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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
1884 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
1884 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
193 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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77

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
8951 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
8951 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
428 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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Another sample I have yet to write a note for, so keep in mind this is not the freshest tea from Teavivre but it’s still the 2017 harvest. It’s a crime not to write a note while it’s fresh though! I think I received if from another one of their lucky draws but I think it was in spring? Or else they waited to ship the spring teas until I ordered. I may have used too many leaves on accident but it definitely didn’t harm the flavor! There was only a slight hint of tanginess with the DELICIOUS green tea flavor. This flavor just says “high quality”. The dry leaves: they had a very sweet fragrance and look like short flat blades of grass. Definitely not as long as some of the green teas that Teavivre carries. The flavor is so very good. You can tell it is of the highest quality, whatever the heck makes it so different from other green tea. Such a sweet leaf with very nutty flavors. It is divine. The lingering aftertaste is even amazing. So the 2/3 of a sample packet didn’t ruin the cup but I definitely don’t want to waste these amazing leaves. Complex flavor, tasty and refreshing! Thanks Teavivre, for allowing me to try this one. I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.
Steep #1 // 2/3 sample packet (too much!) for a full mug// 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Harvest: Spring 2017

Flavors: Nutty, Sweet

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drank Melbourne Breakfast by T2
428 tasting notes

Sad Sip Down!

My friend Robyn from Winnipeg came to stay the weekend (she also stayed Monday night on her way to Minneapolis, but returned on Friday for the entire weekend). We had a couple of different teas, but this one was our wake up breakfast tea. We both agreed it was marvelous. Hearty but smooth, with just enough bite to help us get moving this morning. Not that we did, of course. Move, that is. We lazed around most of the morning, drinking tea, eating raspberries, and perusing our devices for updates from Facebook friends. It was a great morning made even better byu a pot of this tea.

Sil

sounds great! always nice to see friends

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drank Melbourne Breakfast by T2
428 tasting notes

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