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This is a really lovely Darjeeling. It is very smooth with notes of peach, honey, and cashew with just a hint of a malty-assam sort-of taste. It is light and smooth and tastes good with or without some sweetening.

It is a great afternoon pick-me up at that time of day around 3:30 when I just want to take a nap.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Organic Gaba Tea by Drink T
14 tasting notes

I purchased this as a sample because I was interested in it as it was described as new and it is very popular in Japan. I think it tastes great. It smells sweet and nutty. It has a wonderful light taste with notes of fruit, cashews, and honey. I really like this tea and will be buying more.
As far as the claims that it has a high GABA content which has a calming effect. I am not sure yet if I feel calmer after drinking it. I’ll have to drink more before making a determination.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Green Tea Royal by Drink T
4405 tasting notes

A delicious papaya flavored green tea – subtle floral notes, sweet, juicy papaya and a light, buttery vegetative Sencha. Sweet and yummy!

Even better iced!

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100

Rooibos Toffee Tide is so satisfying. It was an important part of my 10 pound weight loss program as I headed down the pike to my 40th birthday. I don’t know if I could have made my weight loss goal so quickly without it.

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100
drank Masala Chai by Drink T
2 tasting notes

This is the best Chai I’ve ever had!

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81
drank Superior Pouchong by Drink T
280 tasting notes

Thanks to LiberTeas for the sample!!

I don’t remember a lot about this, since I finished up the sample a few days ago, but it was VERY buttery/thick and very tasty. :-)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Kir Royal by Drink T
3 tasting notes

This is my favorite tea for an afternoon pick-me-up. I add a drop or two of honey, and I don’t need to eat anything sweet. The aroma is so rich and fragrant. I’m hooked!

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100
drank Magic Moon by Drink T
5 tasting notes

I love the smooth almost silky mouth feel of this tea. The flavors are gentle and delicate yet flavorful. I am not a fan of teas that are over-flavored because I like the taste of tea and this tea will not disappoint.

Shinobi_cha

Please don’t numerically rate all your own teas; at least, it feels like it’s gaming the system, if you are the one who sells them, that is.

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100
drank California Chai by Drink T
5 tasting notes

I love good chai teas and this is no exceptions. It starts with a good quality black tea balanced with eastern spices, vanilla and hints of citrus. Its important that you can taste the base tea and the spices work with, but not overpower, the tea.

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100
drank Pi Lo Chun by Drink T
5 tasting notes

This is one of my favorite green teas. It has a pure complex full flavor.

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86
drank Masala Chai by Drink T
3 tasting notes

This surprising tea expanded my thinking about what tea drinking can be. I enjoyed the novel, unique taste.

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85
drank Ceylon High Mountain by Drink T
3 tasting notes

This is a rich smokey flavor that you will enjoy if you like a strong tea. Love this!

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100
drank Pi Lo Chun by Drink T
1 tasting notes

Green tea is has always been a favorite of mine and the Pi Lo Chun was so wonderfully delicious. Very light, clean and refreshing, this tea is delightful any time of the day. If you enjoy green teas, try this one.

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77
drank English Breakfast by Drink T
403 tasting notes

I feel so accomplished when I correctly guess which teas are in a blend! I knew there was Keemun in this one from the scent of the dry leaf, and the smell of the brewed tea has that honey note you get from Assam sometimes and the pure “black tea” flavor I get from Ceylon.

This isn’t quite smooth enough to drink plain, but it makes a very full-flavored classic English Breakfast with a bit of milk (sugar would go well too, I’m sure). I like it, but I think I’ve been spoiled by the complexity of my recent morning staple, Rishi’s China Breakfast. This is a more straightforward black tea blend, but nice and strong.

This is another from the SororiTEA Sisters’ Prize Package! Thanks ladies! You should see the little tins they came in, too _

2g, 8oz, steeps at 3:15, 4:30 (a little weak)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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88
drank Jade Oolong by Drink T
4405 tasting notes

This is a lovely Oolong – light and refreshing for this time of the evening. These tightly wound pellets haven’t even STARTED to unfurl after a reawakening rinse and 2 infusions! Lots more infusions to follow!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Hiya! It was great chatting with you tonight SISTA!!!! :)

LiberTEAS

Yes it was very nice!

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100

it was really good and I absolutely loved it

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Superior Pouchong by Drink T
4405 tasting notes

Delightful. I love the buttery taste as it mingles with the slightly sharp floral tones of this tea. It is smooth and rich and delicious.

