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drank Citrus Sunburst by Tiesta Tea
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This came as part of a Tea Sparrow subscription box and has been sitting on my shelf for a while. Decided to try it hot even though the ingredients seem like it would be a great iced tea.

I’m usually not a fan of herbal teas because in my experience, they tend to have a lot of herby-tasting things. The ingredients on this looked safe though – mostly fruits.

The smell of this is really fruity and sweet, like strawberry/grape jello. Then, of course, my brain tells me to expect juicy sweetness, but was met with an initial sip of tartness. I let it cool a bit and decided to give it another try before getting the sugar, and surprisingly the tartness is gone. There’s even a bit of sweetness. It’s definitely very citrusy, and I can imagine this would be excellent as an iced tea, slightly sweetened. Guess I will save the rest for warmer weather, which unfortunately is at least a good 8 months from now.

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The more I drink this tea, the more I taste the lychee flavor. Maybe it’s because I’m expecting it now? Regardless, this is becoming a staple for me, especially at work. It can steep for quite a while without getting bitter, which is really helpful when I forget about it when I get distracted by work. Lightly floral and fruity, a bit sweet as well.

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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One of the samples I took out of the GCTTB when I had it. The tea, both dry and brewed, actually smells like cookies! This is a rich black tea with hints of sweetness like molasses, and a nutty kind of flavor, and it even looks like there’s bits of nuts in them.

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Got this during the Teavivre sale as an everyday kind of tea. I can definitely drink this everyday! Smooth but strong, with a hint of cocoa, honey and sweetness to it.

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Something I pulled out of the GCTTB Round 3. This initially had a kind of savory taste, then turned sweeter as I continued sipping. A bit of astringency at the end. Not a favorite for me, but not a bad cup either.

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One of the samples I pulled from the GCTTB Round 3. This tea smells delicious, almost like a dessert! There is definitely sweet caramel flavor there, along with a rich, creamy background. Nice way to start the day :)

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drank Shooting Starfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Formosa Oolong by Simple Loose Leaf
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So I had some of this hot last night and don’t really remember exactly how it tasted. Since I only did 1 steep, I decided to throw the leaves into a Mason jar and cold brew it.. And the result is really good! This is a lightly roasted flavour and kind of sweet.

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drank Banana & Cream Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Another one from GCTTB Round 3 VariaTEA

I used more milk than intended because I just wanted to finish up the last bit of it, so the flavor is not as strong as the camamel popcorn one that I tried before. Nevertheless, still very good. Oh no, I might have to buy myself some flavored matcha soon..

VariaTEA

I am glad you are enjoying the matchas :)

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drank White Peony by DAVIDsTEA
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From GCTTB Round 3

I almost got a whole 250g of this from David’s Tea web specials a while ago but didn’t want to commit to it since I’ve never even tried a white peony before. Saw this in the TTB so decided to try it. In the pictures the tea leaves look quite large, but the sample in the box had much smaller leaves, possibly from getting crushed by all the other goodies in there :P

Anyways, this is a very light tea, with a bit of lemony flavor. Not getting any floral or bitterness from this. Grateful for the chance to try it, but don’t think I’ll be getting more of this.

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