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drank Liu Bao 1980 by Camelia Sinensis
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I’ve tried this a couple times now and it just doesn’t work for me whether it’s gonfu or western. To me, THIS is a “dirt” tea. It smells funny and tastes like musty dirt. Since i have zero desire to drink teas i don’t love, this will go in to my swap box for others to try should they desire.

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drank Mayan Hot Cocoa by The NecessiTeas
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This was another one that i finished off today. Too sweet for my tastes in the long run i think. Nice hot chocolate like, but too sweet. I suspect this would be good as a latte to help cut the sugar. :)

Final Count: 78

VariaTEA

I think I’ve only had it as a latte. The sugar in this is a bit much but when you get it right, it could be nice. Wish it had more of a kick though.

Sil

yeah spiceier would be amazin

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77

Finished this one off with Dinner – lovely creamcheese like tea but not the best that i’ve had (i miss butiki) but it was good. Just wish it had a little more strawberry!

VariaTEA

I think my go to cream cheese tea right now is on wisconsin

Sil

mmm wisconsin

VariaTEA

Haha, I keep checking the AQTT website to make sure its there. I am sure I will break and place an order soon enough.

Sil

keep me posted!

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drank Carrot Cake by The NecessiTeas
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drank Root Beer Float by The NecessiTeas
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87

GCCTB

I can’t remember who included this in the teabox but i took their recommendation and have been doing a gonfu session with this. I’m not sure though how to describe it as i am REALLY enjoying it. I am a huge fan of this one…sweet, smooth..delicious. More to come if inspiration strikes on one of these rounds.

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GCTTB

Another darjeeling. I think i preferred the other one to this but admittedly, i can still taste the previous tea in this cup, so not a fair assessment. I’ll hold off rating this one as a result, but i do get a bit of a drying sensation to this one, which makes me less inclined to love it.

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78

GCTTB this is a decent enough oolong. It’s not roasty, and like i think it was evol, said…it’s comes across a little bit like a straight black tea. This didn’t knock my socks off but it wasn’t a bad cup of tea. sort of average for me :)

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going to be a few of these samples today – trying to get through more of my samples so that i can focus on having a proper weigh of my cupboard this month sometime. this one is SUPER aromatic. Toffee explosion all over the house…making me want to go bake something haha. I probably overleafed this as my one complaint about the directions for this is 1-2 tsp, which isn’t very helpful when you’re dealing with BALLS of tea. Better would be something like 4 -6 balls or whatever per 8oz.

taste wise though, i’m a fan. the flavouring sort of stays in your mouth, so it’s not a tea i would drink a TON of, but for that indulgent dessert tea you need every now and then, this would be a good one. thanks Variatea!

Kittenna

This one sounds crazy good. Hoping that Lauren reblends it at some point so I can try it :D

Sil

the flavouring is really strong though…so lasts through multiple infusions and uh you need to clean your strainers out well after haha

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drank Assam Superb Tea by Fortnum & Mason
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sample from variaTEA and an opportunity to try this one again at a shorter steep – thankfully i remembered that’s what i wanted to do. it’s still nothing to fall in love with imo, but it’s a much better cup with a short steep.

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