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I have to admit.. I only bought this for the tin but the tea is actually pretty tasty! It’s smooth with apple and rooibos flavors. There’s even a hint of chamomile. The aftertaste is very smooth with hints of vanilla and caramel. mmm.. :]

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88

I bought this one for the tin too… It’s cute :] This one is actually pretty strong in the spice and pumpkin flavors. VERY delicious blended with the rooibos. It’s creamy and smooth.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
746 tasting notes

A big thank you to Zen Tea!
I completely forgot I had this tea until I looked in my sample drawer. And I’m happy I did because it’s pretty dang good! This is a very delicious oolong. Definitely the first hazelnut/vanilla oolong I’ve had. It’s unique but I really like it. It’s a slightly buttery flavored tea and kind of creamy. The hazelnut fits nicely with the nuttiness of the oolong. You can taste the vanilla but it mostly rounds the edges of the nut flavor. MM this one is really delicious! If you like oolong teas then this one is a must try for you :]

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Pu-erh Vanilla Mint by Zen Tea
746 tasting notes

Thank you to Zen Tea for sending me this!!
So… this is my second time trying to write this review… my computer freaked out and I lost the first one.. But anyways I’m not much of a mint person but this tea is fantastic! The mint is the first flavor you taste but it’s not too strong. The vanilla kind of mellows the mint and adds to the pu-erh. The pu-erh is definitely the dominant flavor. It’s very strong and earthy. The aftertaste has a touch of cinnamon and it makes the entire tea! The flavors blend well together and I could see myself drinking this every morning.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Insence&Tea

Hmmm, this seems like an odd, but very interesting combination of flavors.

KallieBoo!

It’s different but definitely tasty.

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76
drank Energizing Chai by Zen Tea
746 tasting notes

Thank you to Zen Tea for sending this to me! It smells so good! I’ve never had a chai with coconut in it. I was also excited that it was pu-erh mixed with yerba mate!
For some reason when I try teas with coconut and chocolate they taste like plastic to me :[ and it’s ALL teas with chocolate and coconut. But I do know it’s just my taste buds because everyone I pass those teas on to LOVE them. Curse my taste buds :[
I’m getting a little bit of that with this tea but the chai makes it drinkable. I’m getting more of a chocolate chai with the weird coconut flavor after. It is a wonderful tea and I’m so happy I got to try it! But I give up on chocolate, coconut teas :[ And I’m still mad at my taste buds…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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94

Well, this is my last matcha of the night. French Vanilla! Which you can find here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/french-vanilla-matcha.html

I’ve been on a search for a nice, frothy, creamy matcha and I’ve read in other reviews that this is the creamiest of the two vanillas. I opened this one with my friend and she mentioned that it smelled like frosting on cupcakes. It definitely does smell like frosting! Even whipped up it smells delicious.
Mm :] This is definitely the creamiest matcha I’ve had so far. It reminds me of a cupcake. Like the entire cupcake, not just the frosting. It’s very velvety and smooth. There is a slight bitterness but there is a sweet smoothness that blends it nicely. I could see myself blending this with a lot of the matchas I have already. And I can also see myself just drinking the entire thing plain!
I ordered the “delicate” flavoring on this one and I’m wishing I had gotten the “distinctive” option. The vanilla mixed with the matcha kind of reminds me of melted green tea ice cream. It’s great and all, but at the moment I’m just wanting the creamy vanilla.
I would recommend this flavor to anyone! I think it’s a great one to start with if you’re just starting to explore the exciting world of matcha. So I will leave you with a link to this wonderful, creamy matcha!
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/french-vanilla-matcha.html

Goodnight fellow Steepsters!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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95
drank Rose Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
746 tasting notes

When I was picking out my next matcha I had absolutely NO idea what to get. When I saw the Rose matcha I thought it would be something different and new to try. It also reminds me of my grandma Annie. She LOVED bright red roses. So that’s another reason I got it :] You can find it here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/rose-matcha.html

When I opened the pouch I got a beautiful burst of rose. Very floral. It wasn’t really delicate like holding a rose to your nose but more like spraying a really expensive rose perfume. It was refreshing after all of the fruit and dessert flavors.
The flavor of this is just as nice as the smell. It’s very different, obviously. I feel like there should be rose petals floating along with the bubbles. It tastes like there is a nice handful of them in here. It starts out a bit bitter but ends on a delicate, sweet note. The taste is quite floral and it mixes so well with the matcha. It really brings out the grassy/vegetal side of it.
This is definitely a unique matcha and a must try if you like floral tasting teas. I will admit, it’s one that you have to be in an adventurous mood but it’s 100% worth it! It’s such a lovely tea! And you can order it here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/rose-matcha.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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92
drank Pear Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
746 tasting notes

Can you tell I got my awesome Red Leaf Tea order today? WELL I decided to try pear because I’ve nothing but great things about it. And you can find it here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pear-matcha.html

When I opened the package I got a fruity burst of pear in my face! Mm it was delightful. It made my whole apartment smell like pear. And it only took me about 27 minutes to figure out where the smell was coming from. As I’m sitting here waiting for it to cool all I smell is sweet, sweet pear. It is pretty fantastic.
Ok. Here goes the first sip… Red Leaf has done it again… This pear matcha is extremely delicious! It tastes like a really, really ripe pear. Like when you let it get to it’s ultimate point of sweetness. It’s so sweet and juicy! Once again I got the “delicate” flavor option but I really feel like it works. The flavors don’t hide behind each other in this one. They work together to create this fabulous fruity, vegetal flavor. The juiciness of the pear brings out the natural sweetness in the matcha. This is a very unique matcha and I’d recommend it to anyone! I will leave the link for you:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pear-matcha.html

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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93
drank Banana Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
746 tasting notes

I just want to say a gigantic THANK YOU to Red Leaf Tea for having this matcha sale. It has really opened my eyes to the magical world of matcha.
Here is a magical link:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/banana-matcha.html

Ok. So when I went to Red Leaf’s website I was stumped on which matcha to try next so I let my boyfriend pick one. He suggested we try the banana next (even though he HATES bananas. Weird? Yes). So I got my awesomtastic Red Leaf package today and decided to try this one first. The smell is so fantastic. It reminds me of that banana Runts(I think someone mentioned that in a different review). It smells so sweet it made me flash back to the good old times when my cousins and I used to fight over the bag of runts to get to the rare banana ones. Oh, memories.
The first sip was magical. It does taste like bananas but with a sweet twist. It’s obviously an artificial banana taste but it’s very well done. It has that banana runt taste to it too. I got the “delicate” flavoring and I’m happy I did! The banana is very strong and works VERY well with the matcha and it’s natural sweetness. This is definitely not for you if you want the more natural banana taste. But it most definitely is for you if you’re looking for something sweet and don’t feel like digging through a bag of runts for the banana ones :] So if you are that person I will gladly leave the link for you again:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/banana-matcha.html

Thank you again Red Leaf Tea!!!! :D

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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100

Nothing like having some matcha for breakfast! mmm :]

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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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