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I’m nearly out of my 1oz bag of this tea that I got on their BF sale! D:
Brewed this one up to take to work with me today. My new tea tumbler didn’t keep it hot enough though so kinda had to hurry and drink it fast when I got to work and realized that the tumbler was a failure. xD
But even lukewarm the floral flavor is maintained and still pretty good. Wouldn’t wanna drink it like that all the time or anything but was still nice. Just wish It would have lasted longer :(

Flavors: Floral, Smooth

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Having this one this afternoon as my Victory tea! Got up at 5 and took my drugs, pushed myself to go to work and to stay till 2:30 which is the usual time when I go home. Was a lot more pain today than yesterday but it was still a good day and I got to spend time with my awesome co-workers! So that made me really happy! :D
Haven’t had this tea in a while. But man do I still love it!!

Fjellrev

Glad you had a good day!

Ost

Thanks (:

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Had this tea on Easter. It was a really depressing weekend, and it was really really hard to sit around the table with my cousins and younger bro bragging about how much they work and how well they are doing in school and talk about all their grand plans in life.
It wouldn’t be as hard if I still was able to consistently be able to work because then at least I’d have one thing going for me. But I barely have that anymore…So I was feeling super depressed. Also things happened on Saturday that just added to it..
Sucks to listen to people talk about all the great things they get to do in life and remember that you have no life pretty much and you don’t even have the potential to do those kinds of things anymore…
In the middle of the day I finally decided that I should try to drink tea because they always say tea makes everything better.
So I brewed up this one.
The first time I had it it tasted like a lot more butterscotch and honey. But this time I mainly just tasted the hazelnut and mocha in it. Which was fine, but not exactly what I had hoped for. Still good though!
And it cheered me up some! (: Drinking this tea was seriously the best part of my entire Easter. Tea really does make everything better! :D

Flavors: Coffee, Hazelnut, Mocha

mrmopar

Be happy with who you are and what you have. Let no one take your happiness away. There are always bad days but if we look hard enough we can still see the good others miss. :)

Ost

Even though every day is pretty much miserable, I am quite content with my life. And even on the really bad days, it’s not too hard to find some good in them. But it’s still tough to constantly be reminded of all the things you can’t do. And this is why I need to be around adults that are over wanting to do everything in the world. xD

mrmopar

Just do like I did years ago, just set your pace you are comfortable with. You will be able to do things just in time. I had a surgery years ago that put me down a couple of years. It is hard but you have the “inner” strength and you will overcome. I just had to keep thinking about the mustard seed parable. Small but the potential was there. :)

mrmopar

P.S. I am glad you can still enjoy your tea! I like your notes so keep on a drinking!

Dustin

Awwww, I’m sorry to hear that you are down. I have had periods of time where it was hard to be around and be happy for those who were succeeding in areas of life that I had recently failed in. For me, avoiding those family get togethers where I felt like a failure and taking time to heal on my own terms was my lifeline back to feeling normal. I don’t know your circumstances, but I hope you find your lifeline and path back to feeling better soon!

Cwyn

I’m pretty much in this situation too, Ost.

gmathis

Who you are is not where you work. Nor is it where we went on vacation or how successful and admirable my adult children are. (So there, Facebook!) I think all of us fall prey to that mindset from time to time, though. Glad we’re in the company of fellow Steepsters who have learned to count everyday blessings like cups of good tea!

K S

I never wanted to be rich and famous. OK, I’m lying a little, but what I really always wanted was to be invisible. What I mean is I just wanted to blend in and be normal. I used to hate holidays for much the same reasons you mention. As the years have passed I have slowly just learned to run my own race. My joy does not come from my circumstances. It comes from a deeper, more meaningful, place. Sometimes the load I am carrying gets too heavy and I momentarily get overwhelmed. I do not believe we walk alone. When I am in a dark place I may cry out but then I hand my burden over and let it go. Knowing, what I now know makes it easier to be able to rejoice in the good things happening to those around me.

