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I had this one earlier today too and it was also a happy time for me. If folks out there like black teas that have a sweeter, fruity taste versus a darker maltier taste, I’d recommend trying out taiwan tea crafts. Great customer service, cute little packages and some pretty delicious teas…and they’re on sale for the moment until the end of the month haha

Cavocorax

I’ll try them out someday!

Terri HarpLady

They are very tasty!

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oooooooooooh man! I had this earlier today and I am still thinking about it. I’m a little sad that this lot is sold out, so i’m hoping that the other version from Taiwan tea crafts is just as delicious.

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drank Caramel by American Tea Room
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soooo i figured out that this needs the longer steep, and as a latte, it’s totally worth it. I’ll have to try it again without milk, but this morning’s latte was exactly what i wanted :)

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Mmmmmmmm…….

Longmire and tea, yes please. Enjoying a cup with Ian while we spend some time together tonight.

Terri HarpLady

Is that that one cop show? With the cowboy-like sheriff?

Sil

It’s the cowboy sheriff show yes…. Durant, Wyoming lol

Terri HarpLady

I love that show!

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drank Vanilla Honeybush by Steam Tea House
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This is more like a softer version of honeybush…..there is a distinct vanilla taste exactly, but it’s not insanely honeybush like either. Appreciate the sample omgsrsly. I find that the steam teas are an interesting group of teas. Ive been enjoying the few that we’re sent my way :)

OMGsrsly

Welcome!

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thanks kittenna!

Well it appears that this is a tea i can get behind from culinary teas. It still wouldn’t be a staple, but at least i can get behind this one more than any of the others. There’s a creamy, buttery taste to this one and the base isn’t as harsh as the other teas i tried. It smells wonderful as well, just like a delicious caramel. hmmmm

thanks kittenna!

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another sample from kittenna! this one i had better luck with. it smells a little like those strawberry shortcake dolls…slightly artificial but not bad smelling. the taste is more like a green strawberry tea and not so very “shortcake-y” However, in comparison to the last two disasters for me, this is loads better. Still though, the base has a bitterness to it that i really don’t care for. oh well, better to sample than have purchased :)

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drank Pecan Pie by Culinary Teas
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sample from kittenna I’m pretty sure i dislike the base of culinary teas or something. This was another one that i couldn’t handle. the taste that was left in my mouth after i spit it out was decent, but the first impression left much to be desired. I’m steeping these fairly lightly too, so not too sure what’s going on. I appreciate the taste though Kittenna!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
ifjuly

Yeah, I totally agree. When I first joined Steepster I placed a huge order of flavored teas with CT all excited and was mostly disappointed. I think IIRC Ceylon tends to be the base for most of her flavored blends, and it was precisely the thing I wasn’t digging about any of them. It’s like the flavor applied over the tea base doesn’t “stick” well with the tea.

I did find much later that all of the flavored teas I tried from CT were salvageable cold steeped, esp. Peaches and Cream.

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drank Maple Tea by Culinary Teas
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thanks kittenna this is pretty nasty. While i realise i accidentally let this cool down, i pretty much took a sip and spat it out. Not sure if it’s contaminated or something but it was bitter, astringent and not delicious at all :( ah well, can’t win them all!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Nxtdoor

I love the honesty. “Thanks” followed by " it’s nasty!"

Sil

Lol well I appreciate her giving me a try :) This is just icky though.

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Sipdown! (see terri, i AM trying even though i don’t normally achieve sipdowns through my work teas…) The last lonely cup of this one will also be going to a random swap partner to try out. I prefer the assams to this one, but the one reason i had wanted to try this was because i had tried a similar tea via butiki. Now, i can’t recall how that one tasted but impressions are good.
While it was nice to have this one, i feel like i’m better off not keeping it as a staple in my cupboard because there are others i prefer more. This is a tasty treat that i like, but it’s more of a rotate in from time to time sort of tea :)

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Terri HarpLady

You’re only 5 teas more than me now!

Sil

….until I pick up my order tomorrow at the post office. I’m really 20 more than you. Might catch up for Friday!

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, but when I get my box from you I’ll be totally screwed! LOL

Sil

naw it’s not nearly as full of teas as the one you sent lol

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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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