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drank Carol by Lupicia
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Thank you to Crystal for this!
I try not to rate teas from swaps, but this one was so wonderful I just had to. I really wanted a flavored black tea that still tasted like good black tea, and this is it! The strawberry scent is light and sort of floaty, the creme flavor sort of smooths things out, and the tea is sturdy underneath it all. The rose is there too, to finish it off delicately. I really like this, and my mom, who doesn’t usually like flavored blacks, loves it too!
There is a dry feel in my mouth afterwards, and the strawberry is more essence of than fresh fruits, but I still really love this tea!

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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86
drank Rooibos Earl Grey by Adagio Teas
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I really wanted to try Adagio Teas, and I had one of those free $5 gift cards, so I decided to get a sample pack of this, and it cost 75 cents in total (with shipping. I was so happy). I had really wanted a non-fruit or chamomile or peppermint decaffinated tea because my mom’s allergic to chamomile, and doesn’t like fruit teas very much, and we have a lot of peppermint right now. So I decided on this tea because we both love earl grey and rooibos.
I really like this tea. It sort of is a mini war, because the rooibos is so flavorful, and there is a nice amount of bergamot in here. But it works somehow. It’s sort of like you can taste both the rooibos and the earl grey at different times, but not really working together? I still really love this tea though, and will probably get more of it. I sort of wish there was more bergamot, because I love the bergamot flavor. Still, it’s yummy.

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91
drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
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Wow. This is beautiful. So, In my mug it smells like gingerbread. Which is amazing. And it tastes sweet, but earthy and oolong-like. I don’t even know how to describe it. Well, now i’ve tried all Davids Tea straight oolongs, and I think that this may overtake the Guangzhou Milk Oolong (which I need to get more of). This tea is wonderful. Just drink it.

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88

I got a little sample packet for 50 cents at Davids, and I’m glad I chose this tea. It’s very light, and really good. I don’t know a whole lot about different black teas, but I know that I like this one and will probably get more of it.

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86

Mmmmm. This is really tangy and tart, but I can taste the spearmint too, which is really lovely. I really like this now. But it’s a pretty heavy tea, so I think I’ll get 3 cups out of this half ounce bag :(
I let it steep for a while because I liked it really fruity. Also, it turns bright yellow. Always a plus when your tea turns cool colors.

Preparation
7 min, 30 sec

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drank Ginseng Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Well, I steeped it too long, so it came out a bit bitter. The ginseng sweetness showed through, and it’s a weird sweetness in the back of my throat… not wholly unpleasant, but very weird. I don’t know if I’d buy a whole tin of this, but it’s not horrid.

The second steep, is less weird. I mean, I can still taste the ginseng, but now it’s better with the oolong.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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Hi. I’m Isa. My photo is David Bowie. Actually, JK, it’s me, because I look like that. Yep.
I really like Davids Tea, because I live around the corner.

Ratings Scale:
(I tend to not rate too high or too low, so many of these are in the same range)

91-100: Practically unheard of
80-90: Basically all the teas I drink daily. These are GOOD TEAS
70-79: Okay, I liked this. I’m probably not going to buy it many more times, but I wouldn’t swap away the whole thing.
60-69: Does anyone want this tea? Because I don’t

Location

NYC

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