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drank Pear Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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So long pear matcha. You made for a tasty addition to my cupboard and though I am sad yo see you go, I really enjoyed my pear matcha smoothie. Thank you Roswell Strange for sending it my way.

Roswell Strange

Ooh! Pear sounds good for a smoothie! My bananas are finally ripe and I’m stocked on milk and vanilla ice cream so the challenge is now deciding what to make smoothies with. I hadn’t ever considered pear! I’m looking at Strawberry/Banana or Pineapple/Coconut – or possibly putting a dent in the massive amount of Belgium Chocolate & Caramel I want to get rid of… Help me decide!

VariaTEA

So coconut was AMAZING in my smoothie when I had it. Caramel was also quite good and clearly I liked pear too. I have not tried Belgium chocolate though. All of those were mixed with milk, a French vanilla smoothie mix, and a frozen banana. If I were you, I would go with caramel just because it is a great way to use it up.

VariaTEA

Also, pear made sense to me but I am still hesitant about watermelon. That seems strange but I suppose it could work.

Roswell Strange

I’m out of Watermelon :) Currently I think I have Belgium Chocolate, Bavarian Cream, White Chocolate, Pumpkin Pie, Cola, Cheesecake, Pear, Pineapple, Coconut, Bananas & Cream, Strawberries & Cream, Tiramisu. I’ve never tried the tiramisu though.

Roswell Strange

Oh, and peppermint.

TeaBrat

The banana matcha is good in smoothies!

VariaTEA

I had a peppermint and chocolate smoothie and that was intense. Honestly, coconut was soo good. Cheesecake would probably also be nice.

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Thank you TraceyC for sending some more of this delicious tea my way. I enjoy it but dealing with HI’s customer service is not the best experience so I am dissuaded from ordering. However, I am grateful to all the wonderful steepsterites who have sent some of this my way so I didn’t have to. Now I think I am satisfied for the next little while. In time, this might reappear in my cupboard but for now I am comfortable saying so long.

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90
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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So long Eight Candles. You will be missed but I look forward to your triumphant return next holiday season.

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84
drank Hot Tropic by DAVIDsTEA
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Happy to report that this is also quite nice when cold brewed. The pineapple and coconut really take center stage while everything else works together to provide a rich and full flavor. It is like drinking juice, as opposed to drinking fruit infused water. Yum!

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Thank you Sil for sharing. Unfortunately, I don’t know what went wrong. I followed the instructions exactly and the tea I am getting is not the delicious treat I imagined it would be but rather a tea reminiscent of the Tetley Orange Pekoe teabags I was given as a child that made me hate tea. Okay, maybe it is not that bad but I am still finding myself disappointed. Perhaps it is just me though.

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80

Having this in vanilla almond milk and all I am getting is lemon. Very, very strange.

Courtney

All I got for the last few cups of mine was lemon. Bizarre. I still swear it has something to do with reading lemon zest as a flavour. Mind over matter type thing.

VariaTEA

Except I hadn’t read that prior to drinking mine so I suppose it really is there and the almond milk highlighted it?

Courtney

Perhaps!

VariaTEA

Very weird.

Dustin

I had the same experience!

VariaTEA

Thank goodness. I am glad to know I am not crazy.

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73
drank Kirara Rice Tea by Lupicia
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Thank you Dexter for sharing this with me. It is a good genmaicha – roasty with a little bit of butter and grass from the base. A very pleasant cup, though, there is nothing particularly outstanding that I would go out of my way to stock it. I am glad I got to try it out though so thank you once again :).

Dexter

Interesting – I like this one…. Can I ask what’s your favorite genmaicha? LOL If there is one out there that is significantly better than this I should be looking for it. ;))

VariaTEA

There is not one that I can think of that I like more that is not flavored but to me, most genmaichas are similar with just subtle differences. This one is very good but Lupicia isn’t exactly the most accessible so I don’t think it is unique enough to warrant placing an order just for this. I would maybe add it to an order if I was already making one though.

Dexter

OK fair enough. I just thought maybe you knew of a SPECTACULAR one that I didn’t know about…. :))

VariaTEA

No I don’t but if I find one, I will let you know. Honestly though, I tend to prefer the flavored genmaichas like Japon.

Cheri

Japon was the first flavored gemaicha I have had and it is delicious, but I also have a special place in my heart for plain genmaichas. I’m always looking for new ones to try.

Dexter

I LOVE Verdant’s Loashan Black Chocolate Genmaicha – that’s probably my favorite. Plain genmaicha, I too keep looking for one that’s the right balance of toasty roasty to green. I really like genmaicha, but I think in my heart I know that my favorite genmaicha is a hojicha. Or what I’m trying to say is that I think if I’m in the mood for that style – hojicha works better for me…

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83

The vanilla is strong in this cup. Seriously, it is like a vanilla tea that someone dropped a mint leaf into. Very weird.

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76

Leather seems like a strange ingredient to list for this tea but weirdly it is fitting. This is malty and earthy and definitely has notes reminiscent of leather. Every now and again I get some dark chocolate but not as much as I would have liked. There is also just a touch of pine. Ultimately, it is an interesting blend and though I am finding it enjoyable enough to drink the cup, this is not something I will be stocking just as a result of my own tastes. Nonetheless, thank you Dexter for the opportunity to try this tea. You are awesome!!

donkeyteaarrrraugh

I have a sample of this tea and will be tasting it with Harney’s Hao Ya A and B….. it should be interesting!

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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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