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drank Monk's Blend by Sawadee Tea House
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I quite enjoy this tea, the first time I had it sort of tasted like a light black tea with some hints of fruit. (can’t quite pick out what exactly) When I asked about the tea I was informed that it is one of the favorite for Nova Scotians and that it sort of has a "grassy or floral taste to it ". To be honest I did not get that at all, I did like it enough to buy a tin of it though.

It is a great any time of the day tea, having it the second time during my getting ready for work morning routine I had a little bit of a floral taste but it was only a small hint of floral. I would reccomend this to anyone for a tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank La La Lemon (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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The first time I drank was a couple of weeks ago and I way over steeped it. It tasted good just too strong. The second time I steeped it just right and it was delicious! I took this one to work for my lemon tea and everytime I make it at work it is too bitter. The first time was almost undrinkable, the second time slightly less bitter and the third time just alittle bitter. I think my work kettle makes the water hotter than my home kettle because I stop them at what seems to be the same time frame but my work one makes it bitter. I just keep stopping the kettle earlier and earlier until I get it just right.

Honestly I can not wait for summer to come so I can ice it, I am told it taste just like Lipton Ice Tea which I love!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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I am a big fan of this tea. It is very hassle free so that is a thumbs up for me. It is light but very flavourful at the same time!

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I put this in my brand new travel mug (thanks to the girlfriend) this morning. Unfortunately the walk to work was too long of a time for the tea to steep so it was a little oversteeped.

It was still good, quite relaxing, I don’t know if it is the hot tea warming me up or it is the actual tea but I find it very relaxing.

If you do not like floral teas then this is not a tea for you, if you do then it is a must try! One of my favorites.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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91

This is my fourth resteep and it has no less flavor! It only took another mintue as well!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

Fourth steep today? : )

Debus

I did it yesterday but forgot to post.

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91

I was almost done the tea when I last posted.

That being said, the third steep took a little bit long but still taste like the first steep.

It washes down the Superstore Pound Cake quite nicely.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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91

I am quite a fan of this tea. It’s lemon flavor is not the strongest but it combined with the other flavors is great. I believe it is the Guayusa and Lemon Grass I taste the most.

I find drinking this tea makes me feel happier throughout the day (which is important considering my job) and helps me stay awake, which is nice because I tend to start to crash at around three.

I use t-sac tea filters and today I tried using it how I seen other people use them. I put the tea in the t-sac and bent it over the side of the cup (leaving the t-sac open), I usually tie the t-sac closed and this steeped the tea much quicker. I usually leave it for about 5 mins when I tie it close but this time it took about 1 min maybe even less, it was drinkable almost right away.

I steeped this a second time later in the day and it did not take much longer to steep and it was just as flavorful. I think I might be able to steep this a fourth time. Time to experiment. :P

Overall a must have!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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Yet again a very easy tea to work with. It is herbal so you boil the water and it needs to steep for quite a while to get the strong berry flavour I am looking for. I can imagin the second steep will be good as well.

It has a sour berry taste but it is sweet at the same time, a bit hard to explain. I find it quite relaxing and something great to sip on while I work. It taste just as good cold as it does hot so if you forget it about it for a while it is fine, drink it down.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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This at first when it is still hot had a sort of odd taste, I almost don not like but once it cools down a little then it taste great! You can actually taste pumpkin, it sort of taste like a spicy pumpkin pie. What I like about this Autumn tea over other Autumn teas is that the amount of cinnamon in the taste is very low where other ones would be quite high. I am not a big fan of cinnamon (too over powering).

Its smell is nostalgic for me, makes me think of my Nan making pumpkin pie. When it comes to the water temp, I stop the water as soon as the little bubbles start, an easy way to tell if you do not have thermometer. The steep time is 5 mins and if you make it go any longer I am not sure what becomes strong in flavor but it ruin the tea fast. It is a little more of a fussy tea than I usually like to work with but worth it’s work.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

I still loathe the smell of that tea. The idea of it, even. Although I currently feel unwell from too much cloves in my winter chai and I am starting to worry about ever making it through my canister of cinnamon hearts (David’s Tea). Maybe it could be added in small quantities to other ones to spice them up a bit.

Uniquity

Also, I’m pretty certain you liked it most with a shorter steep time. 2 or 3 mins? What does the tin recommend?

Debus

The tin recommended 4 to 6 mins and I did it in 5. That seems to be the best.

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