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drank Partridgeberry in a Pear Tea by 52teas
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I feel like I totally missed the main tasting notes on this one. I think I’m missing out, since I really don’t taste much in the way or pear. The base isn’t my thing (sencha is a bit bitter and vegetal IMO) and I can’t make out any particular berry or fruit.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Fruity, Green, Vegetal

190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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I really wanted to love this uniquely coloured tea. I can’t taste a difference between this and regular greens, but this is one of the more flavourful greens. There is bitterness which I find very off putting (although probably not an issue for most people). Some fruity and thick/creamy notes that would had been wonderful if the bitterness were replaced with sweetness. Typical green vegetal flavours.

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Tannic, Thick, Vegetal

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drank Copabanana by DAVIDsTEA
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A nice banana version of a pina colada herbal. Lots of creamy coconut, banana, dried apple for a bit of sweetness, some tropical fruits ( citrus or peach). I swear I can taste pineapple but I’m not sure if there is any pineapple in this.

Flavors: banana, Coconut, Creamy, Fruity


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Flavors: Fruity, Nutty, Tannin

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drank Cherry Almond Genmaicha by 52teas
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This blend didn’t work for me. I think it was because I couldn’t make out the cherry and almond very well. The genmaicha really over powered the other ingredients. Even with milk it was very green tea + toasted rice flavour with only a faint hint of nuttiness. I never got any cherry or marzipan/distinctly almond tasting notes at all. I also found it a bit astringent and too “green tea-ish” (like a culinary grade matcha – it is heavily grassy and green tea flavoured but also a bit bitter and astringent). I’m not sure if it was the green base or maybe because I never got any actual cherries in my pouch, but I felt like this was just a slightly more astringent version of normal genmaicha.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grass, Green, Nutty, Rice, Toasted Rice, Vegetal

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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drank Myrtle's Tea House by 52teas
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This is my favourite bergamot tea! As it turns out, strawberries, bergamot, and a bold black tea go well together. I drank every cup with a touch of vanilla soy milk and 1/2 tsp sugar and it was perfect. I think the milk and sugar bring out the strawberry a bit more and make it super smooth.

Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Earl Grey, Fruity, Smooth, Strawberry, Sweet, Tannin

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

That’s sounds like a great combo!


I’m glad you like this one! :)

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drank Organic Detox by David's Tea
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This tea is pretty gross. Citrusy notes with some green tea and red rooibos (weird combo!) and then the juniper berries were oddly minty. The citrusy thing doesn’t go with the red rooibos or the juniper. The ginger + lemongrass combo is great but doesn’t go with the flavours previously mentioned. If you try to really focus on it the cup is drinkable.

Flavors: Astringent, Citrus, Ginger, Herbaceous, Herbs, Lemon, Lemongrass, Medicinal, Mint, Rooibos

Iced 8 min or more

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drank Blue People by Vital Tea Leaf
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This fine tea arrived in the TTB and I’ve actually always wanted to try it.

The ginseng made me a bit jittery (I don’t often drink caffeine or use any energy-related herbals) but it did taste quite nice. The oolong was slightly roasty but also had a floral and vegetal quality. I can taste minerals (rocks?) and molasses/burnt sugar from the oolong.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Herbs, Molasses, Roasted, Vegetal

195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML

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drank Turmeric Glow by DAVIDsTEA
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Flavors: Dirt, Fruity, Herbaceous, Medicinal, Mineral

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A tasty dessert blend for a weird night. I’ve taken on another job at a university and and so I’m working some odd hours. I wanted something low caffeine but also comforting and rich. I’m trying to get through more of my caffinated teas because I have a record number of teas right now and I need to cut down by ~50 or more. I’ve had to store tea in my room because both of my drawers and the cabinet are full. Oops!

This has a lot of mint, but it certainly conveys candy cane because there is a nice dose of vanilla in there. I can taste the sugar/marshmallow flavour as well. The genmaicha is toasty but vegetal, which in my opinion clashes with the peppermint a bit. Rice + peppermint? hmm not my favourite combo. It was a good cup and I look forward to drinking it again however I probably would not buy it again. I like some of the other genmaichas better.

Flavors: Grain, Malt, Mint, Peppermint, Smooth, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Vanilla, Vegetal

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 15 OZ / 450 ML

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

My cupboard is mostly up to date. For a more comprehensive list, see my stash spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HjWKR3um-xEnj6HC9vMvKXOAyj_bpW5u_2ixEC20-k/edit?usp=sharing
Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

Animal products: [confectioners glaze, gelatine, marshmallows, , natural flavour, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb)


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