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drank Foggy Coconut by 52teas
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Flavors: Bergamot, Coconut, Creamy, Malt

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95
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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76

I finished off the sample I got of this from Cameron B.

Brewed in hot water (~350 mL) with 2 tbs leaf, with a fair bit of soymilk added.

I’m glad I tried a sample because I don’t think I would want an entire tin. It was a pleasant cup, but was your typical Chinese black tea base with a distinctly fruity flavour. I could pull out the orange peel and stonefruit flavours, but it was in a dried fruit sort-of-way and not a fresh juicy fruit way. The base is unremarkable. It would have been nice to get some cocoa notes like in Laoshan teas.

Flavors: Orange Zest, Stonefruit, Tannin, Tea

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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84
drank When Doves Cry by 52teas
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I’m sad to see this tea finished, but it was a delightful cup on a cold autumn morning.

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80
drank Vanilla Plantation by Silk Road
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78
drank Yummy by Lupicia
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98
drank Fireside Mocha by DAVIDsTEA
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As another reviewer mentioned, this is phenomenal with a touch of vanilla or hazelnut creamer. I like Silk’s soy creamer and it has a lot of flavour but in a way that compliments the coffee bean, toasty, and chocolate notes.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Coffee, Cream, Custard, Mocha, Nutty, Roasted, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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78
drank Yummy by Lupicia
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This is a strawberry and vanilla rooibos with a nice red rooibos base. It benefits from a splash of milk to bring out the vanilla notes. It is also great cold. The strawberry is very natural and somewhat subtle.

Flavors: Cream, Fruity, Rooibos, Strawberry, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML

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80
drank Maple Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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Brewed in 250 mL hot water + 50 mL soy milk. This is very smooth and has a light maple flavour. It benefits from adding more milk to make it creamier and some maple syrup as sweetener.

Flavors: Maple, Maple Syrup

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C

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69
drank Rooibos matcha by Davidson's Organics
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In my desperation for finding a replacement for the Starbucks blossoming rose rooibos latte, I bought a gigantic 16 oz bag (that’s 455 g!) of this on amazon.

Pros
-cheap because it is in bulk
-ground rooibos is difficult to find

Cons
-more gritty than Starbucks or Red Leaf/Matcha Outlet rooibos matcha
-doesn’t really dissolve very well
-larger bits tend to accumulate at the bottom of the cup

So for the price, this can’t be beat. However it is definitely not as fine or powdery as any other rooibos matcha I have come across. Even mixed into milk you can feel all of the gritty texture.

Flavors: Rooibos, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 tsp 15 OZ / 450 ML
AJRimmer

I need to try rooibos matcha! I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me until just now.

Bluegreen

A matcha that does not dissolve well kinda defeats its purpose! :)

I appreciate the boldness of trying a new tea by ordering a pound of it, though. I need to try rooibos matcha but I am too chicken to order a pound of it.

Arby

I’ve tried many different rooibos matchas before that were fine. This was just a more economical way and I thought I’d try this brand now that matcha outlet doesn’t sell ground rooibos.

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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,

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

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