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I’m getting close to finishing this tea! Noooo! I love this tea! I can taste it losing its freshness though as I’ve had this for quite a long time now. It is still tasty. I wanted to drink this tea to see if it was my gaiwan that was messing up my previous oolong. It wasn’t. This tea is as good as I remember… just less fresh likely due to it being exposed to the air so many times! and age too! Anyhow, good tea! Yum!

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drank Monkey-Picked Oolong by Teavana
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I got this from Rachel Thank you!!!!!! I’m glad I got to try more teas!

Have I been spoiled? Wah! No!

This tea tasted like hot water with a hint of cardboard… It got better as I went onto my 2nd and 3rd steeping. It became more floral but the cardboard aftertaste was still there. Is it my gaiwan? I have enough sample left to do another steeping session. I’ll use a different vessel… So strange…. Or its my spoiled taste.

Either way, I can’t rate this right now :)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I too found this one a bit odd. Perhaps playing with non traditional steeping parimeters is the way to go.

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drank Vanilla Mint by Golden Moon Tea
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My husband and I split this tea this morning. Thank you Rachel for this sample! I knew I had tried this before and I remember liking it a lot too! So refreshing in a creamy, warm sort of way. I love how there were mint leaves in there, but they didn’t overpower the drink. Great mix!

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drank Tokio by Lupicia
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This is delicious! I love the citrus, fruity scent and taste to this. The leaves are nice and large in this teabag. This is a great tea for lunch! This is also great for this warm weather. So naturally sweet and refreshing!

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drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
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These 1lb bags of tea and tisanes from Adagio are no joke! I can’t believe I still have a little of this left. I brewed this with Adagio’s peppermint, which was my go-to caffeine free mix. It still is tasty and refreshing and creamy! Mmm! Goodnight!!

If anyone wants to swap with me let me know! Just look in my cupboard. I’m trying to get rid of the teas I listed in the swap thread and can add those as freebies! :)

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drank Summer Passion by Adagio Teas
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So delicious! I totally forgot about this one! I ripped open the package! So good!! So fruity but not tart at all!

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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
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drank The au Lait by Lupicia
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This sample was just the right kind of caffeine kick that I needed in the morning. Great with sugar and milk! This is another standard and strong black tea. I love it!

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drank Key Lime Coconut by Teas Etc
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Another awesome sample from RachanaC – iHeartTeas. WOO Thank you! The leaves looked so tempting, and I knew I had to try this today. The leaves were wet or damp-looking to me. There was a mix of green lime zest and shredded coconut and black tea. The lime and coconut scents predominated this mix. I couldn’t really tell what color this was since I mistakenly used a dark blue mug!

The lime was very strong in this brew. It is tart and has a sharp note in it. There is barely any coconut in this. This is tart just like a key lime pie. I love these tropical blends! There is a sweetness to this tea, as well as a bit of creaminess to it. I’m not sure what it is though, but there seems to be a strange chemical-like taste to the aftertaste. My mouth doesn’t seem to like it too much. Good tea overall! Probably not my thing. I am curious to try this cold!!! :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I wanted something citrusy and sweet tonight while watching Wizard of Oz on TV. This fit the bill! I found my sample and brewed it up. This is absolutely delicious! The scent is like lemon pledge mixed with sweet, almost-burnt sugar. The beginning of the sip is a bit tart… more of a lime tartness to it and then it leaves me with an astringency in my mouth. This THEN evolves into the lemon-lime meringue pie! So delicious! The aftertaste is fantastic. The sweetness lingers and this tastes exactly like the pie! The tartness and sweetness mixed with creaminess that the kukicha imparts. This is great! The crust is in there as well, and this is all in the aftertaste as well. As I continue to drink this awesome beverage, I have this continual dessert in my mouth. Great tea! Genius! It doesn’t need any sugar either. Though, I’m rather curious as to what it would taste like with sugar.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m someone who happens have an addiction to tea! My tea collection keeps growing and growing, which just means that I’ve got to drink more tea! When life gets a bit too stressful, I love sitting down to a nice, warm cup of tea.

Swap: I am always up for swapping! Take a look at my cupboard and send me a msg! I always send extras since I have too much tea! :)

My cupboard contains all the teas that I own. The teas that are unrated but are in my cupboard are ones that I haven’t opened yet. :)

Likes: chai, all types of teas, dessert teas, Dan Cong & milk oolongs, dragonwell & kukicha greens, flavored rooibos, vanilla anything

Dislikes: bitter
Allergies: Chamomile, Jasmine, Soy

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