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drank Vanille des Iles by Mariage Frères
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Blackberry Mojito by Teavana
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I like making this as a cold pressed tea. I also decided the other night to actually add rum to it. All it probably needs is a bit of club soda, a squeeze of lime, and it would be a perfect tea cocktail!

The only problem with making it cold is I don’t think it brings the mint out enough. All the fruit flavors come out quite well, and you can still tell it’s made of green tea even when a good bit of rum is added.

Preparation
Iced

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so the chocolate kiss didn’t melt entirely, but oh man that made it even better. I steeped it longer this time too. I almost think I need white chocolate syrup…the experimentation will never end. and actually, I typed experiMINTation the first time and should have left my subconscious typo….so much more minty when it’s steeped longer too!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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When I saw a list of teas in stock, and only one White Chocolate Grasshopper was left, I hightailed it to the 52teas website and was psyched to see it was still there. Mine mine MINE.

It came today, and first thing I did was smell it…and I was kind of scared. I’ve never had a honeybush tea before, so I figured it was the problem since the mint and vanilla smelled like legit mint and vanilla…spearmint at that…yum.

So after dinner, I decided to have a cup (groaning on the way to the kitchen that I actually had to use a kettle in order to get boiling water). After brewing it still had that weirdly sweet smell.

Unlike the tea I had the day before, it wasn’t too much for my nose to handle and I really enjoyed this tea. It could use a bit more chocolate (…I’m pretty sure though I would think ANYTHING needs a bit more chocolate) but it is so good. I love mint and vanilla together. I thought maybe it would be a bit too sweet for my tastes, but it’s perfect.

Maybe I will sit one of these aerated Hershey Kisses in the bottom of my cup next time…it’s almost midnight but I want to do that right nooooow…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
ssajami

So you’re the one that snatched it! I must have gotten there a minute after you, and it was already gone… :(
Oh well. Maybe next time.
Enjoy your tea!

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drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
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When I first brewed a cup, I legitimately thought something was wrong with my mug, like it wasn’t washed or something. It just smelled terrible. Since it had only been in the cup for maybe 15 seconds, I brewed it again and realized no, that’s the tea.

I didn’t even finish it. It wasn’t bad but it just wasn’t worth braving the odd scent for a sip.

I got this tea because it sounded like it would taste like a pina colada tea. Meh! Anything but. Glad I only bought a sample.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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Oops, I have been neglecting this site very much! :(

This was the first cup of tea I decided to make by having the easy convenience of a Keurig machine. It claims 195 so I figured it should work. And it did, never had to turn on the stove!

This tea smells amazing but unfortunately the same cannot be said for the taste. The chocolate is there, but the strawberry is just lost. (I see others say the same thing.) The rose doesn’t really bring anything to the party for me and I almost wonder if it’s the reason the strawberry is so muddled in there.

I will give it another shot, maybe experiment and see if actual boiling water helps and other things.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Blackberry Mojito by Teavana
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This was even better iced tea when I cold brewed it overnight.

Preparation
Iced

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drank White Pomegranate by ZenTea
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To break in a brand new, pretty glass pitcher, I made more tea than ever before! I split making it into two batches, so I could resteep the tea in order to not use as much at once. It worked out well. I’ve got maybe 4 cups left..oops. It’s a nice light tea, sometimes the pomegranate isn’t very apparent, and sometimes it makes it taste a bit like cherry jello. It’s good though, but it might be even better with an addition of a splash of pomegranate juice!

Preparation
Iced

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drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
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Woody is a good way to describe it. It really reminds me of some sort of bourbon drink, without the heavy taste of the liquor…actually I just realized I have had something similar, an orange and bourbon iced tea, and this is like it, but much easier to drink and with peach!

I made it iced, making it as normal and letting it cool off before adding a couple ice cubes. It’s really light and refreshing. The peach could definitely be a bit stronger, but it’s not weak enough that it’s hidden.

I will definitely try it hot when it’s not so muggy outside.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Donovan

Hey Momo. Have you ever tried the Oolong Peach from Two Guys’ Tea? It is my favorite.

Check it out. http://www.myteaguys.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3707997

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drank Blackberry Mojito by Teavana
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I just want to add rum to it when it’s iced.
It smells so good, all the important elements are there. I think everything expands a bit too much for my little ducky tea ball so it didn’t come out as strongly as I would have liked. I’ll try again next time with my teapot instead.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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