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I went on a search for a replacement for my beloved Kalahari… and this is pretty damn close! Doesn’t quite have the lemony kick I was looking for (possibly because it lacks lemon peel) but there’s an inherent smoothness to this tea that I quite like. Likely when I run out of Kalahari, I’ll keep myself stocked up with this one instead.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Summer Breeze by Teaopia
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I tried this in a $1 sample pack I purchased in Metrotown Mall.

Surprisingly this tea tasted more like grapefruit than tea to me, or maybe a little bit like jelly beans. It was quite nice, but unfortunately not a replacement for the Kalahari that I so love.

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drank Mudslide by Teaopia
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drank Mate Vanilla Mint by Teaopia
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I’m not really big on minty teas. This one’s not bad, but the peppermint sort of lingers on the tongue. Some may like it, I kinda don’t.

This was my final sample pack from Metrotown’s Teaopia. Don’t imagine I’ll snag any more of this, to be honest. But it’s a nice little pick-me-up tea for the morning.

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drank Japanese Cherry by Teaopia
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They had this one on sample, iced-style and I found it quite bitter. Got some anyway because it’s really hard to say no to tea at 75% off. I like it. It’s got a lighter cherry flavor than the Amaretto Cherry I tried last night, not quite as bold. Done up my usual milk-and-sugar style, it’s quite nice. Sort of reminds me of a cherry candy, actually.

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drank Amaretto Cherry by Teaopia
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Unf. This one is good. I bought this one as a little sampler pack for $1 at the Metrotown Teaopia. The smell of cherry is very strong from the moment you open the package, and it’s just as strong brewed as a tea.

Overall the flavor is bold. I’d almost compare it to coffee (which I don’t drink) in that it tastes as strong as it smells. Not sure if I’ll be picking up a little more of this (also not sure if I can since Teaopia is converting to Teavana) but not a bad tea at all.

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drank Creamed Earl Grey by Teaopia
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drank Baked Apple Pie by Teaopia
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drank Monk's Blend by Teaopia
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I purchased a sample of this one from Teaopia in Metrotown for $1. Unfortunately my local Teaopia doesn’t carry these little sample packs because it’s perfect to just try things before you buy them!

It tastes a little like cotton candy, which was an unexpected but not unwelcome flavor.

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drank Caramel by The Urban Tea Merchant
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This was the tea that – for me – started it all. I first tried this at a party held in UTM’s tea salon, selecting it from their vast tea menu after much deliberation. I am not sorry I did. It has a smooth caramel taste that is an absolute delight. I brought some home to enjoy, and now I am hopelessly addicted to loose leaf tea.

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I’m 24, living in beautiful Vancouver B.C. I only recently became interested in loose tea, but I don’t regret it!

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