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Thanks so much amandastory516 for this sample. What a tasty, marshmallowy genmaicha. This is a great balance between toastiness and marshmallowy softness. The resteep was only toastiness. And I love that this blend uses vegan marshmallows!

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drank Cotton Candy by The NecessiTeas
6030 tasting notes

C is for…Cotton Candy

This one is so popular and I’m always disappointed by it. I actually really like the DAVIDsTEA version of Cotton Candy because that feel more accurate to me. This is more fruity sugar water. Like someone took Berry sugar crystals and dumped them into my cup…with one waxy piece of fruit. It’s fine but I definitely prefer other Cotton Candy teas to this – probably for the best since Necessiteas is such a pain to get ahold of.

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This one was a little disappointing because it mostly tasted like apples, but sort of sour and not great apples. With milk and sugar, I could almost imagine the peanut butter, but it was a bit of a stretch. I did a long second steep, which actually tasted better than the first and closer to what it’s supposed to be. Cold was definitely better than warm as well. I prefer DavidsTea’s take on this flavor profile. But thanks to amandastory516 for letting me try it!

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Thanks to amandastory516 for this sample! I get a lot of dried banana in the flavor, which is quite fun. I also get a desserty flavor underneath. I don’t think it quite accomplishes the fluffernutter vision, but I definitely enjoy it with some milk. I didn’t include any marshmallows in my cup, but it still has some creaminess, which I enjoyed. The rebrew is strong and lovely as well. I’d consider purchasing this one.

amandastory516

I like adding oat milk to this one. The creaminess rounds out the flavor nicely.

AJRimmer

Ohhhh that’s a great idea! I’ve been pretty impressed with the Necessiteas rooibos options, so I’m going to have to make an order and experiment!

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76
drank Cotton Candy by The NecessiTeas
1136 tasting notes

Thanks to amandastory516 for sharing this tea! Hot, it tasted like absolutely nothing. I probably should have overleafed it, based on the content of this tea. Cold, the flavor really comes out and tastes pretty good. It definitely captures the sweetness and artificial taste of cotton candy, but it does it in a pleasant way. They could have gone even harder with the flavoring, but I thought they did a good job.

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drank My Peeps by The NecessiTeas
1136 tasting notes

Thanks to amandastory516 for this sample! I removed the marshmallows before steeping, but even so, it tastes pretty sugary and marshmallowy. Really, it doesn’t taste how I remember peeps tasting, but it does taste decent. There’s something artificial in there (which works for peeps) that isn’t 100% enjoyable, but I like it enough. I’m having it with milk, which I think makes it better. The second steep tasted the same as the first.

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Yesterday I got my grades and passed everything so I officially passed law school!! Today I woke up and weighed myself and lost about 4 lbs. I am not doing anything in particular – just trying to overall make healthier choices. Then I had a therapy call. Needless to say I was feeling good so I danced and made a cute breakfast and then had to make a tea to go with it. My breakfast was a blueberry cheesecake smoothie bowl and so I grabbed the first blueberry tea I thought of. I then spilled this and made a mess everywhere. I had about 3/4 left in the cup though (you’d think I spilled the whole thing by how flooded my tea counter was) so when I finished I was able to take my breakfast outside and just relax and appreciate the day. Now I’m procrastinating studying again by posting about my breakfast all over Instagram (check it out here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CO3NZHoA4hc/?igshid=1rgop0ebyyb4) and now writing about it (and the tea) here.

The tea is quite nice. A lot of brown sugar and blueberry notes. It’s a little astringent but not overly so and that could be because it’s at an odd Luke warm/cool temperature. Overall it’s nice though and I’m glad I have more to explore.

Martin Bednář

Congratulations!

Michelle

Yay! Congrats!

VariaTEA

Thank you!!!

Lexie Aleah

That’s exciting! Congratulations

Leafhopper

Congratulations! :)

Courtney

Yay, congratulations! :)

ashmanra

Congratulations! That is awesome! I can only imagine how hard you worked for this, so treat yourself extra nice!

VariaTEA

Thank you everyone!! It feels awesome but they don’t leave us much time to enjoy since the first bar exam is scheduled for the beginning of June. That said, I definitely have been much happier and lighter and dancing much more so I think there may be a correlation haha

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Sipdown 80-2021
Shocked that I haven’t written a review of this yet, as I just finished off a 2oz bag. It’s a really nice peppermint tea, but I wouldn’t quite consider it peppermint creme brûlée. It’s a creamy mint, but none of the burnt sugar that I associate with a creme brûlée flavoring.

Flavors: Cream, Peppermint, Vanilla

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A is for…Ambrosia Fruit Salad

I’ve never actually had ambrosia fruit salad but I have tried this tea several times now and it’s quite nice. Today I’m having it cold brewed and I’m getting a lot of coconut and marshmallow. Also green Rooibos base and a bunch of citrus and cherry notes. The citrus is a creamy orange flavor.

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First tea in a long while. Bar studying is kicking my butt so tea drinking hasn’t been a thing. The second (and last) exam is on the 25th so just a little while longer…

tea-sipper

Oh I was just wondering if you dove into that pile of books you bought, but maybe after the exam. Good luck!

