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Stacy sent this as a sample in our shared order and i figured i would try it again since i haven’t had it since my unfortunate time with it before stacy made me two friends. Well, i still don’t like this version lol there’s still that same bitterness that just feels off, though i’m thinking it’s more the base+ chocolate rather than the marshmallow…. now that i’ve had a chance to really get to know 2 friends for a while. :) thanks stacy!

mj

Just curious, but which of the “friends” is left of the two friends blend?

Sil

hahah the marshmallow :)

Sil

it’s also a different base

Cavocorax

Hmmmm… I wonder if three friends with the other base would be better?

Sil

It might lol

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drank Kenyan Silver Needles by Butiki Teas
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So… Stacy did what she always does when i order from her (it’s been a while it feels like…though a mere 5 months has passed) and challenged me with the samples she included. I never ask for specific teas – rather it’s more fun to let her pick and choose unless there’s a really green tea i want to try or something. This was one of the samples…and my main problem with White teas is they typically taste like warm water to me.
This one has a smell that reminds me of really fresh green tea, but dialed back. Drinking it, it’s still closer to water (sorry stacy) but there ARE subtlties there that i can appreciate. i get no floral notes as stacy did (thank god), instead this is just a more mouthy feeling white tea. Not quite “green” but closer to that than warm water. :) Not a tea i’d need to order again at this moment in my tea journey but i DO like that i’ve gotten to try it. I also think that if you are a fan of white teas, you’ll enjoy this one :)

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thanks for sending this one my way Cavocorax sadly i think the peanut butter fell out of the envelope on the way here because this is pretty much just 52 teas genmaicha. Seems others have found the same thing to be true, so at least im not alone. I guess on the other hand as well, i’m pretty picky about my peanut butter so maybe thats a good thing haha . ON the upside? another tea tried! woohooo!

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drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
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Thanks again for this one keychange this is actual a backlog from yesterday as i needed a good ol’ harney tea when i got home in the rain. Moody grey days = SUPER bright colour wearing sil…so i was getting funny looks on the bus. and hten it rained…and i got wet and had this tea and it was lovely. :)

TheTeaFairy

Love colours on rainy days, boo to boring staring people in the bus.

Kat_Maria

This is largely off-topic, but I love how you guys spell “colour”. I used to spell it like that when I was learning English in school (and then in college) back in Poland, but since I have been living in the US I switched to the plain, boring “color” :(

TheTeaFairy

Kat_Maria, I don’t think I,m the best person to answer that since i’m French and have never learned English academically, (i’m self taught), but I always wondered too. It’s like neighbour vs neoghbor and lots of other “or” words. I guess we are using the British dictionary here in Canada instead of the American ? Lol, I’m sure Sil can answer this better than I can!

yyz

When I was a child we were taught British English exclusively in Toronto. Lately this practice has been relaxed, and when I was in the last years of public school you could use either dictionary as long as you were consistent. I’ve always preferred using our vs or in those words though as it seems somewhat more rounded and emphatic on the last syllable.

Sil

yeah it’s the OR vs OUR thing…and then there’s the S and Z thing (like analysed and analyzed)…cheque vs check. etc…

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So i like this cold brewed the best. There’s something about adding a splash of sugar to this after it’s been cold brewing for a while…just the perfect combination of tasty drink + spicy kick at the end. think koolaid (but not super sweet) with a punch at the end of it… just loving it!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
SarsyPie

This sounds amazing. I am adding to my wishlist. I feel compelled to try anything spicy. :)

Sil

it’s not super spicy…i’m a wimp when it comes to spicy..but it’s enough that i like it and find it tasty

SarsyPie

It doesn’t have to be super spicy for me, though I am not opposed to that. Anything with a little kick is normally right up my alley!

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drank Persian Princess by The Devotea
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Another tea from this morning, but sadly, there is still a little too much left in this sample to burden cavo with…but maybe tomorrow! haha. This was a good strong cup for me this morning, and if it’d had sugar cubes i totally would have held one between my teeth while drinking it, JUST BECAUSE! Thanks again to terri for sending me all these lovely teas. I’m certainly looking forward to placing an order with the devotea in future because of them :)

Robert Godden

Do it! You need rock sugar or crystalline sugar.

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drank New York Breakfast by TWG Tea Company
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and because it’s getting fun to say…. Another tea for Cavo! ah hah hah hah hah ha!

yes, had a lovely cup of this today and the rest of the sample is off for cavo to try since she needs more chocolate teas in her life. This one’s not too bad…closer to a milk chocolate than a dark chocolate and pretty tasty, though given the price and the distance, likely not one i MUST HAVE! Thanks again for sharing charlotteZero

mj

Really, who doesn’t need more chocolate teas in their life?

Sil

haha well cavo might not want more teas lol

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drank Two Tigers by The Devotea
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strong and bold and really nice..with a hint of astringency but not overly so. This was a cup from hours ago ‘cause holy crap it’s been busy…but the rest is off to a new home haha with, you guessed it, Cavo!

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bwahahaha best part about having another cup of this today? One more for Cavocorax! mwahahahahahahahahahahaha yep. the rest of this overly insanely generous sample from terri is off to a new home! because i’ve got boxes to fill. haha

oh and the tea? i’d order it again…enjoyed it :)

Robert Godden

If I were Cavocorax, I’d be checking the post every few minutes from now. Glad you liked it!

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drank Rhubarb & Strawberry by Lupicia
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FInally got around to trying this one today – it’s been one of the teas hiding in my cupboard from my last mini lupicia order with Cavo from a few months back. This isn’t half bad, though i think i want to try cold brewing it. I generally enjoy lupicia’s strawberry flavouring, and in this blend there is a hint of that sour note that rhubarb brings to the table…it’s just not overpowering of crazy sour. I think the cold brew might help to smooth out the black base in this case, which i think is what is making me not ADORE this one.

TheTeaFairy

I liked it too but not enough to reorder. ( your Ruby Pie is better ;-) )

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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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