Holy moley! Dinosara sent me a HUGE package! O.o Thank you SO much, that was entirely unexpected. I love the bags you packed everything in.

So because I still have a migraine and I need to head to work now, I thought I’d start with this. Hot, in almond milk, with a little honey.

Doesn’t smell as good as Redberry Tonic from DavidsTea, which is my other “Sea buckthorn” sniffing experience. It’s really green. Green grassy. I’m guessing some of that will be the matcha.

Whisking it into water, it didn’t froth nearly as much as other flavours have. In fact, it was difficult to get any froth. Interesting…

Actually, I don’t need the honey. This is a sweet, grassy, almond milk latte. I know that to some that sounds unappealing, but I’m quite enjoying it right now.

Thanks again!

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Dinosara

This is one of the few matchas I Iike without milk (but I do sweeten it). Sea buckthorn is an odd one, it’s true. :)

OMGsrsly

Oh, I’ll have to try it plain then. I just automatically reach for the almond milk. :)

Roswell Strange

My only Sea Buckthorn experience is also Redberry Tonic – thought I have a Sea Buckthorn based fruit blend from RiverTea on the way which I’m excited about.

OMGsrsly

I look forward to a comparison, Roswell! :) I was hoping this would be a little more like the DavidsTea version.

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Dinosara

This is one of the few matchas I Iike without milk (but I do sweeten it). Sea buckthorn is an odd one, it’s true. :)

OMGsrsly

Oh, I’ll have to try it plain then. I just automatically reach for the almond milk. :)

Roswell Strange

My only Sea Buckthorn experience is also Redberry Tonic – thought I have a Sea Buckthorn based fruit blend from RiverTea on the way which I’m excited about.

OMGsrsly

I look forward to a comparison, Roswell! :) I was hoping this would be a little more like the DavidsTea version.

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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!
http://goo.gl/maps/gXsKK

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