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drank Lychee Fruit by Silk Road
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Thank you AshleyElizabeth for including this. It smells amazing!! However, it steeps up a lot more subtle. Nonetheless, it still has a nice lychee flavor and I am happy I got to try it.

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drank Berry Basil Blast by Teavana
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This sounded interesting and despite it being a Teavana tea and I have a hatred for Teavana, I decided to give it a try. It is actually quite nice although given the giant piece of orange peel, I imagine this can get citrusy depending on the scoop. Also, I am getting mostly strawberry and very little basil. Thank you Jeweled Thumb for including it as it was fun to try but I think I will be satisfied with just the one cup.

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drank Peppermint Bark by Capital Teas
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This is a nice chocolate peppermint tea. However, it is very similar to Della Terras take on chocolate peppermint and I am pretty sure I have a lot of that in my cupboard. Nonetheless, I am really enjoying this cup so thank you Jeweled Thumb for adding it to the box.

CapitalTeas

Thanks for your review! Happy Brewing :)

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drank Royal BC Museum Tea by Silk Road
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I have no idea what BC berries are and neither does my friend from BC but I do know is that this is a really pleasant cup. Not something I am running out to stock but I would drink another cup if offered. Thank you AshleyElizabeth for the chance to try it.

MissB

Ha! BC berries, that’s what it says on the bag? I had to go look… so it’s berries cultivated in BC, which includes black raspberry, thimbleberry, cranberry, blueberry, salal berry and salmon berry. With the Nootka rosehips, I’d say this is a well-named tea! Holy moly.

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drank Irish Cream by Red Leaf Tea
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Normally when I think of Red Leaf Tea, I think matcha but after this cup, I might need to look into their teas. Not only does this smell amazing but it is incredibly creamy and delicious. Thank you Sil for including it! I am tempted to keep it but I know I will place a RLT order soon enough so I can pick up more for myself then and this can go on for others to enjoy :)

Sil

just make sure it’s still available!

VariaTEA

Oh no it is not :(. I feel bad removing it though as it is quite tasty.

Sil

that’s what it’s for! sharing! taking! plus you’re putting all the lovely nina’s teas in :)

VariaTEA

True. Alright, I have removed it.

Daddyselephant

I have a deep, abiding love for all of Red Leaf Tea’s teas!!

VariaTEA

I noticed when I was looking through your cupboard :P. You have an insane amount of matcha btw.

Daddyselephant

lol yeah, we do .

VariaTEA

One day I intend to get through all the flavors :)

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75
drank Strawberry Splash by Tealux
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Thank you Jeweled Thumb for yet another tasty tea to try. This one has an amazingly subtle green base. I am getting no grassiness or vegetal flavor, just a slight hint of strawberry. This is one I would consider buying so I am glad I got to try it.

jeweledthumb

Let me know if you want some more. I’d be happy to swap some more out for you. =)

VariaTEA

I think I am okay for now but thank you so much for offering :)

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75
drank BetTEA's Blend by 52teas
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So I have no clue what is in this but when you get a chance to try a 52 tea blend, you take it and thanks to AshleyElizabeth, I was able to try one more. This is actually a nice cup. Honeybush is probably most prominent but there is a hint of fruitiness that I am quite enjoying. Also, apparently this has chamomile, but I am getting none of that flavorwise which makes me happy as I am not a fan. All in all, not a bad cup :)

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drank Flap Jack Oolong by Tiesta Tea
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Now most of you know I am not a lover of oolongs but this one just sounded and smelled so good that I had to try a cup. However, once again, I am only really getting the oolong base and thus I am finding myself rather disappointed. Thank you Jeweled Thumb for including it and enabling me to try it but this one is just not for me.

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drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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After the success with Chocolate Chip, I decided to give this a try. However, this is more what I come to expect from Adagio blends. The base is strong and a touch astringent. The only other flavor powerful enough to compete is the rose. This is just not for me but thank you Jeweled Thumb for the chance to try it.

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drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
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This is actually a very pleasant surprise. I don’t expect much from Adagio teas but I enjoy their blends so it is always fun to try the different teas that comprise those blends. This one in particular is just a really smooth chocolatey tea. No astringency and no base, just chocolate. Thanks Jeweled Thumb for including it in the box because I don’t think I would have tried it otherwise and I am actually really enjoying it.

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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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