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The only milk we had in our apartment today was Vanilla Almond milk and given the snow storm outside, I did not feel like venturing out to get some regular milk so today I used almond milk to make my matcha. Apparently that was the key to finding the vanilla flavoring (granted I am not sure how strong the vanilla flavor is in the plain milk) because this cup is vanilla overload. It is like drinking a creamy, liquefied vanilla bean and I have not determined if that is a good or bad thing in this case. Nonetheless, thank you Sil for sharing this sample with me! I think in the near future I will be placing a Red Leaf Order and getting some French Vanilla so it will be interesting to finally get to compare the two.

Sil

Remember to participate in red leafs reviewers thingy too once you place your first order

VariaTEA

I am waiting for my teas to arrive so I can review them and start saving. I already bought two so I figure I can review those and put the review discounts toward my next order.

Sil

yep..it’s like a guaranteed 30% off which is nice

Cavocorax

I wonder if I’d qualify with the matcha’s I won?
I’m so lazy though – idk if I’d want to get into all the deets required for the review…

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Sil

Remember to participate in red leafs reviewers thingy too once you place your first order

VariaTEA

I am waiting for my teas to arrive so I can review them and start saving. I already bought two so I figure I can review those and put the review discounts toward my next order.

Sil

yep..it’s like a guaranteed 30% off which is nice

Cavocorax

I wonder if I’d qualify with the matcha’s I won?
I’m so lazy though – idk if I’d want to get into all the deets required for the review…

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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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