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drank Cheeky Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold brew of the day!

This was a sample from Kittenna that I was excited to try, since I’ve had lychee candy and fruit but never tea, and I heard that it was quite floral. I love floral teas. Looove them, even if they taste kind of like perfume. I guess I’m just weird like that! This steeped longer than usual because I put it in the fridge too early last night and woke up later than expected, so it got about 16 hours. Well, it still turned out well!

It’s so sweet and fruity, kind of like drinking fruit juice. Refreshing for sure! The floral element is nice and strong, similar to rose but more subtle. It’s balanced well with the fruit, so it’s not too fruity or too floral (and now I feel like Goldilocks). I’ve been cold brewing so many greens and whites that I kind of forgot what iced blacks taste like: it’s a more traditional iced tea for sure, reminiscent of the sun tea my mom used to make as a kit. And cold it’s fantastic, probably better than it would be hot. I have enough left for another big cup, so I might try hot-brewing it… but it’s so good this way I just want to make more iced!

Kittenna

Seriously, you were so awesome for me to swap with since I had such a backlog of nasty floral teas to offload! I am going to keep you in mind the next time I have a horde of them to get rid of, since they seem to be going quite well for you!

Alphakitty

I’ve definitely been enjoying all the floral blends you sent me! It’s always nice to send tea to a person you know will appreciate them more than you. Which reminds me, I have a few I need to put up for swapping because I know I will never get around to finishing them… I just feel bad taking them out of their tea-home!

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Kittenna

Seriously, you were so awesome for me to swap with since I had such a backlog of nasty floral teas to offload! I am going to keep you in mind the next time I have a horde of them to get rid of, since they seem to be going quite well for you!

Alphakitty

I’ve definitely been enjoying all the floral blends you sent me! It’s always nice to send tea to a person you know will appreciate them more than you. Which reminds me, I have a few I need to put up for swapping because I know I will never get around to finishing them… I just feel bad taking them out of their tea-home!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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