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This is the first of the teas from my epic swap with JustJames. The teas he sent will keep me busy for awhile :) Thank you!

I wasn’t going to break into my latest swap box yet, but I saw this and wanted to compare it side-by-side with the Monkey Picked Oolong from Teavana that I had earlier. At $22 per 2oz it is slightly less expensive than the Monkey Picked, but in my opinion still overpriced for the quality.

Even though I think it is overpriced, I do prefer this over the Monkey Picked. It has a nice creamy floral taste to it that the Monkey Picked did not have. I haven’t had a chance to resteep this yet to see how it holds up so I’ll post some more later when I do.

Edited to note that gummy worms do not pair well with this Oolong… I’m not really sure what I was thinking, must be the confusion over not finding candied fruit in a tea from Teavana. Or it could just be the lack of sleep, hard to tell at this point.

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JustJames

gummy worms? LMAO. excellent. so glad the package found you!

Short Sorceress

What can I say, I got the munchies tonight ::grins:: and it just so happens that I made dirt with worms (chocolate pudding, oreos, and gummy worms) as a treat for my son last night.

JustJames

i always thought that one was fun.

Short Sorceress

Me too, but I was shocked he didn’t want to eat more than a bite of it. I think he may have my chocolate allergy, he seems to turn his nose up at it lately. I may have to switch it up next time and use vanilla pudding, vanilla oreos, and gummy sharks. Sharks on the beach is a pretty fun dessert too.

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JustJames

gummy worms? LMAO. excellent. so glad the package found you!

Short Sorceress

What can I say, I got the munchies tonight ::grins:: and it just so happens that I made dirt with worms (chocolate pudding, oreos, and gummy worms) as a treat for my son last night.

JustJames

i always thought that one was fun.

Short Sorceress

Me too, but I was shocked he didn’t want to eat more than a bite of it. I think he may have my chocolate allergy, he seems to turn his nose up at it lately. I may have to switch it up next time and use vanilla pudding, vanilla oreos, and gummy sharks. Sharks on the beach is a pretty fun dessert too.

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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Oregon, WI

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