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drank Ganesha Green by Nepal Tea
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I found this tea on Amazon as a gift set and decided to give it a try. The tea leaves are thin and silvery gray. The aroma of the dry leaf is kind of like buttered salted greens.
I used my aroma cup set for this tea. the aroma is light on this one but it still kind of has that buttered salt aroma from the dry leaf. The flavor is nice and light. I can definitely catch the seaweed/kelpiness. It still has a nice light butter tone to it that just rounds the cup up in the aftertaste.
Overall I really enjoyed this tea. Good find!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 500 OZ / 14786 ML

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drank Spiced Apple Cider by Teavana
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I was looking for something a it comforting and spicy. I mixed this with caramel truffle hoping to get a caramel apple thing going.

Not quite caramel apple but more of a…. chocolate… cinnamon..? There is a fruity taste but it resembles more of a…. cherry or plum. It’s not bad.. but it’s not the best one I could have picked. It has an aftertaste that’s similar to a hot drink loaded with sugar. Next time I’ll just go with the apple cider by itself.

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I’ve had this one for a little bit. I’m usually pleasantly surprised by the Private Selection brand. It has some good products for being a store brand.

This is a nice, classic black tea. A nice aroma from the bergmont oil. It has a nice balance of the bergmont and black tea. The lavender is more in the after taste but it blends well and kind of wraps the cup up. Overall I enjoyed this cup and didn’t have any complaints.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Eggnog Honeybush by 52teas
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Welp. I tried to love this one.. but I’m not getting any of the eggnog flavors out of it.. A nice spice flavor with a touch of creamy sweetness but not eggnog. Time to make space for some new tea!

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drank Melon by Teabloom
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Good morning!!

For Christmas my family gave me some clear mugs and a set of blooming teas in all sorts of flavors. I decided to give the melon tea a try first. Oh. My. Gosh.

The tea opens up with green on bottom with a maroon flower(almost reminded me of a raspberry) in the middle and an arch of delicate white flowers above it. It was gorgeous. The ball stayed together and didn’t lose any petals or leaves.

The flavor of the tea was fantastic. With my experience, blooming teas always end up on the bitter side. There was no bitterness with this one. The melon flavor was very light and didn’t have any artificial taste to it at all. The green tea was very light in this but had soft notes of sugar snap peas and honey.

I got two good steeps out of this little ball. For the first steep I used water at 205 F and the second steep at 185 F. The second steep showed off the green tea a bit more.

Evol Ving Ness

Lovely! In my experience, blooming teas have never been a delightful drinking experience for flavour. Perhaps this company is the one to try. What a beautiful thoughtful gift!

KallieBoo!

Same! I’ve never really had a good experience with them but this brand was actually pretty good!

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drank Vanilla Cacao by Tisano
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I haven’t had this one in a little bit and it seemed nice on a chilly night. It has a light dark chocolate with a touch of vanilla. It has a nice woodsy tone. Probably the rooibos in it. I enjoyed this cup but I’m craving some new tea.. I haven’t had a good purchase of tea in a while. But that’s what Christmas money is for, right?!

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Welp.. I finally have enough time to get back into my favorite hobby. Life has been so busy the past few years but now that I have my own tea/reading room I can make more time :D

Anyways.. I’ve been craving an oolong lately and decided to jump back into it with this one. This is an excellent oolong. It’s buttery, smooth, has a slight buttered vegetable taste to it. It almost reminds me of a stronger green tea.

Anyways.. I’ve been craving an oolong lately and decided to jump back into it with this one. This is an excellent oolong. It’s buttery, smooth, has a slight buttered vegetable taste to it. It almost reminds me of a stronger green tea.I think I might go up on the temperature the next time I have a cup. Otherwise it satisfied my craving for a good oolong :]

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Evol Ving Ness

Your own tea/reading room! This is a most fantastic idea! On it. So on it.

KallieBoo!

It’s fantastic!! The only thing I need is more books lol

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Today is definitely a day I’m doing nothing but house chores. So I wanted to start off with something strong and bold.
When I took this one out of the bag a strong peppery aroma hit me in the face and I got excited. The flavor is great. It kind of reminds me of an English Breakfast. It’s got a bold black tea taste. It’s slightly peppery. I really liked this cup.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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drank Keemun Queen's Hope by Lupicia
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Another one from my bag sampler!

When I opened the package I got a nice aroma of dark chocolate. Similar to dragon pearls. Hmm this tea is bold. It has that dark chocolate taste to it similar to the dragon pearls but it also has a smoky, peppery note. I really like this tea and wish I had more of it.

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drank Sencha "Nara" by Lupicia
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Another one from my bagged sample pack!

This one smells like fresh grass out of the package. The aroma of the tea is sweet and has a veggie or sweet potato aroma to it. The flavor is nice. It’s strong. It reminds me of raw greens.. like spinach or something. I think if I ever get the opportunity to try this again I’ll have to try it at a lower temperature. There is a slight bitter note to it.

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I first got into tea about 5 years ago. Recently I’ve been so busy with school I’ve had no time to keep up! But now life has slowed down I can jump back into one of my favorite hobbies :3 My favorites are buttery oolongs and puerhs.
I have two cats (Foofy and Mozzy) and two dogs (Atticus and Tank). I love reading, writing, and playing outside.

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