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drank Malted Genmaicha by 52teas
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drank Malted Genmaicha by 52teas
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93
drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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93
drank Bogart by Leland Tea Co
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Oh my god…this tea is delicious! It tastes just like it smells—sweet roasted hazelnuts with a touch of cinnamon, cocoa and maple. I can’t believe how good this is, I’m really enjoying it. It’s like hazelnut pralines. But it’s not too sweet—it’s just perfect!

I stopped by Leland’s Tea Shop on my way home from work today meaning to buy this. And I’m so happy I did. Very warming and comforting on this cloudy, cold evening—just like they describe it.

I’m off to brew another mug!

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A full tin of this is all the tea I have left, at work.

Eventhough I added almost three heaping teaspoons of this in my 12oz mug, the flavor still isn’t very strong. But it isn’t bitter either. So I guess it’s okay. Kind of bland. But it’s better than no tea at all.

If you like a simple, mild black tea scented with just a smidgen of bergamot, then this is for you.

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93
drank Genmaicha by The Tao of Tea
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I brewed this in my Travel Mug last night and brought it to work today. I walked to work and it was in my bag (which is a crossbody/messenger-type style). And when I arrived at my desk and took the mug out, the top of the inside was all foamy! Like really thick, latte-ish foam. It surprised me, but I guess it makes sense because matcha foams up and matcha and genmaicha are both green teas. It makes me wonder…do all teas foam or just green teas?

The tea itself tastes good, as always. Even cold like this. There is no bitterness.

Meghann M

I know my tazo Zen tea foams when I shake it up with ice. When I shake up my herbal and mate blends I haven’t seen the frothy foam. Weird, wonder what it is that causes that.

Stephanie

I tried googling it but nothing really comes up. Why does green tea foam—what makes it foam? I have to know!! lol Thanks for letting me know about the Tazo Zen foaming. It sounds like this is soley a green tea characteristic! Maybe it has something to do with the unoxidized chlorophyll.

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drank Genmaicha by The Tao of Tea
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drank Coconut Custard by Teas Etc
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I’ve discovered that I’m not much of a fan of rooibos or honeybush teas. They remind me so much of pipe tobacco! The scent and appearance is very pipe tobacco-ish. Which is not really a bad thing, I guess. It’s just not tea to me (I mean, I know it’s an herbal, but other herbals seem like tea to me—maybe it’s a “leaf” thing? Rooibos is not leafy).

This Coconut Custard Rooibos smells like vanilla-flavored pipe tobacco with coconut added. Very sweet, hay-like and faintly smoky. There is real shredded coconut in it. The tea is a deep orange-amber. And the taste is like a root-y, herbal coconut water. I like how naturally sweet this is. It’s actually quenching a dessert-craving I’ve been having tonight.

This was one of my first forays into rooibos/honeybush tea (the others being Very Vanilla and Honeybush) and it may be my last. Because, although they’re nice, I don’t like them enough to try more variations.

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drank Malted Genmaicha by 52teas
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75
drank 1000 Cranes Blend by Teas Etc
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My ratings are purely subjective and each note varies according to my perception and mood at the moment. So, with that said, my rating scale can be deciphered as follows:
90-100: I am in love! A must have at all times! :D
80-89: This is good. It is full-tin worthy! :))
79-70: This is okay. Glad I tried it. Might get more. :)
69-60: Meh. I’m indifferent. Neither here nor there, this is Tea Purgatory. :/
59-under: Mediocre and Sad. Really not good enough to try again. A disappointment. :(

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