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drank Juicy Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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i picked this one up from David’s tea based solely on my love of orange teas and the positive review from aisling of tea, though others have not loved this. DRY, this smelled AMAZING…like delicious tangerine orange wonderfulness.

Brewed, it comes across more like a herbal than a puerh but more like i sometimes wish puerh stored in oranges would taste like. There is a sweetness to this brew that is similar to the sweetness i get from stevia or licorice root that is at the tail end of the sip. Agree that this is more like tang than orange but i think that comes from the tangerine flavour. It’s not a bad cup, but the after taste is bothersome….it makes me want to add a bit more puerh to the blend to see if that deepens the tea a bit. Still not bad, though i likely won’t need more than this sample

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I figured that i should start trying a few of the new tea that are in my cupboard so that I’ll know if a re-order is warranted and so that I can share a few of them as well. I’m a fan of golden needle teas so i wanted to see where this one might end up in my list of teas.

this is a very smooth tea…slightly malty with a little sweetness, though not overly so. There’s a little astringency to this but nothing that is overwhelming or out of this world. just a really nice up of tea.

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Another from Nicole because i really don’t want to increase my cupboard lol Also…deliciousy flavoured tea that is making my kitchen smell AMAAAAAAZING..hells yes! This one smells a great deal like the creme brulee from bayswater, though this one is decaf. mmm this is delicious! sweet….caramelly and delicious. there’s a toasty sort of quality about this as well. Like other creme brulee teas, it’s not exactly like creme brulee but it’s tasty.

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drank Supreme Yellow Sweet by Vital Tea Leaf
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This is another from Nicole and another one from a company that i’m not familiar with. This is a malty and sweet tea, and as i understand it, this is a black tea rather than a yellow one. Really enjoyed this one as well :) thanks nicole!

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oh man. Nicole sent this tea my way…from Silk Road tea, not to be confused with Silk Road in Canada which i find infinately confusing, as i think there are a lot of teas from the US company i need to try…

So the upside, is that Nicole is awesome and always manages to fine me interesting teas from places i haven’t tried many teas from. The downside is that it tends to add yet another tea to my wishlist and with the dollar being the suck, it may be a while before i get around to placing orders at those places.

this tea is fabulous. I’ve resteeped it a couple times this morning trying to eek out as much as i can from this sample. it’s sweet…with a bit of almost maltiness but not…there’s a rich flavour from this one that is unique..it’s not fruity like a taiwan tea…just sweet and delicious lol on to the wishlist.

Anlina

The exchange rate is killing me. The only upside is that it’s helping me resist buying more tea, but I know my will power will only hold out for so long.

Sil

i’m using it as an excuse to focus on trying canadian companies as much as possible this year

Nicole

Glad you liked this one. :)

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YAY! this one is finally back in my cupboard after i missed the black friday sale. i had this one last night, but it didn’t taste as i remembered so i’m going to have to try it again at home when i can have it in a travel mug. I really hope my tastes haven’t changed on this one…

boychik

Love this one! just restocked it

Sil

ya! glad this one is finally back in my cupboard

looseTman

I ordered 250g of this one during their Boxing Day sale in the Steepster US group order.

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still loving this, and have been drinking it a bunch these days. So many new teas and I’ve just been wanting my old favourites. :) Might have to try some of my new teas today

Cameron B.

This one is so chocolaty and delicious. :D

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drank Laoshan Village Chai by Verdant Tea
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Another that i’ve been drinking over the last little while because it’s comforting. I also have another ounce or so on the way, so even if i finish this up, more is coming! :)

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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until i am out of the giant bag that cavocorax got me and the additional bits of this from omgsrsly i will keep adding this to my LB and be happy about it. and then i will go to my laternate supplier because Herbal Infusion has some of the worst customer service on the planet. fact.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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I’ve been drinking this one a lot lately…in part because i have a ton so i don’t feel the need to hoard it, but also because i have a ton of cacao…and this + cacao = best time ever! :)

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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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