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drank Kiwi Cherry Bonanza by Tiesta Tea
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Wow! This is so good! I just received this today in my FIRST Amoda subscription box. (And as such, I’m sorry if I am supposed to wait a few days to review it for those expecting to be surprised? I’ve never done this before.)

Anyway, as I mentioned earlier, I’m not so big on fruity teas, or I didn’t think I was, but I NEED TO RETHINK THIS IDEA. I used about half my sample to cold steep it in the fridge for a few hours, and now that I sip it I am blown away.

It’s very delicately fruity and the cherry and kiwi are balanced quite nicely. If it’s not too pricey, I think I’d like to stock up on this – either ordering from Amoda, or diret from Tiesta.

Looking back at it, maybe $15/mo for 60g of tea isn’t THAT GREAT of a deal, but if it exposes me to high quality tea (and surprise tea!) I can justify it that way. :D

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Fjellrev

Yeah, the subscription is a little steep for me but they seem to pick really interesting ones!

Courtney

I’ve actually never tried a cherry tea for fear of getting a fake taste, but I love kiwi and fruity teas. Perhaps I’ll give this one a shot.

Cavocorax

:P I didn’t really work the math out that well when I signed up. Or, when I did I factored in the ‘free’ shipping – if I ordered any of those teas from the US I’d probably pay $10 shipping anyway. I signed up for 4 months just to give it a shot. It is pretty exciting to have mystery tea arrive!

And as far as I can tell it doesn’t taste like fake cherry!

Kittenna

NOOOOO you spoiled it for me!!!!

(However… I’m now pretty excited! My box had better arrive tomorrow!)

Kittenna

Also, I figured the cost was worth it to try random new teas :)

Cavocorax

:p Alright, next time I’ll wait a week before I say anything!! At least the other two are still secret. /0\

Kittenna

Ahaha, no worries. Is there hibiscus in this one? The ingredients on the Amoda site appear to indicate that there isn’t…?!

On the downside, I’m hoping this isn’t essentially the same tea as the cherry kiwi coconut fruit tea I have from Mahamosa, and the two fruits and a nut I have from Caraway (which are essentially the same tea).

Cavocorax

No hibiscus! (I dislike it too). Hopefully it’s different enough. I checked and these are the ingredients: Kiwi bits, cherries, apple bits, raisins, carrot bits, ginger bits.

Kittenna

Can you taste the ginger? I don’t recall there being ginger in the other blends, and I’m pretty sure there was coconut. Fingers crossed!

Btw, feel free to log the other teas. Maybe don’t add the bit about them being from the Amoda box, though :D I shouldn’t be on here a great deal in the next while, and probably wouldn’t have twigged at all except that you mentioned it! (Not that I care a great deal about being surprised, anyhow).

Cavocorax

I get a bit of the ginger at the end of the sip!

And thanks for the suggestions. That’s probably work fine, or I could just wait a few days for your box to arrive!

Kittenna

Ok, now that I’ve received my box, I desperately want to write about my teas + commentary, haha. Do you think it would spoil it for anyone else?!

Cavocorax

I don’t know? I tried looking up the previous Amoda teas to see if people I knew had reviewed them and didn’t see anything, but then I missed you. :P So that was a detectivefail.

I don’t know how many subscribers they actually have on Steepster, but I’d like to know what you think!

Kittenna

I think we might be the only two on here. Sil isn’t currently subscribed. I got the 4 months as well, and this is my first box :P This situation could have very easily been reversed! I just brewed up all three, so am probably going to write about them all shortly, haha. It’s irresistible!

Cavocorax

That’s great! Guess I should brew one of my new ones as well!

Also, I’m happy yours showed up so soon. I’m in the same city as Amoda, so I thought you’d have to wait 2-3 days after me!

I didn’t expect to even get this box because I signed up a few days after the deadline. Man, am I happy I didn’t have to wait until April like I thought.

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Fjellrev

Yeah, the subscription is a little steep for me but they seem to pick really interesting ones!

Courtney

I’ve actually never tried a cherry tea for fear of getting a fake taste, but I love kiwi and fruity teas. Perhaps I’ll give this one a shot.

Cavocorax

:P I didn’t really work the math out that well when I signed up. Or, when I did I factored in the ‘free’ shipping – if I ordered any of those teas from the US I’d probably pay $10 shipping anyway. I signed up for 4 months just to give it a shot. It is pretty exciting to have mystery tea arrive!

And as far as I can tell it doesn’t taste like fake cherry!

Kittenna

NOOOOO you spoiled it for me!!!!

(However… I’m now pretty excited! My box had better arrive tomorrow!)

Kittenna

Also, I figured the cost was worth it to try random new teas :)

Cavocorax

:p Alright, next time I’ll wait a week before I say anything!! At least the other two are still secret. /0\

Kittenna

Ahaha, no worries. Is there hibiscus in this one? The ingredients on the Amoda site appear to indicate that there isn’t…?!

On the downside, I’m hoping this isn’t essentially the same tea as the cherry kiwi coconut fruit tea I have from Mahamosa, and the two fruits and a nut I have from Caraway (which are essentially the same tea).

Cavocorax

No hibiscus! (I dislike it too). Hopefully it’s different enough. I checked and these are the ingredients: Kiwi bits, cherries, apple bits, raisins, carrot bits, ginger bits.

Kittenna

Can you taste the ginger? I don’t recall there being ginger in the other blends, and I’m pretty sure there was coconut. Fingers crossed!

Btw, feel free to log the other teas. Maybe don’t add the bit about them being from the Amoda box, though :D I shouldn’t be on here a great deal in the next while, and probably wouldn’t have twigged at all except that you mentioned it! (Not that I care a great deal about being surprised, anyhow).

Cavocorax

I get a bit of the ginger at the end of the sip!

And thanks for the suggestions. That’s probably work fine, or I could just wait a few days for your box to arrive!

Kittenna

Ok, now that I’ve received my box, I desperately want to write about my teas + commentary, haha. Do you think it would spoil it for anyone else?!

Cavocorax

I don’t know? I tried looking up the previous Amoda teas to see if people I knew had reviewed them and didn’t see anything, but then I missed you. :P So that was a detectivefail.

I don’t know how many subscribers they actually have on Steepster, but I’d like to know what you think!

Kittenna

I think we might be the only two on here. Sil isn’t currently subscribed. I got the 4 months as well, and this is my first box :P This situation could have very easily been reversed! I just brewed up all three, so am probably going to write about them all shortly, haha. It’s irresistible!

Cavocorax

That’s great! Guess I should brew one of my new ones as well!

Also, I’m happy yours showed up so soon. I’m in the same city as Amoda, so I thought you’d have to wait 2-3 days after me!

I didn’t expect to even get this box because I signed up a few days after the deadline. Man, am I happy I didn’t have to wait until April like I thought.

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

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1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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