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drank Pommeberry by The Tea Emporium
658 tasting notes

Okay, I’m showing up late to the tea party. I only got around to trying this last night, but I was away most of the week. Gimme a break!

This is nice, though I don’t think (on first try) it held up to its scent for me. It’s a quite nice if unremarkable black base and lots of berry flavour. I’m getting some tartness from it (the gojis, I imagine), and maybe even a bit of floral, so I think I see where Indigobloom is coming from. I didn’t sweeten it, though, and steeped 2.5 minutes at 205 degrees.

Indigobloom

yay I’m not the only one! lol

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Oh, my. This tastes as good as it smells. And, it smells and tastes like coconut-oatmeal cookie heaven meets fresh green Oolong. My grandmother used to make awesome oatmeal cookies with a bunch of coconut, and that is seriously all I can think of while drinking this. I’m taken right back to her kitchen!

So, yeah. This is incredibly silky-smooth and creamy. There’s a delicious sweetness that tastes like toasted coconut, perfectly balanced with crisp, ever so slightly floral Oolong. Thanks for letting me steal a little, Indigobloom! A couple sips in I was already on their site investigating what it would take to get myself some of this.

Tina S.

You’re the third person I know to fall hard for this one!

Jessie

So good! Definitely a crowd-pleaser. I don’t know how anyone could resist it, really. It’s the equivalent of kittens and bunnies in my mug.

SimplyJenW

LOL! Kittens and bunnies in a mug…… ;)

Jessie

Haha! That’s right. :)

Indigobloom

kittens!! and bunnies… hehe. I’ll forever think of little bunnie ears when I have this tea :P

Indigobloom

I’m glad you like this one. It’s my tea home!!

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drank Vanilla Decaf by Tealish
658 tasting notes

aisling of tea, thanks so much for giving me some of this one! I am SO skeptical with decaf teas, I don’t think I would have tried it otherwise. But I totally forgot it was decaf while I was drinking it. It was a deliciously sweet, candy-caramel, creamy vanilla in a hefty-but-not-bitter black base. I forgot about it steeping and while it did taste a touch over-steeped, it wasn’t bitter. This would make a good vanilla stand-by, I think. I don’t have a boldly vanilla tea that I can rely on but this could be it.

aisling of tea

This one blew my socks off. I immediately stocked up on this and Fairy Dust within days of trying both. I tried both the Vanilla Decaf and the la Creme or whatever…the Decaf wins hands down. I’m so glad you liked it!

Tina S.

I’m on the lookout for a good vanilla, may have to try this one! :D

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drank Mango Sencha by The Tea Haus
658 tasting notes

Thanks to Tina S. and her cute little box of surprises for this! It was the first one I reached for, and I made a big pot to keep me company as I assembled a monster-pot of chili. I’ve been on a tropical sencha kick lately (a lot of Tealish’s Get Fresh), so it suited me well.

It’s quite nice! Mango and strawberry are forever in competition for the title of my favourite fruit, but I want mango to be done right in tea. I think this one captures it well. It’s not overwhelmingly sweet; the mango kind of follows the sencha here. The vegetal aspects of the sencha are still there, and it’s quite a refreshing combo. Earthy but juicy-fruity!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
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Alright. I’ve never had Amaretto. And super-almond extract-laden things tend to be a little sickening to me. So I’m not really sure why I tried this! I suppose it was to try lapacho, though I now have another lapacho blend from Herbal Infusions.

That said, this wasn’t awful. But it was too potently sugary-almondy for me. I found myself drinking it quickly to get it down since it’s not bad enough to waste and not good enough to savour. It’s odd that I do like Alpine Punch, but so it goes.

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
658 tasting notes

I had this to go from the store today. I was pleased to find that it wasn’t super-rooibosy but, yeah. I see what others mean with the orange candy flavour. It was a little much for me, though not unpleasant. It smells good, but I kept catching whiffs of it sitting to one side of my desk at the office and wondering what the smell was. I kept thinking someone had just cleaned something before realizing it was the tea! Odd.

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drank Oh Canada Maple by Tealish
658 tasting notes

I got home from work tonight and the boyfriend had a cup of tea waiting for me (so well-trained it’s scary!). He then stepped out for a few minutes, so I couldn’t ask which tea it was. I enjoyed the bakey, sugary sweetness of whatever I was drinking, but could not for the life of me place what it was. It was this one. So, I think that says a lot! Tasty but not memorable?

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drank Floral Green Tea by De Vos Tea
658 tasting notes

Interesting, and unexpected. I was expecting a light, floral green and instead found this darker, rich, and earthy. The sepalika added a nice sweetness, but not floral notes in the way I was expecting, especially after reading the “jasmine” bit. I found it got bitter quite quickly even during subsequent infusions, but with that under control it was a nice experience.

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drank Toasty Almond by Tealish
658 tasting notes

So, of course, this is like Forever Nuts. But… better? Dare I say it? They are very similar, but I find this version a little richer, maybe a little sweeter with the tartness diminished a bit. A lovely concept and a lovely blend! So comforting, and a good dessert stand-in.

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drank Oh Canada Maple by Tealish
658 tasting notes

I have had this a few times now but not logged it! What’s happened to me?

Anyway, not bad! I was expecting really in-your-face maple flavour after DT’s Oh Canada, but this isn’t quite. It’s tasty, and it’s sweet in a brown sugary way, and it’s even a bit woodsy or maybe bakey. It reminds me of Pancake Breakfast but the base is smoother.

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