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82
drank Chocolate and Cream by TeaFrog
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Now here’s a tea that’s meant to be drunk with milk and sugar! Great chocolate flavour, strong without being overpowering. Sweet on its own, but not too sweet. I’d love to see a version of this tea with mint added, but it’s just fine on its own. A perfect dessert tea.

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71
drank Formosa Oolong Finest by TeaFrog
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As I’ve mentioned before, I tend to prefer black teas with milk and sugar, but I’ve enjoyed oolongs before, so I decided to order a sample of this tea.

With a four-minute steep, it has a strong but not overwhelming flavour, no bitterness, a lovely flowery scent, and a slight sweetness. I didn’t notice a particular peach flavour, but that may be due to my relative inexperience with oolongs – I just don’t know what I’m looking for! It’s a good stomach-soothing tea and worth keeping in the cupboard for that alone, with that good taste and sweetness as a nice bonus.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Assam Rani by TeaFrog
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I just got my TeaFrog order today (which Canada Post managed to screw up, but ANYWAY) and had quite a bit of trouble deciding which tea to try first, which is always a lovely problem to have. There were six samples as well as three of my favourite teas from the previous sample pack.

I’m glad I went with the Assam sample, because… wow! It’s bold, but smooth, with just a hint of citrus. A four-minute steep makes it strong enough to stand up to milk and sugar, but it would be great on its own as well. Yet another to reorder.

How will I ever go back to mass-market teabags?!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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71
drank Markesh Mint by TeaFrog
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Minty goodness! Lemongrass flavour isn’t very strong but does add a nice kick. I find that steeping it for more than two minutes makes it rather harsh.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Masala Chai II by TeaFrog
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A nice smooth chai. Very good with sugar, which seems to bring out the spicy notes a bit more; this isn’t a particularly spicy one but it’s very good, and the flavour is assertive enough to drink with dessert. Holds up to a lot of milk as well. Good thing the sample pack is so generous!

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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71
drank Jasmine Pearls by TeaFrog
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I’m drowning my World Cup sorrows in tea….

What a lovely jasmine scent! Next time I’ll forgo the teapot just to watch the pearls unfold. A great green tea. (I’d rate it even higher if it weren’t that I prefer black teas on the whole – but this is an excellent tea of its type!)

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80
drank Earl Grey Special by TeaFrog
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If TeaFrog’s Cream Earl Grey is Earl Grey lite, then Earl Grey Special is Earl Grey plus. Strong and lemony, with a slight bergamot flavour – I think the lemongrass overpowers the bergamot, but with bergamot being citrusy, it’s hard to tell. At any rate, this is a very tasty blend!

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83
drank English Breakfast by TeaFrog
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As with the Orange Pekoe, there seems to be relatively little to say about English Breakfast – it’s such a standard blend. But as with the Orange Pekoe, this is certainly a very good one, and I went through the sample pretty fast. It would be strong enough to stand up to an actual English breakfast.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Asian Mint by TeaFrog
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This was a free sample included in my TeaFrog sample pack. I’d considered getting it but decided on the Markesh Mint (which I’ve yet to try). Aaaand I’m going to have to reorder this one too.

I steeped it for three minutes and found the black tea slightly more pronounced than the green, with a strong mint flavour that was enhanced by adding a bit of sugar. This was my first green/black blend and I’m very impressed!

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85
drank Cream Earl Grey by TeaFrog
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Yum! I’d never heard of a Cream Earl Grey before but it’s quite nice. Creamy with a slight vanilla flavour. The flowers really add to it. Stands up well to a bit of milk. Yet another to add to the reorder list….

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