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drank Kokomo Green by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Pure Chai (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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As far as chai goes, it’s not as strong tasting as I am used to. It is a good warm up. Next time I will let it steep more. I did enjoy it, but it is not the flavor I was looking for. So this would be in the book world a case of the accidental browser. Where you read a book you had expectations for but went in a different direction. It surprise me, especially with the scent of the tea.

Books recommended for this tea are: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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reviewed Carry Travel Mug by DAVIDsTEA
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Handiest mug I have bought! I have been using it for a little under a year and it hasn’t fail, fallen apart, or caused any mishaps on me. And I am the type of person to have awkward spills all over the place.

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A refreshing taste even while hot. This tea is one that I enjoy on a spring morning. It reminds me of popsicles and hard candy. Can’t wait to try it cool. This tea reminds me of the teas one would serve to non drinking tea guests, making them guess what they are tasting before telling them it’s tea.

Books recommended for this tea are: In the Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan, Once Upon A Quincenera by Julia Alvarez.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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This is the tea I want to gift to someone who doesn’t know tea and who needs a pick me up. With it’s pretty floating jasmine flowers, and it’s bright lemony taste, this tea is for someone special to who you want to share a bit of beauty to the world or if you just want to brighten up your own day because you deserve it.

Books recommended for this tea are: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo by Unknown, J.R.R. Tolkien (Translator), Christopher Tolkien (Editor), The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Flavors: Jasmine, Lemon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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A flavorful tea which was a birthday present from friends who have no clue as to what loose leaf tea is. I am not sure how they picked out this perfect fruit infusion tea but I am glad it is here! I love this tea for the fullness of flavor in it and look forward to it warming up and becoming a staple in one of my iced teas collections.

Books recommended for this tea are:
Tis by Frank McCourt, Always Running by Luis J Rodriguez, Chobits series by CLAMP

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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I am experimenting with making my own blends from David’s Teas.

I love Rooibos tea but Mixing Oh Canada! & Birthday Cake together was not much of an eye opener. It’s just a stronger tea but that’s probably due to the amount. I don’t really detect a difference or blending of flavors. It is still a wonderful tea but I’ll still be looking for a more creative blend.

For my second steep I broke one of my tea rules and added a sweetener. I added spelnda french vanilla and it changed everything. Just the enhanced flavors jumping out at me, catching me by my surprise. I definitely recommend adding a little bit of a sweetener to those who want an experienced with their tea.

Books recommended for this tea are: Misery by Stephen King, The Weight of Silence
by Heather Gudenkauf,

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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