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I bought this tea at World Market yesterday. Just imagine, there I am in front of the teas there, looking at Steepster on my phone, trying to find the ratings for the teas I’m looking for.

I was looking for a ‘breakfast blend’…something to wake up to. I read (on Steepster, of course), that Irish Breakfast Blends were stronger than English, so I decided to buy this tea (it also had fairly good ratings here, which helped).

I enjoyed this tea this morning. I can definitely taste the malt. It did provide that jolt I needed, and I thought it was a good tea, bagged or otherwise. I don’t know if a loose leaf variety would have been different, but I got 2 steeps out of the bag, with the 2nd steep being weaker. I would drink this again.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Flyawaybirdie

Haha, I’ve definately done the ‘Steepster on the phone for reviews’ thing at WM… and at the grocery store.

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I was at Trader Joe’s last week, and picked up this tea. There I am, standing in Trader Joe’s, pulling up Steepster to see if the tea is any good or not.

I tried it last night. I thought it was pretty good. It was different, but I seem to like a whole lot of white teas out there. I could taste the pear and the white tea…not so sure about the ginger. There are plenty of tea bags left to try to figure it all out.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Granny's Cake by RiverTea
103 tasting notes

Wonderful tea…running out, so will definitely order more when it is gone.

I don’t think of this as a chai, but I guess it really is. It tastes like a chocolate spice cake…the spice gives a good contrast to the chocolate taste (which usually isn’t good on it’s own). There’s a lot going on, but I think it works well together.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this tea. After the in-your-face of assam, I wanted something a lot mellower today. This tea just fits the bill completely. I have quite a bit of it from last winter, but I SOOO want David’s to come out with it again, so I can stock up!

I posted before…the sip starts mulberry and ends pistachio, and I still think that is true. It is just an all-around good cup of tea, and one of my favorites.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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I received a sample of this tea when I made my last purchase. I liked this tea…I don’t normally drink unflavored tea, but it was a nice wake-me-up.

I felt it had a good flavor, and not too bitter. A little bit, but I consider it to be more of a bite…this tea isn’t wimpy, and it was really good. I’m going to see if the second steep is good as well.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Blueberry Bliss by Souvia
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They brought it back for one month! I bought 2 bags…I love how tea smells and tastes. Had a cup the day after I bought it. The only blueberry tea I have!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Having this tea this morning, and it’s like my mind can’t accept the fact that it is not a chai. Still, it is a nice light tea with cinnamon and vanilla. It just seems a little…blah…to me.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Having this tea this morning, now that my traveling box has traveled on.

I am enjoying this tea, and would like to buy more of it…somewhere. I can really taste the blueberries and it tastes like a blueberry danish. It really does! I especially enjoy AFTER the sip, where I can still taste the blueberry danish, and it all comes together then…after the sip.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Peach Cardamom by 52teas
103 tasting notes

Tea #8 from Pass the Stash box

Finally! After tasting teas that didn’t really do anything for me (they were fine, but didn’t really make me sit up and take notice)… this tea is making me sit up and take notice!

I’m shocked that it is a sencha…I thought I didn’t like sencha. I find the combination of the peach and cardamom to work very well together. I’ve always liked cardamom in chai, and it works with the peach, which needs a strong contrast. The peach tastes very good…peachy, without being overpowering. Very nicely done!

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Tea #7 from Pass the Stash box

I like this tea. I can taste the oolong, which isn’t too overpowering. The smell of the caramel/burnt sugar was prevalent in the dry leaf. I can taste some of it in the tea, but it too, isn’t too overpowering.

I probably did oversteep it, but it is satisfying.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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