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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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drank Browncoat Genmaicha by 52teas
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GCTTB meh. tastes like a boring genmaicha, an average one at best. I’ve had far better so this doesn’t really do it for me. seems almost musty.

VariaTEA

In fairness, this is probably quite old (which could account for the mustiness) as I don’t think this is one of the reblended teas. Though, even fresh it was pretty meh

Sil

i didn’t get any cocoa or anything.. :(

VariaTEA

I don’t recall getting much either. Not one of my favorite genmaichas

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drank Painted Desert by August Uncommon Tea
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Final cup of this today because the last little bit of my sample is off to Shezza and Christina. I enjoyed this one immensely – not too spicey but interestingly enough to keep me satisfied!

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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Another one that i figure I’ll add to the tea box since it’s a relatively decent ceylon and if anyone else is like me, they typically don’t love ceylons haha.

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I have the “pleasure” of doing a release this long weekend so i’m working from home for the next two days. The benefit of that is that i get to work on some samples, organise my tea cupboard and get the GCTTB out the door. I pulled this one out this morning since there was a request to add this one to the box. Nice to revisit this but imo this is one of A&D’s lesser offerings. Still a decent cup but i’m not sad to see it go?

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drank Passage du Desir by August Uncommon Tea
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I totally pulled this one out today because everyone was drinking up samples and such the other day. Still love it and it was just the right thing today to cut my cravings for delicious chocolate and baked goods lol

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