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drank Organic Hojicha by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Drinking this at a coffee shop while awaiting information on a party’s secret location! This tea, while good, is not as exciting as that. Of course this is also the first time I’ve had tea from a bag in months so I feel like I’m missing something. Still it is a good option to have, it isn’t too toasted tasting and it most importantly has warmed me up.

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drank Gunpowder by thepuriTea
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I got this as a sample with my order and I have to say, the whole tea leaves as little rocks concept is very weird and very cool.
I’m on a third steeping and I don’t think I can drink anymore, I could steep it a few more times because it just keeps getting better. In fact, this is probably the best cup so far. I’m finally getting that spearmint taste. The first two were okay, mostly a roasty, vegetal taste without any sign of mint. But this I like. Still get a lot of roasted flavor, but now the spearmint is almost the dominant flavor.

Maybe just one more time…ahhh.

Oddly enough when I just put the mug down for a minute, the taste lingering in my mouth feels like I just finished a spearmint hard candy. This gets sweeter as you sip it, it’s very cool! I’m definitely going to think about getting this in the future.

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drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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It smells so good but it tastes so blah. You can’t deny that the dry leaf smell is most definitely chocolate covered strawberries, but that’s not the part most worth enjoying.

The strawberry just isn’t there. It tastes like cheap, watery hot chocolate. The black tea gives the chocolate this bitterness that makes me think of the hot chocolate I had at Petit Le Mans a couple years ago in an attempt to stay warm. It was not good, and its job became just keeping my hands warm.

This tea reminds me of that hot chocolate. And that was not a happy day, sitting out in the second coming of floods hoping for a 10 hour endurance race to actually happen. So I do not think I will try drinking this again.

But it does suck less with a bit of milk and sugar. I don’t like to have to add stuff to tea though, but it becomes a lot less bitter with a splash of milk.


I vagely remember enjoying this… But I have to agree that it does smell a better than it tastes!

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drank Caribbean Breeze Sencha by ZenTea
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Decided to have this again today, iced though so I could better drink it with lunch. I’m not really a fan of the double the leaves then pour over ice method because you still have to wait nonetheless. It was like slightly green tea flavored water, but now it’s finally gotten the fruit flavors, and they’re more intense than they were with the hot tea last night. I am trying to use this up so I can use the jar for one of my ten million new teas that I’ve acquired over the past week.

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drank Caribbean Breeze Sencha by ZenTea
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I’ve had this for awhile so I think it’s time to start using it up with how much tea I’ve recently acquired. ZenTea really updated their website so now I even know more about this, although I always figured it was a sencha base. Of course it’s nothing special but it goes well with the fruit flavors So now the guessing game is what are those tropical fruits?

I am definitely getting papaya, maybe some passionfruit and pineapple too. It also makes a fantastic iced tea.

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I wasn’t a fan of this the first time I made it. I don’t know what it was, but it was just like it smelled delicious, but it was bland tasting.

Well, I tried again after I wanted some actual green tea, and the results were much better this time around. I absolutely love how the liquor smells, sweet and grassy. Reminds me of summer. The flavor is pretty much the same. It’s not the least bit astringent, and I like it. I’ve never had a Dragon Well before this, and while it’s probably not something I’d drink often, I definitely see myself using up this fantastic sample.

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Feels like I’m drinking a popcorn ball…kind of weird. I kind of like it, but I don’t. It’s very different.

This is hardly a green tea though, I think in the 2 tsp I scooped out, there were 3 leaves. It’s mostly fruity bits.

Now I just want actual popcorn.

ETA: after I made myself some fantastic stovetop popcorn, I found myself wanting green tea. What a vicious cycle.

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Oh I love this. Thank you so much for the sample of it, KeenTeaThyme.

I didn’t like Adagio’s blood orange on its own, but this makes it a million times better. The problem with it by itself is it’s too sour and flat, this blend is perfect. It brings out the orange, and you can taste both the sweet and the tart.

It’s good hot or cold. I can’t decide which I like better (tastewise at least, I can tell you my hands wish it were hot again right now). When I am not overly supplied on tea I am buying some of this.


YAY! Glad it arrived unscathed…and happy to hear you enjoy it. :)

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I probably should have bought a tin of Marco Polo when I was in Paris. But really I was too overwhelmed and I like vanilla. This is a good enough substitute until next time…hahaha.

I first had this tea at a teahouse where a friend and I had afternoon tea. I really liked it and and I kept thinking about it. It’s been well over a year and I realized from someone else’s tasting note that this was the tea. So I had to order some.

It’s so good. It tastes like strawberries, a bit of lemon, a hint of bergamot. It’s not like a fruity Earl Grey at all, like it kind of leads you to believe. Just creamy enough, maybe I will give it a spin with milk and some vanilla sugar…ooh wait I bought some strawberry sugar in Paris…that could be awesome.

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I always say I don’t like jasmine but then I drink pearls like this, so nobody can believe me. It isn’t my favorite tea, but it’s nice to have as a sort of wind down for the day.

I’ve only had one other kind, and I can already say that I like this one from Teavivre a lot better. It’s a lot smoother. The green tea base is easy to distinguish, and the floral flavor of jasmine is not artificial tasting or overpowering.

I don’t feel like I just heated up a flower in water and started drinking it. I’m going to steep them again since they didn’t even all unfurl and see how that cup tastes.


It is better than most jasmine teas i’ve tried…

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