The NecessiTeas

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See my full review on Sororitea Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/05/13/for-lemon-lovers-limoncello-from-thenecessiteas/

Flavors: Cream, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Vanilla

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Thank you for this one VariaTEA!

We were practicing making complicated drink orders for customers with the new tea guides at work a few days ago, and I happened to have this tea with me so I used it as sort of an example for those weird, complicated drinks. In hindsight, personally, I think I should have just tried this one straight because then I’d have a better feel for the typical flavours of this tea rather than my weird specialty order of it – though it did taste quite good.

Here was my order….
- 1/2 pump agave
- Two small splashes of skim milk
- Four ice cubes added after the water has been poured

And yes, people really order like that.

- Perfect level of sweetness; tasted like rice krispies cereal with sugar sprinkled on top
- With hints of vanilla/marshmallow
- I COULD see the “Marshmallow Krispy Treat” comparison
- But it did remind me a bit more of a bowl of actual rice krispies cereal
- Very smooth, well balanced flavour

I’d definitely be curious to try this one again in the future if the opportunity arose.

VariaTEA

I will have to check but I probably can set aside another sample for you

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This tea really does remind me a oatmeal raisin cookie. For me it was more the smell then the taste. It’s base is a black tea and I am only recently trying and learning to like some black tea flavors so keep that in mind. It was fairly smooth to me and I could smell the cinnamon and spices. There is cane sugar in the mix so it needed no added sugar for me. Pipping hot I didn’t enjoy it as much, but letting it cool just a bit brought out the cookie flavors.

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Thanks for this one, VariaTEA!

Steeped this one up hot at work, and while there wasn’t anything I didn’t like about it I also just thought it tasted somewhat weak in general. Like, watered down? Yes, there was some chocolate taste and I certainly got the cinnamon, and then some other more generic spice from the cardamom/clove/etc. but nothing that really gave this any sort of impactful presence at all. That sounds harsh, but it’s also just true…

So, I kind of decided to use this as a guinea pig tea of sorts – we just got two new kinds of agave at work, and the one the staff was most intrigued by was the chocolate so I bought a bottle for staff use. I’m not a big agave person myself, but since the flavour seemed like an appropriate match I gave it a go. I certainly wouldn’t buy a bottle of the agave for myself to use at home BUT I do think it gave this tea the extra chocolate richness needed to not feel flat/bland.

So all in all it worked out.

VariaTEA

Haha well I am happy you found a way to make it work

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I liked it. I steep it closer to 4 minutes but that’s my personal preference. Nice black with dessert like flavor. I don’t usually like strong black tea so this was a pleasant surprise. Nice notes of rice and marshmallow but not overwhelming. I keep going back to this one.

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GCTTB

First tea of the day. Quite enjoying this nicely balanced blackberry and maple on a black base. I am not picking up any doughy goodness, but the maple sweetness and berry is enough to make my happiness complete.

Thanks, VariaTEA, for adding this to the box, and thank you also for noting that it needs a five minute steep to develop all the things. Otherwise, I would have given it a brief dipping as I tend to do with black teas in general and missed the boat entirely.

Flavors: Blackberry, Maple

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Carrot Cake by The NecessiTeas
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Finished this one off today. thanks for sharing variaTEA. While this has a really nice blend of spices, it’s not something i’d reach for all the time.

tea-sipper

I’m drinking some ancient NecessiTeas Pumpkin Cheesecake tea thinking it wouldn’t have anymore flavor but it DOES. Lots. Yay.

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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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wheeeee! Another one from VariaTEA that i finished up today. While this is no rootbeer float from david’s tea, i am happy with this one. I think? it might just be a little less creamy and a little less sweet. Which i could fix easily by adding sugar and cream/milk heh. thanks for this adventure variaTEA!

Final count: 62

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drank Root Beer Float by The NecessiTeas
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drank Cherry Cordial by The NecessiTeas
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more samples from VariaTEA. this one was pretty tasty today we well. Very light cherry, refreshing drink even with the marshmallows in it. Nothing too fake or cloying, more like a cherry freezy warmed up and with a little less intense cherry taste lol thanks V!

Final Count: 85

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drank Lime in the Coconut by The NecessiTeas
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NOM. this works in a travel mug, at least for me haha. I actually quite adore this one even if, as VariaTEA says – the chocolate factor is not really there. It’s one that i’d think about picking up on my own as there are a few from this company that i rather enjoy :)

Final Count: 84

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drank Lime in the Coconut by The NecessiTeas
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oh man this was tasty today. First off HELLO lime smell. Like real limes…freshly squeezed. obviously there’s a bunch of coconut in here as well. Brewed, this was actually pretty darn refreshing. Not sure if i hit the sweet spot of what but it was exactly what i wanted it to be, even as it cooled. Glad i have a little more of this to see if i can replicate :)

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VariaTEA sample :)

this one is quite tasty. Steeped for 2.5 mins at about 185 since i wasn’t sure how to treat it. It’s like an orange scone with bright zingy notes that are likely the cranberries popping through. I wouldn’t restock this one, but only because i don’t drink that many white teas. This one is really nice though :) glad to experience it. Thanks lady!

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Sample from VariaTEA. not sure about this one. There’s something weird about the smell of the brewed tea that throws me off here. It’s got a feel of french toast…but i can’t shake the weird taste/smell combo.

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NOMS. Sample from VariaTEA i like this one! I’m not sure i’m really feeling the whole waffle vibe, but the blackberry/maple flavouring is really tasty.

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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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Once this cools right down, it is a light strawberry cream cheese. When it was hot, there was a bitterness there that i didn’t like. I think i’m going to reserve me rating for the moment and try this again, steeped at a much lower temperature. It was tasty…but not quite..there. Thanks VariaTEA.

Final Count: 89

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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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drank Mayan Hot Cocoa by The NecessiTeas
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Holy hannibel this is sweet. I think it’s the marshmallows and the sugar – ie, i would be happy with one or the other :) it may also be the cinnamon as well…giving that sense of sweet. It’s not bad, but i’d like to try this again with a shorter steep :)

CrowKettle

Besides the cinnamon does it have any heat? Always liked the idea of spicy cocoa and this kind of blend looks neat! :)

Sil

Sadly not really, it might be the sample I had but it was mostly sweet, cinnamon, chocolate vs being spicy

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drank Dirty Girl Scout by The NecessiTeas
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Meant to try this as a latte but forgot. Either way, still an enjoyable cup of tea :)

VariaTEA

I can share more to try as a latte.

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drank Dirty Girl Scout by The NecessiTeas
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Another sample from VariaTEA – this one isn’t bad. Im’ a little sick of chocolate mint these days, so that probably explains why i don’t LOVE this…but it’s not a bad mint chocolate tea. There is a creaminess here that it pretty tasty as a whole. glad to try these out but i’m worried it may prompt an order heh

VariaTEA

No need to order when I still have lots to share. Just saying :P

Sil

I feel bad about taking all your teas!

VariaTEA

I have more than I could drink alone. Don’t feel bad :)

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Sample from VariaTEA. I figure i need to keep working on these samples since my cupboard weight is at least trending in the right direction and there’s a whole month left! Of course trying these samples may make me want to place an order lol I didn’t have any rice kernels in my sample that i noticed, so this was more of a marshmallow black, but man this was pretty krispie treat like in terms of the goey marshmallow flavour. i’d pick this up again… heh

VariaTEA

I’ll pack another sample and make sure it has rice in it

Sil

It’s still delicoous, regardless :)

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