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Thanks Marzipan for this one. I’m enjoying it. The weather is gross out and we are supposed to get rain (lots of rain) for the next 3 days. Strawberry cake/custard in a cup. Nice way to keep the 3 o’clock munchies way.

Flavors: Cake, Cream, Custard, Strawberry

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drank Casablanca Twist by Adagio Teas
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I love a mint green tea. So refreshing and crisp. So when I was in Chicago a couple months ago and was able to go to an Adagio store, I instantly grabbed a bag of this. Been wanting to try it for a while. Probably one of the mintiest teas I have ever had. Not sure how often I’ll reach for it, but its good to have to play around with and maybe add a few herbals into.

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Flavors: Green, Mint

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drank Ginger Peach by TheBeesTeas
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I tried to step outside my “tea” box and try a red rooibos blend. Yeah. . .still not for me. I think I passed this one along to Shae. The ginger and peach flavors were nice, but that aftertaste from the red rooibos I just couldn’t get past.

Hopefully someone will enjoy it more than me.

Here is the full review:


Flavors: Ginger, Medicinal, Peach


You did! I do like red rooibos so I’m excited to try this one. I’ve loved the peach and ginger combination before so I bet this one will be a winner for me. Thank you for sharing!!


You are welcome! Hope you enjoy!

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Matcha TTB

This is just so good! Rich, creamy, caramel matcha goodness with a very slight hint of saltiness. I have tried Red Leaf’s matcha before but for some reason I haven’t tried this one. So impressed. Threw some in cold almond milk. Yum!

Makes me very tempted to make an order. . .

Flavors: Caramel, Salty, Sweet

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drank Cran-Grape Shou Mei by 52teas
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Thanks Marzipan!

This tastes just like a grape drink you’d get at primary school. Not something I’d reach for all the tea, but it makes a decent iced tea. The grape flavor is about all you can taste with a slight hint of cranberry in the background giving some tartness. I really can’t taste anything else.

Flavors: Grapes, Tart

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drank Vanilla Mint Chai by Rishi Tea
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I am a complete newbie when it comes to Pu-erh. I’m at a loss. It is almost intimidating to start down that road. But after having this, I think I want to start that trek.

The earthy tones that came out where fantastic. And the cinnamon added a sweetness to it. I really enjoyed this and drank it fast. I’m excited now to try some more.

Here are ramblings from my first experience. . .


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Thank you Shae for introducing me to this adorable shop! I am jealous of people that have these awesome little shops around them. There isn’t anything like that or even a tea shop around me. There are tea rooms but they serve flavored Lipton or ROT, which is fine. Just nothing to creative there.

Shae gave me a huge sample of this in our last swap. It smelled so good. But when I brewed it up and tried it, I really picked up a lot of hibiscus. I do like Hibiscus, but this was an overwhelming amount making my first cup really tart. I did play around with the steeping parameters a bit and finally, VIOLA- I had an amazing cup of peaches’n cream delight. I already ordered more for Marzipan and I to try from this adorable company.

Here are the rest of my ramblings thoughts on this one:

Happy Thursday all!

Flavors: Cream, Hibiscus, Peach, Sweet, Tart


I’m glad you were able to get the peaches and cream flavor to come through! What did you end up doing to help with the tartness? I might have to try your technique. :)


I will have to look back at my notes-I’ll let you know. Thanks for the sample-BTW. Can’t wait to try more of their teas!

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Oh where to begin. Its been a crazy couple years. My life has completely been turned upside down but I’m very happy where I landed. I’m finally in a great place-Living with an amazing guy and his hilarious yet full of attitude twin teenage boys, and my two adorable kiddos in Central Illinois and there is no other place I’d want to be.

Now on to the tea: I love all kinds. I’m not a huge fan of red rooibos but I love green rooibos. Beyond that, I’ll try everything once or twice to make sure I didn’t bumble up the steepings. If you are interested in something from me, just holler at me. I’m always up for trying new tea blends or sharing with others!

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