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Another sample from kittenna Maybe i can get through them all before the weekend so i don’t have to actually log them in to my steepster cupboard (they’re still part of my over all count). This one is a really tasty tea! I’m finding i enjoy a lot of the fruity honeybush teas frank makes unless they’re alcoholic flavours….in those instances i like black better :)

This is a tasty tea with both the watermelon AND blackberry coming through in the steeping. I’m thinking i’ll probably try and cold brew the second steep just to see how that fares since i think this would be fantastic with a little sweetner :) thanks kittenna!

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drank Neapolitan Honeybush by 52teas
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Sample sipdown from kittenna

This is one i can get behind! Delicious creamy chocolate, vanilla and even a hint of strawberry…which is fine with me since that’s the one ice cream i would never eat lol I always left the strawberry for dad to have to eat. I think this one a bunch. might even contemplate a bag for myself someday when i get around to picking up more teas from frank!

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Another sample cup from Kittenna. This. Smells. Amazing! However, even with a short steep, I find that the taste of this one is closer to burnt cinnamon toast than delicious buttery cinnamon toast. Ah well, at least i was able to try it!

(totally enjoying just sitting here smelling it though lol)

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drank Banana Cheesecake Genmaicha by 52teas
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haha i didn’t realise that i had already tried this before and snagged enough for another cup from Kittenna this weekend. Apparently its one of those teas from frank that i enjoy a bunch. I’m not getting much “cheesecake” flavouring here, but i love the banana + genmaicha flavour so it’s still doing it right in my books! Thanks Kittenna!

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drank Blueberry Green Tea by The Tea Place
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given the new teas that arrived today from Kaylee and the order arriving tomorrow from tao leaf tea, i’m not likely to catch up to my tea sister just yet. However, i’m still trying to do my best tonight to get closer to where she is at so we can have a bit of fun haha.

This tea is pretty much a green tea to me, with a hint of something that might be a little fruity? I’m not sure if it was just over contaminated by the travelling tea box it was in or what, but i didn’t feel like finish up the cup i made – it was that “meh” to me.

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drank Strawberry Pancake Green Tea by 52teas
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Mmmmmmm thanks Kittenna! This is a pretty damn delicious brew from frank. The strawberry is very present, as is the pancake type batter taste. Overall I think I’d be willing to pick this upas a reblend some day :)

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drank Banana Peach Green by 52teas
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This one didn’t have enough banana in it for me. But it’s not half bad. Not sure how old this one is, but I suspect the banana flavouring might have been stronger in he the beginning. The green tea base is pretty even keel. Thanks Kittenna!

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Trying to finish up the first round of teas from our BBB box (ladies i’ll get it out this weekend!) so i opted to have this one today as well. I am digging this one quite a bit, so thanks a bunch tastybrew :) Glad i have a bit more to play with and drink. Love trying new companies!

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drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
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So this was one of my morning teas. Not much to say here that hasn’t aleady been said, but this one is a winner for me :)


Well said. :D


Not a huge pecan fan, but I have thought about trying this one anyway.


Had a couple cups of this the other day. Cozy as always.

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Sipdown! I had this in the morning as a latte, and it’s a good thing i did since my other travel mug is at home…left on the table accidentally :(
I much prefer this as a latte, since the milk cuts through the sweetness from the maple. Overall, not a bad little tea though i think i prefer Stacy’s Maple Pecan Oolong.


Ooooh! Stacy’s maple pecan oolong as a latte! I never even thought of that!


heh i often forget about tea lattes…until i remember


I add sweetened condensed milk to this one, which probably makes you shudder. :) I love the sweet sweet mapley goodness. Of course, Maple Pecan Oolong is nice too!

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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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