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drank Over The Rainbow by For Tea's Sake
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Finished this one up today – still trying to make sure i’m well hydrated from our ride yesterday. Husbands seems to think i can go from no riding to doing 80km in a day, no problem…so we did a trial run yesterday and i managed about 45 lol

All in all, i vastly prefer this cold brew to hot.

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drank Over The Rainbow by For Tea's Sake
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Cold brew of this is much better than the hot brew. this is less bubble gum and more fruit. Nothing i really need to get more of, but i’ll enjoy the rest of this until it’s done.

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drank Over The Rainbow by For Tea's Sake
9734 tasting notes

Not sure what this one is supposed to taste like. Another sample from VariaTEA. when it was hot it tasted like the sludge that comes off of bubblegum in bubblegum ice cream. But not like the actual bubble gum lol Now that it’s cooled it’s more like a generic “fruit” tea with some sour and sweet notes. Will have to try it cold and see what that’s like!

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In the grand scheme of ‘Breakfast Teas’ (English, Irish, etc.) I think this one is pretty average. Like most breakfast blends it’s pretty full bodied and strong, but this is also a sweeter blend with more raisin/fruit sort of body notes in addition to the strong presence of malt and baked bread notes. Perfectly fine to drink without milk/sugar because it’s sweet all on its own while still packing a punch. Not the cleanest finish; but it’s cheap so I wont fault it too much.

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drank Sleep Well by For Tea's Sake
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nope. this is not a tea for me. lol This is largely a chamomille tea, but the added lavender just tips it over into nope land. Some might like this one, if those flavour profiles are up your alley :)

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drank Let's Do Breakfast by For Tea's Sake
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instructions on this one said brew for 6-10 mins….i did not. stuck to 3 mins and i’m glad i did because even at 3 mins, this isn’t a pleasant breakfast blend. Too astringent and coppery for my liking – i vastly prefer malty, smooth delicious things for my breakfast teas haha. ah well, at least i’m drinking things and trying new teas!

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This tea is nice and the smell is mind-blowing. I am somewhat disappointed because it is not what I expected. To me it does not live up to its aroma, since it smells very citrusy but tasted like candied strawberries. Not bad but I was going for a bolder taste. Still a good and refreshimg choice!

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Finishing this one off as an iced tea with added in lemonade. It’s basically a boring, plain enough jasmine green tea so I figured I’d just use up the last of the leaf to make something fun and different. This is ok; I’ve made jasmine tea infused lemonade before but with jasmine white tea; I like the white tea a little better than this green one. However the subtle floral jasmine underneath that bright lemonade body note is still really pleasant.

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Cuppa that I drank on the way home last night.

It definitely had some bitterness to it and that lawn clippings/overly grassy kind of taste; I think that’s probably because the base green tea is a lot lower quality than I’ve been drinking as of late. The jasmine was nice though; pretty strong but not rough. It definitely did the grapey thing though where I’d slip back and forth between tasting florals and plump red grapes. So weird.

Not terrible overall as a tea though.

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Finished the 2 liters of this pretty much all by myself. The flavor was pretty bland after being in the fridge overnight. You can’t seem to win either way, room temperature it’s way too perfume-y and cold it is bland.

I drank this up by mixing each cup with 50 percent flavored carbonated peach water. This made it drinkable.

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Made this as the instruction say to like an iced tea.
I’m drinking a cup of this while it’s still slightly above room temperature instead of cold.(refrigerated) so I won’t rate this cup. This tastes just like the Spice and Tea Exchange Blueberry black tea. It’s similar to some earl grey but much more perfume-y. I’d imagine this could get quite soapy tasting if over steeped. The perfume aftertaste lingers for a long time.
Even though I’ve never had an herbal blueberry tea I think I would much prefer the fresh taste to the perfume-y one from this blend. I will have to ask my family to help drink the 2 liters I have of this in the fridge. Although I imagine they won’t enjoy this tea either.

Flavors: Perfume

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 65 g 68 OZ / 2011 ML

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Hot cuppa in the evening, as sort of a bedtime tea.

I added some lemon flavoured honey to try and inject some sweetness and flavour into this tea but it didn’t do a lot to help the overall profile of the tea – basically still just a very, very intense chamomile flavour which just isn’t for me. Nope. No can do. I wish it tasted better/like something other than chamomile but even this lovely honey can’t completely redeem this one for me. I mean, I expected to not like it but…

I was hopeful that I’d be pleasantly surprised.

Mastress Alita

Lemon juice and honey is usually my go-to for intense chamomile flavor in tea as well. I didn’t even know that lemon-infused honey was a thing. Hmm. Now I want some…

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Actually a little sad about this sipdown. It was mellow, smooth gently spiced apple goodness. Really nice red apple notes too! But For Tea’s Sake will probably bring it back around Christmas this year so I can always try to reign in my cupboard a little bit and then repurchase then when I have things under better control…

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From last week.

