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drank O'Connor's Cream by TeaGschwendner
1481 tasting notes

This morning I had coffee, but I also managed to make up a mug of this to bring with me.

So tasty. I need to grab some whiskey so I can have this as a toddy when I’m out camping. :D

Oh tea, how I miss drinking mugs and mugs and mugs of you every day. Soon I will get things together again so I can make 2-3 mugs to bring with me for the day. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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Mmm. Marshmallow leaves, vanilla… this is so good. And I’m almost out! Although I’ve been thinking I’m almost out for ages, so maybe the marshmallow leaf bits are multiplying in the cupboard when I’m not watching. :)

Flavors: Marshmallow, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

that’s like my smokey tea!

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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(Gluten free version!)

Sil, your tea is freaking AMAZING. OMG, it’s perfect. It tastes like rhubarb and strawberry custard. I decided to add milk this morning, but it was good without. And it’d be fab with sugar too if you lean that way.

Love it. Oh man, I don’t want to pass this on to my friend! Can I steal a portion of her birthday present?

Flavors: Custard, Rhubarb, Strawberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
mj

You can if she won’t know about it haha

Sil

hahaha i’m so glad you liked it. I love that stacy was able to make a gluten free version of it as well :)

OMGsrsly

I totally stole some right in front of her. I filled all my sample tins with tastes of all her teas. :D She laughed at me. It was great.

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drank Awake™ Full Leaf Tea by Tazo Tea
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There’s two options for this tea, and I don’t get it. Eenie meenie miney moe.

I didn’t have a chance to make tea this morning, so I got this on break at work. Because it’s a university and exams are over, EVERYTHING but the sbux is closed. :( Sucks so much. All I wanted was a cookie, and I ended up having to get this instead.

It… was tea. I added some milk and a touch of sugar, just because. It did the job, but it really isn’t a favourite.

Basically I’m spending too much time up late in the evening planning a trip to the Kootenays. :) Should be fun. Camping and hiking for 10 days. 10 days without the internet, though. How will I manage?

yyz

You can do it:)!

Sil

Oh man…that would be divine!

OMGsrsly

It should be interesting. :) Gotta stop by the library before work to grab a couple books. I’m so excited!

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I, uhh, bought this for my BFF but since I hadn’t tried it before I thought I’d give it a go.

OMG, the blackberry and lime is INCREDIBLE. The smell is great, and the flavour is mostly great.

Too bad it’s not honeybush. I really don’t like the flavour of guayusa.

Flavors: Blackberry, Green, Hay, Lime

Sil

mmeeee tooooo

TeaBrat

The sales guy at David’s tea was trying to talk me into a guayusa the other day, I just don’t care for the flavor either…

OMGsrsly

It’s not just the flavour, it leaves me feeling weird and jittery. I don’t think I’ll be having it again.

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Sipdown. Thanks for the sample, Shmiracles!

I figure that since I’ve been hulking out lately (anxiety sucks!) and my emotions are all over the place, something calming might be nice.

It’s a decent tea. Yep, mostly chamomile, a little orange, good with honey.

I still like my homebrew chamomile mix better, but this is a pretty tasty option. Especially if you like green tea.

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Sample from Dinosara. Thank you!

As this was steeping, all I was thinking was, “Uh oh.” It didn’t smell that good at all. The chocolate and everything just wasn’t doing it for me.

And then I tasted it. Oh yum! It’s morphed into a roasted almond butter with chocolate and some sugary sweet flavours. So good with a dash of milk!

This is definitely a tea I’d consider picking up small amounts of. I don’t think I’d reach for it too often due to the smell of the chocolate as it steeps, but the flavour is really neat and I’m appreciating it right now.

Flavors: Almond, Chocolate, Roasted nuts

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
OMGsrsly

(Ahaha. Totally different from my last note, although I didn’t appreciate the chocolate flavour smell there either. I didn’t get roasted almond butter AT ALL! How things change…)

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drank La La Lemon (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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This is definitely better cold brewed. Yay!

I steeped it in some extra dilute limeade, to make tea lemonade. It’s delicious. Highly recommend trying something like this.

(Someone in the discussion forums suggested making a can of frozen limeade with 1 gallon water and cold steeping an ounce of tea. I scaled it down (whee math), and it’s good.)

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drank Swedish Cocktail by RiverTea
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Revisiting this cold brew, it is a very very weird tea. Super strong cream notes, coconut and berry flavours.

Super interesting to try, but not something I want to keep around in my cupboard.

Thanks for the sample, Roswell Strange! :)

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Made up a cup of this after digging through my cupboard for inspiration. :) It had to be a hot-steeping tea due to me automatically setting the kettle for 95C. This one caught my eye, as I’ve had it for coughcough and it was sitting there unopened.

It’s pretty good. It’s better (more flavourful) than the Yunnans I’ve picked up locally, although it definitely leans towards astringency. I do like it, with the honey baked sweet malty flavours, but I’m unsure I’d pick up more of this one. I think I prefer the Taiwan Assams, because they mix my favourite (Assams!) with the honey baked sweet flavours.

Still, I am enjoying this mug and I’ll happily resteep it and finish up the sample.

(~2.5 tsp in 16 oz)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

mmm…sounds tasty. I really want to get to NY for a Harney splurge :( miss you guys a ton

OMGsrsly

Hi Sil, hiiii! :) We miss you too.

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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! :)

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