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Another tea from my dearest swedish chef…i’ve had success with a few bayswater teas..but man i hate their online/lack of presence. I tend to only get to enjoy them when the west coast ladies send them my way. I had this in the morning as a latte and it was delicious! I can’t decide if i like this one, or the other 2 that cavo let me try more. The only thing that bugs me about this tea is the name because it seems redundant to me..or something. anyway this tea? love it! so glad i was graced with just a bit extra of this one :)

Courtney

I know! I always forget and check their website. I’ll be out there in the summer though, so I’ll have to check it out.

Sil

yeah…if i have to “email” a vendor to get them to give me a quote/paypal link etc… i just have no desire. exception being nina’s tea since i am travelling to florida haha

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drank Velvety Vanilla by Tea Desire
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thank you Fjellrev for this sample from Tea Desire. This doesn’t rank as a vanilla tea that will need to be restocked, but it was an intresting one. it reminds me a little of the one from tao leaf…and i can’t place why. Admittedly, i was distracted when drinking this with the Nazi episode from Fringe. Hard to pay attention to tea with all that asphyxiation going on haha!

Final count: 148

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drank White Angel by Tea Desire
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i’m still not sure how i feel about this one. I’ve been sipping it…trying to collect my thoughts…sipping it some more..and now the cup is gone. I think the final verdict is that i quite like this one, though it wouldn’t be something i’d restock myself. It’s a white tea….but it’s also creamy and delicious. it’s coconut…it’s not really pineapple, though as it cooled there was a bit of a fruity sort of taste.

it’s also a pretty tea with yellow rosebuds that are nice to look at, but thankfully, don’t turn this into a floral nightmare for me :) thanks my dear swedish chef! tasty!

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drank Butterscotch Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I had pretty high hopes for this one. Sadly, they fell short. It’s not that i didn’t like it..but it wasn’t butterscotch-y enough for me. I wanted butterscotch lifesaver flavour and instead this was a dialed back muted sort of butterscotch. I expect slightly more flavouring from “distinctive.” i suggest anyone picking this up that really wants a flavour punch – go for robust.

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last cup of this tea…for sure a bold cup better suited to that morning wake up, but not a bad cup. Likely not a restock for me as i have other favourites, but it was a nice introduction to this Ottawa company :)

gmathis

Another fun name: Tonganon-and-on-and-on-and-on…

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drank Royal Golden Safari by Butiki Teas
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I haven’t had this tea in a very long while, so i pulled it out today to get a fix on it. Courtney requested some in a swap we had a short time ago and it got me thinking about it again. I think i like this one a little more than i did initially. It’s really quite smooth and tasty, now that i’ve got a great deal more black teas under my belt :) This is smooth and slightly nutty while being a really enjoyable cup of tea. yep…this was a good afternoon tea for me

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drank Dian Hong by World of Tea
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drank Pumpkin & Spice by Bayswater Tea Co.
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i’m going to hold off on rating this because i accidentally over steeped this a little. And by a little…i really mean a little. and it’s awful. lol virtually undrinkable. i’m guessing it’s really all my fault because my swedish chef didn’t find this awful. Soooo jury can remain out on this one for now haha

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drank Purple Sunset Oolong by Butiki Teas
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oh man…bumping up the rating on this one a little because i forgot how much i like this one. It’s true..it’s an oolong and i love it. There;s plum and cherry notes in here while still being crisps and delicious and no weird oolongy taste that i hate…AND it resteeps well. mmm love this!

Ysaurella

sounds decadent !

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drank Dian Hong by World of Tea
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strangely i haven’t logged this before now, though i have had it before. Overall this is a pretty average every day sort of tea. It’s nothing to knock my socks off but it’s nothing i’d turn down either. I really should try this gaiwan style though to see if that will coax anything else out of this one. hmmm…

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