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96
drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
807 tasting notes

This has made it to my top 10 all time best strawberry teas!
It is SO creamy SO sweet SO YUM!!!!
Its a lot like 52Teas Strawberry Zabaglione.
When you want something to convert your non tea drinking friends, serve to the younger folk, or curb a serious sweet tooth – this is your tea!
NOM NOM NOM
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ Nov 26th

Sil

I need to pull this out and try it asap. I went to add it to my shopping list and realised that i have this as a sample from them. Work just got so busy i haven’t had a chance to sit and enjoy my tea as much

Azzrian

You should do this now! :)

Sil

I have 5 mins tonight so maybe I can do that… Eeeeesh ill be glad for December I tell ya!

Tea Sipper

Glad to see you like it! I have a sample of this I just got a couple days ago, too!

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98

Ahhhh what a long day! So finally I am relaxing with a lovely tea!
Not only am I enjoying this lovely tea but I am sipping out of my Ru Kiln cup. I scored this very pretty cup from Verdant with reward points. WOOT!
And I am enjoying my new Gaiwan http://www.mightyleaf.com/product/brown-gaiwan/
I have been waiting to own a gaiwan like this for ages! Finally I have one I can use! I never mastered tipping the lid correctly with my tiny hands lol.
I love the look of the gaiwan love the beauty of the Ru Kiln Cup … LOVE this tea!
I am a happy camper! See previous notes on tea.

LiberTEAS

Very cool gaiwan!

Azzrian

Thank you!!! I absolutely LOVE it! Its so earthy – looks like stone and wood – photo there does it no justice. And SO affordable!

ashmanra

Ooo, nice gaiwan!

DaisyChubb

Aw, in Canada we can’t see the gaiwan – I guess because it’s not available for us to buy? haha – from your description it sounds gorgeous!

Azzrian

What?? In Canada you can’t even SEE pictures on the website?? I never knew that! Thats horrible! I will get a photo posted.

Kittenna

I can see the gaiwan just fine, I wonder why you can’t, DaisyChubb?? It is gorgeous, btw! :D

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100

Believe it or not… I had not had this until today!
Wow – I am surprised at just how good this is!
One reason chocolate was never something I wanted to order is because well – its chocolate – and I am such a chocolate snob I didn’t want to be disappointed, I mean also if I want chocolate (when don’t I?) I figured I would just have chocolate – not chocolate matcha BUT
This has such a really great chocolate flavor … and this is not even robust or distinctive flavor! I mean I can only imagine how crazy good this would be in a stronger flavor – or perhaps being more delicate is why it is so good – Whatever – its awesome!
I can’t even get my mind around it right now its so yummy!
Whatever preconceived notions I had before are gone.

TheTeaFairy

You are Steepster’s official Matcha Diva :-) I think Red Leaf tea in particular owes you royalties on all the sales your lovely reviews helped generate!!

Azzrian

Aweeee your sweet. Thank you. I am just happy that they exist and offer all these matcha flavors!
I do actually have some extras I got today for sharing if you would like some. I was going to make a post on it but my energy has been low today.
PM me if you are interested and I can tell you what I have to share!
:)

Rachel Sincere

Chocolate matcha! My goodness. I don’t know if I’d been brave enough to try it. I’m glad you did!

Sil

Extras? Sharing? Aaaaaahhhhh!

Violet

Yes please? And is the chocolate tastable?

TranquilRaven

Sounds delicious.

Helena

I can’t remember if I added this on my last order if not it’s definitely going on the next one :D

jemm

Hello, I’ve been reading your reviews and I looked into review writing discounts on red leaf tea’s website and it says that the 15 dollar discount will only take up to 30% off the next order. How are you getting it so it is free? “Each review will be rewarded with $15 Gift Certificate*, which can cover 30% of your total purchase price**.”- The site. I ended up buying the royal matcha and mocha flavored last night, I cannot wait til I get my shipment.

Azzrian

Hi :) Their program has changed since those reviews were written – it changed only recently – less than a month ago I think.

jemm

Darn. Thanks for the speedy reply.

Azzrian

most welcome. Its still an awesome deal though and I hope you love your matcha! I know I sure do :)

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
807 tasting notes

Simply the best tea from Della Terra Teas to date.
I pray that this is not a seasonal only tea.
If it is going to be seasonal only then I need to really REALLY stock up as this I am in love with.
This is THE most marshmallowy tea I have ever tasted. Yet not just marshmallow but caramel marshmallow!
Full review will be posted on http://sororiteasisters.com/
but for now – GET SOME before I get it all!

Scatterbrain

This sounds great.

CupofTree

Omg want.

Azzrian

Seriously …. its SO good – Steep two is really nice as well. I doubt I would get a third steep that is very noteworthy BUT steep two is still rockin that marshmallow flavor!

Denise @ Nature's Tea Leaf

Looking forward to the full review!

softrevolution

Eeeee can’t wait to try this one! MARSHMALLOW! Looking forward to your Sororitea Sisters review as well :)

Azzrian

Thank you both!

Ysaurella

the name of the tea itself sounds really magic !

Ysaurella

just tell me Azzrian, is this Della terra teas different from the DT teas with marshmallows ? I mean do we taste the tea base in this tea ?

Azzrian

Ysaurella – I do not like DT base. Nor do I like how sometimes with some of their teas their sweetener or flavorings leave this oily coating on the top of the cup. To me, there is no comparison between the two – Della Terra is the clear winner. Now there are a FEW DT’s that I love but only a few.

Azzrian

Oh and I am sorry I understand your question more now – yes you can still taste the black tea base – the flavors are strong mind you but they don’t cover the taste entirely of the base.

