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drank Cold Relief by Teaopia
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The problem with the whole concept of a “cold” tea, is how can you rate it if you can’t taste much? This is…kind of minty, kind of lemon-y, kind of ginger-y, kind of sweet. I don’t know. It’s pleasant enough. Does it help? Heck if I know! I just know that I’m bummed I can’t try the 52teas Butterbeer that just arrived; but I don’t want to waste it!

In the meantime, I need to decide on tins of tea to buy for Mum’s store. It’s going to have to be DAVIDs, because that’s closest. She said 4-5 teas, so I told her I was thinking:

- a lighter black
- a dark black
- a flavoured black (she wants flavoured ones)
- a flavoured green (since DT’s straight greens aren’t that good in the first place, no point in getting one) Edit: Actually, I’m saying that because I don’t like green tea that much, and none of DT’s have won me over. Maybe I should consider a straight green after all…
- something with no caffeine, maybe a rooibos

So then I’m thinking:

- not sure, not Nepal Black because it’s so hard to scoop and I don’t want people putting their fingers in the tins
Edit: David’s Breakfast, maybe?
- Assam Banaspaty
- Read My Lips
- ?? Daydreamer maybe, if it’s still in stores?
- ?? Rooibos de Provence?

I need to decide soon! If you guys have recs for these categories that you think have broad appeal, let me know!

Edit: Oooh, maybe I could also talk Mum into including a sixth and make it Kanpe?

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Buttered Rum, Read My Lips, Chocolate Orange Puerh, Happy Kumbucha, Davids Darjeeling, Movie Night (I don’t drink Rooibos)

Daniel Scott

Oh, it was such a toss-up between Buttered Rum and Read My Lips for the flavoured black, but I think I will go with the latter – mint chocolate seems like the safest bet.

I LOVE Movie Night, but it seems a little hit-or-miss with people…

I considered David’s Darjeeling! I’m going to go read people’s notes for that.

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Bonnie

Buttered Rum, Read My Lips, Chocolate Orange Puerh, Happy Kumbucha, Davids Darjeeling, Movie Night (I don’t drink Rooibos)

Daniel Scott

Oh, it was such a toss-up between Buttered Rum and Read My Lips for the flavoured black, but I think I will go with the latter – mint chocolate seems like the safest bet.

I LOVE Movie Night, but it seems a little hit-or-miss with people…

I considered David’s Darjeeling! I’m going to go read people’s notes for that.

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I’ve always been a tea drinker – I grew up drinking Tetley’s Orange Pekoe and their Chai, and considered myself to really like tea.

I’ve been working various retail jobs to put myself through higher education. One day at my store, a customer left a newly purchased bag of loose-leaf behind. We waited for three days for said customer to return, but they (likely not realizing where they had left their bag) did not return to claim the would-be brew. Too bad for them; lucky for me! I claimed the bag, took it home, and awkwardly made my first cup of loose-leaf tea with the only strainer we owned which was small enough.

I haven’t bothered with Tetley since. For the most part (and due to convenience), my patronage is limited to David’s Tea and Teavana. I also order from 52teas and Verdant Tea.

My rating system – hah, I don’t have a rating system. I rate teas a lot like Ebert rates movies. Everything’s relative.

I may often forget to mention it, but you can safely assume everything I drink is sweetened in one way or another – most rock sugar, or honey for green and white teas. I have not yet achieved drinking most tea clear. The few teas I drink unsweetened include milk oolong and genmaicha so far.

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