VariaTEA

That’s the plan. Today’s managed to get on top of things and so I took time for tea and am now watching Cruella. Tomorrow is back to the grind.

Michelle

Hang in there on the studying, there is light at the end of the tunnel!

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Cold brew. This is nice and fruity but I think it may be better hot.

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drank Almond Cookie by The NecessiTeas
1468 tasting notes

I’ve been liking this and reaching for it a bit lately. It has a flavor profile that is very similar to some green almond teas I have enjoyed with the almond and coconut, but on a black base. In comparison I think the black base adds something that distracts a bit from the almond. The other cups of this I’ve made had a better flavor and I’m not sure why this one turned out slightly flat, but I’m still enjoying it. One thing I noticed is that it’s really only good for one steep, the second being very flat and dull, so it makes it a little more expensive vs. teas you can get multiple cups out of. I’d almost consider reordering, but I’m not quite there with it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown 77-2021
Made the last cup of this for my partner and had a sip. Not a favorite, and not one I would repurchase. Not sure the waffle cone pieces really add anything to the flavor. Mostly maple, with a bit of a generic berry flavor.

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Sipdown! (58 | 262)

I thought I’d tried this one before, but I haven’t written a note for it, so I must be thinking of another tea.

Anyway! I love the concept of this one – three things that I adore! And it’s fairly good, but perhaps a little bland for me. Then again, I have no idea how old this sample is since it was sent to me in a swap.

But the banana, maple, and oat are all there, and all tasting fairly natural. I feel like I get a hint of cinnamon as well? I’m not sure I would order this just because it’s a bit thin-tasting for me. But I enjoyed trying it!

Flavors: Banana, Cinnamon, Maple, Oats, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank My Peeps by The NecessiTeas
2428 tasting notes

Sipdown! (44 | 248)

More swap samples!

I’m honestly not a fan of Peeps in the first place, but I do like marshmallows, so this should be interesting.

It actually does taste like peeps – sugary with a bit of marshmallow. Maybe a hint of fruit as well? But mostly it’s just sugary and sweet because of all the sugar I saw in the leaf.

It’s not awful, but too sweet for me.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Candy, Caramel, Fruity, Marshmallow, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #157 overall / Tea #28 for April
Monday 04/19 — Necessiteas Mayan Hot Cocoa silver tin. This was an older tea from my first (or one of the first) orders I ever made from Necessiteas. This tea used to be the one I’d mixed with DT Nutty Granola Crunch but I used up most of that tea so I’ve been trying to sip last of this the MHC down… used the rest to make a nice flavorful hot & plain 16 oz mug of tea with a splash of milk.
#tiffanydrinkstea #tiffanys2021 #tiffanysfaves #tiffanyinthe614 #tiffanysteasipdown #sipdownchallenge

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P is for…Peaches n’ Cream

I cold brewed this one. It has huge marshmallows and you definitely taste them here. It’s a super sweet tea with a distinctly peaches n’ cream flavor but in an artificial way. Pretty good actually if you are craving sweet and fruity.

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Strange VariaTEA TTB: Tea #1

I can’t remember if VariaTEA has mentioned this before, but the two of us are starting a travelling tea box – no discussion board post yet because I still have to fill my half of the box and we want to coordinate with some instagram tea friends as well, but this is one of the teas that she added that I decided to try!

I’m probably going to try a handful or two before I pass along to the next person, because there are plenty of teas added in that I’ve not tried and am curious about – but I don’t intend on finishing any of them off or removing any entirely. Blends from Necessiteas can be so hard to get ahold of though, so even though this doesn’t seem super up my alley flavour wise I thought I should take advantage of the chance to try it!

It’s actually not bad – I find the black tea a little astringent, and that is something I’ve observed for many of the black blends from Necessiteas, but the ginger is prominent and definitely natural tasting but not spicy and I like all the brown sugar flavours that are coming through along with some warming cinnamon undertones. Plus, it’s sweet but not sugary. I didn’t think to add milk when making the mug, but I think that would have been an excellent way to curb some of the astringency and make the mouthfeel a little fuller and more appealing.

Seems like a pretty solid option for the ginger lovers.

Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNuzEzXgK3o/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDM27AqJscM

Evol Ving Ness

Why are Necessiteas so hard to get ahold of?

Roswell Strange

The shipping is incredibly expensive to Canada, she doesn’t restock consistently, and when she does restock her blends tends to sell out within the hour…

Evol Ving Ness

Wow, thanks, Ms.Strange. That’s quite a line-up of difficulties. I’d give up just as a result of shipping fees. Canadians are obviously not on her wish list.

AJRimmer

Oh, I’ll definitely sign up for a TTB whenever that’s posted!

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Sipping down this sample from AmandaStory! I added a little sugar in the cup this time and I think it improves things a bit. Makes the marshmallow flavor profile seem more complete. Marshmallow flavor is about all that is going on in this cup. The rice part is totally absent. The base of the tea adds a little depth to the marshmallow flavor, but I would lean more towards this being a peeps tea or a riceless krispie treat tea. Fun to get to experience it, not something I’d buy.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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