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Another delicious sample Cameron B.

This is surprisingly light and honey sweet. I’m not getting the sweet potato, but I’m going for steep 2, maybe it’ll show up then. I really enjoyed how light this was, very different from another Tan Yang that I tried from another company. The other one, to me, was deeper in flavour and very malty. Both are very tasty in their own way.

Definitely will purchase on my next order from Teavivre. Thanks Cameron B!!

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drank Peach & Thyme by Fauchon
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This is different. I was intrigued by the thyme, and wondered how that would fare in a tea. I get mostly the herby flavour of the thyme. The peach to me is more of a scent than a flavour, but there is a whisper of the peach hiding in the background.

I think this would make an interesting iced tea, but I don’t have enough to test that theory. It’s pretty good, and am glad I got a chance to try it. Thanks for sample Cameron B!

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drank Bancha by Harney & Sons
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When I sniffed the packet, to me it was more nori than grassy. I’m ok with that. Nori = good, in my books. I started off with a one minute steep, I find 30 s too light in flavour.

Taste, I get the grassy notes that other people found, but I also found a touch of nori and brussel sprouts at the end of the sip.

Second steep I let go for about 2 minutes and I found more bitter vegetables with some hay notes thrown in.

I like this quite a bit and will probably order bancha in the future. Thanks to Cameron B. for providing the delicious sample.

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
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Hey tea peeps!! Things look different here. I’ve been away from site for a while. I got sick with a cold, but it surprisingly went away fairly quickly (thanks for the fresh ginger tea idea, boychik !, worked like a charm). Then I really amped up my workout routine, and was left with little time to slurp tea. I’m hoping to rectify that, and try to find some sort of happy medium.

This tea tastes exactly how it’s called. Notes of root beer followed up with butter. Sounds weird, but tastes really good! Thanks for the sample, Lala! Am enjoying this one!

boychik

I’m so happy it worked for you;)

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I woke up with a cold this morning :( I felt it coming on yesterday evening. So I’m having this to help soothe and feel better. I remember this having more of a ginger bite the first time I had it, but I probably can’t taste it properly from the cold. Added honey, and it’s comforting.

No sense drinking the good stuff until it’s gone.

Happy Monday.

looseTman

I hope you feel better soon!

boychik

I highly recommend fresh ginger thinly sliced w/honey. But dont put it in a hot tea. I read somewhere that we should not put honey in hot water, just on a side;) last week my kids and hubby were cured by fresh ginger. Feel better

scribbles

Fresh ginger tea sounds like a great plan :) A friend’s mother makes it all the time, and it is really delicious.

gmathis

Hmm…essential teas that belong in everyone’s “medicine cabinet” … ginger, peppermint, raspberry leaf for us girls, tulsi… (I’m tellin’ ya, those mountain grannies knew what they were doing!)

Fjellrev

Noo, that’s too bad. I hope you feel better soon!

TheTeaFairy

Feel better soon, take good care and drink warming tea! :-)

scribbles

Thank you for the well wishes everyone :)

Kirkoneill1988

I agree that you should keep the good stuff till u get better

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I drank this almost right after drinking the sencha. That was amistake. It did not go down well at first. But then I ate breakfast and tried another round. Much better tasting! From the name I was expecting smoke, but I got an earthy vegetable flavour, and no smoke. Maybe I should stop expecting gunpowder to have a smoky flavour.

It’s a good tea if you don’t drink it right after a sweet buttery tea. I’ll re-visit this one when it’s the first tea of the day, and provide a better review. Thanks for the sample, Cameron B!

Kirkoneill1988

I love this tea too. I usually get the stuff by twinings

Erik Dabel

Mmmmm gunpowder green is one of my favorites. Red Blossom also makes a great one. The name gunpowder comes from its shape, it’s rolled into small pellets resembling black powder. No smoke, just big taste!

scribbles

Aaahhh. Makes sense now :)

Kirkoneill1988

it tastes smokey to me :P and i like it

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drank Sencha Ashikubo by DAVIDsTEA
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Started my day off with this one. Sweet, creamy and buttery. Yummies. It’s a sipdown, and while good, I don’t think I’ll re-stock it any time soon. Too many other tea’s I want to try.

Kirkoneill1988

sencha is a good tea :)

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve had this a couple of times now. The first time I tried it I remember thinking it tasted like butter cookies. When I drank it on Friday it was more like nutty cookies – no real surprise there due to the macadamia nuts. But I have noticed I can only have a couple of mugs of this at a time. There’s something in the background that doesn’t sit well with me.

Fjellrev

Me too, I have a mug or two and then I’m done with it for a while. The base gets to me, I think.

scribbles

Yeah, the base is too much.

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This tea is absolutely divine. To look at it’s beautiful with the marigold petals. But to sip (really slurp and gulp), oh my my. And even though I seriously over steeped this, it was still ridiculously delicious. No bitterness even though I forgot about it for about 5 + minutes.

So smooth and creamy. I got loads of butter with mild vegetal in the background. It is deliciously toasty, just like a traditional genmaicha, but this has a little extra something that makes it so much more tastier and special than a traditional genmaicha. I didn’t notice the juniper, but I pretty much slurped my first cup back in about 5 minutes, it’s just that good!

I’m trying for a second steep, even though I’m not sure if there’s any flavour left in the leaf, but this is far too delicious to not at least try.

Why Verdant? Why does this have to be limited blend? If this became part of the permanent collection I’d be all over it.

This is tea that generated the amazing swap with Cameron B., who was generous enough to share this with me. Thank you so much!

Cameron B.

You should try their Laoshan Genmaicha, it’s the same tea but without the juniper and vanilla. :)

gmathis

Marigold always makes a tea more cheerful!

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I love curry anything, so requesting a sample of this was a no brainer for me. I am totally digging this. It is absolutely delicious. It’s sweet and mildly herbaceous. The curry is present and warming. I’m also getting a bit of peppery ginger bite.

This is quite brothy and would be perfect for chilly fall or winter days. I almost felt like adding a touch more salt and pepper to it.

Thank you Cameron B for the sample…soooo goooood…mmmmm !!!!!

Cameron B.

Yay, I’m glad you liked it! This one is my favorite of the savory teas. :)

scribbles

Nom, nom, nom. I wonder if any Canadian vendors carry this. Am gonna have to start looking around.

Cameron B.

I got mine from Amazon. :D

scribbles

Thanks! Good to know :))

Sarsonator

I got mine from Amazon, too! They have a mix pack of several flavors :)

Kirkoneill1988

looks awesome!

gmathis

Can find Numi locally…will have to investigate!

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