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drank Mint Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Used this to make Earl Grey lemon squares for the wifey today. It’s nice, just a hint of Earl, not in your face like others. I am very pleased.

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90
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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This was lovely. I sipped some hot in store and eagerly got a cup to go iced. There is a reason why I had over 5 different vanilla rooibos in my cupboard at one point and this is why. I was searching for the perfect French vanilla rooibos and this certainly delivers. Here’s just hoping the ice cream bits aren’t enough to set off my dairy sickness.

Smooth, creamy, perfect.

Jessie

Oh, man! I will probably have to wait till Thursday to try this but it sounds so good.

Amariel

It sounds good, but man am I scared of the ingredient list on this one. I try to avoid high fructose corn syrup when I can.

Jessie

Yeah. I rarely consume HFCS (same with the veg oil and soy lecithin and colourings in this one!), but I’m figuring that since it’s just the ice cream bits and sprinkles the amount I get will be negligible.

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100

In preparation of a day spent running about with Miss Red Rose (TinaS), I made us a pair of matcha lattes. I dumped some matcha into the blender, added some super strong spearmint tea and cold soy milk and there we go! A super tasty (dairy free) vanilla mint matcha latte! So much love. So very tasty. Send my energy level through the roof! (poor Tina)

Tina S.

Lol! I certainly kept up with you okay. And the matcha was nommy!

Uniquity

Hm, three of you have changed your names to bagged tea brands. What did I miss??

Uniquity

Four! I feel like I’m hunting for Easter Eggs or something.. : )

Tina S.

It’s kind of an inside thing for the Toronto Tea(bag) Party. Do you like it?

Uniquity

I thought it might be TTP related from comments I had seen. I frequently forget that you can change your name on Steepster, so when I logged on yesterday morning I spent a while trying to figure out who Celestial Seasonings was. Then I clued in. : )

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95

Guh. I love raspberry, I love grape and I love this tea. Cold brewed this yesterday and it’s just lovely. I don’t think I’ll ever drink another white hot, it’s all cold brewing for me! It’s a touch bitter, but overall it’s delicious. Fruity and grapey and just plain beautiful.

Tina S.

I am super curious about this one! It sounds nommy!

Kittenna

Did I miss something with the name changes? I was so confused when I got an email notification from the above comment!

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It’s a joke for the Toronto Tea(bag) Party

Kittenna

Ah! Thanks for the explanation :D

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65
drank Citrus Grove by Tealish
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Meh. Just…meh. It’s good enough, but it doesn’t wow me, but I don’t have the same tastes as my wife, De. This is right up her alley, so I’m glad she likes it. But the spices are a bit strong for me, and I don’t care for the cardamom.

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97
drank Bella Berry by Tealish
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Tried this one cold steeped at the Toronto Tea Party of Awesomeness and Sleepovers, and it was…okay. Like Tina said, the fruit notes were lovely, but the tea seemed off. This is a hot tea for me. Cold, I took one sip, made a face, and didn’t touch it again.

Tina S.

So that’s why I found it in the window! ;)

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Twas gross. Blegh.

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90

Dear Tina, you rock. Thank you so much for showing me the joys of cold brewing. This is beyond delicious and nice and cold and everything lovely. The ginger bite is just enough to keep this from being an overly juicy tea, and the white tea flavor really came through too.

So much love for this tea! Definitely restocking when we return in April.

At second sip (aka mu second cup), I’m not so keen on replacing this. I’d prefer it without the ginger.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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90

I’m trying some of this cold (aka I forgot about half of my cup) and it just pops. The peach flavor I’d been looking for came through just beautifully. Lovely and fruity with just a touch of zing…yum. I am so excited for my first foray to The Tea Haus with some of my favorite girls, the ladies of the Toronto Tea Party! I asked for the day off earlier today, so it should be a go! So excited!

Preparation
Iced
Tina S.

Wheee! I can’t wait to thank her in person for the present she mailed me!

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90

This was lovely hot, but I can’t wait to try it iced. I have some cold steeping right now. But it tasted a bit off. I’m not going to blame the tea though, as I’m feeling under the weather again. Between my mother in law sharing her bronchitis and someone else feeling the need to come to a slumber party with laryngitis, I’m just destined to spend all of my days off curled up in bed, sick.

I would have been happier with more peach flavor, but I’m a peachaholic. I will try this again when I’m feeling better, provided no one else feels the need to share their illness.

I’m begging people, unless you absolutely have to go out to work or such, stay home and get better instead of going out and getting others sick who maybe can’t afford to stay home and nurse an illness. I’m lucky I have three days off because I can’t call in to work right now.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec
MegWesley

Awe. I hope you feel better soon.

Kay Kanada

Part of me wants to wish you a quick recovery, but part of me just wants to yell “GINGER PEACH, wicked combination!!!!”

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It is delicious iced! I’d be happy to send some your way, Kay!

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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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