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My package from TeaSouce was waiting for me when I got back to school. Yay! I started to unpack my teas and when I got to this one, I HAD to try it. I still haven’t finished taking the others out, because I’ve been partying with this tea for a while. Delicious, pure green aroma…I could bask in it all day. I love greens now! I left my thermometer at home, so I guessed at temperature again. Liquor is a warm straw color. First sips…whoa. Smooooooth. And sweet, too. I made some Oh Canada in this mug last night, but I’ve had other tea in it since then, so I don’t think that’s what’s giving it this sweetness. It’s creamy and silky and nutty, kind of reminding me of caramel. I’m fairly sure it’s not from the Oh Canada, but it might be. Slightly grassy. Delicious. I’m going to wash out this mug carefully so I can figure out where this delightful sweetness is coming from…wow, this is good. Creamy. Mmmm. A great start to the first day of spring semester.
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I’m a college tea drinker.
I cook feverishly.
I draw.
I make movies.
I knit.
Someday I wish to own chickens.

I love tea because of the complete sensory experience it offers me. Clock time fades away as I lean into my cup, watching the delicate cascades of steam waft up from the brew. Peace. Stillness. Feeling centered. It’s my meditation…

To give you a little background on my tea preferences (which will put my ratings into perspective)…

I love teas that are strong without bitterness and have earthy flavors to them, like rooibos or a really good black tea. (A few favorites in this category: Toffee Almond Supreme, Popped Rooibos, Oh Canada, Nutcracker Sweet.) Vanilla, cinnamon, and nutty are some of my favorite flavor notes. After about a year of warming up to greens, I absolutely love them—from the sweet, nutty, green-tea-ice-cream-like to the bold, grassy earthiness of Gunpowder Temple of Heaven. I also enjoy a nice white every once in a while. Fruity teas aren’t my favorite. I do have a few fruity teas that I love though, like TeaSource’s Green Tea with Pomegranate, Lemon Solstice, and Blueberry Fields.

I drink all of my teas unsweetened; if a tea needs sweetening, I usually don’t like it. A couple of notable exceptions: I sometimes sweeten straight green teas and matcha, and I drink my chai with soymilk (but no other sweetener). I sometimes like my black tea with a little dollop of soymilk.

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Northfield, MN

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