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drank Chamomile Vanilla Bean by Tea Guys
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I love how spot on the vanilla bean flavor in this tea is. You can definitely taste the chamomile but the vanilla bean is still the main flavor.
It’s like the perfect vanilla tea for the evenings or when I’m trying to relax! Still haven’t decided if it’s going to be a staple in my collection yet, but I had gotten like a 3oz bag of it last time I ordered, soo I have lots of time to decide what I think! :P

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This tea.
This tea is just so lovely.
How it looks. The aroma of it steeping. The taste.
It’s just such a beautiful oolong. (:

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drank Oh, Canada by American Tea Room
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Ohhh I’m so behind on tasting notes, it’s so bad! XD
Had this earlier this week…Oh my goodness, seriously trumps DavidsTea’s version of Oh Canada. Like this is one of the ultimate maple/syrup teas!
UGHHH!!
Sooo good!
Since the last batch of Oh Canada from DavidsTea tasted really off and not the same at all, I think I am going to kick that one out of my collection to have this one instead. This one is a must try for anyone interested in maple/ syrup-y teas! :D

Maddy Barone

That does sound good!

leaf in hot water

Lol thats sad that AMERICAN tea room does a better Oh Canada than David’s, being Canadian and all.

Ost

Haha I know, right, Leaf in hot water? I was totally shocked. Not a huge fan of ATM but this tea is by far the best I’ve had and absolutely incredible!

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drank Dragonfruit Devotion by Teavana
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Sipdown!

This is a bit of a sad sipdown actually. This one kept growing more and more on me! Was a nice tea to drink while relaxing. Had the rest of it this morning before work.
One day I will buy this again! Sometime this year. But wanna focus on sipping others down first! But one day I will be reunited with this one! One day!

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drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
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Holy Shanghai.
This may be one of the worst teas I’ve ever tried.
It surpasses all of the woody black teas I’ve tried even.
It’s like lavender, honey, and flowers mixed with something burnt..that’s what it tastes like. But the smell was kinda sweet like honey, so I don’t know what on earth happened there. :/
It seriously tastes like a woman’s horrribleee perfume. You know those people. They think they just have the best perfume and use wayy too much, and when they walk into the room they knock out any other smell. And it’s just so so bad. If this tea was a smell it would literally suffocate me. It’s just THAT bad.
Pretty disappointed with this one actually…really thought I’d like it…
Just ew…
That is seriously my new least favorite tea from this company xD Wow. Was not expecting that at all. xD
Oh goodness, I’m so sorry I didn’t like it, Megan Low! Thank you for giving me a small amount so I didn’t waste that much! XD And thank you even more for helping me save money! I totally would have gotten this at some point xD

Flavors: Burnt, Flowers, Honey, Lavender, Perfume, Sweet

OMGsrsly

I must admit I’m super curious what you would have thought about their cola tea. :) I kind of regret not getting a bunch so I could share it with everyone!

Dustin

I was curious about this tea too. Maybe not so much anymore! I don’t think the taste of honey translates well into artificial flavors.
I think wearing too much scent is really rude. It’s the guys with their after shave and AXE that kill me and make me run for fresh air.

sweetea

This tasted exactly like how I imagined a Lush bath bomb would taste like. Really, really, definitely not my cup of tea.

TheKesser

Yeah I very much disliked this one too. It I had to guess what a bee would taste like, it would taste like this tea. YUCK!

Fjellrev

That’s hilarious, sweetea! Coincidence that the tea and bath bomb have the same name?

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This one mainly just tastes like peppermint and flowers…
Really don’t have too much to say about it…Wasn’t my favorite, but I didn’t love it either. It was alright. I wouldn’t drink it again probably xD
I don’t understand why everyone in the DavidsTea fan group on FB always raved about it…actually, I don’t know why they raved about most of those teas. xD But yeah, no…this one is really nothing special, least to me!
Thanks for letting me try it though, Megan Low! :D :D

Flavors: Flowers, Mint, Peppermint

sren

I don’t drink it for the taste but for utilitarian purposes— helps put me to sleep.

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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I’ve been drinking this a whole lot more lately. I don’t know why, but I’ve totally been craving that creamy lemon flavor this tea has! It’s just soo good!
Kinda nervous about the whole DTT “closing”, they just kinda seem sketchy about the whole deal. :S But they were selling off some of their stock the other day and I got to buy 4oz of this tea, for like 14 bucks! :O
I don’t know why on earth I didn’t stock up on this one during the BF/CM sales! I stocked up on literally everything else, EXCEPT this tea. I’m an idiot…
But Super stoked I had the opportunity to get more!

