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75
drank Cranberry Tea by MlesnA
1392 tasting notes

At my friend’s place again and having this tea while I babysit the kiddos for an hour. No disasters yet! Maybe they are biding thier time before bringing out the chaos party :P
I am in a very strange mood today. Surrounded by people I adore, and yet distraught over a situation with another friend. I kinda wish I was in bed with my tea and a romantic comedy to distract me. Sighs.

Bah. This cuppa will do. And hey,there is no better distraction than two cheeky monkeys crawling all over me :)

Dustin

How are you typing with them crawling all over you?! I want to know your secret! ;)

Indigobloom

Hehe funny enough they only hang off me when a parent is around. It seems they had a lecture about behaving, or else face a consequence of me not coming over again for awhile (I am their godmother)

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75
drank Cranberry Tea by MlesnA
1392 tasting notes

Not bad not bad at all!
I’m at a friends house and ended up not wanting the tea I brought so defaulted to bagged cranberry ceylon. I’m surprised, based on the reviews, I expected this to be terrible.
The tartness of the cranberry really comes through, along with that slight bitterness but not in an astringent oversteeped way.
I could really get used to this. Super tasty!

cteresa

I had this some years ago and it was ok, I agree! Good even, I think we rated this pretty similarly :). But you made me curious of the other reviews, but nobody seems to have disliked it! was it because there were ratings in the 60s? For me that is good .

Indigobloom

oh lol! to me, 60 is a pretty low rating. Most of mine in the pretty decent range end up in the 70’s or 80’s
I should have read the reviews more carefully haha

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83
drank Earl Grey by MlesnA
1 tasting notes

This is a very interesting take on Earl Grey. It’s clearly the classic flavours, but much more fragrant. I tend to brew it black with only a little leaf for a few minutes as a very refreshing pick-me-up. The other way is to brew it for 5 minutes with a fair amount of leaf, then have it with milk. This gives a good smoky Earl Grey and is excellent in the morning.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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8
drank Maple Tea by MlesnA
19 tasting notes

I was really disappointed by this tea. I bought it in a fit of homesickness – I’m very far from my native Vermont, and when I saw it in a Russian mall I thought it was too good to be true! It came in the coolest tin, too (UVM green and gold!) so I figured it would be worth an impulse buy. But I’ve been so disappointed! I’ve really tried to make this tea work – experimenting with steeping times, water temperatures… even cold steeping it! But nothing seems to make it taste good. Like Jillian said, it’s got a really weird, synthetic flavor to it that makes the whole thing taste frankly kind of gross.

This is the first time I’ve had a really bad experience with loose leaf tea… but I suppose it had to happen eventually!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Maple Tea by MlesnA
7 tasting notes

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89
drank Cranberry Tea by MlesnA
7 tasting notes

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89
drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
7 tasting notes

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89
drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
7 tasting notes

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89
drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
7 tasting notes

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89
drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
7 tasting notes

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98
drank Earl Grey by MlesnA
7 tasting notes

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85

This nice wooden box I bought in a japanese store about this premium sencha its something to talk about. As my nose detected the smell of the Sencha i knew it was a quality tea, the smell is something to remember, a little spicy and a little sweet, has that perfect sense of humor the green teas have, the mixture.
I had bad experiences with other normal sencha teas that taste too much to seaweed or it dont taste at all, but in this case, it was great. In the aroma you can perfectly smell that characteristic thing of all sencha and when you try it i promise it would be a green tea that will warm your soul a little :) i reccomend it.

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86
drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
1351 tasting notes

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86
drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
1351 tasting notes

I really enjoyed this one. The tastes mixed together just right and mmmm….so yummy. I love vanilla, and the grenadine made it perfect. Definitely need to buy more.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
520 tasting notes

I don’t think I steeped this long enough, but it was still tasty! We picked up a couple single bags of this to try a Monk’s Blend before we invested in some looseleaf, but I enjoyed the light vanilla flavour of it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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67
drank Cranberry Tea by MlesnA
335 tasting notes

This is definitely in your face flavoured tea – but a nice one. Ceylon tea, very nice base, strong but not bitter or tanninic and a lot of flavour. The flavouring does not seem too artificial to my tastebuds, though I am on expert on cranberry. It reminded me in strength and character of some russian brand (no idea which, packaging was in Cyrillic) flavoured teas, though perhaps this was nicer.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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67
drank Vanilla Tea by MlesnA
73 tasting notes

Received from a friend in Italy. A perfectly serviceable vanilla tea, but the flavour of the vanilla is not quite potent enough to stand up to milk, which I always use for black tea. Perhaps it would be better without milk… I sweetened my cup with agave nectar and enjoyed this as a morning tea. It’s not as bracing as Earl Grey, so I would suggest as a mild, smooth afternoon tea. Good, but not as creamy as I had hoped.

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67
drank Peach Apricot Tea by MlesnA
73 tasting notes

Received from a friend in Italy. I enjoyed this tea sweetened with agave nectar and no milk, and it was very good. A good balance of fruity sweetness and nice Ceylon black tea. I am unfamiliar with the brand, but I would put Mlesna on the same level as Bigelow or Stash tea for quality.

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93
drank Monk's Blend by MlesnA
9 tasting notes

Not only does this tea taste great, but it is great for its original purpose, staying up for long periods of religious meditation. I often stay up for hours just sitting and thinking, and this tea makes you feel awake, but not jittery or how caffeine makes you feel. Regardless, this tea is a great blend of sweet and savory (i especially like the hints of vanilla). I highly recommend this to all fans of traditional teas.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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24
drank Fully Riped Apple by MlesnA
45 tasting notes

It is just a black tea with no detectable apple flavor. Although the tea bag smelled strongly of apple this did not translate into tea aroma or flavor.

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61
drank Afternoon Fruits by MlesnA
45 tasting notes

Most fruit MlesnA teas seem to have a strong rose flavor. While itself a nice flavor it makes it hard to differentiate between various fruit teas and this one was no exception. Nice fruit/rose blend with a strong flavor perfect for afternoon pick me up.

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64
drank Bitter Chocolat by MlesnA
45 tasting notes

Nice black with distinct chocolat flavor that is not too sweet. I prefer their Earl Grey Chocolat better but that is just a personal taste.

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46
drank Milky Mama Blend by MlesnA
45 tasting notes

Very smooth black tea with very little tanning bitterness.

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44
drank Plain Royal Milk Tea by MlesnA
45 tasting notes

As the name implies plain ol’ black tea. Although I generally dislike black tea this one was quite mild and had a nice nutty flavor and texture.

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