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drank Royal Golden Safari by Butiki Teas
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So I finished this tea up today. I love this tea so much, but not enough to buy it again. I think it is because I have so many teas. Hopefully, I will be able to stick to just certain types of teas. Who knows!

Anyhow, after steeping this tea, I remembered how smooth this was! The scent of the dry leaf was, again, fruity and berry-like. Just like the other Kenyan teas from Butiki. The scent of the leaves post-steep smelled burnt, toasty, and roasty. It was almost off-putting. However, as soon as the liquid hit my mouth I knew I was wrong! This tea is delicious and smooth. I had to let it cool off to get the real flavors. There was some nutty and toasty and cocoa flavors to this.

I accidentally let this cool to room temperature. I still took a sip, and it tasted even better! I wonder what this tea is like cold! It was slightly sweet and fruity! Yum! No bitterness… no astringency! Very refreshing and soothing. I like!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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I’m getting close to finishing this tea! Noooo! I love this tea! I can taste it losing its freshness though as I’ve had this for quite a long time now. It is still tasty. I wanted to drink this tea to see if it was my gaiwan that was messing up my previous oolong. It wasn’t. This tea is as good as I remember… just less fresh likely due to it being exposed to the air so many times! and age too! Anyhow, good tea! Yum!

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drank Monkey-Picked Oolong by Teavana
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I got this from Rachel Thank you!!!!!! I’m glad I got to try more teas!

Have I been spoiled? Wah! No!

This tea tasted like hot water with a hint of cardboard… It got better as I went onto my 2nd and 3rd steeping. It became more floral but the cardboard aftertaste was still there. Is it my gaiwan? I have enough sample left to do another steeping session. I’ll use a different vessel… So strange…. Or its my spoiled taste.

Either way, I can’t rate this right now :)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I too found this one a bit odd. Perhaps playing with non traditional steeping parimeters is the way to go.

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drank Vanilla Mint by Golden Moon Tea
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My husband and I split this tea this morning. Thank you Rachel for this sample! I knew I had tried this before and I remember liking it a lot too! So refreshing in a creamy, warm sort of way. I love how there were mint leaves in there, but they didn’t overpower the drink. Great mix!

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drank Tokio by Lupicia
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This is delicious! I love the citrus, fruity scent and taste to this. The leaves are nice and large in this teabag. This is a great tea for lunch! This is also great for this warm weather. So naturally sweet and refreshing!

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drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
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These 1lb bags of tea and tisanes from Adagio are no joke! I can’t believe I still have a little of this left. I brewed this with Adagio’s peppermint, which was my go-to caffeine free mix. It still is tasty and refreshing and creamy! Mmm! Goodnight!!

If anyone wants to swap with me let me know! Just look in my cupboard. I’m trying to get rid of the teas I listed in the swap thread and can add those as freebies! :)

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drank Summer Passion by Adagio Teas
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So delicious! I totally forgot about this one! I ripped open the package! So good!! So fruity but not tart at all!

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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
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drank The au Lait by Lupicia
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This sample was just the right kind of caffeine kick that I needed in the morning. Great with sugar and milk! This is another standard and strong black tea. I love it!

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I’m a medical resident who happens have an addiction to tea! My tea collection keeps growing and growing, which just means that I’ve got to drink more tea! When life gets a bit too stressful, I love sitting down to a nice, warm cup of tea.

Swap: I am always up for swapping! Take a look at my cupboard and send me a msg! I always send extras since I have too much tea! :)

My cupboard contains all the teas that I own. The teas that are unrated but are in my cupboard are ones that I haven’t opened yet. :)

Likes: chai, all types of teas, dessert teas, Dan Cong & milk oolongs, dragonwell & kukicha greens, flavored rooibos, vanilla anything

Dislikes: bitter
Allergies: Chamomile, Jasmine, Soy


New Jersey, USA



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