And it does have a nice mouthfeel (sorry TeaEqualsBliss!) that lingers long after the finish.

I absolutely love this!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t know what it is about ‘mouthfeel’ that freaks me out! LOL

Stephanie

lol! I feel the same way about “vegetative”—reminds me of hospitals.

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71
drank Mate Honey by Drink T
4405 tasting notes

The honey flavor is very pleasant… I like the way it melds with the vegetative taste of the mate. It is a very nice cuppa!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

Oh wow! This sounds like an interesting combo. Never thought to pair honey with mate.

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83
drank Organic Green Andean by Drink T
4405 tasting notes

This has a really lovely flavor. The dry leaves are HUGE! The aroma is quite vegetative. The flavor is lightly sweet – it is a delicate sweetness that is quite refreshing! There is a citrus note in the finish too. And… even though the description from Drink T says only 1 infusion, the leaves look as though they can submit to at least 1 – if not more – additional infusion(s).

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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90
drank California Chai by Drink T
902 tasting notes

My last cup of this sample from LiberTEAS. This cup seems a bit spicier than the others…I’m betting a bit of the spices settled in the bag to give my last cup some pow. Still very good; love the vanilla in this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank California Chai by Drink T
902 tasting notes

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90
drank California Chai by Drink T
902 tasting notes

Apparently I’m in a chai mood. Since most of the ones I’ve tried today have been great, I’m going to keep trying them (and I have quite a few tucked into my box o’ samples). This is another one from LiberTEAS. If I didn’t know better, I’d say she was trying to convert me into a chai fanatic!

This one is very mild on the spices. They’re still there and are in the fore of the flavors, but are not overpowering or intimidating at all. The vanilla and the citrus are great, making it a smooth cuppa. I really like the thought of having vanilla in chai…makes me want to experiment with making my own!

If someone had a fear of chais (like I do? used to?), this would be a perfect gateway chai to introduce to them. I’d highly recommend this one to any tea drinker, and even a few non-tea drinkers.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Have you tried 52teas’ Mayan Chocolate Chai?

Jaime

Yes, Meghann sent me a sample. It’s delicious, but a bit too hot for me.

amandajo

lol, “gateway chai” Love it!

Cofftea

Sad. Did you try it w/ milk or creamer? I always bump up the steeping time by a min when adding dairy, but you could just leave it as is.

Jaime

No, I didn’t try it with milk or creamer, but that would probably help it. My sample is gone now, or else I’d try that next.

teabird

I love vanilla in my chais! When I make my own (I bought a separate spice-only blend once) I use a homemade Vanilla Assam as the base.

Meghann M

teabird-I like the idea of adding vanilla assam. I need to remember to add a base black tea to the chai spices in my chais, or just more base tea, as they seem weak in the caffeine dept. Vanilla assam sounds like a great base!

Meghann M

Jaime-seeing another positive review of this tea makes me want some. Too bad I bought about 20 different teas at Adagio today. Mostly samples and 3 large bags of tea! I need to start consuming more tea…

Jaime

Meghann, I can send a few cups’ worth your way if you like! I’m so jealous that you got to go to Adagio…and I can honestly say that I probably would have come out of there with more teas than that!! Is the new store everything I want it to be?

Meghann M

I’m so happy I live so close to this shop…and by close I mean 1 1/2 hours away, but still close to other things I go to. It was more than I thought it would be. I think they will help change the way tea is seen. The way the store is set up is great. There are grab and go items, samples, teabags, loose tea, lots of teaware, it’s just fun. I had to stop at 8 samples and 3 large pouches of tea or I would be broke, moving on 2 shelves of tea and have a very mad hubby! (especially since I placed an order online last week to get the mate samples free)

Jaime

It sounds so, so wonderful. I want to go so bad.

I just expanded to two shelves as well…a friend was over tonight (she enjoys tea, I sent her home with some), and she told me I needed an intervention.

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85
drank Ceylon Nuwara Eliya by Drink T
4405 tasting notes

Today after I steeped this cup, I smelled the aroma of cocoa! This tea is full of surprises. Here is my full-length review of it: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=14581

Geoffrey Norman

LOVE teas from the Nuwara Eliya region!

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85
drank Ceylon Nuwara Eliya by Drink T
4405 tasting notes

A beautiful liquor in every way – to the eye, to the nose and to the palate! It has a lovely fragrance that is fruity and spicy and even a bit woodsy. It is a very good, complex Ceylon. Invigorating with a clean aftertaste.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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