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I was sent this tea from CuppaGeek for review on Sororitea Sisters but more than that, it came as part of the Tea It Forward program which donates $1 of each $5 box sold to the Flagg Foundation for Mental Wellness, which is pretty awesome.

This is a Bai Mu Dan with peppermint and spearmint and while I enjoy a mint tea, Bai Mu Dan just isn’t my favorite. Nonetheless, this was a nice tea with the mint remaining smooth and the whole drink being very fresh and natural. It was a very clean tea and really quite relaxing while brewed hot. I also tried this iced but the base was too floral for my tastes.

Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/09/07/white-thunder-from-the-love-tea-company/ (I know the site says CuppaGeek wrote this, but again, I swear it was me)

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drank Cotton Candy Genmaicha by 52teas
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I had this tea a few times now and I do enjoy it. The thing is, I always get excited about “cotton candy” flavored things so I scooped this up as soon as I saw it (which wasn’t soon enough since the large size was sold out by the time I made my purchase). With that said, I always forget that cotton candy, for the most part, is just sugar so when I first tried this I was a little let down when it was basically a sweet genmaicha. However, I do like a good genmaicha and this is a tasty one even if it wasn’t the flavor party I expected when I bought it. Plus, it is pretty to look at so I am happy I stocked up.

Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/09/17/cotton-candy-genmaicha-from-52teas/ (and yes, I know the site says its a review by Sophia but I swear, I wrote it).

Evol Ving Ness

The flavour party—heh, heh, heh. :)

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drank Christmas Night by TeaTaxi
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A Christmas Night unlike any other. The expected orange and clove is no where to be found in this christmas blend. This is a black tea with ice cream bits and chocolate and strawberry pieces and it smells just like a strawberry milkshake.

I had a whole 25 gram sample to work with so I made this plain, as a latte, and as a smoothie. Though this tea was unique relative to the many Christmas teas on the market, different doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/09/01/christmas-night-from-tea-taxi/.

Evol Ving Ness

Gah! Too bad. It sounded like it had potential.

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This was a fun cup of nostalgia and one beautifully colored tea. However, it was also a big cup of hibby tartness with a bit of berry and a touch of vegetal flavor.

Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/08/30/purple-snozberry-from-paper-box-goodies/ and whatever you do, don’t google what a Snozberry is!

Evol Ving Ness

Link takes us to the QTT review.

VariaTEA

Oops. Thanks for letting me know, Evol! Should be fixed now :)

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This is one pretty tea and it is quite aptly named. It has the typical honey flavor of A Quarter to Tea blends but also has a lot of lovely apricot notes and almond that sits on the tip of your tongue.

Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/08/30/honeyed-apricots-and-almonds-chun-mee-from-a-quarter-to-tea/

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This sample from Evol Ving Ness got the chocolate milk latte treatment. It is awesome given it tastes like marshmallows melting in a hot chocolate with some chai spice to make it interesting. The cardamom is what stands out most to me but there is a fair dose of ginger at the tale end of the sip too. Thank you Evol Ving Ness for the chance to revisit this in a new way.

Evol Ving Ness

This treatment of this particular tea sounds divine. Good call.

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drank Calico & Black Cat Tea by 52teas
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This is one chocolatey tea. Not milk chocolate per se but rather a more cacao like flavor. With that in mind, I thought brewing this as a latte might add some creaminess to this blend. It definitely was a nice way to prep this tea and thankfully the coconut still came through. Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/08/29/calico-black-cat-tea-from-52teas/

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drank Harmony by Mellow Monk
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Another genmaicha to check off the bucket list. This was a nice one, though not one I NEED to restock over other genmaicha blends that are more easily accessible. Check out my full review (an my sister’s rather extra color description) here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/08/26/harmony-tea-from-mellow-monk-2/

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This is one yum chocolate milk latte. Creamy, creamy mint deliciousness coupled with the rich chocolate goodness. It is a dessert through and through and therefore the perfect way to end the night.

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Made this as a chocolate milk latte and yet it still just tastes like oatmeal raisin tea. It may be a touch creamier and a little bit chocolatey but more than anything else, it tastes like the oatmeal raisin cookie tea.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, VariaTEA, for turning me on to NecessiTeas. I enjoyed pretty much all of the ones that I’ve tried so far, including this one. So yay! —more addictions.

VariaTEA

Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed them :)

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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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