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Dumped out my bamboo tea and dug around in my desk drawer here at work and found THIS!

I haven’t had any straight genmaicha in a while. Yum! I hope the matcha boost will perk me up since I seem to be getting a case of the afternoon sleepies.

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I got this in my swap with brewTEAlly sweet

Hmm…I’m not sure what to make of this! It’s kinda vaguely green tea and fruity flavored, lol. Maybe I’m not big into bamboo. I think I’ve only had it in tea one other time and it was strongly artificially flavored (Bamboozled from David’s) so I couldn’t really even taste the bamboo. Anyway, it was fun to try this but it’s not really my thing :)

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I’ve been hoarding my last 2 cups worth of this tea. I love it so much! This is definitely going on my fall Butiki order :D

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drank Unknown Puerh by Red Leaf Tea
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Brought one of these little cubes with me to work today, and I’ll be sipping on it all day! I’ll drink something more exciting tomorrow, but today I really just needed something to keep me awake!

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Ahhhh, now this makes up for the terrible tea I had this morning! I can’t wait to try the Summer harvest :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I hope you are feeling better! I can’t wait to try my samples on my days off:) hopefully wednesday and the weekend.

Stephanie

I am feeling MUCH better, thanks! Nice for you to have “tea days” to look forward to :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

You have no idea how excited I am

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drank Honey Yuzu by Tea Forte
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I forgot to pack tea to drink at work this morning! Luckily I have a few bagged teas in my desk for emergencies, so it is time to try this one.

WOW, this will teach me to forget to bring tasty tea! Bleh! Super bitter, vague fakey citrus taste…count me out! The only thing pleasurable about it is the scent. Also HURRAY I can smell things again! Glad I only had the one bag of this though.

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Yum! I think I really like this, but I’m not going to rate it till I’m 100% over my cold. I am feeling 50% better today though, yay!! Anyway, I love pineapple, and jasmine, and green and white tea :) I don’t really get why the corn is in there it whatever, doesn’t bother me.

Thanks again for the swap brewTEAlly Sweet!

JustJames

there’s CORN in it?

Stephanie

Yep! shrug lol

JustJames

hmmm, well the starch aspect might make it appeal to the tongue more?

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Its sweet corn. I was drawn to this tea because of the odd quality. I loved it after trying it!

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I’m so glad BrewTEAlly Sweet sent me more of this. It is perfect to soothe my cold! :)

Stephanie

I’m also sorta wishing I’d added more of it to my Verdant order yesterday…crap! I didn’t realize its only $5 an oz! Probably one of my favorite herbal blends of all time…

Fuzzy_Peachkin

lol. I pretty much ALWAYS end up wishing I’d ended up with more tea from Verdant.

Stephanie

I sent them an email…maybe my order hasn’t shipped yet :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

One can hope! :-)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Maybe it will cure you:)

Lily Duckler

Just wrote to you, Stephanie! Hope you feel better soon.

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Thanks for a sample of this BrewTEAlly Sweet!

I’m not going to post a rating since I still have a cold, but I’m enjoying it thoroughly. I always enjoy a good jasmine :)

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This is definitely the WRONG time for me to be tasting such a delicate tea for the first time-I’ve got a cold and my sense of taste and smell have definitely been deadened a bit. I was determined to taste a cup today anyway, because I’m placing a Verdant order today. (Last day of Laoshan teas 25% off!) Thanks so much for including this in our swap BrewTEAlly Sweet!

My first steep has a pine/spicy note. Completely unlike anything I’ve ever tasted! I would call this steep savory and not sweet.

2nd steep and the spicy pine note has blossomed a bit more. The liquor feels thick but tastes so light!

I’m definitely going to need to at least get another sample of this when I order today, so I can try it again when my palette is clear.

I feel like I’m tasting the secret heart of the tree. Something pure and wild and normally meant only for itself. This may not end up being something I want to drink every day, but it is definitely something I’d like to explore in more detail! Thanks again BrewTEAlly Sweet!!!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I’m glad you liked it:) I tired looking in your teas to see what you liked:)

Lily Duckler

Even with your nose all stuffed up, your note has one of my favorite descriptions of this tea! “I feel like I’m tasting the secret heart of the tree” beautifully said- glad you’re getting another sample of this one

Stephanie

Thanks, Lily! I’m never sure how it is going to come across when I get abstract or poetic in my tasting notes, but this is how the tea made me feel :)

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