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drank Prickly Pear by Cornelia Bean
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mmmm thanks dexter! I am a fan of this tea! It’s a little sour, but a touch of sweetener offset that. I will need to cold brew this, but as a hot brew it’s really tasty. It’s not as pear as i want it to be, but it’s pear enough for it to be tasty in my books!

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drank Mocha Pecan Black by Design a Tea
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thanks for sharing dexter! I quite like this one, though it’s not quite as rich as i want it to be. I do like that it really does come across as a mocha pecan tea rather than some other blends that are more coffee bean than mocha. Overall not a bad first experience with design a tea!

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I bought some of this after trying it via the canadian travelling tea box. SUPER glad that i did. I really do enjoy this one quite a bit. And yes..i drank it with the other Jin pin because the names are similar…so there.


The name of this one makes me think of sound effects from a road runner cartoon. In the end the coyote gets it. He always does. Curse you ACME!


HAHAHAHAHA too funny KS :)

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drank Jin Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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I think TB and i are on the same page with this one. it’s delicious but i love the first one i tried today way more.

This tea is slightly sweeter than the Jin Jun Mei and less earthy. A little cocoa and caramel but mostly just a decent cup.

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drank Strawberry Rhubarb by Bayswater Tea Co.
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I’m going to echo Kittenna’s comments on this one – smells like strawberry rhubarb, tastes like a pretty generic basic strawberry black tea

I’ll stick to bayswaters creamy delicious teas instead!

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drank Chocolate Mint by English Tea Store
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meh. not a fan of this one. Especially when i can drink butiki’s version for less money and it’s tastier. So what if it’s not black…not like i don’t have a zillion black teas in my cupboard haha. The base of this one just isn’t the kind of black base that i enjoy. This one is going in to the swap box for others to try for sure. Thanks Cavo? Not the tea for me..but good to cross another one off my list!

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drank Jin Jun Mei Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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hmmm this tastes totally different than the one from Tao Leaf Tea. This one is more up my alley because of the woody, malty tones in it. The aroma is utterly chocolatey to me, though that doesn’t come through in the taste as much, which is fine because that’s why i have LB :) Overall – i prefer other black tea i tried from yezi today but this one isn’t bad.

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drank Jin Jun Mei by Tao Tea Leaf
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So..i have a confession to make. Terri, close your eyes and move on to the next tasting note!

…..i don’t like jin jun mei. I’ve had it a couple times now from various companies and i have yet to find a version i like. BUT i received this one as a free sample from tao leaf tea, and another from yezi…so i’m drinking both, side by side to compare the two.

Tao Leaf tea:
-less tea fuzz than Yezi
-smells very similar
-sweetness to this, with the hint of, as IB mentioned, pepper?

Overall not a bad tea, but there are so many others that i’d rather drink.

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Terri HarpLady

Hey, we don’t have to like ALL the same things, right?
I still love you. :)



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drank Chocolate Almond Allure by Talbott Teas
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I can’t tell you how long i’ve been waiting to try the talbott teas. It’s a little hard to justify buying an entire tin, especially since the shipping seems to border on the ridiculous any time that i’ve checked.

I am a fan of this one, though truth be told i accidentally let it get a bit on the cold side before drinking it, so i’m glad i have more to try again. The chocolate is the kind of chocolate i like in a tea – not the della terra kind. The base is still present in the tea but doesn’t overpower the flavours so i can still taste the chocolate, caramel, almond coming through. yep this is a nice one!

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drank Tourbillon by Dammann Freres
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dinaosaaaaaaraaaaa….this one is weird. lol i would never have expected it to taste like this, given the description. First off, opening the package i was immediately scared because it smells overwhelmingly floral. like the kind of floral that makes me want to spit teas out.
However…i endured! The taste of this one is weird to me. I don’t really get toffee or bicuits or orange blossom. instead it’s this strange floral yet not floral, sweetish sort of indescribable brew. I don’t hate it…but it’s weird. lol

appreciate the share dinosara!


Yes, I agree. I don’t know what to make of this either. It’s definitely one of the few DF teas I’ve tried that hasn’t really suited my tastebuds.

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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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