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This was a tea I was really interested in so I was pleased to see it was part of the 12 teas of Christmas. Drinking it now, I am happy I didn’t buy more tbh because while it smelled mouthwatering while steeping, the flavour is a bit flat. It’s sorta chocolate-y with a hint of peppermint. Imagine someone stirred powder got chocolate mix made with water instead of milk and that’s sorta how this mug turned out. While that isn’t terrible, it does fall short of my expectations.
I received this in one of my multiple orders from Necessiteas over the last few months. I’m really loving the blends I’ve tried! I probably would’t have chosen this for myself, so it was a nice surprise. I’ve also been having A LOT of really heavy teas lately, this morning in particular, and wanted something a bit more vibrant and bright. This definitely hit the spot! Zesty and packed full of bright citrus flavor. Really lemony, a bit of vanilla.
Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Vanilla
Tea Pop Sipdown (219)
Apparently I am in a strawberry and champagne mood lately seeing as this is the second strawberry and champagne cupcake I have had in two days. I only noticed when I was posting my tea picture….weird.
Anyways, I picked this because despite it being quite cool outside, it was sunny and that had me craving a tea pop all day. This tea is a really nice tea pop so I pulled it out of the stash only to realize I only had about 3.5 teaspoons. So, I modified the amounts of everything and made a tiny 8 oz tea pop in one of my regular mugs and hoped there would be no drastic change in temperature that would cause it to break. It did not.
This just has a nice mild flavor with sweet strawberry and a touch of champagne. Some cups are more floral than others but I find the rose adds more of a sweetness coupled with the strawberry than anything.
Mmmmm….an excellent tea to start the day. I’m often dubious of both cherry and chocolate flavors in tea- they often come across as medicinal, or downright artificial tasting. I actually found this to be pretty true to biting into a cherry cordial. I’ll definitely being adding some oat milk and making it a latte next time.
Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate, Marshmallow, White Chocolate
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Flavors: Creamy, Green, Marshmallow
For a little while I was so good at posting my Sororitea reviews here soon after they were put on the site. Then school happened and more specifically exams and I got far behind. As in, five pages behind. Oops.
The tea had been hanging out in a ziploc bag in my stash for far too long so when I finally tried this iced and hot I was less than impressed. The hot tea had good enough flavor but it was very subtle, especially for a NecessiTeas blend. The iced tea was mostly just white tea flavor. Both okay, but neither anything too special.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2019/03/05/strawberry-shortcake-from-the-necessiteas-5/
Swap Sample Sipdown! (1 | 70)
Hmm, this is very underwhelming to me.
There’s some sharp orange peel sort of flavor that reminds me of cleaning products. I don’t really get any cranberry or scone.
Flavors: Artificial, Orange Zest
WOOOHOO! Officially finished all my tea samples in my cupboard with this sipbown. Still have 2? puerh samples i think but whatever. I managed to try the last of this one as a latte and it was just what i needed it to be today. A little sweet, because of the marshmallows but i like the creamy chocolate milk sort of taste. I haven’t had ACTUAL hot chocolate in a long time as it never really appeals to me, but i could drink more of this :) Thanks VariaTEA!
Sample from VariaTEA. this one really worked for me today. Not sure if it’s the snow ot what, but i was really surprised that i enjoyed this one as much as i did. Enough that i’m glad i have enough for at least another cup – which i might make as a latte :) It’s not quite chocolate – very few teas can really capture that for me mousse au chocolate, i’m looking at you but it is very reminescent of powdered hot chocolate, which i haven’t had in forever since i started just making hot chocolate from cocoa powder eventually so i could control the amount of sugar etc.. This has got a hint of vanilla to go with the “chocolate” and a hefty dose of marshmallow flavour from all the melted marshmallows.
thanks for the unexpected surprise variaTEA!
Swap Sample Sipdown! (48)
This one came from VariaTEA!
For some reason, I expected this to be a chocolaty Golden Monkey. Obviously that’s not the case, though I wasn’t too disappointed, as I also love banana.
Unfortunately, this tea is super banana Runts. And to me, that’s so much less enjoyable than more natural-tasting banana flavor.
I think there’s chocolate there, but I can’t really taste it under the strong artificial banana flavor.
Nope nope nope!
Flavors: Artificial, Banana, Candy, Chocolate
Tea Swap Sample Sipdown of the Day! (18)
This one comes from VariaTEA!
I admit I was a bit worried at first, as both the dry leaf and the steeped tea smelled oddly floral, almost like rose?
Luckily, it doesn’t taste like rose. Thank goodness!
It’s a perfectly nice and fairly mild peppermint tea. I appreciate that they used peppermint flavoring in addition to the dry leaf because, to me, they’re two different flavor profiles. There’s a bit of a creamy element here as well, which is a nice compliment.
The only issue I have is that I can’t taste the base tea, period. I would think this is an herbal blend based on the taste alone. It’s not a huge issue, but I would definitely order the Candy Cane Rooibos from Simpson & Vail if I wanted an herbal-tasting candy cane tea, as that one is actually herbal and caffeine free.
Happy to have tried it, though. And looking at the NecessiTeas website, I will definitely need to order from them at some point because their flavors sound amazing!
Flavors: Candy, Creamy, Herbaceous, Peppermint, Smooth, Sweet