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drank Lemon Lime Kampai by Teavana
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This is like a cross between a watery lemonade and a flat sprite. That sounds really harsh and honestly it is not as bad as that might seem but that is the best description I’ve got. I am happy for the chance to have tried it though so thank you Roswell Strange for sending this my way.

Kat_Maria

I have some Teavana teas I got during their Heavenly Sale… still unopened, untouched, untried… ;D

VariaTEA

Haha I rid my cupboard of Teavana a while back and hope to keep it that way. Ones that are sent to me I will try but I doubt I would ever buy a blend from them again

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So my brother is getting really into cold brewing, so much so that once we strained the leaves out of one pitcher, he asked for a tea to make in our second pitcher. I gave him choices and he picked this one. Then he tried it only to turn to me and say he didn’t like it because “it tasted like a dessert”. My response was “what did you expect from a tea called strawberry rhubarb parfait?!?”. Apparently he didn’t read that, he just thought it smelled good. Anyways, the result of all that is that I am not left to drink a whole pitcher of this tea. Thankfully, it is once I enjoy so I don’t mind too much but usually I prefer it in smaller quantities so I am trying to space out my cups.

Dustin

Oooooo, you could be super fancy and freeze some of it in an ice cube tray so you have ice that doesn’t dilute your iced tea!

VariaTEA

lol I could. I actually made tea pops a few months back which was pretty awesome.

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drank Tochiotome Green by Lupicia
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Thank you Dustin for sending some of this my way. It has a great strawberry flavor which is making for a deliciously tasty cup. Also, Lupicia’s green base is great because it is light and subtle, allowing for the flavors to shine.

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Sipdown!! (172)

Thank you Roswell Strange (and by extension 221tea) but this is not for me. In fact, I am surprised Roswell liked this because I am finding this tastes similar to movie theatre butter mixed with earthy mate. Caramel is in this cup but it is being overwhelmed by the other, less pleasant flavors. I am grateful for the chance to try something new and this is certainly a tea that would have caught my eye but I am just not enjoying this cup.

Roswell Strange

I worked at a Movie Theatre for over a year, so maybe an underlying movie theatre butter flavour is why I enjoyed it ;)

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drank Marron Chocolat by Lupicia
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Sipdown!! (173)

Thank you Dustin for sending this my way. It is pretty tasty and unlike other teas I have had before. Definitely reminiscent of roasted chestnuts but with just a hint of chocolatey goodness to round things out. I don’t know how often I would reach for this so it is not something I intend on stocking but I do have Chaud Les Marrons on the way in a joint order with Sil and Cavocorax and I look forward to trying it to see how it compares.

Dustin

Ooooh, I’m interested in hearing how it compares! I think I like the green tea base better with their chestnut, but I haven’t tried the Chaud yet.

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85

Oh French butter cookie, you make for an incredibly rich and buttery breakfast smoothie. Not something I could have all the time but certainly nice every now and then.

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75

Cold brewed this one and it is a weird combination of pineapple/coconut and hibiscus. It is like two different teas in the same bottle but they don’t really blend properly. Very, very strange. Although, with that said, I don’t mind this as much as I thought I might given I am neither a lover of Pina Colada or hibby. Nonetheless, I am grateful for the chance to have tried this so thank you Roswell Strange for sending it my way.

In other news, the flavors in this are reminding me of the tasty, tasty Hawaiian Blizzard I had earlier. MMmmmm…blizzards :)

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drank Rhubarb Meringue by Cornelia Bean
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A few days ago, Roswell Strange mentioned enjoying this cold brewed so I decided to follow her lead. Then I strained this and forgot about it as I focused on my sipdowns. However, today Cavocorax and I were talking about this tea and that reminded me of this sitting in the fridge.

Tastewise, the meringue element comes out much more in the cold brew than the hot tea. The rhubarb, on the other hand, is a bit more muted. Now if only the base were toned down a touch more, I would be one happy camper. As it is, I just find that the hint of grassiness coming from the green base is a distraction from the rest of the experience.

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drank Rhubarb & Strawberry by Lupicia
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I am not really getting rhubarb from this which is weird to me since usually Lupicia is pretty spot on with their flavors. Instead, I am getting mostly base with hints of strawberry. Thank you Dustin for sharing, it is not what I expected but it is still a pleasant cup.

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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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