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Great Canadian Travelling Teabox!

…mostly because i figured i should try to get at least ONE tea in from the box every day until i go on vacation. I think i like this one a little better than the Della Terra version, if only because the lemon flavour seems a bit stronger. I don’t know if this qualifies as PIE like, but lemon chiffon…sure! :) happy to try this one out :)

Final Count: 144 (including the teas i got this week from everyone! woot woot!)

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drank Infinite Good Feeling by RiverTea
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sooooo another of my samples from RiverTea. Long story short? this would be a fantastic, awesome tea…if there were no flowers in it. Sadly, i’m picking up enough floral notes (even through the tartness of the raspberry) that it lessens my desire for this tea. I really like the fruity base of this, and the creaminess of the vanilla….but i just can’t get past the floral notes in here. Anyone who doesn’t mind floral but loves raspberry cream should really try this though, as i think that would love this!

Lala

I love the names of RiverTea’s teas

Cavocorax

Me too! I grabbed a sample of this JUST because of the name. (Because it was a sample so why not take a chance because what if it IS Infinite Good Feeling? I’ll just need one cup!)

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This was one of my samples in my most recent order with RiverTea, thanks to winning their Valentine’s Day contest! I wish i had a bit of justea’s kenyan black to compare against this one, but maybe Cavocorax will indulge me when she gets the other half of this sample :)
I’m not sure how i feel about this one…there’s a strangely malty?sweet? taste hanging out that seems weird to me. It’s not a bad tea..but it perplexes me. I’l probably get this again as another sample just to try out again sometime haha

Cavocorax

I was just going to ask how they compare!
And yes, of course you have some. I’d send you the chai if you were interested too.

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drank Dan Cong Feng Huang by THE O DOR
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Now THIS is a roasty oolong that i would seriously consider getting more of. I like that there’s a hint of that charcol note, but it’s not overly coming through and what IS coming through in the taste is smoother and less…charcol like than others i’ve had? This is a really smooth tasting cup of delicious. I pretty much made it, sat down to start thinking about it and writing something, and it’s already all gone. Thank you ever so much for sending this one to me Ysaurella I think i really DO need to place that theodor order soon!!

Kittenna

That sounds delicious.

Anna

We’re all so ridiculously spoiled by Ysaurella. She’s like the fairy godmother of tea.

Sil

yeah…i always feel like our swaps are one sided…so much deliciousness coming from her

Anna

Let’s send her a PONY.

Sil

bwahahahahaha oh man just totally imagining that

Sil

haha too funny

Ysaurella

lol I imagine the face of my cat…ding dong…opening the door and find a Pony….
This tea is wonderful, I love it very much and surely it would become a staple in my cupboard.
I’m very pleased you like it so much

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drank L'école de Shangaï by George Cannon
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I have to say…this one was a little bizarre :) While i am not a HUGE fan of oolongs, i do enjoy them from time to time. I also really like fruity teas. this tea confuses me though… it’s like LOOK i’m an OOLONG! oh wait.. TRICKED YOU! hahahaha. yeah…

Ysaurella

it is clearly an Oolong, a fruity Oolong :)

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drank Grand Oolong Fancy by Mariage Frères
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Another oolong from Ysaurella it appears that today was the day that i decided to drink a number of the teas she sent me. This one, is an interesting tea. I an enjoying it, though it doesn’t do nearly the same things to me as it does my favourite companion from france :) However, this could almost….almost teach me to enjoy oolongs! thank you for sharing!

Kittenna

Is this along the same lines as the Sparrow’s Tongue oolong from Butiki? Or different story, just lacking that oolonginess you find objectionable?

Kittenna

Upon further inspection, it looks not to be a green oolong, so not like Sparrow’s Tongue, haha.

Sil

lacking what i don’t like haha

Ysaurella

it is a very mellow but very very mellow Oolong, I’m glad it helps you to appreciate Oolongs

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drank Oolong Creme by Sloane Tea Company
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once upon a time i loved this oolong. Now it’s middle of the road and slightly over priced. farewell oh oolong creme!

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drank J.E Oolong Milky by THE O DOR
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as a non fan of oolongs, I’m happy ysaurella sent me a sample since she and I have similar feelings regarding oolongs most of the time. :) Since she enjoys this one, i figured i would likely enjoy it as well. And i was right! this has a really nice milk oolong taste without that oily weird thing that sometimes happens with milk oolongs. The flavour was smooth and creamy without being too vegetal or too fake tasting. i think this one and Mandala’s are probably my favourite as far as milk oolongs go.

Merci encore une fois madam!

Ysaurella

I’m so happy you loved this one ! I looooove it but me I am an Oolong lover :)

Sil

Must have you confused with someone else… for some reason i thought you didn’t like oolongs.. ah well..either way it was lovely!

Ysaurella

I think we are sisters in Darjeelings in fact :) I am not a huge fan but love some.

Sil

yes! i must have been thinking of darjeelings!

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Not much to say on this one besides i am having a grand time drinking it up this morning. I’m working from home today and feeling incredibly productive even with my minimal sleep over the past couple of days. The last piece of this is off to Cavocorax so that she can try it out and see what other delights she wants to explore from Mandala :)

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drank Mayflower by Mariage Frères
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Ysaurella sent this my way and after smelling it, i didn’t actually think i would enjoy this one. Well, I was wrong. :) It won’t be my favourite MF tea but there is something intriguing about this particular blend even though there is a note in there that confuses me. This is a pleasant fruity tea with maybe a hint of floral to it, but clearly nothing overly strong or i wouldn’t like it. The fig is hiding in this a little but it’s there if you look for it.
Thank you madam! this was a pleasant surprise :)

Ysaurella

this is a nice blend even if not among my favourite MF

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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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