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drank Berry Chocolate by Kally Tea
4026 tasting notes

Last tea of the evening. I figured i should stick with one of the rooibos teas that i’ve had for a bit longer than the others. I still enjoy this one though i think i’d much rather drink the toffee and cream version from Kally tea. Just not enough chocolate in this one though there is enough “berry” taste.

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drank Green up your life! by PureAromaTea
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So seriously? There are giant strawberry chunks in this tea! I picked up this one to see how it compares to franks’ 52 teas strawberry rhubarb honeybush and stacy’s custom black strawberry rhubarb pie tea that we created. I’ve never seen a green strawberry rhubarb pie so in to the cart it went.

This is a really tasty tea! I still prefer my Ruby Pie from butiki teas but this is an interesting take on S&R. i don’t get a lot of rhubarb flavour out of this, but then rhubarb taste is a hard taste to catch imo. it’s generically tart ish. In any case. i am really quiet enjoying this one. and it’s a green tea! :) I can’t wait to try this one as a cold brew as i think it might be pretty darn tasty. Also, did i mention the giant strawberry pieces! Stacy has them too and they are so much fun to eat afterwards lol

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I was surprised upon opening this one up, though i’m not sure why. it’s a green tea, though i think in my head i was expecting a herbal. I accidentally brewed this at a little too hot a temperature, which may account for some of the bitterness in the cup. As a result, I may hold off rating this until i’ve been able to try it again. What i DID like with this one, was that with a splash of sugar added to it, the flavours really popped! I think this would be pretty tasty as a cold brew with some sweetner.

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drank Red Berries by PureAromaTea
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I had this again tonight in an effort to start getting through a few of my never ending sample sizes. I’m trying to pick a few here and there that are herbals teas, not because caffeine affects me, but so that i can find options for friends who are affected by caffeine. The last of this is also going in a cold brew for me to try tomorrow :)

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drank Almond by Adagio Teas
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Sipdown! Thanks to gracebtlb for this share. Super excited to try the new teas she sent me! I opted to try a giant mug of this one because I want to save the puerh for when I can really sit and focus and enjoy them. Now, as most know I’m not a fan of adagio teas but they’re not terrible. Apparently I have a thin about almond teas as well, since this one also came across as almond extract to me. It’s similar to Stacy’s almond cookie tea but with the adagio black base (which isn’t nearly as nice, and is much finickier). However, all that being said, this isn’t a terrible tea. The almond is there in the flavouring and the black base helps to keep it from being overly cloyingly sweet.

Thanks so much for sharing this with me gracebtlb!

Chelle

I am not a fan of artificially tasting almond either. I might have to swap for some samples of different almond teas sometime to see if any can change my mind.

Anyanka

Almond is one of the few flavors that I prefer fake, so I like this tea a lot.

Sil

Lol for some reason that just strikes me as funny. “I’ll take the fake!”

Anyanka

It is funny! Artificial, please.

OMGsrsly

I feel that way about maple syrup. I’d rather have the fake stuff on my pancakes! The regular stuff is best as sweetener in my coffee. :)

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drank Wild Berry Plum by The Republic of Tea
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sipdown! (233 with the new teas added that came in the mail today)I am liking this a little better today. There’s more of a juicy, berry flavour going on. Thanks for sharing this bagged tea with me terri! always nice to try and find bagged tea options.

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drank Coconut Mango Colada by Tea Forte
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I received this in the mail today from lala as a surprise sample and knew i had to try it right away. I am generally not a fan of coconut, but i loooooveeeee mango. Since i’m under the weather today, the simplicity of a tea bag appealed to me a lot. Opening the package i was blown away by the coconut, which kind of scared me. But then, the mango creeped out. It smelled like fresh juicy delicious mango! I brewed this one up at a green eta temperature rather than the recommended black from the instructions.

Seriously? This is really good for a bagged, COCONUT, tea no less. Looks like others haven’t had nearly the luck that i did with this one but man i really like this. It would for sure be one that i could tuck in my drawer at work for those days when you just need a quick bag of tea.

Thanks so much for this surprise sample lala!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Lala

Glad that you like it!

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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mini sipdown, in that i finished the first 50g bag of this that i picked up, so i’m not officially on the last bag. I think that if david’s ever discontinues this, i’d be inclined to pick more up…though that being said, i likely wouldn’t know about it until after the fact lol. I like the tanginess of this tea. I probably should stick to cold brewing this, since they’s why i picked it up but today i just really wanted that lime flavour.

TheTeaFairy

Didn’t know there was such thing as «mini-sipdown», thanks Sil for introducing me to the complete sipdown spectrum, LOL!

Sil

hahaha you’re welcome

whatshesaid

I can’t believe I’ve actually never tried this one!

Sil

really?!???! jeez. put it on the list for our next swap lol i’m sure there will be one.

whatshesaid

Lol I wasn’t trying to hint around, I could totally try some at my local Davids :) I feel like you’re the lady who has tried all the teas so I don’t know what I have to offer you, haha. Booo. But you have a great stash!!

Sil

haha i for sure have NOT tried all the tea! Lots of companies are out of my reach – or i can only get them because i take advantage of my tea mule. If i didn’t have her, i wouldn’t have a lot of my teas.

whatshesaid

Those mules sure come in handy :)

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drank White Christmas by 52teas
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Had some of this in the afternoon. I’m apparently sick – yesterday and today i’ve just been sleeping or lying in the bed a lot. I haven’t had nearly enough tea in my opinion but i wanted something a little different. I like this much better than the first time i had it. Maybe it’s because i steeped it for less time. I don’t really get chocolate out of this, but i do get mint and marshmallow, which is enough for me today. over all not a bad cup today.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
CHAroma

Aww, feel better soon!

Fjellrev

Hope you’ll feel better soon!

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sipdown! (227)

I’m so glad that i have my Ruby Pie from butiki teas after having tried this one. While this is a decent strawberry honeybush, it’s for sure not strawberry rhubarb pie. Glad i got to try it but happier still to send the rest off to better homes.

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