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drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
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thanks cavocorax this is an interesting sort of tea… i’m not sure how i feel about it. on one hand it’s a decent enough chai-like sort of tea with a bit of spice/kick to it. on the other hand…it’s weird. there’s a fruitness here that seems out of place. i guess i don’t hate this, but i don’t love the crap out of it either :)

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drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
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quick cup of this in between meetings – still delicious and amazing!

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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sad day is sad…. last cup of this yummy ummy puerh…FOR NOW! this will rejoin my cupboard later i’m sure. I had a bit of time this early afternoon to have a few cups of this and it was a nice send off and a great way to clear my head. And now..back to the suck.

Fjellrev

Boo-urns for sad day. :(

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drank Yunnan Forest by Traveling Tea
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i have to try not to think about the pumpkin tea from this company that is hiding in my special box. i really do just want to drink it all up. this straight tea from this is a really interesting. it’s sort of juicy feeling. and work just exploded. thanks for sharing t his with me terri!

Terri HarpLady

It’s what I do :)

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drank Thé des Poètes by Dammann Freres
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ok so i know i just waxed poetic about how awesome mate is(NOT)…but this one is ok. It seems the chocolate cuts through that, i’m mate…i taste like burnt chalk taste and adds to this. But you know? if it was just black tea with this flavouring… i’d like it more. so POOP ON YOU MATE! true story. but the flavours of this one at least make it drinkable…mostly. thanks cavo! one more for “all the tea!”

Cavocorax

Yeah, it’s too bad so many of the NV teas had mate in it. I guess it fits with the desert theme?

Sil

yeah… that would make sense

Roswell Strange

I really loved this one :P

Terri HarpLady

I just love the review, hahahah

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BLAAAAAH! Cavocorax got me. YUCK mate! gross! BOOOOOOOO! Seriously, mate is like a second hatred of mine.. NOT as much as jasmine or blergamot… but it’s up there. it just always tastes like mate. always! this is like hey… wanna bit of cinnamon with your mate. blah. sorry cavo.. BLECH

keychange

Have fun with the jasmine tea I sent you then!! haha

Sil

it wasn’t bad…the black helped :)

VariaTEA

So I am going to go out on a limb here and assume you are not a mate fan :P

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sooo milk oolongs. they’re a thing. sometimes i like them..sometimes i don’t…and i never ever ever ever like the resteep. This one isn’t half bad. What’s strange to me is that i got no buttery sort of flavour that i get from most milk oolongs. instead this was almost more like a peach oolong. but a natural peach, not that weird tim horton’s peach flavoured drink (that of course i loved when i was younger!). on the whole…not to shabby! thanks awkward soul!

Sami Kelsh

Oh man, who didn’t love Tim Horton’s peach drink? That stuff was the business.

I swear it got less awesome when they started selling it in bottles instead of as a fountain drink. Or maybe I just got older. Who’s to say?

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drank Ginseng Oolong by Single Origin Teas
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On the whole i don’t like green oolongs much. this one is no exception…and is made harder by the fact that i feel like i’ve brewed up a nice cup of rabbit turds. seriously… or hamster turds…think small rodent who eats green things. and sadly… that’s really all i can focus on. lol sooo the rest of this is off to a better home. thanks for sending this our way awkward soul… i’m always up for trying new things…even turd like things :)
Cavocorax

OMG. Are you trying to wreck oolongs for the rest of us?

Sil

it’s not all oolongs…but THIS ONE…looks like rabbit turds. you’ll see…they look different.

Terri HarpLady

hahahahahahahahah, you’re just making my day here, I’m literally laughing out loud! I DO know what you mean, because this tea looks strange, just like you say :)

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drank Scottish Morn by Harney & Sons
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Keychange sent some of this my way, which is great since there are a great many H&S teas that i haven’t yet tried. On the whole, my impression of them as a company is that they have teas that are just above midrange in terms of quality, and are reasonably priced – esp if you get more than a sample size. Downside is there ridiculous shipping costs to canada, but i have a tea mule so i shouldn’t complain.

I picked this one today as i woke up stupidly early and needed something to get me going right away. This is a strong, bold, brisk cup of tea – likely something that i should have added milk/sugar to, but i just can’t seem to bring myself to do it…EVEN in cases where that’s kinda how the tea was supposed to be drunk :) On the whole i am quite enjoying this – it’s a good kick in the pants sort of tea :) thanks keychange!

keychange

I found this to be way too strong/tannic, so I’m glad that on the whole you’re finding it ok.

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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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