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drank Dragonfruit Devotion by Teavana
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I have never had a Dragonfruit before…but if it tastes anything like this tea, I think I’ll love it!
This is one of the Teavana teas that I think I’m gonna always have. It’s not overly sweet, and not too bitter. It’s just a mix of both. I really do enjoy this one. A nice tea that won’t make me awake too! :P
So gets bonus points haha!

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Lemongrass, Sweet


Ah I love this one so much.


ive tried that one before. its ok :)

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So this is the second time around of trying this. This time I got it from Culinary Teas in exchange for a review. They really did give a generous sample too-definitely a few teaspoons here!
I don’t think I noticed the dry leaves smell before-but with this batch I definitely smell the toffee in it. Though, as it steeps it’s replaced by that burnt sugar smell, that never gives high hopes.
It tastes how I remember. Lots of caramel and butterscotch!
And this time I am noticing the toffee in the aftertaste. That’s the flavor that lingers the most after. Don’t know why I didn’t catch it so much before, but this time around it seems all there. The Butterscotch. Caramel. Toffee.
And the black base of this one gives it so much more depth and richness. Really digging it.
This is like the perfect dessert tea. Or at least one of them! And it definitely deserves a higher rating!
Think I’ll even get more of this in the future. Any dessert tea lover would adore this tea!

Flavors: Bitter, Butterscotch, Caramel, Sugar, Sweet, Toffee


Sounds yummy!

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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This was in my surprise birthday package from The Cookie Lady. She told me she couldn’t remember what it was. And now that I’ve tasted it I think it’s a jasmine tea!
Least that’s what it tastes like to me. Not bad at all!
The leaves are rolled up into little pearls, which I really love! They’re so unique and pretty! Thank you for the generous sample, The Cookie Lady! You’re fantastic! (:


Flavors: Jasmine

Cameron B.

Definitely looks like jasmine pearls. :)


I agree!


They look like jasmine pearls to me, too!

The Cookie Lady

Did you like the ridiculously long note I wrote on the bag to explain how I didn’t know what it was?? :) I just figured there was no way I was going to be able to fit a piece of paper into that over-stuffed tin, so on the bag it all went!!


Haha it made me smile! Have you had that tea, The Cookie Lady? :P

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I think I don’t like this one much because I can still kinda taste the bancha. If it were a roasted oolong I’d like it more. I really just don’t like the taste of grassy bancha. So this one isn’t really for me. Not horrible. But definitely not my favorite.

Flavors: Roasted

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One of the biggest and main reasons as to why I haven’t shut the door totally on green tea is because one of the first teas my dad brought home from China for me was a green tea and I was absolutely in love with it!
The writing was only in Mandarin on the package, so I still have no idea what it is. I just remember what it looks like. And it looks really really similar to Dragon Well.
These leaves are a bit rougher and thinner than the green tea I loved. So It might have been a different kind of dragonwell or…a tea very similar to this one.
Haven’t figured it out. xD
Even if this isn’t the tea I loved, this tea sure is good!
It tastes like spinach (which I love!), and it’s actually kinda roasty. I kinda actually…dare I say this…
I actually like this tea.
GREEN tea.
Really surprised by this one. A green tea that it’s Genmaicha that I actually like. :O Well, there’s a first for everything. But my quest for the tea I used to drink must continue.
I will enjoy the rest of this sample though. (:
Albertocanfly, you should be proud of me drinking green tea!

Flavors: Grass, Roasted, Spinach

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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So, this is my last tea from my swap with Rie T sadly
The tag on this last tea(which is genmaicha with matcha) it says:
“From my relative. This is very typical genmaicha for home use, with added matcha powder in this version.”

So it’s even more legit! :P
This one isn’t as strong as the other genmaicha teas I’ve had tonight. But it’s not bad. Still has that extra sweetness from the matcha that I really like. Glad I got to try this.
Thank you, Rie T.!

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Got a sample of this tea from the sweet Rie T.!
Another pretty good genmaicha. It’s sweet and toasty. Oh how I do love a good genmaicha! ^^


Me too. Probably my favorite kind of tea.

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drank Genmaicha Extra Green by Den's Tea
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Well, I’ve decided I’m on a green tea kick tonight. Have so many things I need to try before Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales so gotta hurry and try all these samples so it will give me a better idea what to buy.
This one is probably the win of the night so far though!
Can’t believe it took me so long to try this one.
I love the extra sweetness the matcha adds to the genmaicha. It’s just the perfect combo. Would definitely buy more of this! :D

Flavors: Spinach, Sweet, Toasted Rice


I dig this one. Has a nice kick too!

