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drank Matcha Kirara Rice by Lupicia
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This little bag came with my January Lupicia Newsletter and ohmigoodness does it ever brew up green!! I’ve never had a matcha before and I might have to branch out after drinking this little tasty cup. Very strong toasted rice flavor which is pleasant but I must admit if I was in the mood for a genmaicha there are four or five I would reach for long before this. A tasty cup but not something I would go out of my way to purchase… I will however be looking into matcha :)

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I have no idea what an adaptive is but it seems to work wonders for altitude acclimatization! The only real flavours I’m getting is a bit of grassiness, a touch of vegetal and some definite peppermint. Ok, so I’ve done some quick research and I’m betting this tea has rhodora rosea in it which is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat altitude sickness and by Scandinavians and Russians to relieve cold weather related disorders… Either way it was tasty and seemed to help with my acclimatization From sea level to 10000 feet!

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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So I mailed out my Pay it Forward Tea Box this morning and I felt like I deserved a definite reward after braving the lines at USPS during the christmas rush and my gorgeous blue and gold unopened tin of Christmas Cake was calling my name once I finally got back to my desk. Since that first sip I honestly think I’ve drunk another three cups of this tea!! The dry leaf scent is insanely delicious smelling, like sweet vanilla cake batter but with a slight nutty crust undertone (Marriage Freres refers to this as praline but I’m not that sophisticated)… Sipping I’m hit by Caramel, Vanilla, brown sugar and nuts… I hope this becomes a yearly offering as I don’t think I could handle knowing that I couldn’t drink this every christmas season!!

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Mmm banana tea that actually tastes like banana!! No artificialness and tastes subtly like a banana milkshake if you add milk. Yum!!

Flavors: Banana

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This is a pretty tasty traditional cup of english breakfast right here. I had to drink it the way my mum and dad always taught me to drink tea when I was itty bitty, at breakfast time with milk and sugar and accompanied with crumpets and strawberry jam… ohmigod… talk about a blast from the past!!! Definitely a solid example of a good english breakfast!

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Yay! My Della Terra BF order arrived yesterday afternoon and since I’ve been trying to get my hands on the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie FOREVER, this is the first tea I greedily sipped into… Scent wise it lives up to its name, cinnamon, raisin and a hint of oatmeal, however upon sipping all I taste is an overwhelming cinnamon and apple flavour… in fact, it tastes more like apple pie than oatmeal raisin cookies and although I like apple pie, I already have too many of these types of tea… sigh… not a bad tea, just not what I was hoping for

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Where do I even start?? This tea is amazing!! Opening the red and gold canister I’m immediately greeted by huge curls of toasted almond, juicy looking raisins, large chunks of orange and cherry and an almost overwhelming brown sugar and candied fruit scent.

First sips really are reminiscent of Christmas pudding!! Oranges, vanilla, brown sugar, almond… Ohmigod! So expensive but SOOO worth it!! I really need to make sure this lasts til Christmas morning!! A splash of milk makes the vanilla and sugar notes really stand out.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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My hubby bought me the Lupicia holiday sampler as a super early birth-mas present and this was the first tea I went straight for (after playing with the music box of course) since I have an all day work meeting and I need a tasty pick me up to keep me both awake and engaged . Although I can taste the vanilla I’m really not getting much strawberry… But maybe I should blame my coffee cup instead of the tea… Ok, I can’t rate this tea based upon potential coffee contaminants… Guess I’m going to have to wait til I get home for a real fix.

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