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drank Royal Yunnan by New Mexico Tea Company
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This is an interesting cup of tea. It’s malty and bold and overall a smooth cup. it’s on the stronger side but there’s no bitterness or astringency for me. Not sure if this would be one to keep in my cupboard but it was nice to try out :)

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drank Terrific Toffee by T2
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mmm another one from MissB I’ve had a very non productive day today. We got up late, the drain was clogged and then my other half left me to go to a bachelor party for our friend. I’ve been looking at vacation plans and all of a sudden it’s nearly 6pm. this was a tasty treat this afternoon – similar to toffee from DF, but just a little different. Overall a nice cup of toffee tea :)

MissB

And easier to get, even if it’s also around the world!

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drank Assam #8 by Tealux
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Oh i am loving this one. Talk about gulping hot tea down! While this smells similar to some of the teas from TTC and a few from Stacy (Butiki) this one IS different. malty, sweet honey fruity deliciousness.

Scheherazade

I liked this one, too. Black beauty indeed :)

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drank Hong Yu - Red jade Organic by Tealux
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This tea called out to me because i have found through trial and error that i MUCH prefer tealux’s straight teas to their flavoured ones. I hadn’t tried this one yet so i figured i should give it a go. this tea is really nice and smooth, however it’s not for me. There’s a taste here that i don’t like but i suspect that others would love this. I steeped this alongside another from tealux and it is divine! while this one is just ok. I still enjoyed this but the taste just doesn’t woo me like the tones in the other cup. I can’t quite explain what the taste is, but it’s similar, though not quite, to the roasty oolong taste that i am not a huge fan of. if that makes sense haha

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drank Blueberry Rooibos by Rishi Tea
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MissB sent this one my way and i’m SUPER glad she did. I really like this one. This is tart, sour blueberry – not that sticky sweet sort of blueberry. I suspect adding a little sweetner to this would make it delicious as well, but tonight i am enjoying the tartness of this. it’s not quite genuine blueberry taste but it is really nice. Especially since it’s a rooibos base and not a green base! wooohoo! thanks for sharing this one with me MissB!

Final Count: 174 [ Fake Cupboard at 110 teas with 64 Samples]

MissB

Ooh, so glad that you liked this!

OMGsrsly

Umm. This might be the same as the one I got from SOKO. You need to taste it (when you get it) and let me know.

Sil

will do, and yes i did missB…i’ll get to more of your samples sooooon! haha

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drank Caramel Cream Rooibos by Culinary Teas
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Soooo i quite enjoy this one. it’s red rooibos, which i know some are not a fan of, but i like it, especially when it’s not that woodsy rooibos, which this is not. Steeped this for about 11 mins and it’s now a creamy delicious cup of tea. I know i’ve hard variations on this theme before and most of them are similar but this one is pretty good in my opinion. Though red rooibos haters may not agree with me :)

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Terri sent this one my way in the BBB Box and i figured i’d pull it out today in an effort to work through some of my teas and not just samples :) I quite like this one – it’s not “anxi fo shu” but it is a really nice light, sweet and slightly malty tea. It’s not a thick tea though, feeling a little thin. I’d like it to be just a little more OOMPH-Y, but on the whole i quite like this one :) thanks terri!

Terri HarpLady

Glad you like it! I also had a cup of this, my last cup of tea of the day. How much did you use? I went with 1 Tb to 12 oz for 4 minutes (I think…lol…something like that). Of course, I bought it because the name reminded me of Anxi Fo Shou, & of course, it’s not the same tea at all, but at least it’s tasty! :)

Sil

i think it was my usual 2 tsp for 12ish oz

Terri HarpLady

Happy Dance! :)

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I tried this one out today since i am always on the hunt for new straight blacks. However, colour me unimpressed. this has a bitterness and an astringency that i wasn’t a fan of. Mostly just, an average sort of tea, that i can live without. so BOOOO on that!

Single Origin Teas

auch, sorry about it being average. I will admit it doesn’t have that same sweet potato sweetness that I like in the golden yunnans(but then again its at a fraction of their price). Do you know when the tea was sold? I have a sinking feeling that you might have gotten the last of a batch and gotten more tips and bits than you should have.

Sil

i don’t, sadly as this was from the travelling teabox. I was just excited to try your teas as i haven’t had a chance to place an order with you yet.

Single Origin Teas

ah! :/ Sorry about that. Hopefully you’ll have another chance to try the teas and this time they will be super tasty!

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Another tea to explore from YYZ and the last of the “fruity” teas that she sent. I have to say it’s been nice trying out these different teas and i’m looking forward to the rizhao journey i have in store from her as well. I had this alongside the other my recollection is that i prefered the other to this one, while this was still a really nice cup. I’m at that point in my cupboard where i need to decide how many fruitier blacks i want since they are not usually my preferred go to blacks. I’m much more a fan of the malty, cocoa-y sort of tea, with a little smoke thrown in maybe. :) still though, fun to have and explore! thanks again yyz!

yyz

This ones’s mellowed a bit with time. I set it way for a while because it can be quite tart. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Another sample from YYZ Again, i didn’t get nearly as much tea drinking in today as i’d hoped but some is better than none! I had this earlier this afternoon and it was a very pleasant cup of tea. It’s nice to find a ceylon that isn’t “red rose” like. This is a malty, fruity cup of delicious. I might need to pick some up to share with the BBB ladies in the future :)

yyz

This is pretty well my favourite Ceylon right now. I love the flavour notes in it.

Sil

yeah it’s really nice!

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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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