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First things first… Hello Steepster. It has truely been a rough to weeks. I have a couple apologies to pass out. To both Tommy the Toad and to Brian. You have been amazingly patient and i kinda dropped the ball hard. Shortly after i set up our swaps, a hateful turn of events with a room mate ended in an immediate removal of my family and all of our property. it did take us sometime to get back on our feet and i promise that as soon as we get the reat of our tea collection here and sorted, both of your shipment will be on its ways with excellent extras. again guys i am truly sorry for my slip and i’ll make for it. Good night guys

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Tommy the Toad

thats horrible i hate it for you, life can be so mean for no reason at all, i wish best luck to you and your family :) i pray for you all.

Steven Cook

thank you my friend. you two are awesome.

Brian

Just caught this note. Thanks for the update and of course I’m terribly sorry to hear of your situation. Here’s to the best and that everything works out for you and your family!

Steven Cook

Thank you brian

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So… this is some exciting stuff. This is my first ever Puerh. and i didn’t know rather to be excited or intimidated by it. It is wonderfully malty like the yunnan blacks i have had and so much more dark… almost like a cup of coke. Dry, it smelled a little fishy. Brewed is is a wonderful thing. having said all of that. i’m not even sure if this is the same tea as the teavivre tea. The packaging look identical so i kind of assumed. None the less, amazing.

Thank you Tommy for my new Fixation.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
The DJBooth

Pu-Erh is quite a wonderful thing!

Steven Cook

The single one i have had was awesome. i was put off a little by the fishy smell, but i didnt get that taste

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I love earl gray… in almost all forms.
This one is no different.
I do very much enjoy the combo
of the citrus and cream.
It just works for me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
36 tasting notes

I do enjoy a flavored black every once in a blue moon… except… i love this intimately. It’s right up there with my blessed Nine Dragon Golden Needles.

Now don’t get me wrong, i have always enjoyed a cup of flavored tea, but i always looked at it more as a treat. This tea is very different indeed. The flavor is very unique in that it is not an earl gray, but uses Bergamot so its flavor profile is familiar… kinda like home away from home.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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This was a surprise from MadelineAlyce…

The dry leafs were very strong of citrus and grapefruit, which is nice because it’s a nice head cleaner in the morning. As for the past few morning, i have had such a migraine and i have almost been catatonic, so my housemate woke me up at about 8 pm and asked me if i wanted a cup of tea, which i did, so i peeled myself off the couch and did something…made tea.

Nice and sweet with a little acid. Citrus filled grapefruit fills my tastebuds full of life.
thank you to miss Alyce for this sample…it’s awesome.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank MateVana by Teavana
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So… this mate was exactly what i wanted it to be and so much more. It was a perfect cup of hot chocolate. nice and sweet. This is sure to be my new coffee.

Thank you MadelineAlyce for my generous sample.

A full review will be added within the next couple of days.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Scarlet Cloud by Teavana
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So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.

So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.The Review.

So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.The Review.First things first, I don’t do well with green tea… i just don’t. i feel like i say this every time i post about green tea. we just don;t get along…now having said this…i do love jasmine.

So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.The Review.First things first, I don’t do well with green tea… i just don’t. i feel like i say this every time i post about green tea. we just don;t get along…now having said this…i do love jasmine.Dry leaf – after attacking the bags again i was bashed in the face with jasmine. This is not a bad thing though. When i drink a tea with jasmine, its meant to be a relaxer, so the stronger the better, up to a point. Steeped somewhere between 3:30 And 4:00 minutes.

So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.The Review.First things first, I don’t do well with green tea… i just don’t. i feel like i say this every time i post about green tea. we just don;t get along…now having said this…i do love jasmine.Dry leaf – after attacking the bags again i was bashed in the face with jasmine. This is not a bad thing though. When i drink a tea with jasmine, its meant to be a relaxer, so the stronger the better, up to a point. Steeped somewhere between 3:30 And 4:00 minutes.Brewed unsweet – Naturally sweet from the jasmine and very flowery. nice soft mouthfeel , creats a smooth blanket of warmth on the roof of my mouth.

Sweetened. With honey, Pulls the jasmine out with force, as well as the green tea flavor. Works very well with the honey.

I think, with a little bit of time, this may be up there with the only other green i like (casablanca twist by adagio).

Good Night All.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Steven Cook

So.. not real sure why the post acted in such a funny way… just try and ignore it.

Angrboda

I’ve seen that happen once before. The poster said everything looked completely normal on their end until they saw the post afterwards and couldn’t fix it. It’s like the site has the hiccups or something.

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Thank you god for Teavivre. I received a sample of this in the mail today and i gotta tell you all…. it rocks. I haven’t reached out much as far as different companies for teas, and before today, besides Lipton and Twinnings boxed bags, i had not ventured past Teavana and Adagio. So… needless to say, i love this tea. It is nice and affordable and just perfect.
So.. with further a due: The Review.

Opening the bag is always interesting because the first hit of the aroma is always invigorating, however, I was almost disappointed when i didn’t smell anything when i opened the bag. it didn’t take long to realize that, upon looking in the first bag, i found several smaller bag actually holding the tea. i fiddled with those smaller bags and when i was done…PERFECT. The Aroma was out of this world. A bold, black mildly sweet and a touch spicy scent waffed into my face and filled me with joy. I put a teaspoon into my Tea-rex steeper and steeped the tea for 3 ish minutes at about boiling 212 degrees. After the steeping, the leafs we sweet and open and the liqueur was amber-gold color.

The first, unsweetened sip: Roasty and earthy, as would be expected from a black tea, nice and bold with a little peppery aftertaste ( but nothing like the Yunnan i’m used to.) Second sip, still earthy, little coco and a little spice but very much a bold tea flavor.

First sweetened sip (1 half teaspoon clover honey): In the dry leafs i detected a sweet aroma that didn’t come through in the unsweetened sip, but now it is brought to the front and center. Not to heavy but silky mouth feel and over excellent taste and aftertaste.

In closing, an Amazing tea, if i was better off with money, i would invest heavily in a good order of this.
Thank you Angel for your generous sample. I feel your generosity will work wonders for you and for you company.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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hello all, i’m joe. i am from a sleepy little town called Germantown in Ohio. i stopped drinking soda about 6 months ago, which is the point in time when i started truly started enjoying tea.

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