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drank Honey Black by DAVIDsTEA
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Pitting this tea against 52 Teas’ Radioactive Marshmallow and both are lovely. Check out my tasting note for Radioactive Marshmallow here: https://steepster.com/teas/52teas/97295-radioactive-marshmallow?post=422987

Both teas are new to me and I started with Radioactive Marshmallow. I genuinely didn’t think this tea would be able to put up much of a fight but its holding its own. Like Radioactive marshmallow, this is simple – smooth honey and a medium-bodied black base. Where the marshmallow sits on top of the base, the honey sort of lingers underneath. That makes the start of the sip a little more earthy/woody. It ends on a sweet honey note that lingers on the tongue.

Both are solid options but I think Radioactive Marshmallow squeaks ahead just because I tend to reach for marshmallow teas more often than honey and that tea puts flavor first and base second. As someone who drinks flavored teas more often, that means I will likely reach for it more but both are really nice.

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85
drank Radioactive Marshmallow by 52teas
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Round 2 of battles is this tea, Radioactive Marshmallow vs. Honey Black by DAVIDsTEA. The two were paired because of their black tea bases being paired with a sweeter flavour note. Check you the review for Honey Black here: https://steepster.com/teas/davidstea/69877-honey-black?post=422988

We all know I love me some marshmallow black teas from 52 Teas. This is no exception. It is nothing super complicated. It is clear marshmallow flavour – sweet and fluffy. Atop a medium-bodied base. The two pair well together, making for a smooth, easy drinking tea. Really, really nice!

Honey black is similarly simple and smooth but this tea just edged its way to the win by highlighting flavour over base. Plus, I tend to grab marshmallow teas more often than honey.

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80
drank Unicorn Fluff by The NecessiTeas
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Round 1 of my mini tournament is this tea against Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes. Check out the tasting note for Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes here: https://steepster.com/teas/dessert-by-deb/96788-blueberry-buttermilk-short-stack-pancakes?post=422970

Both teas cooled slightly by the time I got to drinking them. Also, neither was as sweet as I expected. This one I know is typically sweeter but there was less sprinkles and marshmallows in the filter this time. That, or my tastebuds are slightly off. Could go either way.

Despite the lack of sweetness and this being a touch flat without it since there also isn’t a lot of ginger in this cup, I think this edged out Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes for the win. That tea has a briskness that I really don’t love. So I’ll take flat and fruity over brisk and fruity. And fruity this ism with citrus and kiwi notes today.

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I’m doing another mini tournament! Just 8 teas.

First up: This tea, Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes vs. Unicorn Fluff by the NecessiTeas. You can check out the tasting note for that here: https://steepster.com/teas/the-necessiteas/93051-unicorn-fluff?post=422971

This is my first time having this tea and it has the pancake thing going against it since I am off that flavor right now. That said, it isn’t overly pancake tasting to me. It has cooled slightly so perhaps that has something to do with it but I am getting a very dark blueberry flavor. Not much sweetness at all. Just strong/brisk black tea base, and some blueberry – true to the berry itself, though a not very sweet berry. Also as I kept drinking I got something that was almost cinnamon-like, which isn’t meant to be here. I am wondering if that is something I am getting from the base tea?

I also have to say it may be my tastebuds that are off today because Unicorn Fluff also doesn’t have much sweetness, and it usually has more. Nevertheless, I think the briskness lost it for this tea in my opinion. I am just not a fan of that, but for those that don’t mind it, this could be a fun take on a “breakfast” tea.

Cameron B.

I mostly got blueberry and cinnamon from this one as well, so it ended up reminding me more of a blueberry coffeecake.

VariaTEA

Yes! That totally makes sense

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83

Z…is for Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

Finally done the alphabet – which took me forever this time. I blame work!

Last time I said this tasted like a cinnamon roll but today it’s not as sweet and thus giving me cinnamon raisin bread vibes.

Cameron B.

Yum, cinnamon raisin bread sounds better than cinnamon roll to me! :P

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71
drank Candied Ginger by The NecessiTeas
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My cold is almost gone which is good because I finished this package today. It shall be missed!

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71
drank Candied Ginger by The NecessiTeas
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70
drank Dream On by 52teas
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The chamomile was strong today, which I don’t love. But it was a hot liquid so I drank it. Overall this wasn’t bad for a chamomile tea and I’m grateful to Roswell Strange for the chance to try it!

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drank Candied Ginger by The NecessiTeas
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drank Candied Ginger by The NecessiTeas
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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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