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cherry cough syrup drizzled on inferior quality chocolate? apparently. ick. Not a fan of this one in the least. It’s not a terrible tea but i for sure would prefer to not drink it than drink it since there are so many other teas out there that have better flavour and tea notes to them. Happy to have tried it but that’s about as far as that goes. eesh

Nicole

I love it when you really don’t like a tea. There is no doubt what you thought and your descriptions are funny. Not that I want you to not like teas, your reviews of them are just too good, though. :)

Sil

Lol I aim to entertain at least. Apparently I can be as funny in person…which I’m not sure I follow but hey as long as someone’s laughing (usually raritea) we’re good.

I usually dial back my dislike as well….I’m much better at explaining why I dislike things than why I like them…probably also why I don’t have favourites. Heh

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drank Fireside Spice by Della Terra Teas
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As i was brewing this up i was trying to figure out what it was reminding me of. kittenna nailed it – David’s tea: glitter n gold. Less gold spinkles, more cinnamon and less sweet than David’s IMO. Over all not a bad tea but i really only needed this one cup to drink. The rest can go into the swap box!

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Yeah still not feeling this one. It’s fruity, but not raspberry and there’s a bit of an artificial taste that i’m just not feeling. and it’s a white tea. into the swap box it goes!

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I’m going to assume that this one was from raritea Also a sipdown – thank god for 2 cup (normal size) samples that let me finish them off in one Sil sized mug! This isn’t a tea that i need in my cupboard all the time but that’s more due to my penchant for blacks. Greens and whites tend to be a little light for my tastes.

This has a really nice base and there aren’t any floral notes, which a lot of greens tend to have. I also really like the juicy feel to this tea. Thanks for the share!

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drank Sangria by Teaopia
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i wish i could drink this. I had a sip of it and it was tasty because i’m not a hibiscus hater but oh. my. god. the aroma of this tea seeped reminds me of walking in to a bath shop…like LUSH…where all i do is sneeze and want to get the hell out of there (sorry LUSH lovers!). The taste does not compute with the aroma of this one and my head can’t get past it. Thanks to kittenna for this sample.

Kittenna

It’s very much a sangria-like aroma, IMO. I liked the aroma but not the flavour, haha.

Sil

i think my nose is different than your nose. this doesn’t smell like any sangria that i’ve ever had…and uh this one time, i had a lot. back in my wild crazy hay days. is it hey days? like heeeeeeyyyy yo? or hay is for horses day. who knows. crap i’m totally rambling.

Kittenna

Yes, high probability of different noses :P It does smell like some sangria I’ve had, which is why I purchased it in the first place. The hibiscus just ruined it for me.

And I’m pretty sure it’s heyday :)

Sil

lol yeah…. probably. did i mention it’s been a long day? cleaning up issues at work from thrs/fri – didn’t actually do anything useful!

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drank St Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
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Thank you whatshesaid (i swear i almost wrote whatshername again) lol This one was part of our swaps and i’m SUPER glad to get to try it before i had to make a purchase. I’m not quite how i feel about this one yet. I may need to try it cold brewed first. The bergamot and I do not get along. at all. But this is a strange tea. It smells a little like florence from harney and sons…but then it tastes a little like caramel with a splash of fruitiness. I’m going to have to play with this one a little more. I don’t hate it, but i’m not sure how i feel about it yet. heh

whatshesaid

If it tasted like Florence I probably wouldn’t love it so much!!

Sil

LOL see and i love florence :)

cteresa

You know, the one Harney tea this reminds me of is Paris. I had both at a time, and they reminded me of each other. I never had Florence though it will be a Harney priority if I ever order from them again (shipping prices, not cool at all right now)

Sil

Paris is way bergamotty for me :( this tastes better so maybe somewhere between the two :)

whatshesaid

I loved Paris

whatshesaid

But not Florence, in case that wasn’t clear. Hehe.

Sil

lol that was clear you goof

whatshesaid

I think I love bergamot. I have yet to meet a tea containing it that I didn’t enjoy or even love

cteresa

Both Paris and St Petersburg were definetely bergamotty for me – I am not really a fan of bergamot either. Paris did not work for me, so yes I agree this is better. But if you are interested in a similar tea (red fruits with caramel ) but without bergamot try Dammann´s Paul et Virginie.

Sil

Cteresa – yes I picked that one up when I was in china haha :)

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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SIPDOWN! of the secret tea that Stacy’s been working on lately. I actually did a cold brew of this one a few days ago and it was delicious. Tonight’s steeping is hot with the last of it. I’m looking forward to this one eventually being up on her website. It’s a fruity lighter tea that i quite enjoy,

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drank Peaches and Cream by Teaopia
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SIpdown! and i’m not sure if i got this from kittenna or indigobloom either way this totally reminds me of tim horton’s peach drink. I’m not getting that oolong taste in this so i’m ok with it…since well, artificial peach drink is one of my guilty gross pleasures haha

Indigobloom

wasn’t me, I wanted to try this one at one point

Kittenna

Yeppers, it was me :P

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drank Espresso Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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SIPDOWN! thanks to indigobloom for a sample of this. I tossed this in my smoothie this morning, though i’ll be honest i also mixed it in with mocha and caramel. yes that’s right… mocha, caramel smoothie with a shot of espresso lol In terms of “coffee” type matchas, i think i prefer the coffee matcha to go with my smoothies, though this one isn’t bad. I believe this was robust flavouring, so with distinctive it might be toned down a bit as well. overall, not too shabby!

Indigobloom

One day I’ll do a side by side with the coffee!

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SIPDOWN! and that concludes that experiement apart from a bunch fo resteeps on the last little bit i have. Personally? and maybe it’s just the half of the bag that i had, this really didn’t taste much different form laoshan black. Sure there were bits of rice in it but otherwise it was just laoshan black and i hanging out. So yeah, good tea but disappointing as i hoped for something a little different.

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