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drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
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This is one of the teas I pulled out of The Great Canadian TTB. Though I liked the first cup I had, this one has cooled quite a bit (got caught up changing my millions of passwords) which has brought out an astringency that I am finding very distracting. It still is not a bad cup though I feel this is much better hot. Nonetheless, thank you Jeweled Thumb for the chance to try this tasty tea.

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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So long Melon Oolong tea. Your amazing fruit taste will be greatly missed though I am sure we will meet again. Until then, I have some of your delicious friend, Golden Honey Dew to keep me happy. Anyways, thank you Kat_Maria for introducing me to this tea. It is certainly something I would have passed over when placing an order but now I know better.

Dexter

Uh oh – this got passed over on my order list – I choose the melon white instead and went with pineapple oolong. Hope I didn’t make a big mistake…

VariaTEA

I am sure they are all delicious. I have had this and the Golden Honey Dew rooibos and both had a very similar melon flavor. I imagine they are all similar and all delicious.

Anna

Melon white is also great – but if I had to choose, I’d go with the oolong, because it has that ripe, ripe Lupicia oolong feel. Trying both is necessary, though.

Dexter

Thanks for the input guys!!! I’m sharing/splitting an order with someone else. Melon oolong is on her list. I’m sure I can get a sample of it to be able to compare. Love this splitting order thing. Get to try more variety. Now just need to place order and hope that they Canadian shipping thing really works at a reasonable price. :))

Dexter

There are just SOOOOO many choices on the site. Was really hard to narrow it down to a reasonable sized order. If this works out, I see future orders…

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Thank you Dustin for the opportunity to try this tea. This cup is more vanilla than chocolate but the smooth cocoa flavor is still present and delicious. It really is a nice, smooth dessert rooibos and I am grateful for having gotten to try it.

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drank Lucky Star by Cornelia Bean
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Sipdown!! (180). So long Lucky Star.

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Thank you for sharing MissB! I have found the chili in this cup which is great but I do miss the amazing mango flavor I had in the last. Both were good in their own way though I think I preferred the first. Still very fun to try :)

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drank African Chai by Justea
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Thank you MissB for sharing this with me. I was seriously worried that I would not like this given it is a chai with licorice root. However, sipping on it now, it really is not bad. I don’t think it is something I will be stocking but I am also not looking to find someone to pawn it off on either. The most prominent flavor is cloves but all the other spices are present and balanced. Not bad though not necessarily for me.

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drank Totally Nutty by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Thank you Dexter3657 for sharing this with me. Sipping on it now, I can’t help but feel like I have had this before. It is actually driving me nuts because this smells/tastes exactly like another tea and I can’t put my finger on which one. With that said, I am not loving this one. It has an almost dry flavor like the skin of the nuts and I guess I was expecting more sweetness than what I am getting. Nonetheless, I am really grateful to have gotten to try it. One more tea to mark off the list.

Dexter

David’s Forever Nuts? At least I think the two are similar…

VariaTEA

I don’t think so but I can see why you would make that connection.

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drank Cantaloupe Watermelon by 52teas
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Thank you NayLynn for sharing this tea with me. Mostly I am just getting cantaloupe but it is true to the melon so I am happy. With that said, there are so many other melon teas I have had recently that I would reach for first.

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This seems to be one of the more popular Persimmon Tree teas and I can certainly see why. It has a great caramel flavor, just like sipping on a liquefied caramel candy. Delicious. Thank you TraceyC for the opportunity to try it out :)

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Thank you Dustin for sharing this with me. It is actually a very nice rooibos tea. The base is present but mostly as a mere stage on which the real chocolate flavors shines. The vanilla also adds a slight sweetness to balance out the rich chocolate taste. Very nice indeed.

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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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