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The last of my samples from Wymm Tea. I have to say i’m impressed with this companies offerings so far. They have all been thoroughly enjoyable even if i haven’t managed to get very good descriptions of the teas out there imo. I recommend giving them a shot if you’re a puerh fan and maybe even if you’re not. As i’ve said before, i generally prefer shou but i’m not opposed to trying out sheng’s as one of my favourite puerhs is a sheng :)

this one is another that i would gladly put in my cupboard and will likely order once i’m allowed to. this one started out on the softer side of things but quickly turned in to a much stronger brew. I didn’t experience any sort of bitterness in these steeps but i was keeping them short with a bit cooler temp than normal.

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drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
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i tried this one in store yesterday – it was fairly tasty but i picked up 7g to try at home as well so mini cupboard increase even though i’m not supposed to buy tea so that i can make sure this isn’t something i want to buy a larger amount of when i can finally buy teas again heh. i enjoyed this one in store…slight tang, mostly just a cup of berry goodness. Not overly sweet so yay for that as well.

Final Count: 130

OMGsrsly

I tried this yesterday as well! Maybe when I’m ready to come out of my blanket fort I will report on my cold brew. :)

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drank Strawberry Fields by DAVIDsTEA
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i picked this one up to try yesterday as well without looking at any reviews. The verdict? this is one of the worst strawberry blacks that i’ve ever had. Seriously. it smelled amazing and tasted like nothing you’d want to try. artificial and weird. gross.

Sakura Sushi

Oh, no! That’s too bad – I love strawberry blacks and was planning on picking some up. Guess I shouldn’t bother.

Maddy Barone

Oh, no. I just ordered 50 grams. Hope I like it better than you did. :(

Sil

i hope it works for you Maddy!

VariaTEA

I definitely felt the same. This got dumped :(

Cavocorax

Wow. That bad? Ok, then pass!

leaf in hot water

good to know to steer clear of this one!

Maddy Barone

Since I don’t have a sense of smell, maybe I won’t taste the artificialness.

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drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
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I picked this one up yesterday as well and i’m glad i did. It was a good cup to enjoy in the evening. That being said, this doesn’t call out to me like some of david’s other herbals so this sample is all i really need. It’s sweet and very much melon like…but in a pinch i’d MUCH rather have lupicia’s golden honeydew :)

Fjellrev

Would you say that’s your favourite melon tea?

Sil

oooh tough call. probably? in part because it’s a herbal so i can drink it whenever. i DO like lupicia’s melon oolong as well…which is saying a lot because i don’t typically like green oolongs

Fjellrev

Oh, interesting. I didn’t know it was a herbal. I mixed it up with their oolong haha. I’ve been getting into melon lately and am wondering what I’m going to do once my Butiki Cantaloupe & Cream is gone. I keep hearing praises about these Lupicia ones. Let’s hope our dollar will smarten up so Canadians can place orders and enjoy life.

OMGsrsly

I can share some melon oolong with you, Fjellrev. If you visit or send an address! I got 100g in the last order.

Fjellrev

Thanks for the offer, but it would really only taunt me if I end up loving it!

OMGsrsly

Haha. :) Even with our dollar so sucky the prices are still pretty on par with davidstea.

Sil

almost placed a lupicia order this weekend in light of the limited editions going away but…i resisted.

OMGsrsly

Aww, Sil! You stayed strong even though I tried to enable you. :)

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drank Highland Tea by The London Tea Room
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Smokey tea this is for sure! Terri sent me this one in the last round of tea we exchanged and i love it! This + a splash of maple syrup made everything right yesterday out in the cold :) I’m glad i have a little more to have again as i’m mostly out of smokey teas in my cupboard at the moment heh. This has got a great balance of smoke, malt and strength to be great in the morning! thanks terri!

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mmm another from yesterday – almost near the end of this tin, though i have a second waiting to be opened. This one has grown on me over time – initially i didn’t love it as much as i do now. it seemed to need a little time to sit for me to fully love it, and now i do :)

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drank Qing Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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I had this one yesterday while we were out and about. I think we over did it a little as by the end of the day we were both sore and today i’m a little worn out. This was a great tea – i really need to keep drinking my yezi teas. They are one of those companies that i forget about, drink again and remember how much i enjoy their teas. lol

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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drank Sweet Apple Cider by DAVIDsTEA
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GCTTB i pulled this one out since there was maybe a sil sized mug left and i always feel bad when there’s a metric ton of one company in a tea box lol. I still really enjoy this one but only in the sense that the occasional cup makes me happy. If i had it every day i wouldn’t like it as much. If that makes sense.

Final Count: 129 (sooo close to being able to buy tea!) Here’s hoping i can get to 120 this weekend though i’m not holding my breath since we have plans most of this weekend that won’t let me drink too much. And a lot of teas i want to drink are puerh which require my time :)

Edit: I also had a stout french vanilla coffee beer today…. totally interesting and fun to try!

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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