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drank YaYa Strawberry by Steep City Teas
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Pulled this one out of my cupboard this evening because Steep City is having a summer sale and I hadn’t tried this one in a while. I still really need to try this as a cold brew i think, but that hasn’t happened yet. This will never be a favourite of mine given the green base, but it’s a decent enough tea. I likely won’t order it again but this isn’t a chore to drink at all.

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drank YaYa Strawberry by Steep City Teas
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drank Assam GFOP by Kusmi Tea
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sipdown! thanks again nicole (aaaallmost done working through all your teas! lol) I was hoping that i would enjoy this one as much as the other straight black from Kusmi that nicole sent my way but sadly, it wasn’t meant to be. While this isn’t a bad assam, there are a number of others i would prefer to drink. This IS a much more enjoyable cup for me than their flavoured teas, so at least that is consistent! It’s not overly malty or bold…just a sort of average every day tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Black Currant by Tea Forte
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SIPDOWN! thank you nicole for sending this my way to try. I think i prefer the H&S version but this one is a close second. I like that it’s not astringent and yet still tasty! thank you!

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drank Black Pearl by The Mountain Tea co
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thank you nicole for sending this one my way! I enjoyed this a lot this morning – it was just the thing to get me going after a rough night of the crazies waking me up several times. I have another cup that i’ll spend more time with tomorrow since i didn’t get a chance to really focus on it before i had drunk it all up!

Nicole

I’m glad you liked this one. I definitely want to always have it on hand.

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drank Organic Chocolate "O" by The Tea Spot
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I had this one, in the morning. I’m fairly certain that i prefer boulder breakfast to this one now that i’ve had it again. It doesn’t mean i don’t enjoy this one a lot, but i’ll have to crack open my boulder breakfast again soon and do a comparison :)

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Funnily enough, this one came to me shortly after i finished up the butterbeer tea from frank that i had. Now, i haven’t tried frank’s rootbeer float but THIS is easily a replacement for the butterbeer tea from him that i enjoyed. I’m looking forward to trying this one as a cold brew to see how that works. Stacy is still settling on steeping paramters, so for this attempt i went with 1tsp per 8oz and brewed for 5 mins. What i’m gifted with is a delicious cup of rootbeer tea! I even gave some to my other half who proclaimed that it was “not half bad…” glowing praise from him indeed :) I’ll have to try 1.5 tsp per 8oz next as i suspect that will bring out more of the “float” flavour. What i also really like about this version is that it’s not a black base. I need more honeybush/herbal/rooibos blends in my cupboard for the evenings that i’ve spent most of the day drinking a ton of caffeinated tea :) I think this one is a win stacy!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Is this new? I think I’ll have to stock up as I loved Butterbeer.

CrowKettle

Excellent to hear about the Butterbeer comparison. I was hoping that would be the case.

Elonwy

Ooooo, I’d be too afraid to invest in a tea like this, risky indeed. I hear great things about Butiki, but I am super picky about flavors like this. I would also expect it to be a black tea base, which is interesting indeed. Is it an herbal base? It’s great that you liked it!

Sil

This is a honey bush base so it’s differs from the root beer versions I’ve had from 52 tea, which have been black when I’ve tried them. I’ve also tried some rooibos rootbeer blends that weren’t as delicious as this one. I want to try it a few other ways but I am digging this version a lot!

Crow – as long as butterbeer tastes like rootbeer to you, you should be good. Cause it just tastes like rootbeer to me :)

Sil

Cavo – it is….not up on the website yet but you CAN order it by asking Stacy heh

OMGsrsly

I am so excited to get mine! Soon. :)

tigress_al

Aw man, I really should have ordered this. Stacy asked me if I wanted to add it to my order and I said I would order it next time :(

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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mmmm this is a tough one. I may need to try this a few more times before settling on a final verdict. What i like about this one, is that it’s a herbal tea. I also like that it has no artificial crap or sprinkles in it. I love the way it smells.

What don’t i like about this one? It’s…light and reminds me a whole lot of creamy eggnog but without the strength of the base to it. So far i am leaning towards enjoying this one, but i need some more time to sit with this one..play with the steeping a little…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
tigress_al

Interesting….this sounds like it will be on my next order!

infused1

I agree. I didn’t realize Birthday Cake was an herbal, or I would have had Stacy add it to my last order when I added Rootbeer float. Oh, well. Next time.

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drank Orchid Vanilla by Tea Forte
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sipdown! (220) gotta love working from home occasionally…super busy but i made time for lots of tea drinking! plus the bathroom is ever so much closer at home than at work haha Another sample from nicole :)

I have to say this tea smells phenomenal! I just wish it tasted as delicious. There’s a good vanilla taste here, but sadly the coconut ruins it for me. There was an after taste in the sips that just made me have to frown a little. If you don’t mind coconut though, i can see how this might appeal to more folks. not a bad tea, but nothing i’d want to keep in my cupboard as a vanilla black staple. :) thanks nicole!

Nicole

I totally forgot about you and coconut or I wouldn’t have inflicted this on you. :)

Sil

Haha I wouldn’t have it any other way! Lala sent me a coconut tea that I loooooove! So you never know :)

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drank Summer Cherry Fig by Capital Teas
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sipdown! yes…from nicole again haha. I am really digging this one today! I think part of why this is so enjoyable is that it doesn’t taste like that artificial cherry taste that i’ve come to expect in most cherry teas. It also smells so yummy! I’m not great at picking out “fig” in anything but there is another taste that i’ll have to assume is the fig. The black base is mostly in the background of this tea, but that’s no issue for me because the flavours are so tasty! thanks nicole!

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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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