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drank Hazelnut Truffle by Tea Forte
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I quickly polished off that Coconut Chai, and now I am going to enjoy a cup of Hazelnut Truffle (my last pyramid of this! Bummer… it will be missed!) and watch a little bit of television while the kids are busy doing other things…

You can read my full-length review of this tea here:

Geoffrey Norman

I REALLY liked this stuff. My only regret – as with a lot of chocolate teas – is that I didn’t latte it.


I liked this one a lot… probably the best Tea Forte tea that I’ve tasted yet. Yeah… I sometimes don’t go latte, and regret it later.

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drank Coconut Chai by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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This is probably one of my favorites from Zhena’s, and I just noticed that they have a new green coconut chai… may have to look for it the next time I’m in Whole Foods!

This is yummy. I like that it has a latte feel to it without adding milk – the coconut makes it creamy and rich tasting. Delicious, warm, spicy… and warming me up on this cold afternoon!

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Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea!

I tend to have my doubts when I encounter an herbal breakfast blend/morning blend, because, well, there’s no caffeine in them herbs! How is it going to wake me up?

But this nice. If you don’t like mint, though, this isn’t going to be the morning herbal for you, because it is a strong spearmint flavor. The citrus is a nice flavor and rounds out the mint nicely, but the mint is still quite strong. Fortunately, I don’t have a problem with that. I’m just happy there’s no hibiscus in this!

A nice mint/citrus blend, tastes minty but not medicinal. Decent.

200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

A nice, even-tempered tea. Pleasant way to start my sipping for the day. Smooth and rich. A very nice Ceylon!

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Good to know … I constantly carp at the lack of variety at local stores, but my favorite local health food hole-in-the-wall carries Frontier Co-op stuff, and it’s inexpensive. Will have to look now!


Frontier is good cheap daily tea/blending fodder. Their gunpowder and nilgiri are great but their “special” se chung oolong is gag inducing. Just a heads up. =D

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drank Sweet Dreams by Lupicia
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The dry leaf is one of the nicest smelling chamomile blends I’ve encountered. It has such a lovely floral fragrance, together with notes of apple and ginger, it makes for a very intriguing scent. Once brewed, it loses some of its original charm. It doesn’t smell off-putting or anything, but, it just doesn’t smell quite as delightful as it does dry.

This is pretty good. The chamomile is the strongest flavor, and it brews up a little murky, but not quite as dusty looking as some tea bags, so that is a good thing. The ginger is strong but not as strong as the chamomile, so this doesn’t come off as too spicy, just gently spiced. The apple is more of a back note – I can taste it, but it isn’t real prevalent.

It’s tasty.

200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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This is a lovely green tea. You can read my full-length review of it here:


Enjoying my time brewing this in my gaiwan this evening, a little late, perhaps, for caffeine but my “clock” is a bit off because I was up so late last night.

This is a beautiful tea, and offers many flavorful infusions!

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drank Silver Needle by Eteaket
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What an incredibly relaxing tea to sip this evening. The fruity notes in this tea are significant especially for a white tea. Hints of citrus and melon, as well as a distant spice note in the background.

A truly delicious tea!

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drank Vanilla Chai by Indonique
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I actually steeped this stovetop method this evening… something I almost never do because I hate the mess, but, for whatever reason, I wanted to make a mess today, so I did.

So GOOD. I don’t know if I prefer it stovetop or my tried and true method of steeping extra strong in water and then adding milk, both result in a delicious cuppa. This method also results in mess though… which is a big negative unless I am in one of these weird moods where I feel like making a mess… then, I guess it’s all good.

Anyways, I don’t know that I notice any significant difference between brewing this way and brewing the way I usually do, except that the flavor and texture is creamier. Thicker. But, other than that, both methods produce a very delicious tea. Rich black tea base, sweet vanilla and robust spices! YUM! And perfect on this chilly evening.

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drank Irish Breakfast by Ocean of Tea
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This is an excellent Irish Breakfast blend. The Assam REALLY pops in this blend – malty and rich! It has a full-flavored taste, I really like this. It definitely has the gusto to get you going!

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.


The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:


I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!


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