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minisipdown of this! sample has been all finished and now i just have my one package left of this. not energy for long winded tasting notes today but this is still delicious, though i’m less crazy weird about it now. This is a tea best left for “now and then” or the love affair wears out :)

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drank Caramel Apple by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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thank you kallieboo! I like this, though it’s not exactly caramel apple. i’m getting totally sleepy but this was a really nice smooth evening blend…and now that i realise it has chamomille in it..that would be why i’m sleepy lol

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drank Hao Ya 'B' by Harney & Sons
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SIPDOWN! (284) I actually didn’t add this one in to my cupboard since it arrived today from kallieboo and i knew i would likely brew up a big mug of this right away. this is a really nice keemun! There is no real smokiness to this one. Just a little hint of chocolate with a dash of malty. there’s a bit of dryness in my mouth at the end of the sip but i’m ok with that. overall i’m quite happy with this!

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Sooooo i feel bad because this was one of the the 12 days of christmas tea swaps..and uh it’s almost summer. So my apologies to Azzrian! I blame my pregnant friend since i had finally gotten to a point when i was comfortable enough to open some new matchas, and she dumped another 7 full tins of matcha on me. So i had to get through all of those ones before i was able to open this. But the minute i had room to open a new one, THIS was the first one i opened.

I really like the flavour of this one. I don’t think i’d like champagne matcha on it’s own, but paired with the strawberry, this makes for a really nice “bubbly” strawberry flavoured champagne matcha! thank you so much azzrian for this creative take on your day!

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drank Coffee Cake by Nothing But Tea
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SIPDOWN! thank you kittylovestea for this one. I’m always intrigued by tea+ coffee blends since i do enjoy a nice cup of coffee every now and then. This isn’t exactly cakelike. there’s a hint of a creamy sort of taste going on, in addition to the clear coffee taste (likely from the coffee beans in this one). I don’t mind this one at all. It’s nothing i’d need to drink all the time but i certainly go for it now and then. :) thanks a bunch kitty!

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drank Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong by Verdant Tea
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sipdown! I’ve been drinking this one most of the afternoon in with my other teas. I figured something that i could re-steeps would be good in case work caught up with me….which it has all day lol. This isn’t my favourite of oolongs, but it’s far from my least favourite. there’s a musty earthiness that’s present in some of the steepings that i don’t like on it’s own but man they taste good with a peanut M&M! lol. Overall i’m happy to have had this one and if i order it again, it’ll be in a small sample size as i don’t need a full ounce of it.

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drank Pineapple Kona Pop! by Teavana
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soooo thanks to fiddling for this one. i have to say, not sure how people drink this one. After having some very nice pineapple oolongs recently, this is just a big ol’ miss. Especially since it smells like…i dunno…something that i’ve smelled before that is most certainly not pineapple. I’m leaning towards pollen..but i think that would be doing a disservice to plants that produce it. I see that some folks out there have enjoyed it, so that makes me happy. It’s just not a tea for me.

tattooed_tea

UGH this is a smelly one! My girls love it mixed with the Blueberry Bliss & I must say is pretty tasty that way, not sure I’ve tried it alone though.

Claire

This “tea” reminds me of koolaid.

Tealizzy

Lol on the pollen comment!

Terri HarpLady

I let Leif buy some of this once, & the only way I could tolerate it was over ice, as I recall.

Sil

Terri…“tolerate” is not a wordi want to have to associate with any teas in my cupboard lol

momo

This one is completely vile by itself, but somehow tastes great w/that Blueberry Bliss one.

TeaBrat

this is sooo nasty

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drank Wild Orange Blossom by Teavana
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thank you fiddling for this sample! this one reminds me a lot of tazo’s wild sweet orange (or whatever it’s called), though a little nicer. There is a tartness in this one from the hibiscus that some might find offensive. It’s got that “i am hibiscus” taste but i don’t think it ruins anything in this blend. I need to give it a try cold brewed as i think my other half might enjoy this one with a little sweetner for our bike rides. Overall this is a decent herbal blend that will do nicely in summer.

Ze_Teamaker

It taste better when you don’t brew it with really hot water. I brew mine around 180F. Keeps the hibi down.

Sil

Yeah I don’t mind this one…I have less issues with hibby than a lot of folks heh

Fiddling

This is one of Teavana’s better herbals, IMO. :)

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you courtney for this sample. This tea does a good job of not being your typical white tea. However, it’s a little sweet for me. This does a good job of being sweet and cookie dough like.

…aaaand work interupts things. back to it!

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drank Southern Pecan by A Southern Season
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sipdown! a pleasant enough cup to go with my very late breakfast!

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