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drank Key Lime by Grosche
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shared this with my friend today and she enjoyed it so much that i left her with the rest of it. I enjoyed playing with this one while i had it especially since the flavours in it are so genuine. Thanks from both of us for sharing this with me TeaFairy!

TheTeaFairy

Had no idea this one was going to please, I’m glad cause I also like it a lot :-)

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drank Hazelnut Vanilla by tweed and hickory
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tried this again today and it’s not my favourite. there’s something about this one that is missing the mark by just enough that it seems off. Ah well, can’t win them all and i certainly appreciate the teafairy sharing new teas with me!

__Morgana__

I have this vision of the tea fairy leaving tea under peoples’ pillows while they sleep. LOL

Sil

that would be awesome…

Cavocorax

hahha – I love it Morgana!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Morgana that’s a cute one! Im actually not much of a sleeper, so maybe that’s exactly what I’ve been doing at night :-)
( sounds like a great job, doesn’t it??)

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85
drank Peaches 'n Cream by tweed and hickory
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I had a small cup of this earlier to see if i like this as a hot brew. I’m still sadly, over my peach happy place, but this is just slightly different enough for me to appreciate it and enjoy it. The last little bit is off to terri for her to give this one a try. Thanks again TeaFairy!

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drank Black Currant by Tea Sante
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Cold brew from the tea fairy! thanks for this one madam. I like the black currant flavour in this one and the cold brew is really nice with a little splash of sweetener :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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62
drank Orange Path by RiverTea
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Ok for the record, teas that have never been reviewed before have weird landing pages since there are no reviews or anything there to be there like teas that have reviews. It’s like bit empty weirdo space etc. I do not like :)

I pulled this one out to drink today and first off, the aroma of this one is utterly omg insane. It’s strong, and seriously orange in your face. I’ve doubled bagged the tea again, and it’s still strong enough to be smelled through both bags.

Brewed, this confuses me a bit more. Gone is the amazing orange smells, and the puerh dominates. While not a problem for me, I can see some folks not liking this as much because the aroma doesn’t translate in to what you expect the tea to taste like. Instead it becomes more puerh + orange, rather than orange puerh. On the whole i enjoyed this a bunch. I’ll have to see what playing with the steeping times does, and see what resteeps offer in future.

JustJames

hmmmm =0)

Sil

Miranda, ok good to know.

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90
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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I so need a few more people to drink this in the near future. The first time i had this, it was all sweet potato sort of flavours and now it’s lightly smokey, making it a delicious, delicious tea for a splash of maple syrup. Verdant is almost out of this, so i’m trying to decide whether to pick up some more, since i seem to be really enjoying it as of late.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Terri HarpLady

I’ll try to remember to drink some tomorrow, and report my findings.

Courtney

I’ll happily send you mine! Smoke and I don’t play nice.

Bonnie

I just bought 4 ounces and would have bought all of it if I could afford to!

Nicole

I loved the sample I got, then when I ordered it, it wasn’t the same. Like Courtney, it was much smokier than my sample had been and I don’t care much for it. I keep meaning to try it again, steeping differently, etc. but I always find something else to drink instead…:)

Sil

yeah the sample was WAY different, but i like this version as well since i don’t mind a little smoke :)

Bonnie

Huh? Mine isn’t smoky. I taste cocoa and potato with some honey. Strange. Even my friends say this is like chocolate milk shake and fries so I just don’t get it.

Sil

Bonnie – my first taste of this was exactly like yours…but the recent bag i picked up is for sure more like a keemun…it’s weird…good but not the same tea i had haha

cryptickoi

that’s not really acceptable in my book…ALL of the tea should be the same or at least tell people it’s not…

Sil

yeah, i guess i haven’t asked verdant about it because i don’t mind the light smokiness…

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86
drank Wenshan Bao Zhong Reserve by Tealux
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I’ve got a bit of catching up to do from this afternoon as i’m finally getting a few moments. I’m doing my best to sipdown as many teas as i can in order to get back on track with my mid year goal for July (100).

The TeaFairy sent this my way and it is delicious! and it’s a green oolong. But it’s refreshing and sweet and juicy and honestly? I’ll probably buy more later on when my cupboard is under control for those times when i really want a lighter tea. I’ve discovered that i often don’t like flavoured greens, but the occasionally straight green or straight oolong is what i want from time to time.

Thank you so much for sharing TeaFairy! The last little bit of this is of course off to Terri :)

Terri HarpLady

Thank you Sil & TeaFairy!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! You are both welcome, this one is outstanding, so glad I get to share it :-)

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86
drank Golden Needle Premium by Mandala Tea
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sipdown! I don’t have much time today to get my drink on so i’m trying to get a few sipdowns in this morning while i try and wake up, after being up most of the evening/morning. I have enjoyed this one quite a bit while i’ve had it. It won’t be at the top of my hit list but i can see myself restocking this from time to time in order to visit with it for a while. Overall, i have thoroughly enjoyed the teas that i’ve picked up from Mandala :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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drank Peanut Butter Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Courtney wants to try this, so I figured i should open the package up to try it before sending some off to her. Keeping in mind that this package was opened today, I was slightly disappointed in the whole opening process today. Unlike most Red Leaf Packages, when I open them, i’m usually hit in the face with that particular flavour. I’m not sure if it’s because this is distinctive level or some other reason entirely but i got none of my usual WOW when i opened this.

I made this up as a latte today and while it was decent enough, i never once got the feeling i was drinking peanut butter flavoured anything. I didn’t dislike the drink, but i’m not sure if anything about this screams PB.

So courtney, fair warning, that this is coming your way regardless, but if you also have issues, maybe see if you can steal some of cavo’s to see if it was maybe my batch or flavouring level :)

Courtney

Haha sounds good. Thanks for the heads up. Any matcha sharing is greatly appreciated!

Sil

Since i won’t have time to get to the post office today, I’ll see if there’s another flavour in my unopened packages that you haven’t tried that i can open and send some to you heh

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85
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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I hate overnight testing. It took my forever to fall asleep earlier, and then my other halfs stupid friend started texting him just after i fell asleep..which wouldn’t normally be a problem but his phone sound was on so i got woken up. Just waiting for the go ahead so that i can test and then head back to bed for a few more hours of sleep. One of these weekends i’ll get to actually sleep in both days.

Made a cup of this because my throat wanted tea but i wanted something light that i didn’t have to think to about while brewing. Love the creamy good ness of this one even after several bags :)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
keychange

Sleep interuptions are awful. I hope you feel rested soon!

Sil

i’m hoping next weekend i’ll be able to have a lazy, stay at home all weekend…except that my other half is off on saturday so i foresee running errands and getting together with ppl heh

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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