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It’s hard for me to pass up something that says passion fruit. Passion fruit ice cream? Amazing. It’s not listed as an ingredient in this tea, which is kinda a bummer, but then again I don’t know many teas that actually have passionate fruit as an ingredient. Its a tart flavor and not something I’m tasting much of. I’m getting grassy notes, hints of banana, and some mild woodsy tones. I think this tea needs a new name. Grassy banana shou mei. Or maybe grass skirt banana shou mei. Anyway, despite the fact that passion fruit is lacking it still has a nice white base.


This summer I discovered Jamacian passion fruit! It was amazing! You actually eat the seeds in this one and I wish I could get my hands on it again. I ordered some Harney’s passion fruit tea to mix with an EG to hopefully get something similar to Lupicia’s Loki Lani that they discontinued. /passion fruit freakout

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
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This tea is not good bitter. But then again what tea is good bitter? Pay attention to your steep times. On my second steep I timed about 2 mins and 30 seconds. The dry leaves smell of goodness. Sweet and delectable. Just like the taste of the steeped tea. Hints of cream. Good base, though I can’t quite pin point what type of black tea. Lastly the coconut. Love the huge pieces. I took out a few and added them to the liquid once the tea was done steeping. It’s a smooth flavor.

Flavors: Coconut, Cream

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This is one of those teas that I have sitting around that I know I need to try and write a review for but I kept putting it off. I’m not a big fan of Chamomile and rose is so intense (good ) that you really need to be in the right mind set for it. Actually, both of those flavors blend very well in this tea. Though rose is still the dominating flavor the chamomile leaves a gentle cooling after taste. Not something I would drink everyday but better then I expected. That being said I don’t taste much white tea. It’s there a little bit but not enough.

Flavors: Rose

2 min, 45 sec

This one makes me feel so relaxed. Mmmmmmmmm…..

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drank Opus Rouge Rooibos by Teavana
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Red wine? At first I was like that’s ridiculous but then as I let it sit on my tongue a little longer I experienced that strange tartness you get from red wine… so maybe it’s not so ridiculous. However, the incredibly sweet undertones are too much for me. I also find the smell to be rather odd.

Flavors: Blueberry, Red Wine

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drank Karigane #22 by Kettl
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Yay grassy!! I love grassy teas and this one is very grassy. Also taste the nori as described but I feel it smells more like nori then it tastes. I’m not getting a hazelnut finish. More like a marine flavor. Overall a good tea.

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I’m going to be fair and start off this review by saying not this really isn’t my cup of tea. I love green tea, in fact it’s my favorite, but for some reason I just can’t get a good taste for this one.I’m not getting that good grassy flavor that I get from any other green teas.I’m not really sure of how to explain what I’m tasting. I’ll try it again a couple of times and see how it tastes and maybe come back and edit this.


Did you do this one western or in a gaiwan?


Honestly I’m not sure. The package is only abput 5 tspb. Only has name of company and tea on it.

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Before I begin let me say I’m not a big fan of darjeeling. I’ve had a few I found quite nice but for the most part…. I’m just not a straight black tea gal. For some reason I’m tasting olives…Kinda bitter and… bitter fruit? Some what citursy and a slight toasty wqrmth.

What I’m trying to get at is that I think it’s …well it’s just not my cup of tea.

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Yet another tea tasted at the tea class. A clear amber color with slightly grass and fruity aroma. A bit malty and woodsy. I’m also sensing a bit of fruity undertones. Of course the grassyness is also there. I liked this one quite a bit more then I expected. Probably not one I would buy more then an ounce of though.

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Smells good. Kinda like the mulling spices used in apple cider. When things say spicy I think of jalapeños and chili powder, I tend to forget that cinnamon is also considered spicy. Especially to children. But this us truly a spicy white! It’s not spicy like your mouth is burning but you do get a little tingle on your tongue. There is a bit of a grassy flavor. It’s a good mix.


I don’t know whether it’s spice or spicy!! I have 2 packages, one says spice, the other says spicy and there’s nothing on their website..

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Sencha base? I’m fairly certain but kinda hard to tell with the rose petals in there. It’s a good cup but not quite as good as I was hoping. I’m kind of disappointed that there are no actual pomegranate pieces in here. Pomegranate is kind of pricey though I guess… I honestly think this should have been called rose petal green tea not pomegranate tea.

1 tsp

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Where to being… well, I’ve been drinking jasmine tea for a long time. It still remains a favorite of mine but I’ve now added any more.

Green teas are my favorite. I like black tea but generally prefer it flavored. I’m finding a new love for oolong. Especially the type that leans more toward green. Whites are nice. Rooibos can be a hit or miss, but honeybush is better. (Golden Honeydew by Lupicia is the best). I don’t mind herbals but it really depends on the ingredients.





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