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Bumping my rating for this one up a bit. The buttermilk/bready flavor that I’m getting is a bit strange, but there’s something about it I’m really enjoying. I have enough for one more cup, and I’m sad for it to be gone.

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I drank this all day at work today. It’s just perfect. I left it to steep for too long (got distracted and forgot about it). It still tasted excellent. Added a bit of honey, also excellent. This tea is just so good. I’ve never gravitated back toward a singular tea so frequently, but I have to control myself, as the price does not allow for daily drinking.

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Sigh I really wish A Quarter to Tea was still around. This tea reminded me of that. I was craving something fruity and this really fit the bill. Nice and jammy, with a custardy vanilla. Fruity, desserty. Everything I was looking for in my cup tonight.

Flavors: Custard, Jam, Raspberry

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I’ve been looking for flavored/unsweetened matchas to try, and just ordered quite a few from The Whistling Kettle. I made this one this morning and was very disappointed. The directions call for 16oz of water for each single serve packet of matcha. I used about 12oz of water/oat milk. It turned a light brown color, which was a bad sign. I could taste no strawberry, and no matcha. It just tasted like oat milk. I have quite a few others to try, so I’m hoping for better results.

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I received this in a recent Verdant order, but it looks like it is now sold out. Charcoal and roasted notes open up into raisin and deep fruitiness. There’s a strong minerality/rock flavor that contrasts with the raisin notes nicely. Subsequent steeps reveal an intense fruitiness. A bit of lychee and mango.

Flavors: Fruity, Lychee, Mango, Mineral

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I think I prefer this one unsweetened. The apricot, as well as the spice notes, hold up very well on their own, and don’t require any additives to bring out the flavor. I really enjoy this one.

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drank Banana Pancakes by 52teas
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I thought I had reviewed this already, but it looks like not. I just finished up my 15g packet, and I will certainly miss this one. Such an awesome balance of banana, bread notes, and maple. Most recently, I made a latte with it and it was a dessert in a mug.

Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Maple Syrup


That’s one of my all-time favorites!


It’s so good!

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I just finished off my sample size and purchased another bag. The cocoa and anise is so well-balanced, and such an interesting combination, I’ve found myself craving the flavor combo recently. August Uncommon posted a recipe for an affogatto using this tea, and I’m very interested in trying it. I’ll have to grab some vanilla ice cream next time I’m at the store.

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drank Melbourne Breakfast by T2
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I’ve been really gravitating toward the simplicity of vanilla black teas lately. This one does have a bit of an artificial note, but not overwhelmingly so. I enjoyed this with some oat milk and sugar.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Vanilla

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Bird and Blend
The Necessiteas
August Uncommon
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:

Most mint
Red Rooibos

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.



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