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drank Raspberry Truffle by White Lion
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Wow! This is the first chocolate tea that I’ve had that actually tastes like chocolate! The raspberry doesn’t taste fake and the tea is just SMOOOTTH……

This is my first White Lion tea and was a sample sachet even! I’m thinking I might need to place another order before their low shipping minimum ends for June.

I love everything about this tea and could have it everyday for a nice dessert tea.

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Purchased this when I traveled to Austria in 2010. The tea is still as good as day one. It is a nice smooth black tea with chocolate and vanilla flavors. This tea tastes just as good as it smells. Since I only had about 10 minutes before the shop closed that day, I had to make very quick choices…..I think I did pretty good! Definitely a good after dinner dessert tea. I’m possibly going to go back the end of 2014 so now it’s my goal to finish off all I bought there before I go back.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Yum Yum Yum! I am NOT a mint in tea person. I received this as a sample and it just smelled so good! The taste is just as fulfilling. A nice creamy smooth mint flavor. I will definitely be buying more!

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99
drank Strawberry by Lupicia
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Got this in the March newsletter. I’m quite shocked at the reviews because I loved this! The dry tea smells of heavenly sweet strawberry. The brewed tea has the same flavor as the scent. I didn’t even need sugar! I brewed it in a 16oz cup but I think I’d prefer it stronger so using 8-12oz next time.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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99
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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My Grandma served this to me last night (in bag form). I was completely amazed that it was this good! I’m going to order some loose online now to compare. I loved that the orange and lemon had a nice light balance. In the meantime I picked up some bagged from Target and have made 3 cups already.

BTW – has anyone seen that Target now carries Harney and Sons in tins!!!

Josie Jade

Oh my goodness, I haven’t seen that Target has Harney’s, but I will check the next time I am in Target. I hope my small little town has it, that would be wonderful!

darby

It’s so cool…they had like 6-8 different ones! I got green tea with Thai flowers

Claire

Woah, Target has Harney?! I wonder what the SF store has…

fermataleaf

Yep. I bought a ginger tisane from Harney a while back at Target. I couldn’t believe it either.

Kasumi no Chajin

Another road trip is in order then…

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Got this tea for Christmas along with the Merlot and Green Tea one.

I was quite surprised by this tea – it’s very complex. I have to say the smell kinda put me off as it has alot of cherry to it. The flavor still has the cherry but it’s more of a smooth taste. I didn’t get any cinnamon coming out for this steep so maybe this cup just had more cherry in it. I really like cinnamon so hope next time will reveal it.

I can’t wait to try it again and resteep (didn’t think to save my leaves the first time). I’m not quite sure if it’ll make my repurchase list but it was definitely worth getting.

I’d definitely recommend this if you like darker complex teas that are smooth.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Leeflea

Thank you as I’m dying to try this type of tea. I like your saying about the cherry undertones. I’ll check with my supplier and see if he has it. I’m much obliged. Lee

Leeflea

Oh, pardon me, I thought this was a tea instead of a wine which is even more the better. I am sipping some eau de vie framboise at the moment. Are you familiar with it? Lee’

darby

That Lee! I was trying to find this post earlier today and couldn’t! Oh yes, this is tea. They have a series of 6 (I think) teas that are all based around a type of wine.
If you want, I can swap you some as I have plenty left.

Leeflea

Good it’s tea then. Thanks but I’ve nothing to swap except the exotic teas I got from my friend at the Tea Embassy in Austin, TX. If you’d like to know the names of them, which I don’t, let me know and if it’s acceptable to you, we’ll see what we can work out. I have 54 pks. RSVP. Lee

darby

Sure, I’m open. I’ll follow you – you’ll have to follow me so we can message each other.

Bonnie

Menghai 2009 Red Aura Pu-erh has a very smooth Cabernet type flavor naturally. Almost something between that and a Paso Robles Zinfandel which is more bright, ripe and jammy to me.
It’s quite inexpensive and delicious. 100 gr is around $8.

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Had this with dinner tonight. I love jasmine and this tea had a nice smooth jasmine taste. I didn’t need any sugar with this tea. I was very excited about the jasmine so I didn’t pay enough attention to the other flavors which I will do next time.

