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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
4043 tasting notes

I’m tired of this tea, but i think ive managed to find a way to get through the last of it. Latte style in the morning with a bit of vanilla black :) The chocolatey puerh combined with the vanilla makes for a really nice creamy latte that is highly enjoyable. First cup of the day and a baby step towards drinking up my oldest tea!

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goodness…i’m sloshy. missB sent this my way and it might be the first whispering pines tea that i really like. I blame the ginger, which seems to be my weakness in teas. I love that spiciness that it brings to the table. Always leaves me wanting more! more! I chose this one as my final cup for the evening in the hopes that it would relax me a little and help clear my head before bed. I’ve been fighting off getting sick for a few days now and i’m really trying to NOT get sick. This is making for a great evening cup though. Thanks MissB!

Final Count: 190 (sooo 6 sipdowns a day = reaching my goal for the end of the month…likely not going to happen..but maaaaybe if i work from home a couple days…maybe… heh)

Dexter3657

That of course is based on the assumption that there is no more tea in the mail to you….. ;))

VariaTEA

You are beating me! Must drink more tea!!

Also, how many Sil sized cups of tea have you had today?

Sil

Dexter….yeah I’ve resigned myself to not making my goal but hey, the closer I am to getting there, the sooner I can place an order in April! :)

VariaTEA…sooooo many….tooooo many… I’m sloshing all over. Lol

VariaTEA

Haha. I know that feeling :P. At least you hit your goal today. And…if you can go from 208 to 190 in a day, you can get to 140 in about a week. I have faith in you!

Sil

Haha only cause I had the day and woke up early. Work days I’m guessing only 2-3 a day

VariaTEA

Shhhh. Remain optimistic :)

MissB

It is a fantastic clearer-upper, and I’m so glad you liked it. :) As for the rest… y’all crack me up!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Glad you liked this one! It’s one of my favorites for when I’m not feeling 100% :)

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drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
4043 tasting notes

thanks for sharing with me cavocorax i think i might fall into the NO category for this tea. Not because it’s an awful tea, but because i can see it being a very inconsistent cup of tea. This particular cup has almost enough blueberry…but the pineapple is missing…there is too much lemongrass in this cup, and i enjoy lemon grass. So think that overall this tea has potential. but given that i feel like every cup is going to taste different, and i’ll only like 1 out of every 3 cups…it’s a pass for me. So close David’s tea… so close…

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drank White Christmas by Lupicia
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I figured might as well knock off the two christmas teas in my cupboard at the same time. This one is from shmiracles and while i’m happy to try it, it’s also a miss for me as well. I would NEVER have guessed white chocolate and apricot as the flavours in this one. It pretty much tasted like coconut that had fruit mixed in with it. Overall, nothing i need to drink again but i am happy to have another tea tasted under my belt lol

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drank The de Noel by Nina's Paris
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thanks VariaTEA for sharing this one with me. Turns out, i prefer christmas teas from MF. There’s something about the spices in this one that has me wanting other christmas teas instead. Maybe it’s the way the vanilla is blending with them, or the sprinkles… lol that being said, I will be picking up more of this next winter to try and see if it’s just due to the fact that we’re coming out of the cold weather and my taste buds are looking for more spring/summer like teas. I have the same issue with chais as well heh they’re my fall/winter beverage!

VariaTEA

There is also the fact that this has apples where as most others use orange. That could also be altering the flavor profile.

I get the whole fall/winter beverage thing though.

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drank Dolce Vita by RiverTea
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Another one from Cavocorax it’s pretty much her, terri, variatea, shmiracles and missb for the next little while with all my tasting notes. I have a bunch to get through! I really liked this one. I should probably stop drinking tea now…or at least switch to herbals but i just can’t help myself. Finally nailed down vacation for April so it’s just a matter of working, saving money and getting through the next little while.
This won’t be my favourite tea from RiverTea, but i am a fan of the raspberry flavour in this. It makes me want to try a few more of their raspberry teas, without chocolate in it! Not that i mind the chocolate but i am not a an of white chocolate and i’m not sure it adds much. On the whole though, this is a creamy raspberry tasting cup that i enjoy…though i’m not sure if it would be a purchase for me.

Lala

where r u going?

Sil

Decided to go to Vancouver. We were going to drive around the us for a while but this while be nice.

Nicole

Sounds like fun! Our half day in Vancouver was just enough to see stuff that I wanted to see more of. And not nearly enough time to eat everywhere!!!

Courtney

Woot. We should be going at the end of April. :)

Sil

courtney..you’re going to vancouver at the end of april?

Courtney

Yep. When were you planning?

Sil

18-26 of april haha

Courtney

I would be driving out the 26th, since I have exams until mid-afternoon the 25th. So close!

Sil

doh haha we almost made it that week but i need to be back for a release in may.

Courtney

Maybe one day I will visit TO haha. Sometimes I have stopovers there in the way home. :P

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you know. I wanted to really love this tea. I did. But it’s just sort of ok. The pomegranate adds a bit of a fruity feel to this, but the dominant taste is the oriental spice. I was hoping for more of the spice mixing with the cocoa and the caramel but mostly this comes across as a slightly fruit chai sort of spice tea. I don’t hate it..but i wanted more. Thanks for sharing though Cavo! :)

Lala

maybe some internal organ flavour? ha ha

Sami Kelsh

Mmm, internal organs. :|

I have yet to find a context in which I’m okay with oriental spice. It just tastes like a mess of cloves in my mouth that just sort of makes everything else less good. I think this is just me, but yep.

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thanks cavocorax I still haven’t had a chance to listen to the nightvale series, but this tea is delicious!

30 mins later i uh came back to this note i started lol. got distracted vacation planning. At the end of the day? This was tasty, and even so once it cooled off!

Cavocorax

Well I hope when you do listen to it, that you enjoy it. It took me a few episodes to get passed the weirdness and just roll with it. They’re great for commuting if you’re antisocial like me and wear headphones.

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drank Pour Maman by Nina's Paris
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I’ve come to the conclusion that i’ve pretty sure i don’t much like “red fruits” Give me a specific strawberry or raspberry and i’m ok. But the “red fruit” that many of the french companies create, just isn’t for me. There’s something about that flavour that reminds me of something trying to be everything and successfully being nothing. That being said, if you like that sort of thing, this would be a great cup of tea. Thanks for sharing this one with me VariaTEA! I’m glad i had the chance to try it first.

ashleyelizabeth

Well said! I feel the same way about fruit teas in general. I like one fruit flavour at a time. There are a few exceptions though I’m sure, but I can’t think of any right now :)

VariaTEA

I am sorry this wasn’t for you but at least you know for sure now :)

Courtney

I completely agree.

Cavocorax

I like that description…. Yes, give me actual fruit instead of murky fruitish concoctions!

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mmmmm i do like TTC’s teas. This is not one of my favourites, but it is a pleasant, taiwanese cup of tea. Likely won’t reorder this variation from TTC but only because there are others that i love from them, so why settle for a mostly yummy tea when i can have amazing yummy tea? :)

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