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keemun concerto
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yunnan gold
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darjeeling puttabong summer
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White Wedding
Score: 96
by Ruth Perkins
white peony, lemongrass, honeybush vanilla
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Pinkish Grey
Score: 97
by Ruth Perkins
earl grey moonlight, strawberry
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Blackish Grey
Score: 99
by Ruth Perkins
earl grey moonlight, blackberry

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Messages for Ruth:

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Aug 8th 2022 | Public Msg
Addison said:
Thank you for the trade!!
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Aug 10th 2022 | Public Msg
Twyla said:
Beautiful pic, Ruth!
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Aug 12th 2022 | Public Msg
Erin said:
Thank you Ruth! I need to find more room for tea and also free up space for Selefina! 🥰
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today | Public Msg
Sue said:
Wow Ruth, You have the most beautiful hands!
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today | Public Msg
Sue said:
LOL, I looked at my beat up man hands and looked at your picture, I was in awe! It is a great picture for today's tea.

Latest Reviews

Aug 16th '22
Let me just start off with this - YUM! This tea is the perfect balance of the earthy oolong and sweet peach flavors. It is perfect both hot and iced. It is one of my favorite flavored oolongs!
Aug 14th '22
My CommuniTEA packet had mostly apple pieces on it. I cold brewed it, and the peach flavor is very light and sweet. I will have to try this tea again, and hope I get all the ingredients.
Aug 8th '22
I was a little disappointed by this tea. The scent when I opened my CommuniTEA packet promised ORANGE, but the flavor of orange was a mere whisper. It is possible that my packet did not have the correct balance of tea and citrus. However, based on this sample, I'm not in a hurry to buy more of it. Sorry! Updated 8/8/22 - This is much better cold brewed. There still isn't a lot of orange flavor, but cold brewing does bring out more of the flavor.
Aug 7th '22
This is a 'kitchen sink' kind of tea. It has everything in it,but the kitchen sink. Flavors of citrus, licorice, and spices are followed by a cool mint. It is unique!
Aug 1st '22
The scent of sweet, juicy peaches is prominent with this tea! The peach flavor blends nicely with the black tea, balancing each other out. Just be careful with the water temperature. This can get bitter quickly if the water is too hot.
Jul 26th '22
A light, straw like scent greeted me when I opened my CommuniTEA packet. It brewed up to a light, refreshing lemony flavored cup. My personal preference would be to have a stronger flavor, so I would probably use more in the future. It is very enjoyable both hot and iced, and is great for cooking!
Jul 23rd '22
The orange and vanilla flavors, along with the oolong and chamomile, tame the mighty rooibos! This is a smooth, softly flavored tea that is great both hot and iced.
Jul 21st '22
This tea has a lovely malty richness to it, with low astringency. Think a dialed back English Breakfast, and you've got it! It is great both hot and iced, and is going in my cart!
Jul 18th '22
This is a minerally, malty, lovely oolong tea. I did a quick rinse of the leaves with hot water to remove the dust and 'wake' them up. If you like oolongs, you will love this one!
Jul 17th '22
I love using the iced tea bags! They are very convenient and easy to use. The blackberry sage oolong has a very pleasant flavor - a little sweet, a little savory backed up by the smooth oolong. Love it!
Jul 17th '22
The oolong matcha sticks have a flavor that hints at jasmine, to me. It is not a strong jasmine flavor, but a pleasant suggestion of jasmine. So far, this is my favorite of the matches sticks. Just be aware that your tea will be a very funky green!
Jul 17th '22
These matcha sticks are an easy,convenient way to enjoy your matcha!! I enjoyed the flavor of the black matcha, it isn't bitter. One thing I have figured out is this - if your matcha is too strong, keep adding water to it and you will get to the point where the flavor balances out and is perfect.
Jul 17th '22
Definitely smells and tastes like spinach water. It was fun to try it with the CommuniTEA, but this isn't something I liked enough to buy.
Jul 16th '22
I love cherries, but I am not a fan of cherry flavored things. The black tea base is very smooth and mellow, but there really isn't much cherry flavor to this. I did detect a medicinal cherry scent when I opened my CommuniTEA packet, but fortunately it didn't taste that way. This combination is ok, but not for me. Updated 7/16/22 - I actually liked it this time and brewed a second cup! The cherry seems less medicinal in today's CommuniTEA packet than it usually is.
Jul 12th '22
I didn't get a good mixture in my CommuniTEA packet. There were no apple pieces, so no watermelon flavor. It was just a weird tasting green tea. I should order a sample and try it again.
Jul 9th '22
This is a very light, citrus blend. Green rooibos teas do not have the woody/wet cardboard essence of the refs. It does smell like Fruity Pebbles, but has a nice citrus flavor. This is great both hot and iced.
Jul 4th '22
A mellow black tea with hints of malt and dark chocolate. The astringency is low, and makes this a very enjoyable cup. It is definitely going in my cart!
Jul 3rd '22
To me, this has a very artificial lime flavor to it. It honestly tastes as though someone put unsweetened lime Kool-Aid powder in my cup. I like the idea off this tea, but it didn't live up to its name. Updated 7/3/22 - Cold brewing is key for this tea! I can taste lime this time, and it is very refreshing.
Jul 2nd '22
This tea is ok - not great and not bad. I didn't get much cherry flavor and my tea was a very pale pink (like a rose wine). My CommuniTEA packet might not have had a good mixture of the ingredients. Updated 7/2/22 - This CommuniTEA packet had a better mixture of ingredients than last year's. Today's tea brewed up to a beautiful ruby color and there was more cherry flavor to it. There is still a medicinal smell to it, like a cough drop. It is drinkable, but I am still not a fan.
Jul 1st '22
If you are looking for an authentic Thai tea, with the bright yellow/orange color, keep looking. If you are looking for a tea that has all of the flavors Thailand is famous for, you've found it! This tea has delicious lemongrass and coconut flavors, backed up by the sturdiness of the black tea. Love it!
Jun 29th '22
This brews up to a pretty orange color, whose flavor and scent make me think of wet sawdust. There is a woody, medicinal quality to this tea that I don't care for on its own. To me, red rooibos is better in blends than it is on its own.
Jun 25th '22
I cold brewed this. It turned out to be a beautiful, pale pink color. The flavor of the dragonfruit is mild,but definitely present. This tea was perfect for this hot, summer day!
Jun 21st '22
A lovely, light tea with fruity and floral notes. It is enjoyable both hot and iced, but I prefer it iced.
Jun 20th '22
The scents of peach and ginger were stronger than their taste. For my second cup, I added some Thai ginger powder and a few rock sugar crystals. Finally, I could taste ginger. To me, this tea is better iced, than hot.
Jun 19th '22
This tea is perfect for a hot day. It is light, with fruity and floral flavors. To me, it has more flavor iced than it does hot. Love it!
Jun 16th '22
This is a very odd tea. There are so many different flavors, it's hard to pick any individual one out. There is a cool finish, thanks to the mint. It brews up to a very pretty pink color, but I don't think it is one I would go out of my way to drink.
Jun 13th '22
I did the sniff test for this Pu-erh tea. It didn't smell fishy, so I didn't do a rinse of it. The tropical flavors instantly transported my to my favorite beach on Aruba. I prefer it iced, but it is also delicious hot. But, why would you have a hot drink on the beach?
Jun 12th '22
I must have won the hibiscus lottery. My tea was quite tart, maybe a little too tart. I really liked the idea of this tea, and enjoyed the cinnamon addition, but the flavor fell short for me. I should order a bigger sample and try it again.

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