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Him: “When you make tea, could you make me a surprise tea from your collection?”
Me: “What makes you think I’m having tea?”
Him: “Let’s be real. Don’t act like you won’t have at least 3 more cups tonight.”

This one’s delicious. Light, oh so smooth, and cantaloupe-y. I may have to place on order for Butiki Teas now! Has anyone tried Watermelon Xylophone? I’m thinking I may have to order that one as well.

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec
Miss Starfish

Thanks for the laugh! What was his verdict?

Courtney

Haha yes I had 2 more cups that night. I hate when he’s right! Haha, and I made him Happy Kombucha from DavidsTea :)

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Thanks to Kasumi no Chajin for sending me this one. Mmm smells minty. Tastes minty. But not overwhelmingly mint. Yum yum.

Thanks again Kasumi no Chajin!

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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
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Ahh summertime. Between this and Luscious Watermelon I can survive the long, seemingly never-ending winter.

I love it hot and iced. Delish. If you haven’t tried it, you should :)

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
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This one smells just like Gold Rush – evidently the mulberry takes over anything else in the mix – which is just fine cause it smells pretty damn good. And added bonus – it costs less :)

It brews up an interesting green colour but still smells just as good. It smells so sweet but hopefully like Gold Rush the taste will be just perfect and not as sweet as the smell.

From what I remember of Gold Rush this is tasting just like it, perhaps with the slightest hint of nuttiness from the macadamia. I’m enjoying it.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

I was surprised by this one because I’ve never had mulberries, or a nutty tea. I really like it though, and I like that it’s herbal so I have more options at night.

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drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
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Yep I think I’ll be having this plus a couple of re-steeps while I sit in a comfy chair and catch up on my readings for tomorrow. Joyful.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
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Is that a hint of cherry I smell? I don’t see it in the ingredients hmm.

This one is pretty delish, despite my initial skepticism. Excellent.

Another positive – I love when tea brews up clear with nothing floating round the top :)

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
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Smells pretty good both dry and steeped. Pineapple, peach, and mango yum.

Pretty good taste, very smooth. I could imagine it better iced.

Update: Yep! Enjoying it more and more as it cools.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
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This one has a bit of a bizarre smell. Not bad, just bizarre. Like the oolong and vanilla are battling for first place. Comes off kind of yogurt-y. Maybe? Hard to say.

It’s yummier than the other flavoured oolongs I’ve tried but I’m still preferring the Tung Ting Vietman unflavoured I had.

Almost like a plain oolong with a hint of vanilla at the end of the sip.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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This one smells good dry but delicious steeped. Like banana ice cream (except warm).

This one’s alright, I may have steeped it too long because I’m getting a hint of bitterness (although I steeped for 4 mins and the package says 5-7 mins). I’ll finish the sample for sure but I don’t think I’ll pick this one up again.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
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So I’ve tried 4-5 oolongs now from DavidsTea. All of them flavoured of some sort. And I didn’t enjoy any of them. Agh frustration. So tonight on my trip to DavidsTea I picked up this one to determine if it was the flavours OR the actual underlying oolong tea I wasn’t loving. So here goes.

YES! This one I’m enjoying. It’s certainly got a distinct taste, but I am liking that. PHEW. I was worried there for a moment it was the oolong. And I bought 2 more flavoured oolongs tonight as well (Vanilla Orchid and Happy Kombucha) so perhaps I will enjoy those. Or perhaps for me it will be unflavoured oolongs. I’ll keep you posted.

2nd steep just as delish :)

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

I have this one too! Can’t wait to try it. I’ve definitely developed a taste for oolongs, although I just brew it western style.

Hope you enjoy the others.

Courtney

What’s considered western style brewing? I definitely recommend it!

Cavocorax

Western style is steeping oolong for several minutes, as opposed to steeping it gong fu style where you don’t for 30s, then 40s, then 50s, etc. I haven’t done it but apparently each infusion tastes subtly different.

Cavocorax

*do it, not don’t.

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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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