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drank Jasmint by Della Terra Teas
687 tasting notes

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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Thanks to jessiwrites for all the Della Terra samples you sent my way :)

Thus far Della Terra hasn’t been too exceptional to me. The teas are good, but nothing amazing. I’m hoping this one will be amazing since I love coconut.

Mmm. This one has a flavour I wasn’t expecting. It’s reminding me of Lucky Charms. That’s always good though!

Now I shall enjoy a toasted open-face cucumber sandwich with my Lucky Charms tea while I read yet another psych journal article.

Update: Resteep is alright, definitely less flavourful.

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec

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drank Guayusa (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Well I got absolutely nothing done over reading break. Not a single thing. And I had a rough night for sleeping last night so I feel like a zombie this lovely Monday morning.

Guayusa to the rescue. So now I’m sitting in my morning biology lecture, which I normally love, sipping my guayusa, as I watch the clock until I go home again.

I found a neat recipe for sweet coconut guayusa that I will try later on as well. I’ll update to let you know how it goes :)

Update: I tried out the sweet coconut guayusa recipe and it was pretty tasty but the scent of it really turned me off. I find it difficult difficult when I’m sipping away at something and the scent is right there in my face.

Here’s the recipe if anyone else would like to try: http://www.guayusatea.com/preparation/

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
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Ahh so happy I finally scored a tin of this. It’s been essentially the only tea I’ve been drinking for a week. Last night I actually added a bit if pineapple juice to it. Delish!

This morning I’m having a resteep as I read psych journal articles. Bleh for the articles. Yay for the tea.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Shmiracles

wow if you love this one that much i’ll definitely pick up taste next time i go to Davids. i know how the right tea can really hook me. like a favorite song on repeat. it just hits the right chord.

Courtney

Yep it’s pretty yummy. It replaced Tropicalia in my cupboard. And adding pineapple juice to it was divine.

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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So I got this treat in the mail today from jessiwrites :)

And hello maple! The medicinal taste is definitely lessened, I’m thinking from the from the sheer amount of caramel and toffee that must be in here. This one is up there for the rooibos’ I’ve tried thus far. Whenever that medicinal taste is diminished I have hope.

I’m going to try a second steep to see if it’ll will be better for me. Thanks again jessiwrites for the tea and the second steep tip!

jessiwrites

Yay! I’m glad you didn’t hate this one. Haha! I hope the second steep worked for you.

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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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