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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
267 tasting notes

Made this yesterday for my mom. I’m trying to introduce her to loose leaf tea and I knew she would love this one. I bought a gallon of water so we could taste it without the saltiness of their water getting in the way. I think she has been won over!

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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I’m home for the Easter weekend and I found a wonderful little four cup teapot today for a great price. I can’t wait to knit a cozy for it :D

Anyway, I made this and definitely got to taste some of the creamy, rummy deliciousness I see everyone else talking about. And then suddenly, the horrible salty taste of San Angelo water overpowered everything else. I couldn’t even finish the poor cup. I’ll have my Brita filter pitcher over the summer at least. Hopefully that will help. And if not, I guess I’ll just stock up on water from the store :(

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95
drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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I decided to get daring today and try something interesting with this. I did about 3/4 tea, 1/4 milk and a bit of Bailey’s coffee creamer. This turned out absolutely delicious.

Bonnie

Yummy!

OhioAtty

That sounds good. I will have to try this! Never added the spirits to my tea, but will give it a “shot” ;)

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drank Black Chai by La Route Des Indes
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Received this from Amanda, thanks!

So this one is definitely interesting. It has big pieces of different spices. It seems like it would be nice and strong. And yet it’s quite mild. The whole time I was drinking it, I was trying to figure out what the smell reminded me of. It turns out, it’s pho!

I used to go to this pho restaurant in California, it was wonderful. I guess some of the spice in this chai were also used in the broth for the pho. It’s interesting, but I’m not sure how I feel about a pho broth latte

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec
momo

When I was measuring it out, it reminded me of it too because of all the star anise. The vendor I bought it from was more into selling spices I guess. But I would have thought that would make their chai really good!

Emilie

That’s what I was thinking! As much nice looking spices as there was in there, I was expecting a much spicier flavor.

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75
drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
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I must be on a chocolate kick today. I suddenly decided as I was getting ready for class that what I really needed was mint hot chocolate. And now this. Maybe I should just go ahead and have chocolate for dinner! (Actually I’m going to have Chick Fil A yum yum).

For some reason, I always expect this tea to taste like chocolate milk. Of course, it doesn’t. It has dark chocolate bits (some of which I may have eaten) that makes this a littler…deeper, for lack of a better word. It’s not just instant sweet chocolateness. If you go into this expecting a drinkable candy bar, you will be disappointed.

I really enjoy this tea. Also, my mommy got it for me for Christmas. Yay mom! :) I have plenty left of this too, if anybody would like a sample.
Preparation
4 min, 45 sec
Bonnie

No WAY we all want Chocolate Candy Bars and where is your STASH! If this is like deep dark chocolate then I would actually like it…with a dash of salt! If it’s light then nah. What is it with everyone today…Danish, Candy Canes, Cookies, Chocolate…Cake…I NEED SOME SUGAR!

Emilie

Haha are you sure you haven’t had sugar already?

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This smells like cleaner when you open it! The smell does get better when you steep it at least. The flavor is mostly orange and nothing else. I can finish it, but I definitely won’t be buying more. Anyone want to try some?

Unrelated: I’m going to be placing a DAVIDsTEA order soon. Anybody have any suggestions? :)

Greatlin

I’m looking forward to getting mine. I found most of the suggestions on here from another r/tea person. ie: banana oolong. I need an intro to earl greys esp. after seeing all your lady grey posts.. maybe we can swap mints for greys? :)

Emilie

I’ve already had a few that I’m just really interested in trying before they disappear.
Sure! I’ll actually be getting a few Cream Earl Greys soon, so I can send those out as well. I really like Earl Grey, so I’m more than happy to share some of my favorite teas with others :)

Greatlin

Which ones are you referring to? My Davids Teas just came today and I am trying the banana oolong right now. About earl grays- do they all have bergamont in them?

Uniquity

I recommend (based on my liking them) – not sure of your tastes:
-Read My Lips
-Detox
-Lime Gelato
-Wild Yunnan Black
-Spearmint
I’m really interesting in sniffing/trying some of the new cake line, but I’m not sure how they fare yet. ; )

Greatlin

I agree, I just saw the cake line and received the spring catalog and already want to place another order. I was hesitant about the read my lips because of the candy pieces. Do they mess up your infuser or dissolve completely?

Emilie

As far as I know, yes they all do have bergamot. I think that’s what makes it an Earl Grey. However, some are so weak you can’t taste it and some are so strong you need milk to drink it.

I have Santa’s Secret, which has candy candycane bits. It seems like they dissolve well as long as you have it hot enough.

Greatlin

Yeah, I think I don’t like bergamot. It is probably because I don’t take anything with my tea. On the rarest of occasions I may add a bit of honey. Maybe i need to get on the milk and sugar train.

Uniquity

@Greatlin. I don’t find they dissolve completely, but they are pretty minimal. I just dump them out with the rest of the spent leaves. : )

Greatlin

Sounds great! I wasn’t sure if they stuck to the infuser or not. Next order, I’ll have to try it!

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65
drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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98
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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Mmmm I finally got some of this in the loose leaf tin. The Big Lots near my parents house sells tins of the Earl Grey and English Breakfast for about $2! I always make sure to get some when I go visit home. But for some reason, they don’t have Lady Grey :( I have to resort to the internet. This will definitely be one of those that I always make sure to keep stocked up. Unfortunately, I keep seeming to forget about it and oversteep it. It’s really not you, Lady, it’s me.

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98
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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80
drank China Seduction by Design a Tea
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This was one of my samples from Design a Tea. It came in a small tea bag. I think there may not have been quite enough, because the flavor I got was quite weak. I definitely could taste a bit of the chocolate but I didn’t get much rose taste. I think this tea could be quite yummy, but I would like to give it a proper try before I buy a whole bag.

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I’m a premed student at a university near Austin. I’ve recently started getting very much into tea, but I’m still learning. I’ve lived in Hawaii, Mississippi, Colorado, Maryland, and California, and each place has it’s own charm, but Colorado was definitely my favorite place. I also knit quite a bit and sell things on my etsy when I’m not busy with school.
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