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Mixed these two together today…it tasted kinda like blue raspberry cotton candy! I greatly enjoyed it while at work, but I don’t think Raspberry is one I’ll be stocking up on.

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Following Tina S’s advice, I cold steeped this last night and fell in love with it at work this morning. It was beautiful and not bitter at all and fruity and maple-y. It is utterly lovely. I don’t feel a need to run out and stock up this instant, but I will definitely grab some next time I’m in the area.

Tina S.

Hurray! Cold steep to the rescue!

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I wish I knew what was in this, but it was good? I saw peppercorns and tasted cardamom…it was kind of like a vanilla chai? Whatever, it was tasty and it will be no hardship to finish the sample.


Ooh, was this one of the ones in the cute little tins/containers?

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Yup! I’m kinda grateful that it’s good, but not so incredible that I feel the need to hunt down more of it XD.

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Rebreaking in my Camelbak waterbottle with this tea and a new resolve to rinse it as soon as it’s empty. Also, I wanted to drink up the last of it so there will be room for new cold brewed tea in the fridge! Still good, still juicy, still not going to restock.

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Oh, the Skinny. We’ve been through a lot. This was the first 100 g tin of tea I ever bought because the wife and I were trying to watch our weight and hey, it couldn’t hurt, right? I drank it every night for about a week. De didn’t like it, so we were at a bit of an impasse. I eventually burned myself out on it and set it on a shelf. But it’s made a comeback! Around Christmastime, I was trying to introduce a coworker into the joys of looseleaf tea, and this is the tea that did it. Side note: I’ve gotten three coworkers into DT and they each had a gateway tea that convinced them. One was The Skinny, one was Santa’s Secret, and one was Chocolate Rocket. The tastes in that office crack me up.

Anyway, now when I eat too much or my stomach is feeling funky or I binge on breakfast food, I reach for this one and it makes everything okay again. I don’t think this is a tea I’d ever drink just for the hell of it, but when I want it, nothing else will do.


I completely agree, although the taste has grown on me, sometimes, this is the tea you need and want after such food binging! It always feels better after this tea.

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drank Sweet Orange by The Tea Haus
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De made a cup of this to go with our mega brunch/self reward for fasting last night and dealing with bloodwork and an xray this morning. Unfortunately she likes hers darker than mine and it came out too bitter for me. I think Tea Haus blacks aren’t for me, simply because I’m too lazy to deal with a black I can’t make on autopilot, and I know I’ll mess up half of my stash by forgetting to steep it at lower than boiling. Tina recommends cold steeping, so I think that’s where the remainder of the ones I have are going to go.

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I have become a firm believer in lapacho, between this tea and Davids’ Amaretto, I am in love. I need to try this via the stovetop method mentioned on the package, I’ve been steeping it in nearly boiling water for 3-4 minutes. But I love it, and I love the way it mixes with the orange. I need to stock up on this and get some straight lapacho to try! This kept me warm while we visited with the Gorillas and waited for the hail to stop.

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We went to the Zoo yesterday…in the snow. I needed a warm pick me up and this was it! Definitely tasty and sweet and so good. Gave me the energy needed to bounce around between the baby penguin and the baby polar bear! .


Snow…. headshake Glad it’s gone today though!

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I’ve been really, really wary of this blend. Splash and I were not friends, and this smells a lot like that one. Still, one of my DT protégées liked it, so I decided to try it last night while we were hanging out. I had it iced with sugar. It was…alright. It wasn’t horrible, and I somewhat enjoyed it, but I won’t be ordering it again. It tasted like sea lettuce with a backhint of berries, but then a huge metallic twang at the end of the sip that really just put me off it.

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So I finally did it. I mixed the caramel with the apple and blew my own mind. It was delicious. Beyond delicious. Now I have to decide between caramel apple and vanilla mint every morning, and that’s a hard decision to make! Trust me, everyone, this is a blend you have to try. You will certainly not regret it. And if you do, you can send the leftover matcha to me ;)


Oh man YES! I just ordered caramel and apple today.
I have a feeling I won’t regret it ;)

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I think I’ve added nigh EVERY matcha from Red Leaf Tea to my shopping list because of your reviews. I’m a raving matcha fan with an extreme fondness for delcious flavours and tea lattes, so every single one of your reviews has lit up the “WANT” sign in my brain!

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XD Glad I could help fuel the addiction! But seriously, I love these matchas and cannot recommend them enough!

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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