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I received this from Angel to review. Thank you!

I love Dragon Well. It is one of my staple green teas! I love how the leaves look like flat green blades or swords. It smells delicious and green. The liquor was a nice, mild yellow-green. This tastes so good. It is buttery and smooth going down my throat. There is no hint of astringency or bitterness at all. It is slightly floral, warm, and slightly roasty in flavor. Good tea!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Original Blend by Red Rose
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67

Beautiful tea blend! This was a sample that I stumbled upon! Delicious. I love the orange bits.
The chocolate was great and well blended. The orange was not very overpowering which is a plus. It got bitter towards the end.

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drank Paradise Green by Lupicia
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I received this in a swap a while ago! I saw this in the bottom of my sample box. I am assuming because it was in a plastic bag that the flavor would be weaker. This is actually a pleasant tea. Granted, I did not use boiling water and I only steeped this for 1 minute.

The leaves were a little crushed and green in color. I wasn’t sure initially what type of green this is, but now that I saw the description it is bancha. There are bits of colors in the mix like yellow and blue. Very pretty. I wish the leaves were crushed up. Again, I think this is because it was in a plastic bag at the bottom of my sample box! I couldn’t smell anything in particular.

Once brewed, it was a medium yellow in color. The green tea base took precedent over the blend, which was good. The base was a little vegetal in flavor but mild. There is a mild sweetness and fruitiness to it. Delicious. I like that this is mild. Good tea blend overall, although, not my favorite.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Blueberry Fruit Tea by Teavivre
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I cold brewed this tea in my large water bottle. This so delicious with a hint of tartness. This is the only way I like to make teas with hibiscus. Great staple for warmer weathers.

Preparation
Iced

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79

I received this sample a while ago from yssah – Love is Tea (LIT). I wanted to give this a try before purchasing a large tin. I am a huge fan of Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea. I have almost all of the tins, save 3 of them.

Anyway on to Mount Gray. I LOVE Earl Grey teas. This one is definitely in my top 5 now. The bergamot isn’t very strong or overpowering, which some Earl Greys tend to be. This is well blended. The tea itself brews rather dark and strong even below 3 minutes. It has a slight astringency to it. The base is warm and toasty but strong enough to counteract the bergamot. Good blend. It is different than the others I have tried.

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

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drank Green Tea with Coconut by T Salon
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I received 4 teabags of this delicious blend! This coconut green tea is amazing!

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This is a lovely blend. I received this sample a while ago so I think it is not as strong of a flavor as it is originally meant to be. This is a nice black tea blend that does well without additives. It has a certain warmth to it as well as a slight fruity and sweet backdrop. Good tea with some mild astringency.

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drank Original Blend by Red Rose
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So I bought a box of this tea since I had only tried one teabag in the past. I actually really like this tea. It brews nicely and doesn’t get bitter. My husband particularly likes this tea. It doesn’t taste like lipton’s cardboard. It tastes somewhat different.

gmathis

This one just makes me smile when it pops up…discovered it recently and its just a lovely plebian comfort tea.

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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.

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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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