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drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
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Sample from evol ving ness I’m’ trying to use this weekend to get through a chunk of the samples that i have from various tea friends so that i can gt organised for the rest of the month in terms of hitting my tea weight goal :) this one smells lovely. I’ve had it before but that was 2? years ago so it was nice to revisit. I rather enjoyed that this one wasn’t a total strawberry mess. the black base is present and adds to the flavour, strengthening it somehow so that it’s a “heartier” strawberry taste. thanks evol!

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not a bad cup for this morning. I don’t ADORE this tea, so i’m glad that i’m getting around to finishing up the last of this. It’s interesting and it’s always nice to try new things but i won’t be upset when this one finally leaves my cupboard. What’s great is the price since i picked this one up in paris when our dollar was doing well – it was cheaper than a number of straight teas i typically stock from companies here :)

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delicious morning tea. I’ve got a super long weekend ahead of me with work so i’m working from home! Made egg muffins last night as my other half had to be at work for 5am and they’re not half bad. I wanted to sleep in today, so had a couple instead of making “freshh” breakfast. This tea is totally hitting the spot for me. just a hint of smoke, a little astringency but mostly just a downright good cup of tea. Looking forward to picking up a tin of this for myself at some point, but need to get my cupboard under control first…maybe finish off a couple of my other damn fine teas as well since i have all of them but one? in my cupboard at the moment lol

Fjellrev

Your egg muffin talk makes me want to make some quiche since it’s been over a decade since this Swedish Chef has had some. 5am work day? GROSS. Poor guy.

Sil

haha i don’t like that early either but we’re both usually up by 5am lol so it’s not that far from a usual day

tigress_al

Those egg muffins are so neat. What toppings do you usually put in?

Sil

this was our first time trying them – so ham, onions, spinach, feta, peppers….essentially everything you’d put in to any sort of scramble or omelet.

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drank Bamboo-Pomelo by TeaGschwendner
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Also had this one tonight since tea friends would like to try this. :) I’ve had this before a few times, so no trouble sharing the sample that omgsrsly sent my way. Heh sharing is caring. Still enjoy this one but without the honey that i like to put in it, it’s not neraly as delicious as i wanted it to be :)

Final Count: 137

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drank Blood Orange Smoothie by The Tea Spot
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I picked this one up at the tea festival, not realising that i had tried it before. Brewed it again tonight and it’s a little better judging by my tasting notes, but it’s not what i want it to be based on the smell. the rooibos in this one is a little woody for my preference, but it’s a decent tart orange tea.

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drank Taiwan Ruby by Zen Tea
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Another sample from Evol Ving Ness

This is a pretty tasty tea.. there’s some honey notes here, though not as strong as my delicious TTC teas. It’s also a little malty and there’s a taste there that i can’t quite place, adding a little strength to the tea. This is a nice, none USD$ alternative for a ttc sort of tea.

The flavor is a great example of this types of tea: honey, hints of malt, and a lot like those chocolates with the roman nougat filling. That is exactly why I love this type of tea. It’s probably only noticeable if you’re a fan of those types of candies. Maybe to others it’s a hint of cherry (or maybe just something fruity) and nuttiness. I could wish for a little more of the roman nougat flavor, but some of these types of teas don’t have that at all, so I’m glad it’s there. The flavor is very smooth and I think perfectly steeped this way. The cup looks like it’s full of maple syrup and just as smooth!

ashmanra

I love Taiwan Ruby teas but I haven’t tried Zen’s. Will rectify soon.

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drank Holiday Blend by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Sample from evol ving ness

This one’s pretty tasty as far as Christmas teas go. I like that this has a nice sort of cinnamon, spice taste underlying the other things going on. I also really like that the clove isn’t overpowering. I find “holiday” blends often have WAAAAAY too much clove. this one is also pretty – even if it does remind me of potpourri a little :) thanks for the share evol!

Evol Ving Ness

I also like that about this blend. Festive and fruity but not in your face aggressive with the cinnamon and cloves.

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drank Gran's Spicy Cake by Tea Desire
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GCTTB

this tea has got everything but the kitchen sink in it. It smells really nice..but drinking it, it’s like… dirty socks or something. I dunno…something about the taste is just blech

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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GCTTB

Blueberry Pancakes – Cha Island Tea Co. this one isn’t in the database and I couldn’t find a website to pull information from. On the whole, this one isn’t bad but i don’t love it. I’ve had better blueberry teas…and the base doesn’t incent me to love it. Not a bad tea but nothing i need to keep.

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GCTTB
So happy to see this one included in the box. I’ve been meaning to order at least one of the yellow teas from mandala but haven’t had a chance to yet. I’ve been sipping on this over the course of the morning. I quite like this. It’s a little different from the other yellow teas that i’ve had but this is a nice one. The flavor reminds me a little of corn, slightly sweet and very buttery.

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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