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drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
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last cup of the evening since i haven’t had this in a while. I am really digging the richy almost coffee like essence of this. Not that it tastes like coffee but it has a depth to the body of this one that just makes me love it a lot. Is it sweet? not really.. it’s just… yummy. so there.

Final Count: 176 (which is freakin’ awesome considering i was at 197 saturday morning!)

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
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one more cup left of this one before it’s all gone. Had my second last cup tonight while watching Dallas Buyer’s Club. mostly though..just a really nice end to the weekend.

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drank African Sunset by The Devotea
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mmmmmm i love this one! This is a great rooibos chai from terri! I followed her instructions and steeped this for what was likely 12 mins. The result is a really tasty spicy chai that makes me ever so happy. Especially since it’s a rooibos! I like the cardamon and the way that the flavours blend together. this also isn’t one of those woodsy sort of rooibos teas so it’s on my happy list! thanks for sharing terri!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I’ll probably have to get more of this one at some point (when I have money again)

Robert Godden

Good to hear!

Sil

it’s quite tasty Robert :) Happy terri was able to share with me!

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nom nom nom. this one is pretty tasty. I don’t think i’d order it again, or maybe just one a year sort of thing but it’s a pretty good gingerbreadish sort of tea. This is another one from terri from awkward soul :) I have a feeling that the base in this one would turn bitter if brewed for too long as it reminds me of that sort of tea. However, this was certainly a tasty cup!

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drank Orange Spice by The Devotea
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mmmmm this one smells so nice. like christmas. I actually think this one would be tasty steeped in hot apple juice for a taste similar to apple cider… or something..i dunno, that’s what the combination of the smells is making me think of. Again, there’s a subtleness to this taste when brewed. I’m not sure what it is about devotea teas…but the smell of their teas seems to be much less intense than the taste that comes through when brewing. Maybe i jsut need to brew for longer than 3 mins…but i’m wary of having the tea turn bitter. I do have to say that more and more, i’m quite enjoying whatever the black base is that they use in their blends. it’s nice, smooth and doesn’t have any atringency to it :) thanks for sharing these terri!

Terri HarpLady

Yay, I’m glad you like it!

Robert Godden

This was created by Nicole in our US operation – as I am allergic to oranges I’ve never tried it and never will. But it is a real crowd-pleaser.

Sil

oh man..allergic to oranges. that would make me so sad

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drank Orange Spice by The Devotea
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drank Lady Devotea by The Devotea
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well, might as well continue with the trend of teas i don’t think i’ll like before i have a final couple of cups tonight that i do like. Let me tell you…drinking things alongside the cocktail i made for myself tonight (gingerale; rye; pama) is the way to do it! lol

Soooo the lady has lavender! OH GOODIE blarg AND Blergamot…two awesome flavours in one beautiful tea! not.
….or….maybe? Hmmm… i’m thinking that just maybe the devotea doesn’t understand flowers the way that other companies do. I’m not really getting a whole lot of lavender (maybe it’s all in the cup i saved for cavocorax bwahahahaha) so this is coming across as more of a subtle blergy, orangey tea…with a splash of what might be floral on the side.

final verdict? yeah i still don’t wanna drink this…but it’s MUCH less offensive to me than i thought it would be. I have to say that the devotea has quite a nice black base….this is what i’ve learned so far haha

Fjellrev

Yay for less offensive than anticipated?

Terri HarpLady

I brewed one cup of this & shared it with Tony, and although it wasn’t my cup of tea, Tony loved it! To each their own, eh?

Robert Godden

It’s hard to know how to cope with this review! It’s our number 2 selling tea world-wide, but I don’t drink it myself (allergies). I guess it’s not aimed at people who don’t like florals or bergamot, so I think we’ll see “far less offensive that I thought it would be” as very positive!

Sil

haha with me, that’s a good thing Robert :) I hate blergamot but in the grand scheme of things, this was a “good” cup or at least i can see that it would be if i enjoyed blergamot :) (hence no rating since it’s not a cup for me but others would like it!)

AmazonV

heh, i think this is a success – two things you dislike and you didn’t spit it out, i’ll take it!

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drank Lady Devotea by The Devotea
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drank Doke Rolling Thunder by The Devotea
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when is an oolong not oolongy? when it’s oowrong! lol yeah sorry…feeling a little giddy and dorky tonight. This one came courtesy of terri and had i remembered at the time of brewing that i have a smiliar one from butiki in my cupboard, i would have compared the two. This is a pretty pleasant cup of tea that doesn’t hold any of the usual oolong tastes that i tend not to enjoy so much. Instead this is a light brew with a surprisingly sweet taste. It also resteeps nicely :) thanks terri!

Fjellrev

I laughed for serious. ;)

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, this one doesn’t really strike me as overly oolong-like either

Robert Godden

I got fooled when it was snuck into a Darjeeling black tasting session myself! It’s my favourite oolong BECAUSE it doesn’t have the strong bits I don’t like about Taiwanese oolongs! It’s also not a bad “first oolong” for the inexperienced drinker.

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drank Rose Blush by The Devotea
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I’m going to have to side with terri on this one. While this scarily is name rose blush, and there are pretty little roses in this blend, once brewed it’s pretty much a cup of vanilla black. Not that i mind that because i DO like vanilla blacks, but the name is misleading. :) I didn’t think i’d like this one but given the lack of “rose” flavour, i’m ok with it…but minus points for not living up to the name!

Robert Godden

It might be worth trying again with a little sugar. Unless you use an artificial flavour, rose tends to be more savoury. This one was originally invented for a place that specialised in Barbie and Princess parties for little girls. Once you add milk and sugar it becomes basically a warm milkshake: a great introduction to tea for young kids.

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