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drank Root Beer Barrels by Butiki Teas
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Root beer teas as lattes is just right. Thank you rosebudmelissa for the sample which promptly got dumped in my steeper for tonight’s dessert treat. The cup was so creamy and had an amazing root beer flavor. Plus, the milk subdued the honeybush making the flavoring stand out that much more. A great tea for the evening!

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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Made this tonight as a latte using skim milk. I was a bit worried because I thought maybe the skim milk wouldn’t foam well. No need to worry there as I got about 2 inches of solid foam. The downside of skim milk? It definitely is not as creamy or as rich as my beloved eggnog lattes (shocking, I know :P). Mostly it’s just the tea with slightly more milky water and then foam. It’s still good though as I’m a fan of the tea.

Kristal

Wow, everyone is rating apple teas this evening!

VariaTEA

Haha I noticed that too. Must be warming up :)

whatshesaid

what do you use to foam your milk?

VariaTEA

I use the Breville Milk Cafe

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drank Strawberry Fields by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea smells so good but tastes so artificial. The cream element of this combined with the base is just weirdly thick and sticks to your tongue and it’s just not pleasant. It really does smell awesome though. Perhaps as a latte this might be better??

OMGsrsly

That’s sad. I was excited about a possible strawberry black tea of goodness!

VariaTEA

I know. I like HI’s strawberry tea but will absolutely NOT order from them given their customer service. This smelled quite similar so I hoped for the best but it just did not work.

OMGsrsly

I couldn’t do their base tea! :) So I’m still on the lookout. And Zen Tea has the strawberry cream but it’s just not… it’s not it.

Starfevre

I liked Zen Tea’s Strawberry and Cream, though admittedly I had the herbal version and not the black tea one.

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drank Apple Cranberry by Cornelia Bean
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I cold brewed three teaspoons of this in a bottle of water and the result is a very sweet, juice-like drink. Granted, it is thinner than juice, as to be expected but it still has a juice-type flavor. The apple is it’s typical sweet self but it doesn’t take over as the cranberry certainly holds it’s own. It’s actually quite the tasty evening treat so thank you Roswell Strange for sending some my way.

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drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
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drank Follow Me Tea by TWG Tea Company
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Thank you MissB for sharing! This is an alright cup. I am a fan of pineapple and that is certainly present here. There is also another flavor, which I am guessing is the ginseng that is sort of just there and neither adds or detracts from the cup. At the end of the day though, this is on a green base and I’m just not a lover of of green teas. Still, it’s always fun to try something new.

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drank Apple & Berry by Lupicia
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Apples and berries should make for a tasty combination, shouldn’t it? Sweet apple mixed with delicious berries that give just a hint of tartness. However, apples, berries, and grass? Not such an awesome blend and unfortunately it’s the grassy notes that stand out. Plus, the apple sweetness is very strong and has no berry tartness to keep it in check. It’s just not what I hoped for when I brewed this up this morning.

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drank Smoked Maple Banana by Butiki Teas
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The first sip is ever so smokey but with each following sip, the tea really grows on me. Banana and smoke…who knew?? Apparently Stacy.

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Thank you Cavocorax for sending me more of this tea. I must say, as much as I am enjoying this tea, I do miss the sweet potato that used to be in this blend. The use of pumpkin spice instead is making for a tea that is not as rich in taste. It is sill nice though.

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drank Midday Flight by Tippy's Tea
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This is certainly a smooth cup of tea but I am not finding anything that stands out about it. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t an enjoyable tea but there are other teas I already have in large quantity that I would reach for first.

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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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