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Also tried this one today and it was pretty good. I didn’t get a lot of ginger, but the grapefruit in this one was rather tasty. Kinda made me wish i’d tried it cold brewed. Thanks for all these tasty treats VariaTEA!

Final Count: 55

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66

this smelled really good, but after being brewed, it comes across as that artificial raspberry taste. I don’t get much rhubarb, and there’s potential in this one..sort of an underlying creaminess i like..but i can’t get past the artificial raspberry taste.

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73

Another sample from VariaTEA – given the way things have been going these days it may take me 2 months to get through her samples. Never have time to make tea! This one was intriguing to me because of the whiskey element, however what i find when it’s brewed up is that it’s moreso just a chocolate truffle tea vs having that whiskey element present. Either that, or it’s not like the whiskey we usually drink around here ha! Still, this is pretty tasty – more dark chocolate than milk and not too bitter or asstrigent.

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86
drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
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Review for Garrett’s NEW bigger black pearls. I didn’t want to create a new steepster entry since he won’t have the old ones ever again. The new ones are significantly larger taking 1-2 per cup vs the smaller ones. All that to say that i sort of drank this one up this morning, without actually taking notes. Work was a little crazy and when i went to start a note, i found i’d finished the tea hahaha. So um more to come when i have them again – think i’ll go with a longer 4-5min steep.

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86
drank Jin Jun Mei by Capital Tea Ltd.
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79
drank L'Hiver (Winter Tea) by Fauchon
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more tea from variaTEA, figured i’d start with some of the teas in tins. It was nice to see this one again though i think it’s aged a little. The creamy lemon is a little less bright than i remembered, but still tasty. :)

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72
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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i haven’t had this one in an eternity. Thanks for letting me revisit it VariaTEA. Still find this one to be middle of the road decent, so that’s good. Nice sort of every day tea. :)

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drank Honey Bee Black Tea by PekOe Sip House
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sample from VariaTEA and this is kinda….meh? The website calls this one “An unparalleled combination of sweet and malty black tea with honey and honeybee pollen.” all i’m getting is a rather bland black tea. it’s not malty and i don’t get that honey taste at all. It MIGHT have something to do with the way it was stored or some such, so i’ll refrain from rating this one…but it’s about a 65 for me i’d say.

gmathis

I’ve never found a honey flavored tea that tasted like honey.

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83
drank Morning Sun by Mandala Tea
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Sample from my order with Mandala – really glad that Garrett including this one since the last time i had this, it had some sort of smokey notes to it. This time around i’m getting none of that. This is the 2018 version and it’s pretty tasty. Malty, smooth sort of midweight, just what i needed to kick off my day earlier today.

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drank Psychocandy by August Uncommon Tea
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