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85
drank Banana Bake by T2
609 tasting notes

Yeah, this tea is incredible. Be careful, though, because it is possible to brew it a little too long. It can get a bit astringent! Easily amended with some sugar and milk, because it’s true, this tea is awesome in all forms. Just watch the oversteeping—keep it to around 3mins.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Turkish Apple by T2
1849 tasting notes

I was being impatient and didn’t want to wait for tea to steep so I made this instant treat and iced it. It is sweet and juicy and tastes like apple juice. T2 suggests lemon with this and I can definitely see how this would improve the cup as it would cut the sweetness just a touch. Still, it is a pleasant cuppa so thank you Memily for sharing with me.

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95
drank Rose by T2
609 tasting notes

Hmm. Something about tonight’s cup tasted off.

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78
drank Arctic Fire by T2
4729 tasting notes

Another tea from MissB oh to be involved in all the crazy things she is! :) Miss you!

This one is an interesting tea. I wasn’t quite sure what i was smelling when i brewed it, but the first few sips of this were for sure apricot. the mint addition to this one is a really interesting take on a tea and one that i’m fond of. There’s something neat about sipping on a tea that smells like fruit and summer and then tastes more like winter heh. I am a fan :)

Suziqzer

Sounds interesting

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drank Buddha's Tears by T2
1 tasting notes

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60
drank Cinnamon Somersault by T2
609 tasting notes

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60
drank Cinnamon Somersault by T2
609 tasting notes

Ok. It breaks my heart to do this, but I have to adjust my rating for (and my obsession with) Cinnamon Somersault based on the rejigged formula for 2014.

It’s just… not what it used to be.

It’s not worse (well—I guess based on my ratings I think it is, but still, it’s not BAD) but it’s different. The orange is gone from the mention, and replaced by nondescript “flavours” and what I’d even call a bit of a spicy kick to the palate.

It’s still interesting but it’s not the tisane I fell in love with. But that’s good, because it means I’m able to continue weaning off T2.

One blend at a time.

Dustin

That’s how I got off Teavana, one tea at a time. If they ever brought back two of my discontinued favorites, I might have to consider a momentary relapse tho. Always a bummer to have a favorite changed or taken away.

Memily

I didn’t mind being addicted to T2 when it was a lovely grassroots independent Aussie company! Now it’s owned by a Big Bad, I’m far less inclined.

Dustin

Did they sell/get bought out? Are there many options for Aussie grown teas?

Memily

Yes, they’re now a part of Unilever :( there are a whole bunch of lovely local Aussie options but my task is uncovering them at the moment! T2’s definitely the most prolific. I’m having fun with Monstrositea’s tea subscription as it’s doing a lot of the uncovering for me, which is nice :)

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95
drank Rose by T2
609 tasting notes

Took an overnight cold brew of this to work today and went slightly crazy for it. Dang. This is a keeper. I hate it when limited editions are keepers.

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70
drank Hojicha Bancha by T2
6 tasting notes

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Flavors: Nutty, Toasty

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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80
drank Choc Chip Chai by T2
4729 tasting notes

Another tea from missB i figured i should try some of the chais, she and others have sent me or i’ll never get to them until the fall lol Chai tends to be more of what i want in the winter than summer. Although, some of these days i should make it traditional style and then ice it…that might be delicious!

Anyway, i didn’t get much chocolate from this one but that might have beendue to the ration of things in the sample. Instead i had a relatively pleasaant cup of chai tea that had just a little more star anise than i would normally want, but was still tasty. I wish id though to add just a bit of cacao shells to it but it didn’t occur to me until after.

thanks missb!

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96
drank Black Rose by T2
3 tasting notes

Hands down my absolute favourite tea.
So delicious on it’s own and no fiddling with the temperature!
Smells absolutely amazing too!
Only dissapointment is how expensive t2 is. That’s dissapointing. :(

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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95
drank Milky Oolong by T2
3 tasting notes

This is a delicious tea!
I don’t love oolong teas, but I make an exception for this!

Flavors: Creamy, Milk

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Creme Brulee by T2
3 tasting notes

I love this tea! Although, anything from T2 is incredibly overpriced!
It’s simple and delicious and provides that caffeine boost to start the day!

Flavors: Caramel, Nutty

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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75
drank Gen Mai Cha Sencha by T2
3 tasting notes

A faithful representation of authentic Japanese Gen Mai Cha, right down to the delightful popping sounds during steeping and the subtle nuances of the sencha masked by the robust flavour of the rice :)

Flavors: Smoked, Toasted Rice

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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88
drank Banana Bake by T2
46 tasting notes

Had this a few times now.
I’ve oversteeped and overleafed it, understeeped and underleafed it, made it with regular milk and soy milk, drank it with and without sugar, and straight as well.
Delicious every.single.time.
It means a lot to me when you can do whatever the heck you want with a tea and still have it taste so good.
This was limited edition and it sold out in most stores nationwide in mere weeks.
There are so many other teas I want to try but I bought a second box of this because once it’s gone, it’s gone. Unless it was super popular, which in that case they may add it to their permanent collection but no guarantees. Having said that, I have a feeling it will be brought back but I grabbed the very last box at my store anyway.
Have to comment on how damn pretty the leaves are as well. Dark and slightly twisted, with bright yellow strands weaved throughout, real banana pieces and bold red flecks.
Bring it back, T2. Please. Pretty please.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 450 ML

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95
drank Rose by T2
609 tasting notes

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61
drank Riotous Rose by T2
46 tasting notes

There’s too much going on here. I guess that’s why this frenzy of flavours is described as Riotous.
Made this iced and it was quite tart and strong, but when toned down with more water and sweetened with Turkish Cherry sugar, it becomes much more pleasant and kind of like a Strawberries & Cream soft lolly. However, this blend seems to need a lot of experimentation to get right and I’d rather have a drink that tastes great straight off the bat.

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81
drank Apple Crumble by T2
46 tasting notes

Wasn’t the hugest fan of this as a hot tea, but iced…my goodness!
Bite into a frozen Sara Lee Apple Danish and this is what it tastes like.
So very delicious. You would not regret making this.

Steeped at double strength for ten minutes in boiling water and left to chill in the fridge.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 10 tsp 47 OZ / 1400 ML

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81
drank Apple Crumble by T2
46 tasting notes

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73
drank Marrakech by T2
11 tasting notes

I bought this lovely little tea from T2 yesterday (along with their adorable Dippy cup, I love this mug so damn much already). I don’t think it’s the most unique or stand out blend I’ve encountered, but it seems steadfast and a reliable tea to reach for when I’m stressed. I’m very keen to try this iced in summer, but I’m enjoying drinking this as a heated brew in the late morning.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Marrakech by T2
11 tasting notes

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80
drank Creme Brulee by T2
46 tasting notes

After trying this a few more times, I’ve decided that this is indeed, a very good tea. Not sure why I wasn’t enamoured by the sample, but since receiving a whole box of this as a gift from T2, I’ve been making it in my T2 flask to take to work a few times a week.
Aroma and mouthfeel are both of the creme brulee variety and this has been an enjoyable experience.

I’ve found that brewing for four minutes at a slightly lower temperature (as opposed to shorter steeping times in boiling) prevents the bitterness that others have mentioned in their notes.

Yummy :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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95
drank Apple Crumble by T2
609 tasting notes

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100
drank Melbourne Breakfast by T2
55 tasting notes

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