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drank Lemon Lime Kampai by Teavana
107 tasting notes

Number one, the hard drive on my home computer is apparently worn out (I’m using my mother’s laptop to post this currently), so I may not be around for a bit until we get a new computer, or I get onto the computers at school; whichever comes first. (And yes, I realize I have not been around much lately anyway, but I expected my posts to increase a bit now that I will be at school more. Plus I always feel it fair to post when I know I’m going to be absent.)

In the meantime, if anyone knows a way to transfer the data from the busted hard drive to a new one, I’d appreciate hearing it. We stupidly haven’t backed it up since the last computer switch (cats kept unplugging the external hard drive, so we lazily gave up) and we stand to lose 15 years worth of saved data. Boo.

Secondly, I stopped posting much about Christmas teas…partially because I was so busy, and partially because my Christmas kinda sucked. It’s very First-World-Problems to complain about your gifts, and I did get nice gifts – some nice sweaters and stuff, some school money. I know that I am normally hard to buy for, and I normally never make a list. But this year I actually made a list – mostly tea stuff, like a matcha bowl – and pretty much no one got me a damned thing on it. The only person who got me anything tea-related was my father, by some sheer luck – he doesn’t even live with me, but he knows I like Doctor Who and he got me a TARDIS bathrobe (which is awesome) and a TARDIS teapot (which is AMAZING and which I have wanted forever), and then my family managed to chip the latter by the end of Christmas Day shuffling it carelessly around the kitchen. Oh, and my sister got a copy of a PS3 reboot of a game series that I mostly play – not her – which she is spitefully hoarding in her room even though the console she is also hoarding in her room is a PS2 and won’t play that disc, and even though I let her play several hundred dollars worth of games I buy. So I had to buy my own copy. The overall feeling is just…no one really cares what I actually wanted, have a sweater.

Oh, and I was sick Christmas, and spent it eating chicken noodle soup.

So yeah. F-ck Christmas, and all associated tea flavours. I think I will opt out next year. I do better job getting myself what I want, and I’m sure some of my family members feel the same way. Maybe next year we can give each other money.

Finally…since this tea is discontinued and presumably not coming back, can I review it now?

Because I actually really, really like it…if made properly. Which is good, because I was never installed with a resist-sales feature, so I ended up with a ridiculous amount of this – probably more than a pound.

It smells so amazing, see, so that every time I smell it I have this odd desire to acquire more of it. It smells like…lemon candies, or something. Just yum.

Steeped, it is not anywhere near as strong as you would think from the smell, which is where my steeping preferences for this come in. I do this one at least double-strong, and I steep it for at least a half-hour in an iced-tea pitcher before I put the pitcher in the fridge. Generally, I also leave the leaves in to continue cold-steeping.

And it’s great! Really crisp and refreshing, a bit like lime Kool-Aid, but less sweet and more rejuvenating. If you have any lime mojito pre-mixed stuff around, it’s also nice to pour a splash of that into this tea to pump it up.

Unfortunately, the above described method is not a terribly cost-efficient use of tea leaves – even rooibos. Still, if you have some of this around that you’d like to use up, try that.

I hope at some point that Teavana tries for another tea with a similar taste profile, but stronger flavour. A lemon-lime theme shouldn’t be a bust, but the flavour needs more punch.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Daniel Scott

Also. Google ads. Stop it with the Teavana ads. Targeted advertising works better when it’s a little more subtle and way less creepy.

Sil

Really sorry to hear your Christmas wasn’t so hot. I hope this year kicks off with a bang and only gets better

Daniel Scott

Thank you Sil! I hope so too!

Oh, and I just realized that another reason I was putting off a review was that this was my 100th and I wanted something positive to say! Oh well, next 50!

Sil

Haha I do that all the time and then miss it when it happens. Congrats on your 100th nonetheless. :)

Autumn Hearth

Yay 100th! Yay TARDIS robe and teapot! Yay tea you like! Boo everything else! :(

Aimee Popovacki

you know what, I actually really really liked the lemon lime kampai a lot too… I got a huge bag of it when it was going away, just to try it (mostly because it was so inexpensive) and so I’ve shared it with people, but none of them seem to like it too much!

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Daniel Scott

Also. Google ads. Stop it with the Teavana ads. Targeted advertising works better when it’s a little more subtle and way less creepy.

Sil

Really sorry to hear your Christmas wasn’t so hot. I hope this year kicks off with a bang and only gets better

Daniel Scott

Thank you Sil! I hope so too!

Oh, and I just realized that another reason I was putting off a review was that this was my 100th and I wanted something positive to say! Oh well, next 50!

Sil

Haha I do that all the time and then miss it when it happens. Congrats on your 100th nonetheless. :)

Autumn Hearth

Yay 100th! Yay TARDIS robe and teapot! Yay tea you like! Boo everything else! :(

Aimee Popovacki

you know what, I actually really really liked the lemon lime kampai a lot too… I got a huge bag of it when it was going away, just to try it (mostly because it was so inexpensive) and so I’ve shared it with people, but none of them seem to like it too much!

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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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