Really thick, viscous and almost syrupy mouthfeel with deep woody notes, some cinnamon, and almost candied red apple notes. Very well balanced and interesting profile overall; it made me deeply like cinnamon sugar crepes or French Toast. Something about the sweetness of the spice overall and thickness of the mouthfeel…

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Sipping on this one now.

It’s ok, but pretty simplistic in the flavour profile. I mean, it’s essentially just an apple cinnamon rooibos and that’s not exactly a ‘new’ or ‘edgy’ flavour combo/pairing. I just think it tastes like a more toned down version of DAVIDsTEA’s Cinnamon Rooibos Chai blend with a punchier apple element.

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I don’t really drink breakfast blends and as I sip on this now, it is not really an exception.I just don’t love my teas to be brisk. This one is and it has a citrus quality to it but that dissolves into a bit of astringency. Just not for me.

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drank Spirit of the Season by For Tea's Sake
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4 min brew, slightly cooler water = a better taste to this one but it’s nothing i want to keep around. farewell tea sample!

Final Count: 43

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drank Spirit of the Season by For Tea's Sake
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pepper licorice is what i get from this one. Not the right chai balance for me either, but it’s not terrible. I suspect this might work as a latte…but it won’t be anytihng i’ll be sad about when it’s gone.

VariaTEA

Turns out the tin I thought was this is a tin of something else…cuz I already gave you the tin of this lol

Sil

haha

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Well, it seems Roswell Strange is about to get a whole lot more of this one because I am not a fan. It is far too much star anise for my liking. It’s like spiced licorice which may be nice for some but certainly not to my tastes. Luckily, it is going somewhere it will be appreciated.

Sil

i should try this one haha.

VariaTEA

There may be a tin in the Sil bag for you.

Sil NO! you already gave me a tin!
Sil

i meant i should pull it out and drink it tonight

Evol Ving Ness

hahahaha, you guys!

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drank Sleep Well by For Tea's Sake
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This is not for me. I don’t love really anything in this – chamomile, chrysanthemum, lavender, etc. so I definitely am not the target audience for this and yet I can appreciate there is a nice balance of flavors here.

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I’m really sick today; bad cold and super stuffy nose that’s throwing my sense of taste painfully out of wack. I chose this one as my late night cup of tea today because it’s caffeine free and has enough body flavour/spice that despite being sick I can still taste it. It also tastes really good, and very smooth with the spices and sweet apple/hibiscus notes having a very soothing/comforting quality to them. I’m actually, much to my surprise, really sad to be done with this one because it was a hell of a good Chai that deeply appealed to me as someone who likes sweeter, fruitier chais that aren’t overly ginger heavy – all of which are applicable to this one.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one at Chapter’s next winter for sure to see if they bring it back again for the holidays, and if so I’m sure I’ll likely grab a tin of it!

VariaTEA

My friend bought me a tin of this that I’ll probably never finish. Let me share with you :)

Also I’m sorry to hear you aren’t feeling great. I hope you feel better soon!1

Roswell Strange

Well, if you insist ;)

But also, if you still want to ditch your tin of The Black Lodge one of the coworkers who liked it said she’d happily take more if you’re not feeling it. God bless her gentle soul; too good, too pure for this world.

VariaTEA

Bahahaha excellent. I shall start compiling a box of goods to send your way. Also feel free to see if there is anything in my cupboard you haven’t tried before (I doubt it) and let me know so I can share samples.

Roswell Strange

Want me to send anything your way?

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Drank a mug of this one yesterday.

I don’t often appreciate Chai blends but this one was actually pretty solid. More medium bodied than the typical full bodied chai, I really appreciated the overall sweetness and fruit undertones (apple) present in this on top of the softer spice elements. Prominent spice notes were cinnamon and ginger but both complimented the apple. Even the very small amount of hibiscus, which I think was probably mostly meant to lend colour to the blend so it looked softly red and welcoming/festive, didn’t clash with everything else.

This will be an easier chai sample for me to finish off, for sure.

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Steeped up, this morning, this smells delicious with full on vanilla, hints of caramel and something tart like cranberry. Maybe a bit of almond too. My first sip or two or three continues those flavours with a bit of astringency at the end of the sip.. Spice is very much in the background here for me today. My spoon of leaf must have contained a whole different combination of flavours than it did previously. Nice.

On my second steep, a bit of clove is coming up with the astringency.

I wouldn’t run out and buy a tin, but I would certainly consider splitting one. This is a gentle black to drink without any additions.

Just finished the last sip and can say that enjoyed this tea up to the last drop. Nice when that happens.

Thank you for the sample, VariaTEA.

And it’s a sip down!

Flavors: Almond, Caramel, Cranberry, Vanilla

Fjellrev

Ooh, sounded like a promising flavour profile.

Evol Ving Ness

Unique to me though. Others got more of a spice thing in their cups.

Fjellrev

Ah, interesting.

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