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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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psssst…. i like this pineapple oolong more haha. However, the REASON i like it more is because there are real pineapple bits in here which give this a more intense pineapple taste. While the other version is creamy pineapple….this one is PINEAPPLE YO! I get a bit more of the green oolong taste in this cup but because of the intense pineapple taste, it doesn’t bother me in the least. such a great tea…

TheTeaFairy

Pssst. I hear you sister…I feel the same. Wenshan Baozhong and pineapples rock!
(But Lupicia is a very good second best)

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drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
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So i finally got my order of this one in from Lupicia and figured i could do my mini comparison against the last of the flowery pineapple oolong that i have from stacy. Though i was fairly certain which one would end up being my favourite, i wanted to try again because my taste HAVE changed over the course of the year or so since i last had this one AND because what the hell :)

This oolong is recommended brewing at boiling temperature – SO I DID I T ANNA! it also has coconut added to it, which i generally don’t like, but don’t recall it being a weird note in this tea the last time i had it.

Brewed up, this is a very light, pineapple tea. I can detect the coconut under ths pineapple notes in this one, but rather than screaming COCONUT! they just sort of give this tea a creamy sort of flavour to it. On the whole, i am bumping my rating up on this one as it’s a much more tasty treat since i last had it.

OMGsrsly

WOO! Pretty amazing how the boiling water works, isn’t it? I think I prefer Butiki’s as well, because more pineapple.

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drank Caramel Pu Erh by Tea Desire
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Another one from Roswell Strange I’m trying to drinka few teas from most of my swap buddies, though i suspect the teas from YYZ and Boychik will wait for tomorrow or another weekend as i want to do a few comparisons. I think i still prefer the scottish toffee caramel puerh from majesteas here in toronto, but this one is a close second. It’s got that delicious creamy caramel taste that rides along with the base of the puerh for a really enjoyable cup. at least in my opinion :) thanks for letting me try another version of this one RS! :)

boychik

I had to include Scottish Caramel puerh fr Angelina’s tea for you to compare… Sigh… Next time!

Sil

Haha no worries!

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drank Saskatoon Berry by Riverbend Plantation
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awesome… thanks for sending this my way roswell strange I finally got around to organising my tea cupboard again with all the swap stuff and found this bag tucked in one of the boxes that came over in the move. I quite like this even for a bagged tea. Does it stack up against my memory of saskatoon berries? mostly. But to be fair it’s been about 18 years since i last had any haha.

Roswell Strange

Boo to not eating Saskatoon Berries in ages! Someday I’ll find a way to send Saskatoon Berry stuff to you all; probably in the form of chocolate or jam or something…

OMGsrsly

Umm, I’ll take this out of your box, Sil. ;)

Sil

Omg totally up to you. Haha I haven’t tried it cold yet and it’s tasty

OMGsrsly

Ok! Maybe I’ll leave it in then. I have some cold brewing in the fridge, but I’m into hot teas still this afternoon.

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had a small cup of this today and sent the rest off for Terri and tastybrew to try if they are so inclined with our BBB Box.

whatshesaid

Was it good??

Sil

oh haha yeah i liked this one but it’s REALLY smokey. it’s not a subtle smoke at all – my travel mug lid had to be soacked after i drank it out of it the first time hahaha

Whispering Pines Tea Company

It’s very interesting to me how the teas I put the LEAST lapsang in seem the smokiest to people…hmmm….

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drank Ice Princess by Cuppa'T Specialty Teas
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roswell strange sent this one my way and i’m glad that she did. While it’s not the crazy intensly delicious melon flavour that lupicia has…it is also a black tea! and that makes me happy. I much prefer this one of the black melon that the teafairy sent me. I’m finding this one to be just the right balance of fruit and black tea today. Thanks a bunch RS!

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another one from cavocorax I was hoping that i would really like this one but i found that the mint is just too over powering for me, or at least today it is. I’m not really getting and of the elderberry flavouring or the lemon grass. Oh well…. at least i tried heh

Whispering Pines Tea Company

The new version is much more well-balanced. Hopefully you get a chance to try it someday! :)

Sil

Not sure which version I have…. Cavos placed an order a couple months ago? So it’s from that….

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yeah, the new version launched about 2 weeks ago…i dont think anyone has tried it yet, actually! :)

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Another share from cavocorax I like this one a little less than the other straight from WP i had this morning. this one has a fruitier note to it that distracts me from enjoying the other tastes in this tea. It’s not a bad tea, but if i want fruity notes in my tea, i’ll stick with TTC teas from taiwan :) On the whole though, a nice cup to start my morning off. thanks cavo!

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cavocorax shared this sample with me that she received in her WP order. Since i have a billion samples of teas to drink, i figured i should start with a few of my straight teas and put a pause on drinking favourites this morning. I’m hoping i’ll also get time to maybe drink a puerh or two this weekend. This one is quite tasty. there’s a sweetnes to this along with malt notes and a slight cocoa taste. it’s not out of this world but this is for sure a really nice tea.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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another backlog from yesterday – ended my day with a cup of this, enjoyed with friends that came to visit (even with the house still in shambles). Best time ever coming home to friends and their little one. Love baby time before they get old and want nothing to do with you haha.

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