I’ve never had a tea from Verdant that wasn’t good!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Before I continue this review, my last on for the free matcha program, I just want to say a big THANKS to Red Leaf Tea for encouraging us all to drink more matcha. They have provided us with such wonderful flavors and creative varieties that we will never be satisfied with normal matcha again! I hope to see more new flavors from their creative minds. THANKS RED LEAF!!!
I don’t think I’d be a girl if I didn’t love chocolate. I don’t think anything could be better than matching raspberry with chocolate. My sister-in-law buys these chocolate covered raspberries (in bulk!!!) and so I ordered this matcha hoping that it would satisfy me enough so I wouldn’t steal her stash and become 400 pounds! I opened this matcha and was pleasantly surprised to smell chocolate! I couldn’t seem to smell the raspberry in it. I put it into a tin to keep it fresh, if it’ll make it very long. The small size fits perfect in the tin with a little wiggle room…enough to be able to get the measuring spoon in.
I really wasn’t sure how I wanted to prepare this matcha. I ordered the black matcha as I thought it would compliment the chocolate. First I prepared it with just 1 tsp matcha and 16.9oz of water. It was ok, but not really what I was looking for. I seemed to get more chocolate from it this way and not enough raspberry flavor. SO, next I heated up some milk, added a bit of sugar and frothed it up into a latte. Now here is where I get more of the raspberry. It’s a nice creamy truffle.
On a side note, I’ll be learning to make truffles from tea as a local tea shop this week so maybe I’ll be able to use what I have left in making a tea truffle! You can never go wrong with chocolate and raspberries that don’t make you gain weight.
THANKS again Red Leaf for another wonderful matcha creation….keep’em comin’!
Here is how I ordered my Raspberry Truffle Matcha from Red Leaf Tea:
Size: Small
Quality: Black
Flavor: Delicate
Storage: Air tight refill flat pouch – would definitely recommend purchasing a tin for your matcha to keep it fresh. I did not order one this time since I already had a tin.
To get your own tasty Raspberry Truffle Matcha from Red Leaf Tea – GO HERE NOW!!!!
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/raspberry-truffle-matcha.html

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drank Pumpkin Pie Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Ok, I have to start by saying that I love Thanksgiving! That is because I love that you can get so many pumpkin things at this time of year. For one month I get to indulge on pumpkin flavored everything! Then I have 11 long months of waiting for companies to bring out the pumpkin again! And let me tell you, I overload myself so much on pumpkin that I’m ready for it to end. That only lasts about a month before I’m craving pumpkin things again. SO, that is why I just HAD To order the Pumpkin Pie Matcha from Red Leaf. I’m hoping that they’ll keep this flavor around and not just have it available in the fall.
I really wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to prepare this the first time. I opened this matcha and got a cloud full of heavenly pumpkin spices. I put it into a tin to keep it fresh but I doubt that it’ll stay there for very long. The small size fits perfect in the tin with a little wiggle room…enough to be able to get the measuring spoon in.
I decided to prepare this matcha as a latte with warm milk. I heated up 10oz of milk on the stove and then used my frother to create foam. I then added the matcha and whisked the latte….finishing off with another round with the frother. This matcha was very smooth. I think the milk really complimented it well and made it taste just like a pumpkin pie! This was so good that I don’t think I want to prepare it any other way. I think it needs the milk to take it to the next level. I did purchase mine with the white matcha as I didn’t really want to much of an earthy flavor in this matcha. I was very happy with it this was so I don’t think I’ll order it any other way.
Here is how I ordered my Pumpkin Pie Matcha from Red Leaf Tea:
Size: Small
Quality: White
Flavor: Delicate
Storage: Air tight refill flat pouch – would definitely recommend purchasing a tin for your matcha to keep it fresh. I did not order one this time since I already had a tin.
To get your own tasty Pumpkin Pie Matcha from Red Leaf Tea – GO HERE NOW!!!!
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pumpkin-pie-matcha.html

Ruby Woo Scarlett

That sounds like such a treat. I love anything pumpkin too, Americans really do go all the way at this time of year, I wish I had access to all that pumpkin goodness!

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drank Lime Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I was very excited to try the Lime Matcha. I opened this matcha and put it into a tin to keep it fresh. The small size fits perfect in the tin with a little wiggle room…enough to be able to get the measuring spoon in. I didn’t have any doubts that this matcha would be tasty. Lime flavored things are so popular nowadays…lime popcorn…lime and sea salt chips….etc.
I decided to first prepare this matcha cold with just water. I added 1 tsp to a 16.9oz bottle and shook it up. I then put it into the freezer as I really wanted it cold. If I had let it stay in there overnight I could have had lime matcha popsicles! I didn’t think about that till after I drank it so I’ll have to try that next time. The lime added just enough tartness to give a kick to otherwise boring water. This matcha intrigued me so much that I decided to prepare it again. This time I used a bit of seltzer (bubbly) water. I think I like it even better this way! I did add a touch of sugar to both preparations.
I purchased this with the starter matcha. If I had really thought about it, I think I would have purchased white matcha as I think it would give it an even lighter flavor. Guess I’ll just have to order it again!
Red Leaf just keeps on amazing me with their creative flavors and the lime flavored matcha does not disappoint!
Here is how I ordered my Lime Matcha from Red Leaf Tea:
Size: Small
Quality: Classic Starter Grade
Flavor: Delicate
Storage: Air tight refill flat pouch – would definitely recommend purchasing a tin for your matcha to keep it fresh. I did not order one this time since I already had a tin.
To get your own tasty Lime Matcha from Red Leaf Tea – GO HERE NOW!!!!
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/lime-matcha.html

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