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drank Polyjuice by Custom-Adagio Teas
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The smell of cardamom in this was strong and immediately off putting for my tastes so I wasn’t surprised when I took a sip and was overwhelmed by the cardamom flavor. No chocolate, no vanilla, just cardamom. With some milk, subtle notes of chocolate and vanilla emerge but the cardamom is still the most present and thus it is just not for me, though others who enjoy chai teas might be a fan. Nonetheless I want to say thank you to the awesome Nattie for being so generous and giving me the opportunity to try all the Harry Potter potions!

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drank Popcorn Tea by Teapigs
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Try all the genmaichas!! This one isn’t bad. The rice is toasty and flavorful which makes for a nice cup. Right at the end, the green base, which is sorta vegetal slips in to remind you it is there. Definitely a nice take genmaicha. Thank you Nattie for the chance to try this tea!

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drank Felix Felicis by Adagio Teas
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I had a cup of this last night and meant to log it but then ended up playing Munchkins so that didn’t happen. So now I am having it today and after two cups I can officially say I am not loving this. I had high hopes for this one too given the flavors sounded awesome and it was caffeine-free so I wanted it to be great. It is nutty with a hint of sweetness but honeybush and rooibos is present and a bit overwhelming. Well, now I know and I am grateful to Nattie for the chance to try it out. Thank you!!

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drank Rooibos Creme Caramel by Teapigs
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This is another from the amazing Nattie (thank you!!!). It reminds me a lot off DAVIDs Creme Caramel rooibos which I did not love so much. The rooibos is just too strong and medicinal for my tastes and I find I am always searching for the caramel. So far Teapigs have failed to impress but that’s alright since you can’t love everything and if you have to not like something, best it be something you can’t get easily anyways :). I am grateful for the chance to try it though.

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drank Chocolate Flake Tea by Teapigs
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Thank you Nattie for the chance to try my very first Teapigs tea. Unfortunately I am not loving this one. It seems artificial and thin. I am grateful for getting to try it but I am not sad to see it go.

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drank Piccolo by Lupicia
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So my brother has his friends over and they drank the Maple Bacon SBT (thank god!) but when they finished that, they also polished off my sangria tea which made me sad. This is life though. Maybe I could use this to my advantage and just brew up all the teas I don’t want anymore and make them drink it :P

Luckily they didn’t get into my swap packages so I have this tasty tea, courtesy of the awesome jump62359 (thank you!!), all to myself. It has a delicious honey flavor that gives way to amazing fresh berries. There is even a touch of creaminess that makes this tea reminiscent of a yummy dessert comprised of fresh berries, drizzled with honey, and topped with just a bit of whipped cream. Mmmmm…

JustJames

LOL. =0)

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SSTTB

I had this back in December and remember not loving it but I was hoping this sample might bring out more flavors. Ultimately, I am getting more coconut flavor and a nice creaminess but the cheesecake is still no where to be found. Nonetheless, I raised my rating because this is better than I remembered but still not amazing.

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
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SSTTB

Don’t google “Kenyan Black” when searching for brewing instructions as you will just get a bunch of pictures of people from Kenya. It will not help. However, adding “Justea” didn’t really help either since I didn’t notice a website and I was too lazy to search through the results on my iphone. I ended up just following the recommendations on the steepster page.

The result? A pretty good straight black. Malty and rich and with the slightest hint of bitterness that calls to mind dark chocolate. Pretty tasty.

MissB

Oh do find jusTea’s website. The stories that go along with the teas are breathtaking, and make the experience so much more enjoyable to me. http://justea.com/

VariaTEA

Thank you!

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drank Shooting Starfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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I read this somewhere, I believe the DAVIDs website, that this is a tropical tea and that is an incredibly apt description. Cold brewed for 8 hours, the result is a sweet and refreshing drink. It tastes more like fruit juice than flavored water as the base, which is present but not overwhelming, provides a fullness that really rounds out the fruity flavors. Another success from DAVIDs Summer Collection – and to think none of the teas excited me at all.

Roswell Strange

I think I’m gonna pick some of this up tomorrow…

Plunkybug

I liked it. but I def want to cold brew some. We’ve got a warm weekend and week coming up, I think….so great opportunities soon.

VariaTEA

I look forward to seeing what you guys think :)

Plunkybug

I just made some iced, so we’ll see how that goes, but I hope to cold brew some too.

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drank Honey Apricot by Design a Tea
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This is a nice tea. The black base is a little strong for my liking but once I get passed that, I really enjoy the fresh apricot flavor which has been drizzled with a nice bit of honey for sweetness. Good, but not amazing so I don’t think I would be ordering more. I am happy I tried it though.

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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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