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I had the Belgium Chocolate that I bought in MissB’s stash sale earlier today but I completely forgot to log it. I think I sort of just drank it absentmindedly while doing some work which is sad because my matchas are always such a tasty part of my day.

Luckily I get to have two so I am having this one, the other matcha I bought in MissB’s stash sale. I actually bought some of this from Red Leaf Tea directly but that is trapped in my fridge in Florida until I can go and get it back. Until then, I have this to hold me over. It is really quite delicious. It is so creamy and adds a nice vanilla flavor to the milk. I don’t know how accurately it represents Bavarian Cream but it tastes good and I suppose that has to count for something.

Thank you MissB for sending this my way :)

ETA: So I looked up Bavarian Cream on wikipedia because I knew there was something more than just vanilla in this cup. It had almost a bit of tang, for lack of a better word. Turns out Bavarian Cream is flavored with liqueur and I think that is the other flavor I am getting. So I suppose this is a pretty aptly named matcha.

Courtney

I wasn’t so sure on this one when I first got it, and without my realizing it, it quickly became one of my favourites.

VariaTEA

At first, I thought it was just a vanilla and I couldn’t quite put my finger on why I was enjoying it more than the other vanilla tasting ones I had. Now I realize I like the tang. However, I have a tiny bit of an obsession with the caramel popcorn one and keep finding myself going for that and then having to fight it so I don’t run out.

Courtney

Ahh temptation. I have only one matcha left in my cupboard now. I’ll have to start contemplating a new order in the next couple months.

VariaTEA

I haven’t sent your package yet, I can toss in a little bit of this if you like.

Courtney

Oh that’s alright! I’ll order some eventually. And I drink it so slowly, it’s better off with you. :)

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Courtney

I wasn’t so sure on this one when I first got it, and without my realizing it, it quickly became one of my favourites.

VariaTEA

At first, I thought it was just a vanilla and I couldn’t quite put my finger on why I was enjoying it more than the other vanilla tasting ones I had. Now I realize I like the tang. However, I have a tiny bit of an obsession with the caramel popcorn one and keep finding myself going for that and then having to fight it so I don’t run out.

Courtney

Ahh temptation. I have only one matcha left in my cupboard now. I’ll have to start contemplating a new order in the next couple months.

VariaTEA

I haven’t sent your package yet, I can toss in a little bit of this if you like.

Courtney

Oh that’s alright! I’ll order some eventually. And I drink it so slowly, it’s better off with you. :)

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 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!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. 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, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

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.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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