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drank Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea
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I’ve been drinking this one all day. Very, very nice! I love a good creamy, vegetal oolong :)

Thanks again to kimquat for the wonderful Mandala swap package. I know exactly what I’m going to be ordering now! :D

Now I just have to wait a couple weeks for my big fall art fair so I have TEA MONIES! WOOT

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Made a double strong pot of this tea for me and my husband and a batch of this chai mix http://www.food.com/recipe/awesome-and-economical-chai-concentrate-34713

So we are having some AWESOME decaf chai together this evening! :D

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Puerh is kind of a masculine tea isn’t it? Not in a bad way at all, and especially not with THIS puerh. Leather and tobacco notes and an earthy smoothness. This is like the George Clooney of puerhs. Even if you don’t particularly find him attractive you still GET why he’s considered so sexy. I can totally appreciate this puerh, and while I may never actually buy some, its definitely an excellent puerh! ;)

I’m still planning on buying some Special Dark. That one blew me away! So unique :)

OH and thanks again Kimquat!


I LOVE this review! Thanks for putting it down for others to read! We had a gentleman in the shop the other day. He was from Germany. I made this tea for him and as he smelled and sipped, his eyes teared up a little bit. Then he shared with me that the tea fully brought on a memory of his mothers very old leather bound bible and consequently, he thought of her. It was a beautiful moment. Tea can do things like that, can’t it?


Wow, what a touching story, Garret :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Ha ha love this review.

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drank Lychee Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Mmm, lychee! I’ve been very excited to try this one, thanks a bunch teamore for sending me a sample!

Like all of Butiki’s flavored teas, this is a very natural lychee flavor. It pairs perfectly with the sweet floral free oolong base. Very nice and I bet it would be equally wonderful iced!

I’d definitely consider buying this one when my fruity oolong stock gets low :)

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I picked up my Teavivre Oolong sampler at the post office this morning, YAY! Thanks Teavivre!

I was excited to try the Oriental Beauty first, since I’ve never had it before! It is a very mellow and sweet oolong. I think I am starting to recognize that signature leaf-hopper flavor! :)

Anyway, I think personally I prefer a buttery green oolong over an oxidized one, but this is very pleasant and I would drink it again.

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drank Sexy Chai by Steep City Teas
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This is a fun chai for me this morning. I like the intensity of the spices, but there is almost too much going on here for me. It’s pleasant with a bit of honey! Glad to try it but not something I’d purchase on my own. Thanks BrewTEAlly Sweet! :D

BrewTEAlly Sweet

You tried it before me. It still waiting for me ha ha

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drank Sencha Fuka-midori by Den's Tea
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I am off work today, so I’m enjoying a Kyusu full of this sencha since I don’t normally get to through the week. I am almost out of this one, but that is fine since I have other senchas waiting in the wings to be opened! :D

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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WHOA! I did a long several minute steep on this one, because my water is a bit under boiling here at work, from the fancy water filter/instant water heater dealie in the break room. Anyway, this tea is INTENSE! But super good! As others described, very much like unsweetened cocoa powder, but not at all bitter. WOO I got a huge caffeine jolt from it too, heh. I ate a piece of pumpkin spice cake with my first steep and it was SO good together. Both were so rich :)

This is going on my shopping list for sure. Thanks so much Kimquat for letting me try this one! :D Next time I want to try it as a sweetened latte ;)

One of my favorite puerhs I’ve tried so far! YAY


:D This one wasn’t to my tastes as much as other Mandala shu’s, but I’m glad you liked it.


Pumpkin spice cake? Do you deliver? That would rock with the Special Dark! Right now, my biz partner is serving up some of the special dark to a very picky customer who travels to China quite regularly. This is his first time in the shop and when he tasted the first 20 second infusion he said “this is exactly what I am looking for!” Yes!

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drank Northern Lights by DAVIDsTEA
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Sample sip down! I need to start working through some of my smaller samples. Really hoping I get accepted into my first traveling tea box soon! Occasionally I crave herbal teas with peppermint, I dig this one tonight for that reason :)

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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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