Azzrian

Also just so you know – there was no problem at all with how you stated your question – it was quite clear – I am just feeling a little tired today so did not read it completely before answering :)

Rachel Sincere

I LOVE marshmallowy teas! Yikes!

Ysaurella

no problem Azzrian, however I think I do not like DT tea base (I tasted only 4 but have the same results each time) :)
Did you manage to taste Pleine Lune ?

Azzrian

Unfortunately I have not had the pleasure yet. I will eventually get to though.
I wonder how difficult it would be for us to do a trade? I have never shipping anything to Paris before!

Ysaurella

I send you a PM

Azzrian

:) great thanks.

Kittenna

Damn! I didn’t order this one in my Try Me packs :(

Sare

this sounds good!

zacherywolf7

how do you steep this?

GiggleGoddess

Is this better then Love in a Cup? The only thing different is there aren’t any sprinkles…

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78
drank Vanilla Cloud matcha by Domo
807 tasting notes

Got a sample of this from LiberTEAS thank you girl!
This is good but its no Red Leaf Tea matcha.
I am a bit confused by it – I mean the flavor is good – lightly vanilla but good, and very fluffy when frothing but its so white!
I was thinking someone stole the matcha out of it lol.
The flavor of the matcha is also a little too light for my taste.
I would never turn it down if offered but on the other hand this is in my opinion is much more like something you would serve the kids, or husband, or wife who are not into matcha to get them something healthy and sweet.
I like it – but Im too in love with Red Leaf to order more.
Thank you LiberTEAS for sending me a nice sized sample!
I will enjoy this quite a bit until it is gone.

LiberTEAS

It is not a pure matcha, it’s a latte mix.

Azzrian

Ahhhh thank you that explains a LOT! LOL

Nik

Oooh, this sounds like it’s right up my alley. I don’t like vanilla, but I might have to try their “Chocolate Ecstasy” and “Ginger Kiss” matchas.

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95

Everything K S said I agree with! Right down to the geranium note!
This almost reminds me of a genmaicha with its toasted popcorn flavor.
This is a keeper!
Too bad the sample is gone.
And yes a HUGE THANK YOU to Tea from Taiwan for this sample.
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 24th of November.

Mercuryhime

I don’t know how you all pinpoint flower notes. The best I can say is that it’s floral. What does a geranium smell like? Aah! I guess I need to do some more flower sniffing. Can someone please lead a class on floral aromas in tea?

Azzrian

That is a really cool idea. For me its due to making natural perfumes for many years AND the fact that I buy my daughter flowers at the market at least once a month sometimes more. I love flowers – trust me I have a LOT to still learn and would love to take a class! To me though it would be like trying to explain colors to someone online without using pictures. Now, get out and smell the flowers lol

Mercuryhime

Haha, I don’t even know what geraniums look like. I’m doomed! Or I could use google. whatever. :)

Azzrian

LOL you need smelloputer – that sounds gross – a scratch n sniff computer is what I mean haha!

K S

growing up, my neighbor had geraniums on her back porch. They always had a kind of prickly smell. I googled smelloputer and dang it I couldn’t locare one :)

Mercuryhime

oh good! That means I can control what I smell. :D

Mercuryhime

KS, if you could invent this, you’d be rich! Do it!

Nik

I’ve often wished that someone would continue Hans Laube’s work!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smell-O-Vision

Azzrian

LOL I knew someone had done something with this at some point – need to go read this. Thanks!

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95
drank Dong Ding Oolong by Peony Tea S.
807 tasting notes

Enjoying this tea thanks to LiberTEAS what an awesome oolong!
This is up there with my favorite Dong Ding from House of Cha’
I enjoyed this cup with a frozen Asian meal – made the frozen dinner A LOT more palatable lol.
Go DONG DING!

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87

Enjoying an interesting cup of this tea thanks to LiberTEAS
It says there are three kinds of black tea in here but I am going to INSIST one of those “black” teas is a puerh!
I am going to do a full review for http://sororiteasisters.com/
What I will say at this time before fully immersing myself in the cup is do not hesitate to do multiple steeps.
I am on my second cup and it has changed a lot – very good stuff.
I like steep two more than steep one as the puerh flavors are coming out stronger.
Earthy, sweet, interesting.

Hugo Tea Company

We hope it wouldn’t ruin your day if we told you that there isn’t any pu’erh in our Morning’s Journey—rather, there are only 100% Organic black teas here. But there are certainly pu’erh-like flavors.

We look forward to your full review!

Azzrian

Does not ruin my day at all … only makes the tea all that more interesting!
Wonderful how these three blacks blend into this wonderful complex flavor!
Posting review to be on the site on the 20th.
I will notate that there is in fact NOT puerh in the blend :)
Now I just need to get some for myself.
Luckily I still have enough in my sample for another session. :)
On steep four with this cup now.

Hugo Tea Company

I’m pleased that you’re getting good mileage out of the resteeps. We have heard from some that it doesn’t resteep well.

Azzrian

Then they are doing it wrong :P

ashmanra

Sounds like one I need to try!

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85
drank Coconut Cabana by The Tea Spot
807 tasting notes

Mmmm pretty tasty! Espcially with a Mounds Bar stolen from my daughter’s Halloween stash HAHA!
Very GOOD coconut flavor here with out that off putting coconut aroma or flavor I get in MANY coconut teas!
This one is a keeper!
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ coming up on the 18th!

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94

Simply wonderful! Taste like its name sake yet a lovely light oolong comes through perfectly!
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ soon.

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
I have two “young adult” children.
Four cats and three dogs.

Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

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