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This one that came to me from oOteaOo. Really a nice smooth dark oolong. A little roasty, nutty exactly what you would expect from a darker oolong. I wouldn’t not call it astoundingly awesome, but still a good afternoon delight.

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drank Ginseng Vitality by Teavana
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Thank you to BTVSGal for this one. The dry leaf has a pleasant aroma almost like Russian tea that you make at Christmas. For there being so much in this I’m a little disappointing in the flavor. I can make out a little of the apple and lemongrass. There claims to be cardamom, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon, and ginger, which should provide for a nice chai like taste but I’m not getting that. To be honest it kinda tastes like a cheap Celestial seasonings herbal blend. It’s pleasant but not invigorating and energizing to my senses. This one is just alright.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Hmmmm so I have Florence left from my swap with Amy O and Cocoa Mint black from Teavana. Muhahahaha! It’s almost like that moment in Cast Away when Tom Hanks exclaims “Look I have made fire”. The beauty of this combo is that Florence in my opinion doesn’t have enough flavor and sometimes the Cocoa Mint black has this tongue numbing flavor to it. With their powers combined offers a great mix where you can enjoy the chocolate and the mint. It’s almost like a thin mint in a cup. Outstanding!

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Thank you Dinosara for this. The Chrysanthemum seem to rule supreme on this one. It is my first Verdant Tea to boot. The aroma of the dry leaf is like walking into a green house or through a spring field. This is my third tasting before reviewing it. Every time the actual tea has been pretty weak in compared to rest of the brew. I definitely like it. It’s very vegetal. I have tried another tea like this before and like the combination of Pu-Erh and Chrysanthemum, however the other that I tried was a fishy pu-erh. I didn’t notice the orange peel till I made this pot. I will say that the pu-erh is more prevalent in this tea. The flavor almost reminds me of dandelions like when you took one as a kid and rubbed the yellow on your arm. The only bummer about this tea is the pu-erh is very weak. I like a good strong dark pu-erh. Overall though a good tea.

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Thanks to Amanda for sending this one to me. I brewed it up at work for my co-worker and I who daily enjoy tea. Then my GM passes me in the hall and gets a whiff, and said whoa that smells awesome. So I shared a cup with him as well. Another one coming to to the dark side (pinky finger to my mouth like Dr. Evil). It’s pretty good. I have to agree with Liberteas. It’s chai. There’s not really an extra bit of “hotness” but it’s a good cinnamon chai. It reminds me a lot of the French Spice Quartet from Teavana, but instead of oolong and Pu-Erh, just black tea. It is a good warm up and a nice little retreat. If you’ve been following the news then you know that being a newscaster in Cleveland right now kinda sucks! So getting towards the end of the cup I have this crazy idea add a little vanilla latte creamer that was in the fridge here at work. Yeah buddy that is a combo.

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Again another moment of silence for a company that is missed by the tea loving community. Every tea that I have from SpecialTeas is always fabulous. Thank you Mercuryhime for this one. I have a high liking for dark oolongs they definitely have their own unique characteristics. The dry leaf has a woodsy aroma to it. When I was putting the water in with the dry leaf I noticed a sweet cranberry honey like aroma. That lovely aroma transfers into the cup. Hints of honey, cranberry, bing cherry, maybe even a little bit of grapefruit hits the palette. However I what I find odd about this tea is it’s ninja like camouflage skills. The dry leaf is a dark brown but add hot water and you the green. A great oolong though. Ahhh SpecialTeas if only I had found you sooner(sigh).

Mercuryhime

I only regret not buying more when they had their going out of business sale. They didn’t advertise that they were going out of business and I didn’t need more tea at the time so I just let the 75% deals pass me by. Then, a long while later, they were still selling stuff at 75% off, and I asked myself, “how can a company have such an outrageous sale for such a long time and still stay in business?” Then it hit me, and I bought what they had left that sounded good. Unfortunately, not much good stuff was left by then. sad. :(

anyway, I’m glad you like this. I actually have another 2 oz bag that’s still sealed. good old sale…haha I’m not too fond of dark oolongs so let me know if you’re interested in more of this.

The DJBooth

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drank Dragon Eye by Golden Moon Tea
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I received this one from Infusin_Susan. So there is almost a full tin here. I opened it and whoa! There is a very strong aroma here. Maybe a little perfume like. So I tried it the first time and I thought okay. Interesting(thinking oh boy I have a whole tin of this to drink). I tried it again this morning. I have to say it’s not a bad tea at all. I wouldn’t call it a daily drinker, but I’m more of a straight tea drinker. It reminds me somewhat of lychee tea(and according to wikipedia it is a cousin of the lychee) that I have had. There is almost a grapefruit like flavor that abounds from this tea. It’s not knock my socks off amazing or terrible either.

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks to lizeepea for sending me this one. I returned home from Guatemala to find this one in my mailbox. I am a fan of Guayusa that I have tried and this one is good too. I didn’t pick up much chocolate in it but the fruit is good and doe not overpower the tea. Mmmmm I’m thinking I might have to order from Davids on the next tea order.

Uniquity

I haven’t had it in a while, but I don’t think there is supposed to be chocolate in it?

The DJBooth

No there is not I misread this morning….whoops :)

Uniquity

At least it’s less disappointing that way! : )

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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