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drank Mango Matcha by Matcha Outlet
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Yay for smoothies! No bananas in the house today so I mixed this in with real frozen mangos for extra mangoey goodness. Totally digging being at home able to relax and enjoy my tea instead of feeling rushed to get back to my desk

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68
drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
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I’m pretty sure this is the first genmaicha that I’ve tried. I’m also fairly certain that’s what prompted me to order this in sample size sonce verdant started doing that. I’m not a huge fan of lighter teas, so i’m always hesitant on making larger purchases of those types of tea.

On to the tea! The scent on opening the tea is lovely. Once brewed, it smells like popcorn to me. Fresh wonderful popcorn that isn’t found in movie theatres…the kind my parents used to make in a pot on the oven. Though there’s a hint of “sweet” in the scent as well as it lingers.

The tea is a lovely light yellow colour.

The taste… this is a lovely tea which i’m sure i’m going to get distracted with as I work. Theres a sweet taste…the taste of corn, underlying hints of a vegetal taste but super light. Hmmmm i think i’m going to go focus on this tea…though i have to say the aroma is mkaing me hungry. While i’m not a fan of a lot of lighter teas….I’d order this one again. This is really quite delightful!

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75
drank Masala Chai by Tea Desire
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SIPDOWN! Yay for smacking small dents a little at a time. I’m working from home today so I’m hoping I can get through a few more of my samples today as well as enjoy some old favourites :)

Enjoyed this one while I had it, though there are other chais out there I now prefer :)

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SIPDOWN! Ya i get excited easily. I’m sorry to see this one go even if i do need to add extra tea and steep for way longer to get it to the point that i really enjoy it. May still pick this up again though as it’s a nice winter cold day rainy storm kinda tea.

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75
drank Cookies & Cream Matcha by Matcha Outlet
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Cold matcha latte! Apres workout deliciousness! Feels nice to get through a tough “restart” and have this to come home too. Added a dash of cheesecake to it as well for extra creamy goodness. Really enjoying all my red leaf matcha.

Helena

I think everyone enjoys Red Leaf Tea matcha :D

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82
drank Grapefruit Dragon by Butiki Teas
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Cold brew! YAY for this as a cold brew. It’s the evening of the storm and after working out this was nice and refreshing. I prefer it as a hot brew but the cold brew is still really nice.

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80
drank Assam Gold by The Tea Merchant
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Sip down! go go gadget getting through teas! I’m going to miss this one and there’s a few from the tea merchant that I’d like to order someday but sadly it’ll have to go on my list of teas to purchase when i can ship them to the US for pick up. The shipping to canada is just a hassle sadly.

This is a relatively nice assam for what it’s worth :)

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81
drank Good Morning Sunshine by Butiki Teas
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I figure that the reason that Helena loves this so much is because it’s like drinking liquid lemon candy. You know those lemon hard sour candies? Yeah those ones. Had this today to try and chase away some of the rainy day blues from the weather. I really like the intense lemon flavouring. Can’t wait to cold brew this to try it out sometime as well!

Nik

Now I’m curious to see how this compares to sTEAp Shoppe’s After Dinner Ginger. Despite the name, that tastes like lemon candy to me. I might have to save the rest of the sample until I’ve ordered some of Butiki’s Good Morning Sunshine so I can compare.

http://steepster.com/teas/steap-shoppe/29171-after-dinner-ginger-chamomiletea

Sil

Helena will be stalking you until you do! now that you’ve mentioned it heh

Helena

I found if I steep it 6min or less I get a creamy lemon pie from it. If I steep it over I get lemon drop candy taste :D I love the wake up call it gives me and that I can oversteep and it will still taste good :D

Helena

LONG LIVE the Good Morning Sunshine :P

Sil

I’ll have to try steeping it less than 6 mins. So far it’s always been 6 mins…or more oopsy

Helena

well it says six minutes as the timing I’m pretty sure :D but I found playing with the temp a bit and the timings can make a difference :D

Helena

nothing wrong with lemon candy though :D

Sil

of COURSE not… you pusher you! :P

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Another in my ongoing attempt to get my cupboard down to a more manageable size. I was on my way to being under 100 (i know, a bare cupboard by other people’s standards) and then my order from butiki arrived with 8? new teas and i have 2 orders still on their way from Frank and Red Leaf!

I still enjoy this one, though not nearly to the extent that others so. It’s an interesting blend with a number of things going on that makes it enjoyable. However, it’s more of a “glad i tried this tea” for me than a “must keep this around” tea.

Still a nice tea for what loks to be a week of crap weather in light of all the storms going on for other people.

Helena

Another one that is sitting in my cupboard crying because I haven’t tried it yet (sigh) I better have a cup tonight :D

Sil

You can do multiple steeps with this one. It changes the flavour a lot as you go through I found. I just don’t always have the time i need in the morning to go through my multiple steepings.

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82
drank Black Cherry Matcha by Matcha Outlet
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I suppose this is technically a custom creation but I like logging them under the matcha that is dominant in my creation. TOday was a mixture of this and the cheesecake matcha. It’s going to be a week of rain here so I probably should make myself a matcha latte in the morning but i DO love my smoothies. I have a few new flavours on the way but i think i’m radually settling in to my top 5 matchas – this will be one of them :) I really like the flavouring of the black cherry. I’m tempted to try some of thet other cherries but this one is delicious!

Helena

mmmmm…black cherry/cola matcha… mmmm… (had that on the weekend)

Sil

How was the cola matcha? I haven’t yet bitten the bullet to get some.

Donna A

This is a favorite for me.

Helena

The cola matcha tastes like drinking Cocoa Cola to me :D it smells like the gummies I got either delicate or robust flavouring I can’t remember which :D

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling as well!

Most of that is on hold these days though, including tea drinking like I used to as I have a new little one who eats up all my spare time.

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