweet, baked bread tea.

JustJames

@NorbuS that’s a handy tidbit!

OMGsrsly

Ooh. I have some of the yabao from Norbu. I’ll have to try it soon. :)

keychange

‘looking for the perfect tree’ You made me laugh!

OMGsrsly

Umm. I just realized how that might come across. Christmas tree!

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
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