Fjellrev

Wow, and here I was just wondering what’s been going on with them!

Ost

They said that they are switching management and that they are clearing out their stock so they can start fresh I guess…they said they should re-open by September…Hope so!

Kirkoneill1988

what does chiffon mean?

Sil

haha that was you that managed to snag that? hahaha

Ost

Oh yeah…I have stocked their page ever since they said that they were doing their clearing out sale, Sil XD I think I’ve been getting on their nerves, haha!
Did you want some? I have a decent amount, I can totally send you some whenever we actually do a swap! Ughh I’m taking forever-I’m sorry! XD We will do it at some point haha!

Sil

god lord don’t stress about swapping. I’ll have teas from paris at the start of may so there’s always that lol and i’d love some IF you’re ok with just setting some aside for me for “whenever”

Ost

Heh, well thanks for being cool about the swapping-I appreciate it! Maybe like by summer I’ll be well enough. I keep getting my hopes up on these meds…you’d think I’d learn by now xD
Oh well.
And yes, I will totally set aside some of it for you! I have no problem at all with that! :D Is that one that you really like?
I have a few other DTT teas that I have tons of now, so like…just let me know if you want any more of their teas because I definitely have a lot. xD

tea-sipper

Aw, they are closing? Even if they restart I imagine their blends will be different. Where did you see the sale? I thought the site was down for a while.

Kirkoneill1988

ost, what does chiffon mean?

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I’m not too sharp with intros, but I figured it is about time to give it a go.
I started out drinking oolong and green tea that my dad brought home from his China business trips.
Then I discovered Teavana, and fell in love with some of their teas. Eventually I stumbled across Steepster, and a whole ‘nother world opened up.
Have discovered so many different kinds of teas, and have been loving this journey! The tea world is insanely big and amazing! And I’ve met some of the kindest people here who have broadened my horizons in more ways I could have imagined! Happy to be here, and to be drinking so many amazing teas! :D

My rating system:
1-59: Really really not a fan. An awful cup of tea for me…Totally undrinkable.

60-69: Not horrible, but not something I’d ever drink again willingly.

70-79: Pretty good. Wouldn’t mind drinking ever so often. But not a keeper.

80-100: FREAKIN’ AMAZING. Always keeping on stock in my home!!

I like pretty much any kind of tea except green tea. Unless it’s genmaicha or strongly flavored, I don’t like it usually.

My Tea Goals:
To find the Best Caramel Tea
To find the Best Vanilla Tea
To find the Best floral Oolong
To find the Best Malty Assam Tea
To find the Best Maple/Syrup Tea

Notes I like: Fruit(primarily peach, melon/honeydew, Banana, Kiwi, but I’m open to other kinds), Malt, Desserts (Toffee, Cake, Cookie,etc), Vanilla, Caramel, Floral, Sweet potato, Pastry/Bread,Jasmine, Honey, Cocoa, Chocolate, Maple, Nutty, Coconut, Almond.

Notes I’m Picky with: Lemon, Chai, Roasted, Blueberries, Hibiscus, Smoke, Earthiness, Puerhs, White Teas, and Cinnamon

Notes I hate: Citrus/Orange (Everything that I hate in this life that I have to take for my health is orange flavored, and it just makes me gag…so please…just no), Watermelon, Raspberry, Wood, Apple, Bacon, Lavender, Most mints, Pepper, Spicy, Tart/sour.

Yes, I am a picky tea drinker, but I’ll usually try any straight black or oolong tea that I receive. I like most oolongs, and I’m still discovering straight blacks. They always seem to surprise me no matter what!

And Swaps! I’m always down for swapping. Everything in my cupboard is swap-able. So just hit me up and send a message and we can totally do that!

On an unrelated to tea note, my other interests are limited due to health issues. But when I can, I enjoy reading and writing. Watching Netflix and YouTube have also been fantastic when I feel awful (which is most of the time).
I love Rifftrax, Rooster Teeth, Dexter, Hannibal, BBC’s Robin Hood, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Psych, and Parks and Rec.
Love watching all sorts of movies too, but that would be too much to list. :P
I’m definitely more of an internet person and love talking to people on every website I’m on. So if you ever wanna chat, shoot me a message! ^^

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