75

Hug thanks to Shakirah1984 for the chance to try this (and a couple others).

I’m aware of my typo above but decided to leave it because these samples are totally worthy of a hug.

I got these in the mail today and I happen to be home, so of course I made it immediately, awesome! I followed Red Leaf’s directions for a matcha latte, and I should note this is the first homemade matcha I’ve ever had, let alone the first flavored one.

It. Is. So. Good.

I can taste the maple, but it’s not overwhelming. I don’t really know what else to tell you because I have no basis for comparison, it’s tasty, you guys. That is all.

I’m really sad because now I have to buy some at some point and that means I will have a long wait because this stuff isn’t cheap.

I’m even more excited to try my other two samples, Bavarian Cream and the illustrious Cheesecake.

Thanks again Shakirah1984 (rather, curse you!) :)

Jackie T

I just ordered basically this same set of flavors haha, plus fig. I can’t wait to try them! For first time buying I suggest trying one that’s on sale and then write the review on it and get a discount on your next order…then you can try like buy 3 get 1 and try new flavors while paying less.That’s what I did and it’s lasted me a while and been totally worth it.

whatshesaid

I will have to try that! It’s just pretty darn expensive. Too bad there aren’t samplers available! I’m wondering how many cups of matcha are per bag (the smallest size)

Jackie T

I use half to 1 tsp of matcha per serving and I can get probably 20 servings, it’s like a 50 gram bag of loose tea I feel. I personally was not fond of the Green Apple Matcha but everyone else seems to love it, I’m glad to send you the bag if you want to do a small swap, only about 1-2 tsp missing from it.

whatshesaid

Thanks so much for the offer :) I tend to hate anything apple flavoured though so I’m sure there’s someone out there who would enjoy it more than me, haha :)

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Jackie T

I just ordered basically this same set of flavors haha, plus fig. I can’t wait to try them! For first time buying I suggest trying one that’s on sale and then write the review on it and get a discount on your next order…then you can try like buy 3 get 1 and try new flavors while paying less.That’s what I did and it’s lasted me a while and been totally worth it.

whatshesaid

I will have to try that! It’s just pretty darn expensive. Too bad there aren’t samplers available! I’m wondering how many cups of matcha are per bag (the smallest size)

Jackie T

I use half to 1 tsp of matcha per serving and I can get probably 20 servings, it’s like a 50 gram bag of loose tea I feel. I personally was not fond of the Green Apple Matcha but everyone else seems to love it, I’m glad to send you the bag if you want to do a small swap, only about 1-2 tsp missing from it.

whatshesaid

Thanks so much for the offer :) I tend to hate anything apple flavoured though so I’m sure there’s someone out there who would enjoy it more than me, haha :)

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Hello!

So here’s where I am now. I had jumped head first into the world of teas after Davidstea opened in my city a number of years ago. I gave up coffee and became a huge tea freak. From there I joined Steepster and started ordering teas online like a madwoman (not that anyone here would know what that’s like…)

I was swappin’ up a storm and drinking like 6-7 cups a day and I had this tremendous stash to get through…..then. I got pregnant in Spring 2013 and my baby played a funny little joke on me by turning me into someone who had zero interest in drinking or even smelling most teas. I wanted only coffee all the time which was hilarious because of course you can’t really do more than a cup a day when you’re pregnant.

Anyway. In December 2013 I had my baby girl, and now I’m on maternity leave and though I still LIVE (I cannot emphasize that enough) for my morning cup of coffee (or two…), I am trying to get myself excited about tea again, because I have TONS.

So my mission, which I choose to accept, is to first sip down all the samples I have, sent to me last year by lovely Steepsterites, pre-baby.

Here’s what I love (or I did before, and am trying to again):

Butiki teas in general because the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base

Harney and Sons Paris is my all time favorite tea.

Mariage Freres and Kusmi are also on my awesome list.

I love creamy earl greys.

Also have an appreciation of oolong.

I have a mega stash of super flavored teas to work through, or I may try to sell them if I decide they are no longer for me. The sip downs will determine!

I love swapping!
Please note my Cupboard contains everything I have including minuscule samples of teas so it is not intended to be reflective of what I have available for swap…

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

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