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I got this as a sample from the Republic of Tea. This is a pretty nice tea, reminds me of the holidays, as I’m sure it’s meant to. The vanilla is pretty clear and the cardamom is mostly what I tasted as ‘warm’ (in the sense, not the temperature). I probably wouldn’t buy this but I wouldn’t complain about drinking it again.

Made with milk and sugar.

Flavors: Cardamon, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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A super strong cinnamon smell escapes the cup, leading to the unsurprising revelation that this is also a keynote in the flavour! Cinnamon if followed by a fruity side note and a joint musty sour finish. This blend does hold a cheeky little surprise. It’ so unbelievably sweet! So sweet in fact, it had me double checking the ingredients for sugar, due to its candied fruit taste.

Flavors: Fruity, Spices, Sweet

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drank Tsarevna by Kusmi Tea
239 tasting notes
If a Russian Earl Grey and a Chai tea had a baby, this is what they would birth. A smooth tea with spicy notes, an aroma that fills the room like a spiced candle, emitting a rich complex scent. Notes of cinnamon and cardamom are clear, with a back note of orange. This particular product is a regular winter tea for Kusmi. In 2016, to celebrate 150th year of kusmi, it donned a beautiful black and gold caddy, inspired by the tiaras worn by Tsar princesses. In 2017, the caddy is full golden. It’s beautiful, but disappointingly the price has increased from £24.80 in 2016, an the content has decreased from 250g. Bad move Kusmi.

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Flavors: Citrus, Spices

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I got a pot-sized bag of this tea in the mail with a tea cozy someone made for me so I made it even though I wasn’t very excited about it. It’s very bitter and needed a lot of milk to make it drinkable but was otherwise not very outstanding in any manner.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 15 g 24 OZ / 709 ML

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drank Decaf Sakurambo by Lupicia
2198 tasting notes

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Great Taste Award winner of 2014, this heavy roasted oolong has been slowly fired over wood charcoal for 2-3 days, in order to give it distinct warming caramel and toasted notes, making it a perfect fire side beverage.
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Flavors: Caramel, Toasted

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Flavors: Honey, Malt, Maple

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90

The blend and degree of spice here is a perfect fit for the genmaicha. The vanilla and marshmallow round everything out nicely. No sharp edges. Enjoyable cup.

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The combination of rooibos and spices seems to create an orange aroma and flavour, giving this blend not just clear spiced notes of cardamom, but a citrus twang too. This combined with the rooibos, which isn’t apparent until the finish, turns the cup into a naturally sweet and warming tea.

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Flavors: Citrus, Honey, Spices

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drank Red Velvet by TeaTaxi
2198 tasting notes

This tastes just like DT’s Birthday cake, except they’ve added white chocolate chips. I can’t taste anything resembling white chocolate, but it is still a good blend. I don’t normally drink teas with dairy in it, but since I received this sample in a tea exchange and didn’t buy it myself, I figured I might as well use it up. Considering I can’t taste the white chocolate, it seem to me an unnecessary ingredient.

As for the flavour, it resembles caramel, cake frosting, and vanilla. It definitely is very palatable by itself, but it also does well as a latte. I have one more cup’s worth of leaf left (~1 tsp) and will probably drink it tonight to accomplish today’s sipdown goal.

This blend is safe for those who dislike rooibos. The honeybush is pleasant and not woody.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Frosting, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling

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A blend that contains tea leaves grown in England, making this an extra special tin of tea! Before the leaves are even steeped you can detect a sweet essence raising from the leaves. A sip is all it take to fall in love with the smooth, sweet and succulent flavours. The otherness of it brings your lips back to the cup each time to savour the beautiful gentle notes of this ethereal blend!

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Flavors: Floral, Honey, Sweet

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drank Santas Helper by O Tea
239 tasting notes

O Teas got the aroma of Santa’s Helper bang on! It smells like a spiced Xmas Yankee candle! Smells. So. Good. Unfortunately, the flavour isn’t as glorious, tasting much like a standard malty black tea with a spoon of cinnamon dolloped in. It doesn’t taste bad, in fact it may even taste good, but it’s not particularly complex, nor does it match fabulous the aroma.
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Flavors: Cinnamon, Malt, Spices

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Post ride tea! Am still enjoying this one – not much new to say besides fact that it’s tasty and i’ll keep drinking it until it’s gone! haha

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i have maybe one more cup of this. I brewed this one up as we had a fatbike adventure to go on this afternoon and i haven’t been riding in forever. I wanted something warm and declicious waiting for me when we got back from riding. It was a fantastic time – though my legs are feeling it. However i did get a number of personal bests out on the track and it was good to be outside. I very nearly didn’t go, but i’m glad i worked up some motivation and went.

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drank The Vanilla Marshmallow by 52teas
9350 tasting notes

I know this doesn’t work for everyone, but i have found a happy place with this one. Though i DO wish i’d been able to try amythsy’s gold.

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drank S'mores by The NecessiTeas
9350 tasting notes

Farewell delicious tea. I really enjoyed the smoke + chocolate + sweetness to this tea. Sad to see it go, but happy for the sipdown esp with black friday looming in the near future.

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The packet forces a strong cardamom flavour, that is both inescapable and welcome. When steeped, the aroma is delicate in comparison, with sweet rooibos and cinnamon notes. The flavour has small hints of chocolate, but is predominantly a sweet concoction of honeyed rooibos and spiced cinnamon notes. They mingle with the cardamom, giving it a sweet caramel flavour.

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Flavors: Caramel, Spicy

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This carries the aroma of a good strong and classic chai. As with most chai blends the taste is a little bitter, so it’s best taken with sugar or honey and a little milk, to create a lovely warming malty tea. Dandylion Tea suggests this to be a dessert blend, to be paired with anything sweet.
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Flavors: Malt, Spices

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Tasting notes on point. Definite raw asparagus, with bitterness from mid to end, ramping up and lasting through the finish. Light notes of citrus.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 2 OZ / 50 ML

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The dry aroma is fruity. Steeped it replicates mulled wine with earthy, musky, mild fruit and spiced notes. The only improvement would be if the spices were a little stronger. Despite this, the tea is easy to fall in love with, leaving you with a moreish want for its warmth. Incredibly, it’s also tasty iced, being much the same but with stronger cinnamon notes.

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Flavors: Cinnamon, Earth, Fruity, Red Wine, Spicy

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An especially spicy aroma that will make you all giddy and excitable. Words can’t describe how Christmas-y and yummy the infusion smells (I wish the interest had scratch and sniff!) The flavour is surprisingly complex, starting with spiced notes, that gather around a fruit base of citrusy orange. There’s also an added musk of hibiscus, but the blend finishes with all flavours mingling together and a lasting ginger zing.

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Flavors: Citrus, Fruity, Ginger, Musty, Orange, Spicy

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drank chocolate zinger by Amitea
467 tasting notes

I am not rating this tea now. I had a cup with a friend last night and I did not like it. It was a bit bitter and astringent. However, I may have over leafed it and over-steeped it. So I will try it again another time and see if I like it better. It sure sounmds good.

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