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I wanted something citrusy and sweet tonight while watching Wizard of Oz on TV. This fit the bill! I found my sample and brewed it up. This is absolutely delicious! The scent is like lemon pledge mixed with sweet, almost-burnt sugar. The beginning of the sip is a bit tart… more of a lime tartness to it and then it leaves me with an astringency in my mouth. This THEN evolves into the lemon-lime meringue pie! So delicious! The aftertaste is fantastic. The sweetness lingers and this tastes exactly like the pie! The tartness and sweetness mixed with creaminess that the kukicha imparts. This is great! The crust is in there as well, and this is all in the aftertaste as well. As I continue to drink this awesome beverage, I have this continual dessert in my mouth. Great tea! Genius! It doesn’t need any sugar either. Though, I’m rather curious as to what it would taste like with sugar.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Bollywood Chaipur by THE O DOR
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backlog:

This is good with milk and sugar too!! :) see my past review

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drank Gen Mai Cha by Teaism
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Decent cup of gen mai cha. Not one of my favorites but its good still. I finished it up today.

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drank Shizuoka Black Tea by Den's Tea
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So I know I wrote yesterday that I wanted to try this tea with additives, but after taking a sip, I couldn’t taint this tea. This tea is perfection alone! It is not bitter at all! I am not used to black teas being this smooth! So good! :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

How intriguing!

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drank Shizuoka Black Tea by Den's Tea
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So I dug through my sample basket and found this laying in there! Wow I can’t believe I haven’t tried it. So I ripped it open and steeped it up! The leaves were exactly like the picture. Small, black but not ground up. It smelled almost metallic like a yunnan. The liquor was a nice ambery brown. The scent was warm and toasty. It didn’t taste metallic, but there was some astringency in the back of my mouth. Even with the astringency, there was no bitterness!! Woo! The taste was malty and slightly nutty and fruity, almost like berries. The feeling in my mouth was also smooth. Delicious! I was surprised that I didn’t need additives!! It tasted good without any milk or sugar.

I am glad I left a little for another steeping session. I want to try this with milk and/or sugar next time.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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drank Citrus Whammy by SBS Teas
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I received this in a swap and used the whole tin to brew up a pitcher of iced tea. I saw that this product may contain some hibiscus and lavender, which don’t fare too well, in my opinion, in hot water. There may have been too much lavender in this mix as it tasted a little bit soapy. Nonetheless, it is a good, juicy iced tea. I don’t think this would be good warm. Iced, it is strong, and I didn’t even have it steeping in the fridge for 12 hours when the brew was already a dark red color. I took it out after that. This is just okay.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Jillian

You’re a lot more generous rating this one than I was. :D

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drank Afternoon Tea by Lupicia
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This is a pretty basic and nice Assam/Darjeeling mix. A nice black tea, and that is pretty much all I can say about it. It is smooth and nonbitter.

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drank Royal Golden Safari by Butiki Teas
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I took the day off to run errands and relax today. I am so happy I did. I get to enjoy teas as well! This tea is so good! It gives me a soft but nice caffeine kick. The nutty notes definitely stand out, as well as the cocoa and slightly tobacco-ish notes. Good tea. The leaves look like yunnan leaves with its brown to light brown, soft, fuzzy waves/curls. It smells and tastes almost like yunnan as well!

TeaBrat

I love a relaxing day with tea. :)

Ninavampi

Relax and Tea should be synonyms… ; )

oOTeaOo

Exactly! :)

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drank Royal Golden Safari by Butiki Teas
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I took the day off today to run errands and relax. I am happy I did that! I’m getting to drink lots of teas! :)

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drank Star of Africa by Teaism
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I asked my husband to make me some tea this morning, and he grabbed this one. It is always a surprise when he makes tea. He even added sugar to it! That is definitely a new one for me. Sugar and rooibos! It was very sweet but tasty too! :)

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I’m someone 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

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