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Oooh, first tasting note! No pressure! LOL

BrewTEAlly Sweet was kind enough to send me a sample of this. It smells REALLY caramelly! I’m a bit picky with my dark oolongs. Some of them just feel like something is missing, to me anyway. This is pretty good though, and the caramel flavor is spot on! I’m glad I got to try it but this is not something I would purchase in the future. Hurray for trying all the teas though! :D

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Another green tea sip down today! Finished the spring harvest- will open my package of summer harvest now that the spring is gone :)

My favorite is still the Autumn though!

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drank Sencha Fuka-midori by Den's Tea
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Sip down! I really enjoyed this Sencha, but I have to admit I was a little excited to see it go, but only because I’ve got a new pouch of a different Sencha I wouldn’t let myself open until I finished this one! :D

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drank Bats in the Belfry by Della Terra
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I love the idea of a chocolate/mint/vanilla tea! I don’t know what my beef is lately but Della Terra teas have not been thrilling to me. I guess I’m spoiled? shrug Drinkable but not something I would purchase.

Thanks for letting me try it BrewTEAlly Sweet :D

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This morning I am drinking 50% Butiki Pumpkin Creme Brulee and 50% Butiki Pumpkin Milkshake!

It is good but I definitely still prefer Pumpkin Milkshake by itself :D


Somebody had to! ;)

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I can’t seem to keep myself away from this tea lately! sips guiltily


you are wild for the wild monk (:


It’s a happy indulgence :)


Drinking it right now!!! Just got in the 2013 crop of the mao cha yesterday. Pumped! We had it tested and it was ZERO ppm of anything except tea and happy indulgence. Yahoooo!!!

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
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Whew, tired today! Having my fave 52Teas treat this afternoon to perk me up :)

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drank Black Beauty by Mandala Tea
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I got a sample of this tea with my first Mandala order. Thanks Garret!

This is not a kind of tea I actively seek out, but a kind I always tend to enjoy. Very smooth and sweet. Lots of nice roasty and cocoa-like flavors without being super heavy. I’m glad I got to try it :)

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Oh yeah! I almost forgot I made a big pitcher of iced Verdant oolongs. I had a couple of almost empty sample packs that I wanted to finish off- It was half hand picked Autumn Tieguanyin and half Shui Jin Gui Wuyi Oolong (Don’t freak out, purists!) And OMG it is SO GOOD! Best straight iced tea ever! :D


Did you cold steep it? or hot steep and cool?
I’ve never had any luck with cold oolong and was just wondering how you did it?


Hot steeped , actually. Over and over and dumped them all together and chilled!


Interesting, I have both of those – need to try it again sometime. Thanks for the info.

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Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea.

I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre, Yunnan Sourcing, TeaUrchin, White2Tea and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.


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