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Well this is the last of my little stash of Cantaloupe & Cream until my Butiki order gets here. Ahh!

This tea is so delicious, just perfection :) I’m so excited to try all the new ones I’ve ordered, especially Watermelon Xylophone.

Update March 14/13: Now that I have a fresh stash of this lovely I brewed some up yesterday for my drive and it was divine. No surprise there. I put those leaves to cold-brew overnight and the result is very tasty and refreshing. Overall, I think I prefer it hot but I wouldn’t say no to a chilled cup on a hot day.

Alphakitty

This one is really good mixed with Watermelon Xylophone, like melon fruit punch!

jessiwrites

GAH! I am so impatient!!!!

Courtney

Ooh now I’m excited to try a mix of this and Watermelon Xylophone!

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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This one is so good. I’m enjoying it while I study my afternoon away. I’m finding green teas with fruit are some of the best fruit ones. Fruit just seems to work well with the green tea base.

And I just discovered Go On this morning. So awesome.

jessiwrites

I love this tea, too! Mulberry Magic reminds me of it, a bit.

whatshesaid

This is one of my faves but I should definitely try brewing it up again now that I have a temp controlled kettle, since before I didn’t really pay attention to that and I probably left the bag in too…. imagine how tasty it will be when I make it properly!

Courtney

I don’t have a temp controlled kettle or a thermometer haha. I just have set times I wait before pouring the water. It took some perfecting but it seems to work for me.

whatshesaid

Oh I’m sure it works! I used to always use boiling water for everything though

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Mmm this one smells like caramel apple or oatmeal cookies (so says the fiance).

This one is actually quite good, which I wasn’t expecting. I don’t know why it’s called Movie Night since it no way does it remind me of movies or popcorn. It’s like an unsweetened apple caramel sweet.

Thanks jessiwrites for yet another awesome one!

jessiwrites

Hahaha, I feel exactly the same way about it! I don’t get the name at all, but it’s so delicious.

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At first glance this reminded me of David’s Love Tea #7 which I didn’t care for because I don’t like fruit in chocolate. However, now that it’s steeped, the scent is quite sweet smelling.

I’m getting quite a bit of marshmallow and caramel. It’s somewhat reminding me of Kusmi’s St. Petersburg, but much sweeter. I can taste the slightest hint of chocolate in the background. This one is pretty good, but I certainly couldn’t drink it on a regular basis. Too sweet for me.

Thanks jessiwrites!

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec

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drank Jasmint by Della Terra Teas
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Yet another lovely sample from jessiwrites :)

This one is fascinating with the jasmine and mint battling. It’s a light tea, great for after a heavy meal. The taste comes off almost like a peppermint candy – perhaps because of the jasmine trying to overtake the mint.

Preparation
1 min, 15 sec

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Thanks jessiwrites for this sample :)

This one is quite lovely. A very creamy, buttery oolong.

Now I’m enjoying the second steep of this treasure while contemplating whether I should study of watch Skyfall. Hmm. Daniel Craig does make a compelling case.

Third steep, still delicious.

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec

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drank Spearmint (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Well my stomach is not a happy camper tonight. So I opted for some spearmint tea. This is a lovely variation to peppermint. Much gentler on the nose with an inherent sweetness not found in peppermint.

Hopefully this will work some magic and I can go back asleep.

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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I added some unsweetened shredded coconut to this today. I love, love, love coconut and I wanted to see how it would taste with a straight white base.

Oh yes. I’m really enjoying it. All coconut.

Update March 5/13: Having this lovely mix again. Man I love coconut. I’ll have to keep this tea on hand just to have a coconut white à la Courtney. Perhaps I should try it with David’s White Peony and save myself some money if that tastes just as delish.

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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So apparently I’ve been drinking LIME not LEMON the entire time. Gah.

Alright Lime Chiffon, let’s hope you are the rooibos that stays.

Well I can barely smell the rooibos – off to a great start! The lime is perfect in this blend. Not too too much but also not overpowering. I’m excited for the second steep of this.

Thanks jessiwrites!

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Thank you jessiwrites for another awesome sample!

Whoa. The scent of cinnamon nearly blew me away when I opened up this treasure.

Lately everything with a ton of cinnamon just smells like cinnamon hearts to me. Not that I’m complaining, they’re delicious. Just making an observation.

This one’s quite lovely. Leaves a nice heat from the cinnamon.

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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Canada

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