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drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
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So I offered to cover someone’s shift at the yoga studio this morning but I also wanted to squeeze in a class before I started so that meant no time for tea. However there’s a Good Earth across the way so I just ran out to grab a Vanilla Bean tea misto. So yummy!

A little treat after my early morning class. Ahh. Now to sit here in peace.

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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Having a cup of this before bed. I know black tea ahh. But it says low caffeine so I should be good. And I got one cue card done today for my biology exams. Yep, one. Productive, I know.

jessiwrites

I sometimes have low caffeine teas in the evening before bed, like Ceylon Star, Cookie Dough, or Movie Night. The heart wants what it wants. :P

Cavocorax

I wish all teas were labeled by caffeine level so we could figure these things out easier. I’m happy DT does it as half my teas are probably from there.

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Ahhh! This is heavenly. What an amazing oolong. I know why it’s so expensive GEEZ!

Perfection.

Update: Resteep still amazing.

Update February 21/13: This shall be my study tea today. Let’s see how many resteeps I can get.

yappychappy

This stuff should resteep 4-8 times :P

Courtney

Haha awesome. I somehow wrecked it after the 3rd steep, but I’ll be trying again. The most I’ve steeped an oolong for currently is 5 steeps, so I want to at least make it to that haha.

yappychappy

I love oolongs! Definitely a fan. for some reason I don’t think I ordered this one with my last davids order? :\

Courtney

It’s ridiculously expensive but definitely good. I keep Tung Ting Vietnam on hand for my permanent oolong though.

yappychappy

I have davids other oolongs. Meant to order that one too. Will resolve that problem next tea order. Ooops! Have you had their Milk Oolong? its super good too. And uhm. follow me?

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drank Mango Diablo by DAVIDsTEA
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I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this one but I’m enjoying it. It’s a nice mango flavour with a little kick of spicy at the end. Much better than mango madness where I didn’t even taste mango.

Update: Not so great cooled. At all! I’ll be sticking to hot for this one. I wish I could find a genuine MANGO tea though. Real mango taste, lots of it haha!

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drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
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This one smells quite almond-y dry, though now that it’s steeped I’m getting a scent of…pencil lead? That can’t be right. Perhaps weapon is the key word here.

The taste is not so bad. But I’m finding it difficult to get past that bizarre scent. I go to take a sip and all I can smell is pencil lead. What’s up with that? May be a deal-breaker Secret Weapon.

Shmiracles

haha pencil lead! that sounds about right.
Secret Weapon and i do not get along. no way.
i didn’t even like the scent of the tea dry. needless to say we’re no longer on speaking tearms.

Courtney

Haha yeah what a bizarre scent. I kept smelling it because I thought I must be crazy. Yep the rest is going to the girls at the yoga studio for our tea party tomorrow haha.

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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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For all the floral going on here it smells an awful like like apple pie.

So it does taste like apple pie as well, but with a hint of floral at the end of the sip. I enjoy the apple pie taste but not so much the floral. However, I thought this was going to be all floral (and I have determined I do not care for floral teas) so I’m excited it tastes like apple pie at all :)

The fiance said it tastes like cinnamon. He said he didn’t taste apple at all and it’s only because ours minds are trained to pair apples with cinnamon that I tasted apples. I still think it tastes like apple pie.

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drank Gyokuro by DAVIDsTEA
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Well this smells…interesting. Like something from the sea. But not like ocean air, which I love. Something else from the sea, that doesn’t really smell all that great. I didn’t get that at all in the dry scent, only once it steeped.

Yep it tastes like something seafood-like as well. And despite growing up next to the ocean my entire life, I do NOT like seafood.

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drank Sweet Strawberry by DAVIDsTEA
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This one smelled pretty good dry, but steeped it smells more like fake strawberry. I despise fake fruit tastes.

Hmm it’s not too bad for the first sip. The smell is certainly worse than the taste – thank goodness.

Eh. I could take it or leave it. Not bad, not all that great. The white tea is lovely but the strawberries not so much. At least the hibiscus doesn’t attack you.

Update: Certainly getting better as it cools, though still not good enough to keep it around.

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I really enjoyed this one. Took it for the drive through traffic to school this morning. I am really loving plain teas, especially white. It’s really too bad it’s so expensive.

It was a nice, calming tea. Very light flavour, and light overall.

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This one smells like cinnamon and chocolate. Slightly more like cinnamon than chocolate but still delicious.

This is an interesting taste. It’s definitely both cinnamon and chocolate. And something reminding me ever so slightly of eggnog. I may try this as a latte. It’s pretty good, I’m not so sure it’s permanent collection good though. I’ll have to think about it some more as I sip away.

Update: This one didn’t wow me, but it was good. I felt I could make it better somehow so that it can be upgraded. Feels like there’s some potential there. So now I’m trying it as a latte :)

And also, I’m halfway through reading a ridiculously long psychology journal article (deathly boring). Progress!

Well it’s certainly much heartier this way – less like tea haha. But the flavour makes it seem less like tea to begin with. I think next time I’ll add a wee bit more milk since I guessed (and it was barely any) to make a real latte. There’s hope for this one yet!

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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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