The Cookie Lady

Lol I’ve been picking my teas each day based on what I might want to order for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, too :)


Haha have to be prepared!:P


I agree, this one has a good kick. It’s probably my favorite genmaicha with matcha.

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drank Genmaicha by Joy's Teaspoon
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Taquitos and genmaicha don’t mix. xD
I don’t know why I thought it would…I tried though.
I’ll have to try this another time because it’s just weird right now-haha!

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drank Browncoat Genmaicha by 52teas
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Alright. This review is gonna be…weird. xD
So. When I was younger I had a bad habit of eating chapstick/lip gloss. Lip Smackers was my favorite of course. It just always tasted so good, way too good to pass up trying.
Don’t do it anymore, but I definitely remember how it tastes.
And this tea…the fake chocolate taste TOTALLY tastes like a lip smackers chapstick I ate before. Tastes exactly like chapstick…well, with a hint of toasted rice of course. But it’s just….I don’t know.
It is taking me back to my chapstick eating days…And I don’t know how to feel about it!
I think I prefer unflavored genmaicha better though!

Oh! And thanks to Albertocanfly for making me all nostalgic with this tea! XD

Flavors: Chocolate, Toasted Rice

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Ha! I am so glad I am not the only person who ate them :P


Hahaha oh my goodness-so glad I am not the only one too! Yah for not being alone!! :D :D

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I’m not too sharp with intros, but I figured it is about time to give it a go.
I started out drinking oolong and green tea that my dad brought home from his China business trips.
Then I discovered Teavana, and fell in love with some of their teas. Eventually I stumbled across Steepster, and a whole ‘nother world opened up.
Have discovered so many different kinds of teas, and have been loving this journey! The tea world is insanely big and amazing! And I’ve met some of the kindest people here who have broadened my horizons in more ways I could have imagined! Happy to be here, and to be drinking so many amazing teas! :D

I don’t have an official rating system yet…but pretty much anything about 85 is amazing in my book, and I’m probably going to keep it on stock at all times if I can.
Anything below 70 is not my cuppa tea….at all. 0_0
But…that’s as far as my rating system really goes. One day I will have an official one! Just too lazy to make one now :P

I like pretty much any kind of tea except green tea. Unless it’s genmaicha or strongly flavored, I don’t like it usually.

My Tea Goals:
To find the Best Caramel Tea
To find the Best Vanilla Tea
To find the Best Da Yu Ling Oolong
To find the Best Malty Assam Tea
To find the Best Genmaicha
To find the Best Maple/Syrup Tea

Notes I like: Fruit(primarily peach, melon/honeydew, Banana, Kiwi, but I’m open to other kinds), Malt, Desserts (Toffee, Cake, Cookie,etc), Vanilla, Caramel, Floral, Sweet potato, Pastry/Bread,Jasmine, Honey, Cocoa, Chocolate, Maple, Nutty, Coconut, Almond.

Notes I’m Picky with: Lemon, Chai, Roasted, Blueberries, Hibiscus, Smoke, Earthiness, Puerhs, White Teas, and Cinnamon

Notes I hate: Citrus/Orange (Everything that I hate in this life that I have to take for my health is orange flavored, and it just makes me gag…so please…just no), Watermelon, Raspberry, Wood, Apple, Bacon, Lavender, Most mints, Pepper, Spicy, Tart/sour.

Yes, I am a picky tea drinker, but I’ll usually try any straight black or oolong tea that I receive. I like most oolongs, and I’m still discovering straight blacks. They always seem to surprise me no matter what!

And Swaps! I’m always down for swapping. Everything in my cupboard is swap-able. So just hit me up and send a message and we can totally do that!

On an unrelated to tea note, my other interests are limited due to health issues. But when I can, I enjoy reading and writing. Watching Netflix and YouTube have also been fantastic when I feel awful (which is most of the time).
I love Rifftrax, Rooster Teeth, Dexter, Hannibal, BBC’s Robin Hood, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Psych, and Parks and Rec.
Love watching all sorts of movies too, but that would be too much to list. :P
I’m definitely more of an internet person and love talking to people on every website I’m on. So if you ever wanna chat, shoot me a message! ^^


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