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drank Minto Oregon Grown by J-TEA
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Another selection from the BBB Box from tastybrew! This is an interesting tea – the leaves are all over the place and dry, they small slightly sweet. brewed, this makes for a cup of tea that reminds me more of a juicy green, sweet tea than a black tea. It was an intersting cup for the morning. Glad i have more to play with and enjoy! :)

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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I needed a cup of delicious tea after the last cup. So even though it’s late and i’m falling asleep in my chair, i’m having a cup of this. A great contrast to the sweet licorice taste in my mouth. blech. I like this tea a lot…too bad i didn’t think to make it a latte tonight heh.

Final Count: 106 (21 left to go in 7 days – 2 of which i’m not really here)

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…and another one bites the dust. I think i’m finally calling it quits permanently on the verdant blends club. I resubscribed at the promise of vanilla and the box has disappointed. I still have 2 to try, but neither one is peaking my interest and this one is awful. While i don’t mind licorice – there is too much of that in here and it makes for a sickeningly sweet lemon like brew that has a terrible after taste. I tried really hard to drink this but i just can’t.

Cameron B.

I was also disappointed. :( The tieguanyin is pretty good, though.

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drank Taurus by Nina's Paris
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I’m tired of this tea. So it’s going in to my swap box.

It’s not that it’s a bad tea, but i never find myself wanting to drink it, and it’s got too much of that woodsy sort of rooibos taste to it that i don’t like. If this had just a little more strawberry flavour it would be perfect. Without it though, it’s not for me.

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drank Pure Vanilla (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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finished the last of this tonight – trying to drink up a few of the herbals/caffeine free teas that i have in the house. I’d be willing to pick this one up again just to have a vanilla tea to be able to blend with others. I just don’t think i’d drink it on it’s own too often.

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mmmm had a cup of this today in the evening since i’m trying to relax and de-stress a little before the week starts up again. On the plus side, next weekend is along weekend, so that will be nice :) i am a fan of this tea, even with the rose. it blends really nicely and the chamomiles makes for a nice was of subduing the rose, while still letting it be in the tea. thanks angel for sending this one my way!

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drank Raspberry Herbal by Harney & Sons
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gross. i grabbed one of these in teabag form the other day when i was in chicago. Of all the teabags, this one was the worst. lol. This has a veyr artificial and floral sort of aroma, and brewed it’s just artificial and awful. I didn’t finish drinking it.

Cameron B.

Ick, I made the mistake of grabbing a bag of this one from a restaurant too. Hibiscus yuckiness. :(

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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mmmmmm pulled this one out of the cupboard since i have a metric ton of this, zhu rong and LB…and my LB stash has been dwindling. Once again, i was reminded of m=just how much i love this tea. it’s similar to LB but not as cocoa like..but still there are familiarities between the two that make this cup also, a deliciously enjoyable substitute for my beloved LB that i need to hoard again.

Home from the BBQ now and trying to pack and get ready for tomorrow! woot woot!

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dexter sent this one my way and i think i’m a fan. I brewed this western style to take to the BBQ with me since i knew i’d need something to keep me going. No maple added this time since i just wanted to get a sense of the tea sans additions. This was smooth and slightly malty. No floral notes that i detected, but then i was outside for a gorgeous afternoon with awesome friends…so not much as going to ruin that!

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drank Golden Yunnan by RiverTea
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Sipdown! (now only 2 teas older than 6 months in my cupboard, and one to get through this month heh). I’ve enjoyed this tea from RiverTea. It’s malty and smooth and a decent average, every day sort of tea. It’s not going to rock your socks but its a nice enough cup when you want something that is unobtrusive and reliable. :)

K S

I actually like this one quite a lot. Maybe not as much depth as some Yunnans but I like the extra little kick from the hint of smoke.

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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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