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drank White Chocolate by Whittard of Chelsea
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Another tea from MissB that i sadly ruined…so i’ll have to try again. it smells DIVINE! but it IS a white tea…and silly old me went and treated it like a black tea so it was an incredible smelling bitter brew :( the hints of what it would taste like though, lead me to believe that it will be a good one. we shall see!

Red Fennekin

I have a feeling that a friend of mine used to make me this tea when I went around to visit. If so, you’re deffo right about it seeming like a good one – it’s pretty delicious if you brew it “right”! :-)

Sil

that gives me hope lol

MissB

This was unbelievable when I had it in store.

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drank Khongea Encore Assam by Butiki Teas
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I had this one earlier today – it was a little bitter for me today, so maybe something is out of wack with my taste buds. All i can say is that my coworker sure as hell better not have given me bronchitis. lol

whatshesaid

I had it this afternoon too!

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nope. not for me. I’ve had this a couple times now and it’s just not working for me. something about the green and the berries that creates a flavour that is completely disharmonious to my mouth. The rest of the ounce i purchase will be off to Terri so that she can give it a try!

Roswell Strange

Aww; that’s sad :(

Kittenna

My mom had some of this, which I tried about a week ago – it just tasted like Laoshan Green Genmaicha to me.

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drank Wintergreen Woods by DAVIDsTEA
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kittenna shared this one with me at my request since it sounds interesting. it’s not hahaha. For me this was sort of like someone took a little toothpaste, dilluted it in a lot of water and then added a weird after taste to it. I even tried steepeing it for longer and it was just a wimpy sort of brew. oh well. i don’t have to love everything and at least i’ve tried it! thanks kittenna!!

Bear With Me

Honestly, go out to the woods and pick your own. With less wintergreen and more of the other stuff, I think it would be soooo much more satisfying.

Sil

way too much effort! lol and i have sooo many other teas! pretty sure 3 boxes are showing up this weekend..ie being rescued from mail jail

Kittenna

Yeah, it was weird.

OMGsrsly

BWM, or anyone really, do you have an actual ingredients list for this tea? I hate that DT doesn’t put the ingredients in the description box.

OMGsrsly

(Because I might be willing to go out into the woods!)

Bear With Me

Wintergreen leaves
cedar greens
white pine needles
red sumac berries

OMGsrsly

Thank you! :D :D

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drank Buttermilk Lemon by TeaGschwendner
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i feel bad every time i drink this. Why? Because i know there are those of you out there who love this. I really should just pass the rest of it off to someone who will love it. I don’t mind it…but i don’t love it…i’m not even sure i like it? but i don’t hate it…if that makes sense. lol

Stephanie

Its real good sweetened and iced!

Sil

no… not for me lol i’ve tried it as many ways as i can think of… don’t hate it but can’t make it work for me

Anlina

I would really love to try this, if you do decide to pass it along.

whatshesaid

I was underwhelmed by this.

Sil

anlina – send me a message so that i don’t forget. happy to pass some along

Bear With Me

Thanks for the motivation to make muffins ;)

Sil

BWM – you get the strangest ideas from me :)

Bear With Me

What else would buttermilk and lemon bring to mind? Lemon poppyseed muffins ftw. (I might be a weeeee bit manic which doesn’t help. Hehe)

OMGsrsly

Baking is better than some other options I can think of! Not that I’d be speaking from, uhh, experience or anything. Nope. Not me…

Kittenna

Ooh, I’d love to nab a single cup’s worth if I could :)

Sil

send me a message later kittenna so i don’t forget.. i’ll be going through them all when memily’s stuff gets here and it’s time for post office..

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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tea from this morning…it snowed last night, making me a happy camper even though it’s cold. My other half has the ENTIRE weekend off so this is the first time we’ve had a chance to hang out like this in about 6? months. ugh. So we’re staying at a hotel downtown, using the pool, going out for dinner and then tomorrow we’ll get up “early” go for breakfast, wander the city, maybe get some wedding crap finished up…then off to hang out with friends int he evening… then sunday? PJ DAY! woot woot lol

i do still really enjoy this tea, but it’s not the amazing tea that it was last year…but that’s ok.

Veronica

Sounds like a great weekend. Have fun!

OMGsrsly

Have a great weekend! :)

Fjellrev

You muchly deserve it, Silleh.

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HA! i found it lol another from MissB and this one is totally smells like maple and chamomile…but then you take a sip and it’s mostly just sweet chamomile, with no trace of maple anywhere. It wasn’t bad, but i had higher hopes for this one than the resulting brew. poop :(

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drank Toffee by Harrods
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do do do…another from MissB this one… is a little weird and i may have to try again. I was getting some fruity vibes from it today while i was drinking it at work in my travel mug. I suspect they’re there because i didn’t use any filters but it was weird to get nice toffee…black base…fruit? lol

MissB

It’s just a weird tea, I had a similar, “what the hell?” response when I drank it.

Indigobloom

ooooh k glad I’m not the only one! Quite astringent as well. But not in a bad way?

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drank Thé Roi Soleil by Ladurée
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I did NOT expect to like this one as much as i did because it’s a) green and b) has bergamot. lol however, this one isn’t bad. It has NOTHING on the other one from laudree as far as i’m concerned but in the grand scheme of things, liking it as much as i did says something about it… fruity and caramel… just that darn blergmot interfering….anyone who really like green + bergamot, would likely quite enjoy this one :) thanks again MissB!

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drank Lime and Ginger Sensation by Twinings
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Another from MissB i swear i’ll through all of these some day! The nice thing is they’re tea bags so i can get through them quickly. I suspect tomorrow might be a better day for my to try the looseleaf from her :) I really like the lime flavouring in this one. There isn’t a lot of ginger – it comes through mostly as a sweet sort of taste to the lime. This is like those lime popsicles that aren’t around all the time. yummy! esp for a teabag!

gmathis

These unusual Twinings flavors are intriguing me!

MissB

Had the same experience with this one – I wanted ginger, but the lime was tasty. As for the flavors, they’re all one-off bags I grabbed from the Twinings store in London, where you can actually buy anything they sell (if it’s in stock) per bag.

Sil

gmathis – they’re really neat! i’m grateful to missb for sending them back our way

Kittenna

Yum!! Lime tea = awesome.

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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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