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drank Laoshan Gongfu Black by Verdant Tea
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steepster eats notes and ratings for breakfast. I know i’ve had this one before. Terri sent me some more (maybe a different year) and this is pretty tasty. not sure it’s worth the extra money for this version over my regular LB, but it’s still tasty and i rather enjoyed it. Familiar LB notes in here : malt, dark rich chocolate and maybe a hint of cherry like something?

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drank Cardamom French Toast by DAVIDsTEA
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sniff all gone. It was my present to myself yesterday for my anniversary ha. Now here’s hoping they bring it back, as rumours would have us believe.

Fjellrev

Aww Sil, happy anniversary! Sorry you finished this, but let’s hope it does too. Did yours taste stale or older? I have like 25-ish grams left and it seems like mine is starting to despite being stored in a tin.

Sil

mine was sachet form….variatea gave me a few more. So they’re essentially vacuum sealed.

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90

Yep. Still really enjoying this version from YS. Imo, it’s a substitute for the version from Verdant and I’ll likely be buying either,or in the future.

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89
drank 1994 Aged Bai Hao by Butiki Teas
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I pulled this one out to try it again and i had a little more success today that previous times. I’m still not getting the intensity that others have with this, but there are some definite honey notes that are coming through.

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drank Cardamom French Toast by DAVIDsTEA
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Word on the street is that this one might come back. I certainly hope so ‘cause i’ve got exactly one cup left of this after today. So worth it, but still super sad.

Rosehips

What? It might come back! Eeeee! I really hope so, as I adored this.

Sil

that’s what someone mentioned the other day…they had been in the store and the rep said so… Here’s hoping :)

sundaysipping

I heard the same thing! Hoarding what I’ve got left until it comes back for sure, though.

Maddy Barone

I never got any of it last year, and it sounds so good, so I hope it does come back!

Sil

Mir added sugar than I really want in a tea, but I can’t resist.

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drank Pina Colada by Tealish
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drank Charlotte au Chocolat by Dammann Freres
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chocolate, almond, smooth, delicious base that doesn’t overpower OR get lost in the flavours. Still one of my favourite from DF.

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drank Poire by Mariage Frères
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au revoir my lovely pear tea. Still a fan of this one in the sense that it’s not a green or white tea and still has a lovely flavour. I won’t be crying over not having it in my cupboard but i’d be open to having it in my cupboard again someday, though in small quantities!

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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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