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82
drank Arctic Fire by T2
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Sipdown!

Decided to go ahead and finish this one off today. This is everything that I wish Harney & Sons apricot was. Its similar in flavor, but this one doesn’t have a weird chemical taste or need sweetener like that Harney one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Arctic Fire by T2
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This was a surprise stand out for me. I just grabbed a black tea from the box of samples from MissB and went with it. This was what I grabbed and I was pleasantly surprised with it. I couldn’t tell you what exactly I tasted in it, though subtle fruity flavors were there for sure. I drank this with breakfast this morning, so all the flavors sort of mingled and did not give me a good picture of the subtleties of this tea. I just know that I really liked it! Can’t wait to have another cup!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
DeliriumsFrogs

ooooh! I’ve got this in my MissB box, as well! I haven’t tried it yet, but now it’s moved to the top of my list. :)

DeliriumsFrogs

(MissB is so wonderful, isn’t she…..)

lolainred

yes! She is wonderful! I was so overwhelmed when I opened the box she sent me… so much goodness to try.

DeliriumsFrogs

I know! Same here! :)

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76

Thanks, MissB for sending this one my way. I am glad to find that I do like more than just the one Genmaicha from Whispering Pines.

This one doesn’t smell too appealing as dry leaf. Very seaweedy, but it steeps up very nicely and I really like how that seaweedy green tea tastes with the genmaicha. I will happily enjoy the rest of this sample!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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99

well one of my Adagio IngenuiTea things bit the dust this weekend and I think the other one is on its way out. I’ve had them for several years, so I can’t be too mad, but definitely going to need to invest in another one or a similar one soon. Any recommendations??

This was exactly what I was craving. A good solid and decedent black tea. I definitely picked up on the vanilla this time. After reading that I should shake the bag to make sure it’s all well combined. Definitely need to remember that next time, because this was even better than the first time!

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My first cold steep ever! Hooray for it not going horribly wrong!

I put what I had left from the sample MissB sent me into a mason jar with some cold filtered water before I went to bed last night. I didn’t get to check on it or drink it until after work so it had been steeping for a good 20 hours or so at that point.

It tastes nice, I might have put too much water in the jar for the amount of tea, because it’s a bit lighter than I expected as far as taste goes, but it definitely got even smoother than it was hot. The taste is similar, though the vanilla isn’t as pronounced for sure. I’m pretty happy with how my first cold steep went!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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99

sad sad sipdown! Pretty sure this will be the first tea I reorder when I allow myself to buy new tea. I will definitely miss it!

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This smelled so good while it was steeping, and I couldn’t wait to taste it. Defintiely wasn’t dissappointed. It has a very nice creamy smooth flavor and the fruitiness of the rhubarb is so nice. I don’t find it to be tart at all. I do find that all black teas with vanilla in them feel weird in my mouth. I know that sounds absurd, but that’s the only way I can explain it. But that strangeness aside, I really like this one and I absolutely think I might cold brew what I have left of it because from what I’ve read in other people’s tasting notes, that makes it even better!

Thanks again, MIssB, for sending this one my way!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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First of all Thank you thank you thank you, MissB for your generosity! I am so excited to try all these new to me teas.

This was the first one I gravitated towards and yet again DAVIDsTEA knocks it out of the park. This is right up there with Butiki Pistachio Ice Cream in my opinion. I taste much more almond than walnut and it serious is like a delicious creamy cookie flavor.

It smells absolutely divine as dry leaf and once steeped. I know there is pineapple and coconut in here, but honestly I don’t really taste them. They meld together with the nuts and the base to form such a wonderful smooth and creamy tea. I get the coconut in the finish, but its definitely not overly coconut.

Still good on the second steep too (180 for 4mins), just a little less nutty. More green tea base and a bit more noticeable coconut. I am so excited!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Jane's Garden by Harney & Sons
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Still trying to decide the best way to steep this one. This time it turned out bitter and not very good. I couldn’t get over it. I’ll just keep trying different temps and times until I find something that works.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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58
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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Herbal Traveling Tea Box

I think I tried every single DAVIDsTEA from this box. I’ve never had anything from the company until now and I think it’s probably lucky for my wallet that they don’t have any stores near me.

I kept trying to place what this one tasted like to me. Tart, sweet, sour… and then it hit me. It definitely tastes like Airhead candies and it kind of smells the way jello does when it’s still hot and liquidy.

I do taste the apple most of all but then melon. I don’t really taste the hibiscus at all… its probably responsible for the tartness though.

So what are everyone’s favorites from DAVIDsTEA?

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
sherapop

Jasmine Pearls. ;-)

Nxtdoor

Goji pop.

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The first time I tried loose leaf tea at home, I was hooked. I’ve been drinking tea for years now, though I still feel like such a newbie in the world of teas. There are so many things I’ve never tried from so many new to me companies!

I used to be very much a black tea drinker, but have started, in the last year, to realize that I prefer the lightness of greens and whites much more.

That said, I will basically try any tea once (probably twice, just in case)!

My review categories:
100-94: I never want to run out of these!
93-80: Restock please!
79-60: Definitely like, but not a must have
59-50: Not lovin’ it, but I’d drink it again
49 & below: nope, Nope, NOPE.

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