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This tea was part of the March Selection Club This tea has only a hint of raspberry, but it mingles with the vanilla and mint for a beautifully balanced cup of tea. It’s not the type of blend I would have normally ordered for myself even though I love green tea, I’m just not a huge fan of raspberries unless they are fresh off the vine, but I really enjoyed this. The vanilla lends a somewhat creamy flavor, smoothing out the more tart notes of the raspberry and the mint sits on your tongue long after your cup of tea is gone. While I really enjoyed trying this tea hot, it truly excels as an iced tea and makes me look forward to the hot days of summer that are just around the corner.

For the full review of the March Box you can visit my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2014/3/25/tuesday-tea-march-selection-club-simple-loose-leaf.html

Simple Loose Leaf has provided me with one free month of their Selection Club

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

Wish they shipped to canada

Short Sorceress

just let me know if you’d be interested in swapping, I have about 10 of their teas right now.

Cavocorax

Sil- they are apparently doing a trial with one lucky Canadian right now. Based on how it goes, they said they might open it up to more Canadians in two weeks! (I asked in the forums)

Sil

i saw that haha :)

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Sil

Wish they shipped to canada

Short Sorceress

just let me know if you’d be interested in swapping, I have about 10 of their teas right now.

Cavocorax

Sil- they are apparently doing a trial with one lucky Canadian right now. Based on how it goes, they said they might open it up to more Canadians in two weeks! (I asked in the forums)

Sil

i saw that haha :)

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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

Website

http://www.notstarvingyet.com/

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