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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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I finished my sample pack of this tea today. It took me until the last cup to fully appreciate it, I think.

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I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this one yet. I got it from a generous Steepster in a swap. Apologies because I’ve forgotten who it was!

Anyway this is really excellent! I did a nice long steep on it just under boiling. I usually prefer green oolongs (this one has very dark, long twisty leaves), but MAN, this one tastes just like apricots to me! So sweet and juicy with some undertones of spice and maybe dried crunchy fall leaves. Wonderful! Looking forward to steeping it again and seeing if it transforms in any way :)

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drank China Keemun by Nina's Paris
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I’m not sure what to make of this one! It is a lot richer and earthier than I expected. And kind of smokey though I’m sure it isn’t actually smoked like a lapsang. That is the only thing I can think to compare it to though, a VERY mellow lapsang! Interesting. A new experience for sure :)

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drank Jasmin by Nina's Paris
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I was thrilled to see this in my most recent package of samples from Nina’s since I’m such a big fan of jasmine teas! I don’t believe I’ve ever tasted lotus in a tea before. I’m not sure I can pick it out over the jasmine flavor/scent. This is a particularly flowery jasmine! The base tea is a little richer and heavier and less sweet than my beloved jasmine pearl teas. Nice if you are in the mood for something with a little more body to it! This is basically a fancier version of the basic jasmine tea they serve at my favorite Chinese restaurant. Classic and sophisticated :)

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drank Sencha Yame by Nina's Paris
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Sencha is one of my favorites! Thank you Laurent for this sample :)

This Sencha Yame is particularly spinachy. Sweet and bright and GREEN with a light smokey/grainy undertone. I love it!

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92

Good Afternoon Sunshine for me today! Gotta make it through the dreaded Monday afternoon at work. This stuff sure perks me up! ;)

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I got three little sample packs of this in my trail tea of the month club box a few months back. Felt like a nice pu-erh today to sorta detox after the weekend! Tasty and nutty and chasing away my sweets craving :)

Terri HarpLady

I like this one a lot!

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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I must really like this one because I caught myself hoarding it! This morning I wanted to drink some, but almost didn’t because I am running kind of low and thought maybe I should save it for later, lol. Drinking it anyway and enjoying the heck out of it. :)

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Not bad! The mint and rose are not overpowering the white tea flavor. Not my favorite combo ever but not as bad as I had feared (I recently found I have an aversion to overly rosey teas!) If you like mint and rose this would be one to try :)

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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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Such a summery black tea! Very fruity but still rich…just what I needed this morning :)

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I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos.

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