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I had a sample of this when visiting TeaGschwender the other day. I really liked it! In fact, I wish I had tried it before purchasing, because I’d probably have thrown this is the purchase as well. It was malty and strong, but sometimes that’s just what you’re looking for.

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I got a cup of this, very excited because the tea shop I got it from knew how to brew properly. And it was a good cup! It actually reminded me a bit of burnt sugar, but it was in the background of the tea. I think I’d get a cup again, but I’m not sure I’d buy a large quantity of loose leaf.

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Man oh man I have some backlogging to do. Truthfully, I’m impressed with myself that I have time to make more interesting teas now than before. Who knew a six month old could keep you so busy!!

This definitely smells better than it tastes. It isn’t a bad cup, but the dry leaves smell amazing. You could just set them out and you’d be a happy camper (if you like coconut). The tea tastes more strongly of green tea, which is still very good. I was hoping for something similar (in terms of coconut strength) to Golden Moon’s Coconut Pouchong, though.


Six months already? Weren’t you posting pregancy-tea reviews like, last week? Wow!


I know it! I expected time to fly… but not nearly as fast as it is going!

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drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
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This doesn’t exactly taste like jasmine tea… must be the ascorbic acid. but pretty good if you need to pick up a bottle of tea at the store.


Agreed, the jasmine is very faint. I get more of the green tea taste, which I imagine is Chinese sencha. I’m telling you most of their teas taste the same! At least my taste buds can’t detect the difference.


Glad it’s not just me!!

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drank Downy Sprout by Samovar
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I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup


Seattle, WA



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