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Another tea from AQ2T. I didn’t have high hopes for this one as it feels like pear is a hard flavour to master out there in tea world. However, i like trying new things, and if this tea worked, it would like be a favourite as yes to vanilla, pear and cardamom. :) The dry smell of this one is very much pear and vanilla. Even though Lauren’s pictures are accurate on her storefront, i wass still a little surprised to see the giant chunks of cardamom butter. heh they are big!

Brewed, this is a subtle tea. I’m hoping that as it cools more of the pear flavour will come out, as hot, it’s more black tea with hints of flavour than anything. I get almost memories of vanilla and pear, versus truly drinking a pear/vanilla/cardamom tea. Thankfully the base tea is delicious so no complaints there, just not the tea i was looking for. I may try a cooler brew next time with a longer steep today was 200 @ 3 mins.

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So sad that no one owns this tea on steepster, nor has it been reviewed. Thanks to the post office these took a long time to get here, through NO fault of Lauren’s. She’s awesome, so there. :) We decided in February to get back on track with being healthy and are working our way through a “reset” on the food front as well as weekly exercise goals. My toher half is doing something like 200km in a week of cycling and I’m trying to do a workout every day and yoga every other day in addition to work on flexibility.

What does all this have to do with the tea? Well I am currently not 100% and after a week of this reset (with a week to go) i just want all the bready, sweet delicious things i can’t have. So i made this tea today hoping it would help with the cravings.

First off, it smells AMAAAAZING. Chestnut, creamy, caramel..so insanely decadent. Brewed, it’s a great blend. You can still taste the base tea, but in addition it’s this creamy, caramel tea. The chestnut is a little weak, but it comes through at the end to sort of tie it all together. I would seriously consider picking up more of this even with the crappy dollar. noms.

Evol Ving Ness

I am so looking forward to my taste buds coming back.

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Evening tea after a long day or work. Someone mentioned this tea as a good tea for being sick so i pulled it out, not so much for the sick factor but because i really enjoy this one. Time to curl up and do a little reading before hopefully, an earlier bed time.

Final Count: 129

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drank Ginger Bread Orange by Tea Centre
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thanks for letting me try this one out omgsrsly I’ve really enjoyed having this one while it’s been in my cupboard.


I think I’m going to pick this one up again. Maybe for next fall. :)

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drank Strawberries and Cream by Steeped Tea
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Tea sample from the tea festival. Always happy to to try new teas. this one is strawberries and cream for sure. the rooibos in this one isn’t that woody type so that is a plus for me. I wish, as usual, that the strawberry taste was stronger, but it’s a nice creamy tea.

Evol Ving Ness

There’s nothing like strawberry tea when that is what one has a yen for.


i still miss walterbishop from 52 teas… the only tea from frank that i was over the moon with…. sigh

Evol Ving Ness

I enjoyed the reblend. Did you you have a chance to try it? I think Anne did a super job with it.


i didn’t love it. i think it’s the honeybush


Ah yes, I remember this tea. For me this tea was too much rooibos, not enough strawberry or cream flavor.

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drank Bamboo Buddha by Zen Tea
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noms. Sample from evol ving ness Contining my journey to try and get to 120 by the end of the weekend – which i will totally include monday since it’s a long weekend :) this one is pretty tasty! lemony, slight hint of vanilla, overall a really calm and soothing cup of tea. If i could have sweetner, i think this would be fantastic with just a splash of honey in it to make some of the flavours pop. there’s an underlying taste here that is a little sour that i love. thanks evol!

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sample from evol ving ness Dry, this smells amazing. The pineapple in this one smells divine! Reminds me a lot of butiki’s pineapple tea. However, brewed, this is…not even sort of close. I mean, i guess it’s drinkable but i can’t even place this flavour. I suppose it’s the marshmallow but man i wish the pineapple translated in to this cup from the smell it has dry. oh well. win some, lose some. thanks evol! esp as i was hoping i could have purchased this one.

Evol Ving Ness

I haven’t tried this one yet.

Evol Ving Ness

Sorry that it’s not a winner. It really should be though.


it smells amaaaaazing. And don’t be sorry, I hope it work for You!

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drank Gingerbread Houjicha by 52teas
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Farewell tea! Glad i had an opportunity to pick this one up as part of the holiday teas from 52 teas. While it wasn’t initially high on my list of yum, it’s grown on me the more that i’ve had it. I’m still not sure it’s “gingerbread” to me but it is delicious and comforting on the start of this very cold weekend.

Final Count: 133

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.


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