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drank Coco Caramel by Teaopia
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Nutty and roasted smelling when I pour it into my cup.
I’m giving this one a “meh” grade. It’s just sort of there. I can taste/feel what seems to me like coco powder in my mouth. Caramel is lacking along with a real chocolatey flavor. I guess since Teaopia is no more I don’t have to worry about ordering more, but this one just wasn’t for me.

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drank Miz by Nina's Paris
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This is certainly a cherry smelling brew. Smells strongly of a cherry tree to me. I like it!

Hmmm….Was sure I was dead on for steep time, but wow the green tea base is bitter! It’s knocking all the other flavors out. I don’t even feel like rating this as it’s just too bitter to judge. If I had a bit more I’d try again and only let it steep 1 minute. I usually let it go two minutes for blends but it’s obviously too long for this tea.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Thanks Allie for the sample!

I LOVE strawberry (doesn’t everyone?). I’m also a fan of honeybush. Heck, I even like caramel! Match made in heaven? I say yes!

The taste is sweet (but not sickly sweet). The strawberry is there but doesn’t take over the flavor. Nice balance among the ingredients. It is (to use a technical term) Yummy.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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Trying to clean up some samples tonight. No idea who sent me this but thank you whoever it was!

Ok, I’m a hiker…..we call this trail mix not tea! I opened the baggie and literally ate half my sample…it was good. Why are we bothering steeping this? It’s TRAIL MIX!

Reluctantly I didn’t eat all of it and brewed the rest up. Turns a reddish color immediately that looks pretty cool. It smells like something out of a bakery…yumm!

Subtle flavors. I can taste the apple and a bit but I’m thinking it tastes like donuts or pastries or something. Strange….
I like it honestly (which surprises me since I thought I was making a mistake not just eating it all lol). Passing grade to you Mr. Trail mix!

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I sent that one to you. I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s different, but in a good way. :-)


Thanks Allie :)


There have been a few teas that I thought to try as trail mix…never made that leap…maybe next time it occurs to me I will try it!


I love what Demitri Martin says. “Hiking is just walking where it’s okay to pee.” LOL!


I always thought about eating it but for some reason that seemed blasphemous!

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Got this sample from Stephanie thanks!

So the first thing I noticed as I measured out a cups worth and tossed it in my infuser was…holy crap this mix has whole pistachios! I then reached into my ingenuiTEA and snatched out one and ate it…mmmmmm!

That done, I proceeded to smell it. I get earthy and spice. Hmmm that’s different.

Ok, taste is a bit of a letdown. I can taste some spice and maybe a HINT of apple but it lacks flavor. A little bitterness to it also from the green tea. Not so appealing. I may stick with just eating the dry ingredients out of this one :)

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Blueberry White by Tim Hortons
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This may very well be the only time you’ll ever see me review a bagged commercial tea. My real life friend for a decade up in Ontario sent me a big ol’ package of teas after she found out I went tea crazy. Unfortunately, I must not have relayed to her I’m a loose leaf guy because I ended up with half a dozen varieties of tea bags of different flavors /sigh

Thus, here I sit feeling obligated to TRY at least one of them once before I give this all away…..so here goes.

I’ve never tasted something so tart yet washed out at the same time. It’s like they are TRYING to pack some flavor punch in it but it’s so shallow it makes me want to laugh. And the worst part is it doesn’t even remotely taste like blueberries! It’s more of a tangy raspberry clone or something.

In honor of the $10 shipping she paid to get all this too me, I’m forcing myself to drink it all….but I am not happy about it >.<

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I couldn’t do it…had to pour out.


Ew Tim hortons tea… That’s just..ew


It sucks when a well-meant gesture misses the mark so completely. You want to feel grateful, but…

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I REALLY wanted to like this more then I did.
I think after the awesomeness that was Walter Bishop yesterday, I had my sights set too high. This blend was “good” but not great. The strawberry is much more muted. I detect another note of what I assume is the rhubarb….I don’t particularly like that in the tea. Though to be honest, I’m not a rhubarb fan in general. I’m having no problem drinking it, I just feel somewhat cheated after having a REAL strawberry honeybush yesterday.

175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

I so want to try this!


That’s funny, I like this one a lot more than Walter Bishop XD

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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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Been drooling over this all afternoon….finally couldn’t resist anymore and tried my first cup!
First off it smells like (you guessed it)STRAWBERRIES! It also smells sweet….like candyish.

The taste makes me smile! It’s strawberry! Real tasting strawberry! And it’s got a sweetness and creaminess to it I love. I may end up licking the inside of the cup once I’m done. Man I love this stuff!

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drank White Magic by Basilur
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Ok this tea is frustrating me!
What is it? It’s called “White Magic” It’s labeled as a green tea on the tin. and is listed as an oolong on steepster. Ingredients: Milk Oolong Green tea. Huh? Add to that they list no steeping instructions on the tin or bag and I’m winging it here.

It’s smells woodsy with a hint of grass/hay.

Well whatever it is, I didn’t mess up the steep too badly. Mellow brew. light brown appearance. Smoooooth. I know you are supposed to sip tea but this one is smooth enough I could gulp it without issue lol. Tasted a little nutty also. I think I like it though it’s not WOWing my socks off.

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drank Jasmine Dragon Pearls by Tazo
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Sample from yssah
Ok, I’ll keep this short and sweet. I LOVE Jasmine Dragon Pearls with an unholy passion. I can’t comprehend anyone that doesn’t love them. These guys smell jasminey in my cup and taste great! As long as I don’t let it steep too long I have nver been disappointed in any JPs from any shop or company. Maybe not 100% as good as my Ovation ones but very close….so yum!

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Passionate about the outdoors. Love to hike and backpack. Detest coffee, wine, & cigarettes. I’m a 100% loose leaf guy. I mainly enjoy greens, whites, & oolongs (along with rooibos and honeybush).


Lynnwood, WA

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