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drank Island Mango by The NecessiTeas
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drank Island Mango by The NecessiTeas
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I brewed this up plain and was really excited because (a) the tin had an awesome banana smell, (b) there were large peanut butter chips in the leaf, and (c ) the marshmallows were plentiful. I will also say I was a bit worried because of the peanut butter chips as well but there is no oiliness or scum to be found in the mug.

At first it just had a honey flavor and I was disappointed but I judged too quickly because the honey gave way to banana which is what lingers in the aftertaste. Peanut butter and marshmallow aren’t doing much. So ultimately I would call this a honeyed banana tea. Kind of reminds me of the fried bananas you get from sushi/chinese food places for dessert more than a banana fluffernutter, which is still good but not what I expected.

Evol Ving Ness

THE FLUFFERNUTTER!!!!! Hurray! Hurray!

Sorry that it is not all that, but it sounds pretty tasty nonetheless. Delighted that you did manage to get it and there it is in your cup.

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I made this as a latte the other day using both regular and chocolate milk. Then I thought it would be nice to chop up a peanut butter chocolate bar I had and put it on top. Tbh it was waaaayyy too much. I think this is much better as just a regular latte with plain milk. The tea itself is rich so no need to add more.

Evol Ving Ness

:)

It all sounds pretty fab. With or without all the things.

Sil

interesting. PB in a tea seems weird. Did you try the other one?

VariaTEA

I haven’t yet but will today so we can decide how to proceed.

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90

I believe this was in my advent calendar from Sophia (thank you!) and I am loving it on this bitter cold winter day! The black base tea is warm and comforting layered with a strong (but not too artificial) banana flavor and just a bit of maple sweetness. I’m not really getting anything that reminds me of oatmeal, but that’s fine; I enjoy it just the way it is!

Flavors: banana, Maple Syrup

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100

A delicious sipdown with milk, and not a lotto say about it since I wrote a proper review last week. Lots of rich black tea tannins, some blackberry, some honey and graham cracker.

Flavors: Berry, Blackberry, Graham, Honey

VariaTEA

Never thought to try this with milk. Hmm…

Arby

Do it! That creamy goodness is to die for.

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100

Holy hell this is amazing. The blackberry if perfect, the delicious graham cracker (waffle?) taste. Just so good. Dessert in a cup. I’m going to try it as a latte for my next cup, because it was amazing straight.

Flavors: Blackberry, Cookie, Graham, Honey

Lexie Aleah

Sounds intriguing. (:

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drank Rainbow Sherbet by The NecessiTeas
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Big no from me. I kinda got some of the sherbet flavors on the aftertaste a little bit. But that was after I fought through all of the bitterness of the green tea along with what tastes like an acrid rose petal flavor. I just dumped out a full tea pot.

Flavors: Bitter, Flowers, Lime

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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Not leaving a rating because this is an older sample which may have lost its flavor due to improper storage. That being said, I didn’t get any marshmallow from this: just a strong, astringent black tea with a hint of toasted rice.

Flavors: Astringent, Toasted Rice

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75

This has cold brewed for so long and it tastes pretty accurately like an orange creamsicle. Thanks Sil!

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80

Good. Reminds me of Zen Tea’s Strawberry Cream.

Thanks for the sample, VariaTEA.

Flavors: Cream, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank S'mores by The NecessiTeas
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Thank you Sil for the share. I got to this hot today and it is really quite good. The smell is dead-on for s’mores. The tea is quite so accurate but still very good. There is a lot of smoke and a lot of marshmallow. The chocolate is more carob at times but this time around I am getting some graham notes as well. Certainly a fun tea to try and this cup is a nice way to say goodbye.

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drank S'mores by The NecessiTeas
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I have been on a bit of S’mores kick this week after visiting this chocolate shop that does dipped ice cream cones. I got a S’mores cone and it was ah-mazing!! Soo good. Look at it: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYW7iHCFWxQ/?taken-by=rachel12610 I have since been to that shop 2 more times this week since people have wanted to try it.

Since I think I should probably lay off the ice cream for a few days at least, I figured I could get my S’mores fix some other way and luckily Sil was kind enough to share some of this tea for me to try.

I made it hot but ended up watching a movie and getting distracted so it is cold now which is a bit sad as I imagine this would have been good before. That is not to say it is not good now because it is, I just think hot might have suited the flavor better.

This is a little bit smokey and has a chocolate flavor from the malty base but also from the bits of chocolate (carob?) in the blend. There is also definite marshmallow here. It is lacking the graham crackers which is kinda sad but it still makes for a pretty good cuppa. Thank you Sil!

Sil

I’ve got lots if you run out of some to play with

Fjellrev

I am salivating just looking at that picture.

VariaTEA

Thanks Sil. I think I need to work on drinking the teas I have first though lol.

And Fjellrev, trust me, it tastes even better than it looks.

Sil

fjellrev – as always, happy to send some to you if you ever want to try anything from my cupboard

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Really enjoyed this one too. Not quite what the name led me to believe, but a really nice cup.

Thanks, VariaTEA.

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90

I’m seeing a daily pattern here. Took this with me this morning when I headed out bleary-eyed. No regrets.

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90

This time, I dipped well into the bottom of the tin and must have gathered all the cinnamon sugar with the leaf. Sweeter cinnamon custard-like. I am not big on cinnamon really, but I am a fan of the gentle cinnamon used here.

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90

Yes, indeed. The base is not my first choice, but the delicate cinnamon and maple overlay ties all the things together for me.

I am going to give it a whirl today in my traveling mugs to see how it fares. I am thinking that the flavourings are strong enough to hold up. Stay tuned.

Thank you, VariaTEA, for your generosity, and to Sil for the delivery and for not liking it too much :)

Sil

haha

VariaTEA

Happy it went somewhere it’ll be appreciated.

Evol Ving Ness

It’s being appreciated so much that I suspect it won’t last long.

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90

This may have been the first of the Necessi Teas samples I tried. I liked it. I liked it a lot. And as I kept trying others, I knew that I will be making an order with them at some point because their teas are yum. I do detect some sort of trademark flavour among them.

Here, I recall vanilla, custard, and the slightest hint of cinnamon. Just up my alley.

Thanks for this one, VariaTEA. I am a fan.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Custard, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Banana Split by The NecessiTeas
520 tasting notes

This sample has been kicking around my desk drawer at work for months now; I think it came from a swap with Sophia. I finally brewed it up today as a little afternoon pick-me-up and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it! Despite the age of the sample, the flavor remains strong. And it’s a true banana flavor: sweet and ripe and not at all artificial. I’m also picking up on some strawberry. No chocolate, but that’s okay…the banana/strawberry combination is delicious and combined with a nice smooth rooibos base, it’s a great little treat! This one may be finding its way back into my cupboard at some point.

Flavors: banana, Strawberry, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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77

Finito! Yep…finished up this one today because for whatever reason i was off my groove and not drinking a lot but wanted to at least get a few more sipdowns before all the teas start coming in from today’s orders. I haven’t even considered the damage to my weight goal – just hoping i can still feel accomplished by the end of the year. I did NOT order more of this today but i may at a later date. for now, suffice to say i enjoy the creamy orange of this one.

Final Count: 35

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77

Very nearly done this one as well. Not too shabby…i think my oldest tea in the cupboard is July? or something like that (ignoring the puerh) so that’s fantastic! Still enjoying this one, especially as it’s been crazy! It’s not omg crazy to die for or anything like that but it’s been tasty and enjoyable as a herbal.

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77

Post ride tea! Am still enjoying this one – not much new to say besides fact that it’s tasty and i’ll keep drinking it until it’s gone! haha

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