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drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
96 tasting notes

So, where the hell have I been, you may ask?

I’ve been on a general psych ward as an inpatient for the last 3 months due to my eating disorder nearly killing me off (again). I’m 5’4 and at 60 pounds, the doctors couldn’t believe how I hadn’t dropped dead. It’s not my first admission, and I’ve been dealing with that shit for pretty much all of my teenage and young adult life, but hopefully this was my last time on the ward. Although I’ve met some wonderful people in treatment, it’s also a really fucking scary place to be. I know I’ve said this years ago, but never again. I mean it this time.

I’d like to thank anybody who sent teas to me during my period of being extremely nutritionally deprived in every way. It made me happy at a time where I was so sick and depressed that nothing else would. My brain wasn’t functioning correctly due to the extreme malnutrition and I was acting fairly loopy – I’m not normally one to accept charity like that. But thank you guys for your incredible generosity. You guys are wonderful. :) I now have a drawer of enough tea to last several lifetimes.

keychange

Yvonne, I was really worried about you. I hope you know you’re stronger than you feel, and that you deserve health and wellness and treatment. Be well.

Sil

Woohoooo! Welcome back! So very happy to hear you’ve made it through to the other side of things.

caile

Welcome back! : )

mewakeling

Welcome back! I am glad to see you back!

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keychange

Yvonne, I was really worried about you. I hope you know you’re stronger than you feel, and that you deserve health and wellness and treatment. Be well.

Sil

Woohoooo! Welcome back! So very happy to hear you’ve made it through to the other side of things.

caile

Welcome back! : )

mewakeling

Welcome back! I am glad to see you back!

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My name is Yvonne. I’m 20 and live in a snowy Canadian wasteland known as Manitoba.

I’m relatively new to the loose tea world, although I used to drink generic Red Rose tea constantly. A friend introduced me to a Teavana tea one chilly winter and I got myself slightly intrigued. Went to purchase it myself, used shoddy equipment to prepare it, and was discouraged.

Christmas 2013 rolled around, and despite having an awful holiday for other reasons, I received some of Teavana’s Cha Yen Thai as a gift after asking for chai tea. I went out and bought a proper infuser cup and was instantly hooked. Now my tea collection is steadily growing! I’m obsessed!

I like:
Dessert teas, black teas, oolong, rooibos, pu’erh, mate, chai, chamomile, chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, pineapple, tropical mixes, nutty, sweet, complex flavours, indulgent flavours

I do NOT like:
Green teas, herbal teas, white teas, teas too overbearing with fruit, pure tisane, cloyingly sweet teas, hibiscus, peanuts, burning my mouth

I am lactose intolerant (pretty severely, actually – I do not consume any dairy product) but I find that the miniscule amounts of dairy found in some teas don’t bother me for the most part.

100 – My absolute favourite teas. Without them, I will cry salty tears of despair.

99 – 95 – Cream of the crop, although missing SOMETHING to make them a perfect favourite. Not something I couldn’t possibly live without, but pretty darn close. Lots of teas in this category tend to reach 100 eventually.

95 – 75 – Yummy, but if it disappeared tomorrow I’d quietly mourn it for about 15 minutes and move on to a favourite. Leaves something to be desired.

75 – 50 – Passable, but not by much. Something I’d really have to be in the mood for to drink.

50 and lower – Nope nope nope. Not for me. Probably couldn’t or had a hard time finishing the cuppa. Doooown the sink.

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