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drank Serenity Now by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
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Finished up the last of this delicious toasty green tea. So good both hot and cold.
And my sweet husband loves it too (described as ‘really good!!’) and drank several cups before I even finished one! :)

Dexter

Interesting – I love this hot, never really thought about it cold…

caile

Haha, it probably isn’t so much that I think beforehand to drink it cold but rather that it gets cool before I finish it so then have the rest cold. It’s really good! :)

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drank Chai Spice by Verdant Tea
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This is such a good blend that I intend to keep in stock. I love that it is herbal, but if I want to change it up, can add some black tea and it becomes different and even more yum.

And as an update.. as I had mentioned in the past, this was originally purchased for my husband who expressed a request for chai last year. He has been in hospital most of the past 8 months and even though it was only a short while ago that doctors said would never be home again, a miracle of sorts happened and he is indeed now home!
So, being able to share a pot of this together again is something very special and precious, and I am so thankful for that simple thing.

mrmopar

Miracles are all around. Glad you were blessed with this. Sometimes we just have to look for the little ones we are given each day. :)

mrmopar

Miracles are all around. Glad you were blessed with this. Sometimes we just have to look for the little ones we are given each day. :)

Indigobloom

So happy for you!

caile

That is so very true, mrmopar. :) Thank you!

Thank you Indigobloom!

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drank Irish Breakfast by DAVIDsTEA
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Lately I have been wanting an inexpensive, plain, non-fussy tea that I can just brew up a pot of. I want to be able to add a bunch of milk in my cup and drink without much thought. And I want it easily accessible in case I want more.
So since I finally had a chance to go shopping, I picked up this in the hopes it would be good.
And happily, I am quite pleased! It brews up a dark and bold, tastes malty and nutty without any peatiness, and has a lovely buckwheat honey sweetness. Makes a delicious pot of tea that I can smother in milk, and even resteeps well with a more nutty taste in the second cup, (although I greatly reduce the water in the second steep).

So, quite happy with my new plain, yet very satisfying tea!

TeaBrat

It’s always good to have some basic non-fussy teas on hand. I always have a tin of Organic Assam by Harney and Sons around.

caile

That sounds like a good one too. :) I love non-fussy teas!

gmathis

Good call!

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Drank a cup of this while at an appointment today for something to sip on. Tasted sweet and a bit coffee-like in a dessert type of way; more like coffee flavouring than actual coffee I’d say. Pleasant to drink although not something I’d purchase to have at home.

Tamarindel

I’ve got this one! Not my favorite, but good when you need tea-bag tea.

caile

Yes, it was better than I expected really!

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drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought this to brew for iced tea, and it tastes berry-like with a bit of creaminess; I forgot there was rose petals in this but perhaps they do add a softness to the blend. Quite pleasant and refreshing. Not my favorite berry blend but will happily drink what I have.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Wenshan Baochong Oolong by Tea Ave
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Beautiful fresh dark green leaf that reminds me of delicate steamed greens once brewed.
Fragrant aroma and taste which is sweet and floral, with butter, vanilla and a bit of savory green/grass.
This is really a gorgeous tea that provided many delicious steeps.
Thanks to Tea Ave for the lovely opportunity to try this!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Teaave

Thank you Caile for trying our sample :) If you have a minute, we would like to invite you to share your comments and rate our Wenshan Baochung on our product site :)

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Half a sample packet in about 75 ml water. Several rinses of which I tasted. Steeps of about 10-15 seconds.

Initial sips were bitter with astringency, especially when hot, and even more so when tasting the first few steeps. Once the cup cooled, the bitter notes were still present but enjoyable.

Taste is a bit fruity and hay-like with a bit of smoke, and a peppery tingle which lingers. It sort of gives the impression of warmth and coolness at the same time but not sure how to describe that well.

This could go many more steeps I think but I only drank a few for now, and although this wouldn’t be my favorite tea, am happy to have tried it and do look forward to trying it again another time.

Thanks to Angel and Teavivre for sending this sample to try!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Stephanie

I like a certain amount of bitter in my sheng!

caile

Yes, bitter can be good! :)

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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black unflavored, which I often drink with a small dash of milk but sometimes just clear.

I enjoy finding favorites and what I like to keep in my cupboard.

I also enjoy Chinese green teas, and am currently exploring some pu-erh as well.

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut,
Dislikes: rooibos, bergamot, seaweed, licorice

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