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This might be the very first tea of stacy’s that i’m just not loving. Besides the random ones that are because i don’t generally like X kind of tea. This is a flavoured tea which has my favourite blend of things – orange and chocolate! This time it tasted better than before but there is still that bitterness at the end of the drink that i can’t get past. Asked my other half to try it and see if i was imagining it and he tasted it worse than i did. leisgh I have one more cups worth of this to try…going to add a bit of rock sugar to it to see if that helps. Milk didn’t. :(

Kittenna

I find it so unfortunate, because the initial flavour of this one is divine, seriously. But yeah, that end bitterness just wrecks it for me. Did you try a 1:30 or 2-min infusion? I of course only had enough for one cup so couldn’t try that, but maybe that would help??

Indigobloom

I wonder if it was just a bad batch?

Butiki Teas

Hmmmm, maybe trying reducing the serving to 1 level teaspoon per 8oz of water? I’m also wondering if you are having issues with the orange peel. Maybe try removing them and see if that helps? The orange peel we use which has a kind of a cookie-like taste but can be a little sour.

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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SIPDOWN! Thank you raritea for this one.

I don’t even know how to explain how disappointed with this one i am. lol both kittena told me to re-steeps this and watch how the flavour changed. So i brewed this. and damn near gagged when i smelled the aroma of the first brew. I tried to drink it, but the artificial coconut like flavour was just too much. Funny story though? If this tea tasted like the aftertaste left in my mouth? I’d totally be in love with it!

So i resteeped this a bunch of times, and gradually the coconut went away and i was left with a creamy cherry coconut tea…that was tasty…but all previous steeps were pretty much down the drain lol.

Ah well…at least i tried! Thank you raritea for letting me try this one :)

Kittenna

OH totally forgot you didn’t like coconut! I’m sorry, this one definitely is coconutty. It’s quite good for coconut lovers though!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I have a sample of this somewhere. I need to find it.

Sil

i love the cherry piece of this one.. and the aftertaste :)

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drank Gooseberry by Simpson & Vail
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Thank you Indigobloom This one comes across as that random “berry” flavour that some teas have, though it’s leaning towards almost being gooseberry. There’s a bitterness at the back end of this that reminds me of rind. I’m trying this cold brewed as well over the weekend since I’m thinking that might be the way to do this one. Not a bad tea, but i think i prefer S&V’s baked good teas :)

Kittenna

I just brewed up the sample of Strawberry Cupcake from momo. Hopefully it’s tasty! There’s tons, haha.

Sil

shaaaaaare! lol

Indigobloom

cupcake?? oh yum!
Agreed about the rindy note

Kittenna

Sil – it was for both of us!! Of course you’re getting some, haha. Approximately half, assuming I like it :P Indigobloom, if you’d like some as well, mention it in our thread.

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Thank you hesper june! I’ve been wanting to try something from whispering pines company for a while now and she was happy to oblige me. A first scent of this one, I’m not really sure what to expect. There’s a really strong spice smell, not just cloves but cloves and….something. I think I was expecting something with a bit of smoke to it, which I don’t smell.

After brewing this one, I’m left with what I’d call a kind of boring cup of tea. Th strong spice smell that was present in the aroma is muted. I can’t taste any of the orange and the tea blend almost has too much going on for The tea to decide what it wants to be. It’s not a bad cup of tea, but its not wonderful either. Ill be looking to try a few more from this company though as its possible that this sample had too much of the spices and not enough tea.

Thanks again to the lovely Hesper June for sharing with me :)

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New tea that i picked up at the tea festival today. Not a bad grapefruit tea if you prefer a green and white blend to Butiki’s Dragonwell. I’ll stick with Stacy’s version but I’m going to cold brew it to see how different that it. It’s probably the second best grapefruit tea that i’ve tried but it’s slightly artificial.

Indigobloom

Hmph, too bad! I’m curious about the pear one.

Sil

not TOO bad… i like supporting stacy haha. I’ll likely try the pear and the mango one tomorrow.

Indigobloom

of course!! still good to have options :)

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Having some of this in an effort to try and manage some sipdowns. I’m pretty sure that this particular tea just sin’t up my alley. I’t snot a BAD tea…just nothing about it really says to me DRINK ME! I have a small bit left that I’ll likely pass off to someone who can appreciate this more. Did get a few steeps out of it though and I’m happy i had this to try.

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drank Premium Chai by Butiki Teas
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SIPDOWN! and something i would likely restock in the future once i sipdown a bit more of my other chai teas. Brought this one with my to the tea festival today as i didn’t want to carry around multiple mugs. I’m sad to see this one finished but I have really enjoyed every cup of it that i’ve had.

Indigobloom

There will always be more chai :P

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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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Last tea of the evening before I tuck myself in to watch a show before bed. It’s been a super long week so this is a good note to end on. I still really enjoy this cinnamon tea, since it does really remind me of a delicious cinnamon bun. however, i think i prefer the strawberry pie as a staple for a non caffeine tea. I like the cinnamon/strawberry balance in that other tea better as a staple. I still enjoy this one though, don’t get me wrong. :)

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SIPDOWN! I’m pretty sure this was contaminated when my sample packs decided to explode. It tastes vanilla-y with a whole lot of floral taste. I feel like this is probably a pretty good cup of tea but i’ll have to adjust accordingly once i get a sample that’s not totally contaminated.

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drank Blueberry Purple Tea by Butiki Teas
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Edit: SIPDOWN! lol since the rest is going to kittenna haha

YAY for organizing my tea cupboard this weekend. I’ve managed to pull out all the tea that’s nearly at the end of their package so that I can focus on drinking those over the next two weeks as well as trying out a few of the teas in my cupboard that i haven’t yet tried.

This tea falls into the first category – there’s only about enough for another cup of this (well one of MY cups…so that’s like 2). So I had some tonight to get that down a bit more. I’ll likely reorder this at a later date from Stacy as it’s a pretty enjoyable blueberry tea and it has decent re-steeps as well which is always nice.

Kittenna

I should have stolen some of this one, too! I received a sample from Stacy at one point but it was terrible, I think it must have gotten a bit mashed up at some point, and perhaps I steeped it incorrectly. Boo-urns.

Sil

I can set aside the last little bit of it for you it you like.

Kittenna

If you don’t mind, I would love that! I’ll have to make sure you know what’s all in my cupboard so you can pick and choose things you are interested in too! :P

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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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