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drank Teatoxy Morning by Teatoxy
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I woke up to my Teatoxy package arriving today! I’m impressed with the presentation. Very pretty. The dry ingredients consist of mostly larger chunks which is nice to see, and my first indication speaking to quality. I get a mild minty and herbal scent out of the bag.

It steeps up a darker pinkish red, the rosehip, I’m guessing? The prominent flavor here is definitely hibiscus with some lemongrass. The mint is mild and mostly at the end of the sip and aftertaste, though it gets more noticeable as the tea cools, and seems to provide a counterbalance to keep the tartness in check. The rest of the flavors seem to meld nicely and support in the background. It tastes very clean and fresh to me, it makes me wish I liked hibiscus more, and it would probably be pretty good iced. I can believe the company’s claims of being careful about picking their ingredients. I’m getting a small bit of a drying sensation as I finish my cup, but nothing overwhelming, and no medicinal taste that I can detect.

Overall, I’m impressed with the quality so far. Crisp and clean, and I won’t have any problems drinking this in the mornings for the next while. I like!

Big thanks to Teatoxy for giving us such a great deal in exchange for reviews, I’m going to enjoy trying these!

Preparation
6 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’ve been meaning to review this tea forever, but I’ve had such high hopes from the ingredients, I wanted to save it for a night when I could focus on it properly, so here it is! The first thing that hit me as I opened the bag was a delicious fruity scent, more citrus, followed by sweet nut. There were generous pieces of fruit and nut in my sample.

For some reason, as I took the steeper out of my cup, the wet leaf smelled more like grapefruit than anything else, is it just me?

The first sip was all orange flavor, tangy, with the almond and rooibos giving a nutty finish. Enough sweetness to make me want more, but not so much as to turn me off after a few sips. I would call it an overall “juicy” flavor, with nut coming in second, and maybe even a bit of cream in the end?

Huge thanks to Columbia Kate’s Teahouse for sending me a sample of this tea, I know it was a pain across the border!

Overall, this is as good as I was expecting, and I just wish I had more!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is my first taste of Butiki Tea, as my Black Friday order just shipped yesterday.

Plain: First taste that hit me was actually the creaminess, followed by spice and nuts, then the green that lingers. It’s fairly light on the eggnog flavor, but given the amount of sheer over the top flavored teas I’ve been trying lately, that isn’t a bad thing. It’s very light and refreshing, tastes… I dunno, just clean somehow, thanks to the green, but still full of flavor. Alright Butiki, I think I’m going to love you.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Evening Indigo by Kally Tea
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Got this one by mistake, as they send it instead of the French Kiss I ordered Oh well. I’ve been searching for a new caffeine free Lavender tea, and while I’m not sure this will be “the one” I like it. The lavender is fragrant, without being overbearing. I can definitely taste the lemon, and they mingle well in the after taste, I do wish there was a little less lemon flavor overall though

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So, despite the obvious lack of actual oolong in this one (pretty common for Teavana?) I really like this one. At 3 minutes steeping, it’s a fairly strong cup. The first taste is of juicy oranges, then comes a fair amount of cinnamon and the tingling of cloves on the front of the tongue. The rest of the spices just seem to enhance everything else! Yum.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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