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drank Cocteau by August Uncommon Tea
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Roswell Strange

I’m flattered! You’re gonna make me tear up at work ;)

VariaTEA

Hahahaha that was my goal :P

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drank Timid Red by TeaTaxi
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So when I looked at the ingredients it seemed this was just a black tea with cute heart sprinkles. Nothing special but a good addition to sweeten my mixes berry smoothie and another tea for my 365 Days of Tea on instagram that is valentines themed. The smoothie was good, I just don’t know what role the tea itself played in that so more to come when I try this plain.

Sophia

How do you mix loose leaf into your smoothie? Do you just throw it in there? lol

VariaTEA

I steep it super strong and then add that to the smoothie.

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This has star anise apparently but thankfully it is not distinct in the taste. That I do recall. Unfortunately I don’t recall the specifics of this tea since I sipped absentmindedly while watching the Flash. I did like it though. More to come in future notes when I actually pay attention.

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drank Sweet Kissin' by TeaTaxi
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February means all the Valentine’s Day teas, including this one. It is a green and white blend with papaya and pineapple which is not very Valentine’s so they added strawberry and rose to make it more themed.

The base is a little stronger than the other green teas I have had by TeaTaxi and the end result is a little soapy. My guess is that is the white tea…and maybe rose. The fruits are generically tropical, with a hint of strawberry at the end of the sip.

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This tastes like the black cherry flavoring in black cherry soda. I don’t know if I am getting any cream notes but this is cherry and sweet and I am happy.

This gets more astringent as it cools so it is best to finish it off before that happens.

Evol Ving Ness

The name alone is lovely.

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I found some Pumpkin Chai tins on sale in January and had some eggnog lying around so I put them together and the end result was awesome! http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/02/07/pumpkin-chai-from-davids-tea/

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drank Rose Oolong Tea by Tea Trunk
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There was so much rose in the tea bag yet this tastes like a generically floral oolong. Nothing special to see here. Better than expected but still nothing worth revisiting.

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drank Heading South by TeaTaxi
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A jasmine green that is not at all perfumey or dry. It is like a citrusy floral flavor instead and one that is really quite nice. As far as jasmine teas go, this is probably my favorite among those I have tried.

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I made the last of this and steeped for a shorter period in a smaller mug I am getting more than just ginger. Still no honey or pancakes but notes of molasses are helping create a gingerbread experience. Actually, I take it back. There is honey in here courtesy of the yunnan base. Pancakes are still a no go but maybe that was trying to do too much with one tea? I am just happy this last cup went better than the last and though I am not sad I am finishing this, I will miss the incredibly pretty leaf.

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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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