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I am sort of amazed at the other reviews of this tea, because I thought it was VILE. Seriously. I am pretty tolerant of most teas but I couldn’t even manage more than a sip of this one. And after that I had to dump it because even the smell of the mug on my desk was turning my stomach. Wow.

The smell of both the dry leaf and the brewed tea was strong, sort of like fake vanilla extract. My husband smelled it and said it smelled like fake butter to him.

After I dumped it I had to put a cleaning tablet in my steeper and completely scrub my mug. I don’t even think I can put this in the swap box, in good conscience.

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drank Vanilla Gold by :D
318 tasting notes

This was an exclusive, rare, small batch tea and it was great. I feel sorry for anyone who didn’t get to try it. Neener neener.

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drank Bubbie's Baklava by DAVIDsTEA
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So I have to have a CT scan in the morning, which means clear liquid diet until about noon. But, tea counts so I’m not even dreading it anymore!

This was from the 24 days of tea calendar, and to,be honest I wasn’t looking forward to it because the reviews are so bad. Surprise. I loved it! 185 degrees, 5 minute steep, some sweetener and this is just a big cup of awesome. I don’t evn eat baklava but I’m considering ordering this.

Stephanie

You don’t eat baklava?!? Good luck in the morning, let us know how it goes!

mrmopar

Prayers that you scan goes well Marzi.

Roswell Strange

Echoing all of the above sentiments!

Nattie

Hope your scan went well! I loved this tea too

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This is really nice. Sweet, marshmallow, caramel type of nice. I’m not getting much of the base but it seems like a great tea for when you just want something sweet. It smells great, in fact I started to review it before I ever had a drink, forgetting that I hadn’t had a drink yet!

The aftertaste is pure marshmallow, which I’m really enjoying. I don’t feel great today and this tea is giving me a little hug.

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My first milk oolong. And, that’s sort of neat since I got to try something new due to its presence in the 24 days of Tea calendar. I have always wanted to try a milk oolong and since this one looked more roasty than green, it seemed like a good candidate.

I didn’t dislike it. It was different from my normal teas. It had a definite creamy note, something a little…floral or vegetal? Somewhere in the middle. But for some reason non black teas don’t feel like drinking tea to me. Weird, I know. I’ll finish off this sample though.

Anlina

This has been my least favourite of all the milk oolongs I’ve tried. If you ever get a chance, try out What-cha’s.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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From the 24 days of tea calendar.

This smelled so good that I had to try it, even though I’m not much into chunky food tisanes. It tastes very much like an oatmeal cookie. Nice. But, it is making me so thirsty that I don’t think I can drink any more.

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drank Kumquat by Lupicia
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drank Kumquat by Lupicia
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From day 2 of the holiday tea calendar.

I actually enjoyed this. Now, I sweetened it and added a bit of milk. So it was creamy and just yummy. It makes me wonder about licorice root though, since I don’t taste anything in it that I would associate with licorice. So maybe I don’t really know what that tastes like?

And, my kettle just died so I am going to be taking it back. Good thing I saved the receipt and everything.

Cameron B.

Licorice root doesn’t really taste like licorice to me, it just adds a weird sweet aftertaste. So you may not notice that if you’ve sweetened it.

Dustin

Oh no! What kettle do you have? I’m lost at this point without my kettle.

Marzipan

It’s an Aroma kettle. I live in a really small town and I purposefully ordered one online from Walmart since I knew if there were issues I could return it to the store. So when I got it I put the receipt in the box and put it away, just in case.

cookies

I don’t find licorice root tastes like licorice. But it has a really odd unpleasant aftertaste, like artificial sweetener.

Janie Teo

may i ask which brand of tea calender are these? are those with loose tea or bagged ?

Cameron B.

Janie, this is the David’s Tea advent calender, and they’re all loose leaf samples. :)

Nattie

I didn’t get this one in my calendar! ): the door named vanilla chai, but the little pod was coco chai Rooibos… I assumed they were in the wrong ones (when I got the calendar all of the doors were opened already – customs why you ruin my fun?) but today’s tea was the coco chai Rooibos, and that was the tea I got so now I have two of that one :/

Marzipan

Maybe if you email them they’ll send you extra :)

Cameron B.

Aww, that’s lame. I can’t believe Customs opened every single door! Very thorough, unfortunately for you. :(

Nattie

I’ll try it but I’m not too hopeful, seeing as they don’t even ship to the UK :/ if not, all is not lost. I really like the coco chai one (:

I know, right? That’s the best part! Some of them were wide open, and others they’d closed back up but not properly, and two of them they even ripped ):

Dustin

Customs has never seen an advent calendar before?! They couldn’t just open the box and pull the plastic tray out to see all the contents? Or read what it was on the back of the box?

Nattie

Dustin you’d have thought so, but apparently not. They seem to think Marzipan is a drug smuggler…

Dustin

Well that I can understand, I mean… she does have that shifty look in her eyes. :P

Cameron B.

Oh yes, Marzipan is an absolute rascal.

Marzipan

Psst….hey little girl, you want some iced tea?

Dustin

You had me at tea.

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Likes/dislikes: I love black teas, especially strong/malty ones. I am ok with flavored teas if the base is strong. I like some whites. I really don’t like any tea that tastes “green” – if I wanted to drink something that tastes like green beans, I would cook some green beans. I am not big on green teas or genmaichas. I am learning to like puerhs.

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