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drank Phoenix Pearl by Zen Tea
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These “pearls” are really good. They are smooth and sweet with those cocoa notes that I have grown to love in Yunnan black teas, and a hint of earthiness. The price is fairly good as well, especially because I bought them in sale!
I will have to compare them to my beloved Teavivre black pearls


Yes, I realized after I had tried a few pearls that the Zen version is actually like what I’ve seen described as “snails”. Ah well! I still love these.


Ya, I was kinda surprised that they weren’t actually pearls when the name is “Phoenix pearl”

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drank Peach HoppiTea by Butiki Teas
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My 600th tasting note!
I saved this sample for last because I was the most curious about this blend. Thanks Stacy!
This was deliciously peachy, with a hint of sweetness.
I am not usually a fan of beer, but the hops in this tea add a very interesting note. It is kind of hard to describe. I am not even sure what hops are. I should have paid more attention but I was mostly focused on the delicious peach flavour.
Overall, a unique and pleasant tea!


Congrats on 600!


Congratulations! An interesting note….hops and marijuana are in the same family.


congrats on hitting 600!


Yay – congrats!


Thanks everyone!


600! woohoo!

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drank Vanilla Cream by Butiki Teas
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I thoroughly enjoyed this tea tonight with some vanilla almond milk

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On the weekends I like to indulge in some of my favourite teas.
Well, this is certainly up towards the top of my list. I might need to increase the rating even. Today it seemed extra creamy somehow. Deliciously refreshing as well. As much as I didn’t really enjoy this tea hot when I ordered it, I definitely enjoy it hot now!

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Oh yum, I finally restocked this and I’m so glad that I did. I made this as a weekend latte treat and it was delicious, creamy, and chocolate.

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drank Raspberry Vanilla by Zen Tea
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I didn’t mind this one, quite fruity, but more of a raspberry syrup than an actual raspberry. The rooibos base is fairly strong. Not a staple, but enjoyable.

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drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
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This is a delightful, creamy cup of tea. The strawberry is nice and sweet but not overpowering or too fake. I didn’t add anything, but I imagine a splash of milk or cream would make it even more delicious.
I should have tried to resteep it.
I also should have ordered a bigger bag than just the 20 gram sample.

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I’ve emailed them about this tea, and they say it will be back in stock on Tuesday!

tigress_al Yay! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

That’s good to know! I’ve been missing this tea.

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drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
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I don’t mind this. I really enjoy hazelnut, which was apparent right away. It does taste a tad bit artificial as others have mentioned. I do really enjoy nutty teas though, so I don’t imagine I will have any trouble drinking this!

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drank Anxi Tie Guan Yin by Butiki Teas
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Thank you Stacy for this sample!
I love TGYs and of course, this one was delicious. Very green and floral with that sweet buttery note. I am getting very subtle fruity notes as well. This might be in an order one of these days….I have just recently placed 2 fairly large orders with Butiki and I am already thinking about the next one…sheesh!

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Oh yeah, this one is awesome.

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Delicious with a little bit of almond milk. That is all….haha

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I am a nurse. I have numerous hobbies: reading, crocheting, crafting, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I went into a DavidsTea for the first time and have been hooked ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte.

My favourite flavours are nutty, vanilla, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are lavender, rose, hibiscus, banana, and straight green or overly vegetal teas.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.


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