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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Really glad I was badgered into trying this. Didn’t for some reason last year, thankfully it has come back.

Right into it. Owlie was impressed. Got this as a tea to go, no latte, no fuss. Just straight tea. And man was it torturous waiting for it to steep enough. Oh my god… All I could smell was coconut wafting up.

Buttery coconut. Buttery, leafy, coconut. I dont know why chocolate is listed as a flavour, I’m not getting any chocolate whatsoever out of this one. It seems like it would be good iced. Probably a phenomenal latte. Making a note to pick up some of it next time I go…

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Something about spring gets me really into herbal blends . Huh. This was on sample today when I went out to get more Grape Expectations. Was in a really good mood so I tried it. Actually it was more I saw “citrus” in the description and immediately poured. >_>

It smells like…. citrus Fishermans Friend. I have a feeling it’ll be good iced. It says there’s mint in it but I’m really not picking up on it. Just the citrus. The sweet, sweet citrus. This would be really good to have around for sore throats -it’s helping my wicked sinus irritation.

Top it all off, its delicious. It tastes…I think…. like how I hoped Citron Oolong would taste. The best part is, its not a seasonal! I don’t have to worry about it vanishing!

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drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
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Very refreshing.

I wouldn’t call it a chai, really, but its very…soothing? Warming? Just really light and refreshing. Might be good iced.

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drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh wow. I was not expecting to like this tea this much. Maybe the occasional cup now and then, but I’ve been really hitting this one hard!

I’m getting better with steeping green teas so they don’t hit that bitterness. Taken to carrying this around in my Timo, and I’m not disappointed.

Smelled like grape koolaid, tastes like… refreshing. Yes. Thats right. Refreshing is now a taste. Your welcome.

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drank Hibiscus Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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No.

No no no no no. We went in to getthe Spring teas, and this was on sample and no… no no no. I tried it and smelt it first. Cinnamon. Okay, not so bad…Tasted it.

And died a little inside. I should have known from the name, Hibiscus and me and tea, do not agree. At all. All I could taste was some strange hybrid of what probably would happen if you mixed tea, cinnamon, beer, vodka and the cheapest wine you could possibly find, all in a bowl.

No. I just… No. >_<

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m… not sure what to make of this one. On the one hand, it smells really, really good. Can both smell and taste spearmint in it, so I’m wondering if its a cucumber thing, or if they neglected to put spearmint on the label. We were fortunate to try it as a sample, and while Mama Owlie is loving this one, Owlie, not so much.

Like…its good, its a good flavourful tea, but I can’t get into it too much hot. Maybe once the weather warms up and iced tea is more of an option, then it’ll shine more. For now, its just a curiously intriguing tea.

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drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
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Owlie loves blueberry. I love love love fruity teas. Love em. When the Blueberry Jam came out, I found I had to be really careful not to oversteep it because it got really bitter and gross. So I waited for a straight blueberry herbal, and while this isn’t it exactly, its pretty close. The worst thing that can happen with this tea is steeping too long and having a tiny bit of a soapy flavour. Which isn’t too bad and can be ignored.

Steep this one as a latte, and it tastes like blueberry pie. Not even kidding. Like legitimate blueberry pie. Hot, its very soothing and fruity and comforting. I haven’t tried it iced yet, mainly because up herein the Great White North… its still really white and cold and gross so iced tea is a no for me yet! This one was great to have with me at work when I had a sore throat.

Owlie approves.

The first time I tried this, was straight in milk.

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drank Peaches & Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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After much ado, and waiting… and teasing, and waiting.. The Spring Collection came out and so far I have not been overly disappointed. But I will take a moment to lament the lack of Copabanana this year.

Sigh.

So when I got wind of a “peachy creamy herbal” en route, I was thrilled. I was sure this would be my big herbal latte seasonal. I mean, Last yearspring and summer was Copabanana, my fall was Sugar and Spice and Pistachio Cream (drool) and winter was Gingerbread.

So far I’m right. I have no qualms about this tea other than steeping it straight in milk makes it really rich, It does taste rather like peaches, but I’m also getting quite a bit of some other fruity flavour I can’t quite place. I was expecting it to taste like peach pie, but the flavour needs something else. I’m not sure what. Might have to mix this one with a few othr teas before I find it.This one’s a comfort tea though… One hundred percent.

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drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Where do I even begin with you, Pineapple Oolong?

You’re pineapple, which means you taste fresh, delicious and sweet. You’re tea, which means I can ice you, latte you, heat you and steep you. And you’re an oolong, which means I can steep you more than once.

There’s just.. I can’t even… get in my cup! >_<

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drank White Chocolate Frost by DAVIDsTEA
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While this one can be a bit on the oily side, its also one of my new winter staples.

I swear this one just gets me. Its delicious. It tastes like white chocolate and creamy mint. Yes there’s a bit of oily scuzz on the top sometimes while its steeping. Yes it turns a greenish colour that looks like elf snot. Does it taste good though? Absofreakinglutely. I have yet to try it as a latte, mainly because its so good just on its own that I don’t want to ruin it.

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