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drank Holiday Cheer by Della Terra Teas
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Writing this from a cup last night! For some reason I was craving something like this and I figured I should try it.

It was right before bed and so I really didn’t want to sweeten it, but I should have. As it cooled the hibiscus and cranberry both did a good job of tarting it up.

It reminds me of spiced wine. I’ve never had spiced wine but I imagine it to taste like this. Maybe a spiced punch makes more sense?

Anyway it’s mostly tart, with notes of spices and I want to try it iced. Or steeped in cider.

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Trying this western style~
This has a really unique fruity sweetness to it, now that I see the description on here it is SO totally banana.

Mostly though it is sweet and vegetal, I said green beans before but it’s more like some other fresh bean…soy? Maybe. Just a bit of a mineral note in there too.

Now I just need to try it properly in a gaiwan since I see last time I used the shaker that is supposed to act like one but really is the saddest thing I ever bought.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Mi Lan Dancong Black by Verdant Tea
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I was told to try this with 1/2 tsp of leaf and steeped for 7 minutes.

Had to try it! It is pretty light, but it’s suuuuuuuper sweet, like honey water or something. It cooled a bit and started to have this end note of spearmint.

Prefer it in the gaiwan though, that avocado taste is the best thing ever.


Fascinating! I think I have enough of this to try this method.

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drank Golden Mojito by Teavana
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writing the first note on this…huh

I’ve had this a couple times now, iced, but today I was curious to see how it’d be hot. It’s not bad at all, I might actually like it better this way.

This is strongly citrusy, mostly lime, and then there’s hints of pineapple. It’s got the right amount of mint. Only thing I don’t like is that it seems oddly thick.

It’s just a bummer it’s soooo expensive because I like it way better than the other mojito tea I have, which I believe is also a white tea.


I’m sad this one is so costly because I’ve always wanted to try it.

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drank Some Velvet Morning by DAVIDsTEA
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Too much tripel…there is such a thing.

Stomach hurts. Head’s ok. STOMACH HURTS (but that’s also thanks to other monthly events thanks so much body! u rule) and I am so thankful for Reasoned_Melody sending me some of this.

It is pretty bitter but a cup of this and a great big nap later, all I’ve got is a giant headache and I know that’s just from being dehydrated. YAY.

I’d like to try Detox now too I think, sounds more up my alley.

On the plus side I bet the bitter orange peel taste goes away if you sweeten it a little but I just wanted to stop being nauseous so badly. And it’s not like some other ~medicinal types where it tastes like a spice cabinet.

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drank Momo Oolong Super Grade by Lupicia
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Welp, officially I have had enough peach tea for now.

I was really excited for this one. It smells great, it looks pretty.

I don’t really care for this…I far preferred black tea Momo. It started out great, but as it cooled it just became far too subtle. I mean like barely that cool, it started to just taste like pouchong. Nothing wrong with pouchong but it’s not juicy peaches.

I have higher hopes for Momoko being more to my liking.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Peach Oolong by Butiki Teas
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I have no idea why I keep drinking peach things. Maybe I really want peaches? But that’s not a problem, I have a freezer full of them!

This is pretty tasty, I think it’s perfectly sweet enough without adding anything. It’s a pretty light flavor, which you’d kind of expect with an oolong like this…it blends SO PERFECTLY in with the floral notes of the oolong.

I still am not sure what type of tea I find goes with peach best for me. This is better than a roasted oolong, for sure, but still not sure. I am going to try the Lupicia momo oolong next and see if that changes my mind.

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drank Maple Taffy by The Whistling Kettle
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For some reason I decided it’d be a good idea to buy 4 oz of this tea. The problem is that it has two very edible ingredients: popcorn and maple syrup bits that melt in your mouth. My boyfriend practically had to take the bag away while I’m eating the syrup bits like candy.

This tastes a lot more like a cinnamon kettle corn that it tastes like anything maple syrupy. Still tasty, but the cinnamon is just a bit too strong, and I could do without the popcorn. Next time I’ll try a cup without any popcorn and see.

Or I could add more maple syrup.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

sounds delicious


I agree! It’s kind of strange that it has popcorn in it though.

The Purrfect Cup

I just tried it today and I bought a bag of it too! Yum!

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drank Momo by Lupicia
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Let’s see how this goes…Lupicia did not impress me with the Happy Bags although the other teas people have swapped with me have been grand. When I have money and far less tea, I would like to buy a lot with them…but first they must pass the peach test.

Momo drinking Momo. Hahahaha. I gave myself the name Momo on here because 1. I am in the Peach State 2. I used to love the manga Peach Girl and 3. Momo is an Italian racing company, and they have these amazing blue seats I want in my car so badly even though that’s a silly thing to do with my car.

One of these days though I’m gonna switch it back to Amanda. I’ll keep the Bruno avatar though.

This is pretty good. I don’t think a black base is my favorite choice for a peach tea though. It’s just a little too heavy.

The peach though is most excellent. Definitely one of the best, most realistic peach flavors I’ve ever had in a tea. And when it cooled off entirely it was even better, like a fresh peach in June!

I know I have the momo oolong somewhere and then the entire tin of Momoko from the bag (as well as a sample from darby) so I will see how those do and then I will dream of the day I can make that big order. Hey, it could be only a year away.


Momoko and the Momo Oolong Super Grade are even better peach teas than this imo—it seems to be one of the fruits that Lupicia is especially good at.


I agree with Alphakitty – Momo Oolong Super Grade is the bomb!

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drank White Grape by ESP Emporium
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Oh ESP Emporium, your pictures are always so pretty but your teas never actually look that way.

This is another one of those teas that just smells like a cocktail. Not really grape juice to me at all, more like some fruity sort of drink where you question the actual fruit juice involved.

It definitely did not smell like something I wanted hot, so I figured I’d have it iced with lunch.

Now that it’s steeped, it reminds me of sparkling white grape juice. Not bad, pretty refreshing.

I am kind of meh about flavored white teas now that I think about it. They are great for iced tea of course, and I won’t have a problem finishing this one that way, but I far prefer the flavors of straight white tea if I’m gonna drink a white tea hot.

Thank you Chuckieroy!

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