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Additional notes: ..two years later. Yikes. This has to be one of my oldest teas. BUT I steeped this for about 66 seconds after waiting a few minutes after boiling and it was a teaspoon and a half. WAY more maple flavor. I was oversteeping this one. Even way back then, 52Teas taste better with shorter steep times. I definitely didn’t have this much maple flavor the last time I had it (maple was what I wanted)… but still no blueberry flavor. But it’s nice to know that my old teas still hold some flavor!

ETA: I just checked the date and it was 9/7/11 last time… one day from being exactly two years ago!

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Got some of this from The Tea Sipper in trade, so trying it out.

I agree with most of the posters that I really don’t get much flavour out of this, mostly faintly in the aftertaste but it doesn’t linger. What I do taste doesn’t really do anything for me. I’m not sure if it’s that I don’t really like the black base or what, but something just seems a bit off in this tea for me. Can’t say I like it much at all.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I got this tea in a swap from Tea Sipper, thanks!

I can taste the cherry in this tea very strongly, much more than the cranberry. The addition of sugar seems to have brought out a sort of cough-syrup-esque flavour that isn’t too terrible, but isn’t that great either. Less sugar next cup and I might change my rating.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Thanks for including this in our swap, TeaEqualsBliss! I had to steep this one a while to get any steep color at all in the tea. The flavor isn’t bad, and obviously cran and cherry would work well together. The cherry seems more like a mild sour cherry. It just seems like many of the Zoomdweebie’s I’ve had have cranberry in them! Also, the black tea flavor barely exists which I guess will showcase the other flavors better.

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This starts with a nice black tea base. It shouldn’t have too much flavor, or it takes away from the flavors that are added to it. I steeped this the other day and there wasn’t much flavor at ALL. Today, I must have steeped it perfectly because every sip has a peach and cream flavor. YUM But I still wish there was more flavor to it. I never have actual cream, probably because I don’t drink coffee. I literally drank more coffee when I was three years old. But I’m starting to think I love all creamy teas! I keep wanting to steep my new favorite every day – Earl Grey Creme!

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Hey hey hey I got a sample of this from TeaEqualsBliss and its pretty darn good!
I was not anticipating much mostly because the smell was bland but this brewed into a nice tea!
I would not even mention the smokiness because honestly I don’t think anyone who didn’t know what smoky tea tasted like would identify it as smokey. I know that word tends to put some people off so I would leave it out.
Now with that said – it has a slightly smoky flavor in the background LOL.
Its mostly rich, fruity, creamy, thicker and heavier than most tea in mouthful and sweet.
I have to say the sweetness and fruitiness hit me first and foremost. I could not add any sweetener to this as I feel it would be too sweet for me if I did.
This is a lovely tea and I am so happy I had a chance to try something that I guess is not around anymore!
Thank you SO MUCH TeaEqualsBliss for passing this on my way!

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Again…going thru my older teas (that are always stored in a cool/dry place not exposed to light) and came across this one. I’m having another cuppa now. It’s still yummy. There isn’t much smoke at all but the fruity notes are subtle and creamy. I’m sharing this with swappin’-buddies SOON :)

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Thanks for this one, TeaEqualsBliss!

I just ate a soft pretzel, whatever that brand is you can buy at the grocery store. I hadn’t had them in AGES so I was quite surprised when I took one out of the bag. I know I’ve clearly gotten bigger but they seem to have gotten much smaller at the same time! I made this iced and it was done at about the same time, which was amusing.

It’s the perfect accompaniment to a salty snack. It’s sweet, but not in a candy-like way. The peach flavoring actually tastes like peach! The cranberry I don’t get as much but it’s definitely got a tart presence in here.

This makes a very good iced tea, I’ll have to try it hot too though. It’s refreshing and I’m glad it has aged well because it is tasty!

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Swappin’ ammo! Just sippin’ and swappin’! Movin’ on…

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backlogging – LOTS of backlogging – see previous notes :)

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Okay…so…for the rest of today…here’s my game!!!

I will go "dumpster-divin’ so to speak! Not LITERALLY but I will dig dump into my stash and force myself to drink whatever I randomly pick out of my stash!

here’s the first one!

And then I have enough for one more so I will send a little bit to a friend.
See previous notes :)
YUM

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There is a mild scent of maple to this tea. But anything blueberry is non-existant. I may have ‘burned’ any of the blueberry flavor out though, since I usually wait a bit before steeping after boiling. This time I didn’t. I do love a decent black tea though.. so if you’re just going for that, it’s pretty good. Disappointed there isn’t more maple or blueberry flavor here though…

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Keeping the peach theme going…yet another fix from QuiltGuppy, generous she is. The peach is there, but understated. The cream is faint. I am picking up a trace of smoke in the black tea base. I like smoke, but was caught off guard to find it here. I tasted three distinct times and it is there. Odd but good. Reading the peaches & cream label, I expected bold flavors. This is ok, nothing wrong with it, just not what I expected.

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Thank you to LiberTeas for this one!

I really like this one. I found that the cranberry was more prominent than the apple, which I caught more on the finish. I did expect the flavours overall to be a little more noticeable (based on the scent of the leaves, which was quite strong) but this is a very good tea the way it is. I will rate this tea next time I review it – the slider bar for ratings won’t work on this computer.

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Backlogging from earlier…it was nice! Take a look at my previous notes…

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I am enjoying a cup of this at the moment… a nice way to unwind. It is a fairly average Lung Ching – delicious, buttery, and vegetative.

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I’m really enjoying this one this morning and have a serving or two left so I am going to pass it along to a friend. Upping the rating on this too! YUM!

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I can’t believe it’s been 4 months since I had this…thought I would revisit. Still liking this one! Upping the rating a bit because I think it’s tastier than I remember! Nicely flavored all around!

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