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drank Passion by Tazo
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Still trying to drink all of my bagged tea! My kitchen cupboard is overflowing with boxes of them D: I haven’t had this one so I thought I’d give it a shot. The aroma is very, very pleasant. I was afraid of the flavor because of hibiscus. It most always ruins hot beverages for me… But it’s actually quite pleasant as well. Not as tart as I thought it would be. It’s sweet and juicy. A little tart but it fits.

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Mmm this hit the spot! Yum :]

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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I have been sent SO much of this tea in swaps so I thought I’d actually try one tonight. Today has been a bagged tea kind of day. I feel lazy :[
Anyways… The aroma of this tea is actually pretty nice. Smokey citrus is all that comes to mind. The flavor is fresh orange. Not bad for a bagged tea. I actually quite enjoyed it.

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Got my order from Teavivre today :D And I received this as one of my samples. I have tried this one before but it was when I was first exploring the wonderful world of pu-erh. So hopefully I’ll like this one a bit more then the last time. I’ve been playing around with my gaiwan today and thought I’d do multiple steeps for this tea. So here it goes!
10s rinse
1st at 10s:
The flavor is light but it’s good. It’s woodsy and sweet. There is a bit of a smokey flavor to it.
2nd at 10s:
The liquor is certainly darker. The aroma is strong and very earthy. The flavor kind of reminds me of a cigar. It’s musky, earthy, and a bit smokey.
3rd at 10s:
The liquor is a dark, velvety brown now. The aroma has lightened but it’s still pretty earthy. It’s turned very smokey and musky. There is a bit of a sweet, floral note coming through, though.
4th at 15s:
The liquor is starting to lighten up a little bit. The aroma is earthy and sweet. The flavor is earthy and has a bit of a floral\sweet note to it. This is actually my favorite so far.
5th at 20s:
This steep is mellow and quite enjoyable. The aroma is sweet and earthy. Much lighter than the last two. The flavor is sweet and earthy. A tiny, tiny bit of floral comes through.
6th at 30s:
This one is much like the first. It’s light. It has more of the earthiness to it but still has that sweet note to it.

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drank Anji Duet by Adagio Teas
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The dry leaf smells fruity. Like peach and apricot jam. It’s very, very sweet. There are light floral notes with melon and apricot notes. MMmm I could see myself buying a little more than a sample of this.

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drank Green Pekoe by Adagio Teas
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The aroma of this tea reminds me of sweet potatoes. The flavor is actually pretty sweet. I can catch buttery notes as well as grassy, vegetal notes. I really liked this green!

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Mmmm enjoying a nice cup :]

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Really? No notes for this one? Well I received a free sample of this with my last order. The aroma of this tea is very rich. The flavor is pretty creamy with vanilla. My boyfriend mentioned that it tasted like cream soda. It’s a pretty simple blend but it’s delicious when done right. Thank you Della Terra!


Cream soda?! Oh goodness now I want to try this one, but I can’t drink rooibos much. First world tea problems.


It’s definitely one of the better vanilla rooibos blends that I’ve had. I haven’t really been a rooibos fan but Della Terra is changing my mind lately :]

Lariel of Lórien

That sounds delicious.

Terri HarpLady

It does sound good!

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Thank you to Della Terra for sending me a free sample of this! The aroma of this tea reminds me of Green Goddess from Tea Grotto(they pretty much have the same ingredients..). I’ve never had much luck with back and green blends… So fingers crossed I steeped this right…
This tastes EXACTLY like Green Goddess. But it has more of a darker note to it. I’m betting it’s the touch of black tea. Which is actually a nice touch… It adds something to the fruitiness of this tea.

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I got this as a free sample with my last Adagio order. The dry leaf smells like potatoes… But after it’s brewed the aroma turns to roasted marshmallows and baked sweet potatoes. It reminds me of the sweet potatoes we have at Thanksgiving. This tea is very different but I kind of like it. But… Now I’m craving sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top D:

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I love camping, longboarding, listening to and making music, hiking, yoga, cooking, the color blue, The Beatles, and of course the wonderful world of tea!
My journey with tea started about a year and a half ago. Since then I’ve learned a lot and that my favorites include oolongs, pu-erhs, and silver needle. I love a good dessert tea but I have found recently that I’m craving pure teas more and more! I look forward to learning a lot more from my fellow Steepsters :]


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