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drank Red, White and Blue by 52teas
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I got this sample from Kittenna probably around a year ago and I am finally getting to it today. If I am being honest, my reasoning behind this sipdown is kinda silly but yesterday I had 3 sipdowns and wrote 3 Sororitea Sisters tea reviews and I decided to track that in my bullet journal but actually wrote down the information for today instead of yesterday. So rather than crossing that out, I decided to just write 3 reviews and drink 3 sipdowns today. This was an easy one to hit that number.

It is also a nice tasting tea which makes for a smooth sipdown. I’m getting a lot of blueberry despite their being no actual blueberries in the dry leaf in my filter and lots of raspberries. There is a touch of raspberry among the blueberry and maybe a slight coconut creaminess but if I had to blindly guess, I would say this was a blueberry tea through and through. Thank you for the share Kittenna!

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drank Wild Strawberry by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Honeycrisp Apple by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Just Beet It by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Pear Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Mayan Hot Cocoa by The NecessiTeas
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drank Orange Glow by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Strawberry Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
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People seem to be pretty med about this blend but I actually quite like it. I find it is sweet and juicy from the strawberry flavor but not too sweet thanks to the touch of lemon that comes in midsip. Personally I am really enjoying this one (at least this first cup of it…perhaps that’s new tea excitement though).

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drank Kumquat Cheesecake by 52teas
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This was not in my cupboard so looks like that number is going up again. This is one of the teas I won and I don’t think I would have picked it myself but sipping it now, I will say it is quite nice. This has cooled completely but its got a nice creamy tang that plays nicely off the honeybush base. I’ve never personally had a kumquat, I don’t think, so I don’t know what to look for exactly. However, there is not much of a discernible/unique flavor here that I could even attribute to the fruit. Sweet. Fruity. Cheesecake. I’m happy with it.

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drank Maple Apple Tea Cake by 52teas
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What makes this tea smokey? I keep trying to figure it out from the ingredients but I just can’t. However, this last cup is smokey indeed. Smokey and with a vague fruity essence every now and then. Maybe a bit of a baked good vibe but I don’t know if thats because its actually there or just because I think I should be so I am imagining it. All in all, this was an alright tea but it wasn’t what I hoped it would be so I think I am okay with saying goodbye.

LiberTEAS

I didn’t put anything in it to make it smoky – so perhaps the maple is coming across as somewhat smoky?

VariaTEA

I am not sure. I had it a few times and always got a smoke note. Maybe its my tastebuds being weird…

LiberTEAS

I don’t know – one thing that I learned many years ago (more years than I care to admit to!) is that everyone’s palate is different and the way flavors are perceived by me are not going to be perceived the same exact way by anyone else because so much goes into the way things taste for us. It could be something about the aroma that reminds you of something smoky from your past – or it could be just the way these flavors combine come across as smoky for you.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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