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Thank you Arby for the share. Your swap package is actually one of two packages I have been carrying around in my purse all day, the other being my teas from Liquid Prost. I was super excited to try everything but haven’t gotten a chance until now.

Tbh I worried that this tea would be gimmicky and thus not very good. I am happy to report that’s not the case. The base is mellow and subtle which leaves a whole lot of room for the pomegranate flavor to shine. To me, this is actually a cross between cassis and pomegranate since it’s not quite as sweet as pomegranate and has a touch of that cassis richness. It’s actually quite an enjoyable tea to sip on.

Arby Robilliard

I’m so glad you like it! These teas are a little older (although stored well) and weren’t the highest grade to begin with. The blueberry and pomegranate ones are my favourites, I thought the bases were actually quite good in combination with the fruit essence.

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I made this as an eggnog latte and mostly I am just tasting the eggnog. There’s a little chocolate but I may just be getting that cuz I think I should. I will have to play around with this more to actually see if the flavor is there/good.

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drank Smores by CitizenTea
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So my dad is at a food festival in California and just called because he found a tea booth and wanted to know if there was anything I wanted to try. For a family that doesn’t drink tea, they are getting pretty good at sniffing it out and finding me new companies to try. Unfortunately no one has found a Butiki replacement. Luckily I have a fair bit of this left and it is holding up well over time. Not to mention that even if the flavor fades, I am left with the tasty White Rhino tea so all is well for a while.

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Finishing this as an eggnog latte and it is incredibly decadent despite being underleafed. It actually tastes like a chocolate/Nutella covered strawberry with an emphasis on the chocolate. It’s a rich tea and a little more of a flavor punch than I anticipated this morning. It definitely delivers on what’s promised.

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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drank Intensely Buttermint by Twinings
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drank Yule Fuel by For Tea's Sake
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Apparently I am in a holiday mood between this tea, Sugar Plum Waltz, and a Candy Cane Crush eggnog latte. I am also in a cleaning mood since my mother and I have been trying out cleaning hacks throughout the day. Fun fact, ketchup cleans brass. Personally I find this a little unsettling though our candle sticks have never been shinier.

Anyways, the tea certainly has a eggnog like flavor. Smooth and sweet and slightly eggy. There is a generous amount of vanilla and also a dash of nutmeg at the tail end of the sip to round things out. It is accurate albeit slightly weak. I don’t know if this flavor would stand up in a latte or smoothie or anything like that but as a plain tea, it is a flavored yet simple choice and lighter than some of the other options I have, which can be a good thing at times.

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drank Sugar Plum Waltz by For Tea's Sake
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I have no idea what a sugar plum is but this tea is sweet and fruity and captures what I imagine one would taste like. It is flavorful though a touch thin. Still a nice tea though and I am glad I have more to play with.

ETA: well this can get a little bitter and artificial as it cools so best to drink it quick :P

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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