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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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i drank some tea. I will drink more tea. selling a job…bids start at 10$/day lol

Terri HarpLady

This review is like the review I should have been writing all week, except for the job selling part.


no one seems to want to take me up on the offer… heh

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drank Sweet Apple Cider by DAVIDsTEA
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So, got the email today about frequent steepers getting a preview of this tea with any purchase today. Since i wanted more root beer float, i asked my other half to pick some up on his way home so that i could try this for when the fall teas come out next week.

Let me remind those of you who haven’t been following me for very long, that I am, in general, not a fan of David’s Tea. There are some exceptions to this but i generally find them to be sort of mid level teas that are generally over priced or too sweet. I’d rather spend my money on other flavoured teas. I also pretty much have no enjoyed any of their straight teas haha. I have an open mind about David’s tea though, since there have been a few that i have really enjoyed in the past. so i haven’t put them on my “dismiss altogether” list :)

First off, this is a fruit tea. No caffeine. I was a little worried about the “sweet” in the name since i’m not generally a fan of teas that are overly sweet. Examining the ingredients, it looks like this is basically an apple tea with vanilla and cream flavouring…there’s a little more too it than that, but those are the key flavours from the ingredient list.

Opening the package – this is SUPER sweet smelling to me, and woah, hello vanilla lol. Brewed the entire sample package and left it steeping for about 6 mins, give or take a bit. Now the aroma is more on the apple side, than the sweet vanilla side. First initial sips? mmmm apple goodness. Cider? mmmm maybe..if you made cider with sweet apple juice. it’s not nearly as sweet as i thought it would be- rather it takes on the sweetness of apple juice or a golden delicious apple. This is not a tart granny smith sort of tea. I can taste the vanilla and cream – personally i think it would do without the cream flavour, but i am still enjoying this tea. If i think about fall, with the leaves changing and cooler temperatures, i can see enjoying this one quite a bit. While nothing else has appealed to me from the fall list – this is one i’ll probably pick up a bit in order to have for a little. not a lot, as i think i’d get tired of this one before too long.

Cameron B.

Yum, I may have to actually try this one. :)

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drank Red Queen Cupcake by Butiki Teas
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Since i’m at home today and didn’t have enough to have a full travel mug with the last of this, i drank it today! Love this tea, and it might be the only tea that i will always dd a little sweetener to, since that REALLY makes it come alive. sans sugar, it’s just not as amazing. That being said, now that this one is out of my cupboard, i miiiight just need to place a small order in september to pick this and the butterscotch one up :)

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drank Midsummer Night by RiverTea
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I really like this tea with a bit of honey. Without the honey, the lemon is a little tart and hard to take. With the honey, it softens in to a really deliciously sweet, refreshing, lemon tea. Not sure if i’d restock it again but i wouldn’t turn away a cup.

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sweet potatoes and bread and..honey? Thanks for sending this one my way dexter While it’s a lovely tea, I prefer the way the eldergrove blend tastes. This was one that i would have picked up, so i’m happy to be able to cross it off my list, though it IS tasty. Keep up the great work brendan! :)

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I tried to have this one today but ended up largely distracted with work. Thankfully i have another packet to try again with due to Angel’s generousity. Initial feelings on this one is that it’s more vegetal than earthy. Overall it’s was a nice tea, but i really need to pay attention next time :)

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Another generous sample from Angel that i’m enjoying today in an effort to get more teas closer to sipdown category :) I wasn’t sure whether i’d like this one or not, given my dislike of “rose” as a general flavour in teas. Turns out that this one is pretty tasty. The chamomile balances out the rose sufficiently for me (though maybe that’s because i picked all the really big flower chunks out of my cup before brewing…) Not sure if i’d restock this one, but i am enjoying this quite a bit. It’s a lovely evening tea for relaxing…

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Apparently i tried this two years ago. I’m happy to say i had the same reaction now as i did then. TOO MUCH JASMINE lol Sorry folks, as a hater of jasmine, this tea is just too much for me. heh


I know the feeling, I recall their jasmine pearl is a bit more subdued


heh yeah… jasmine has to be REALLY subtle for me to get behind it. it’s like drinking potpurri otherwise for me lol


it can be overwhelming, I agree


No, all of the jasmine!! :D


Dinosaura – it’s all you! ;)

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Thank you again to Angel for the sample! I picked this one today, mostly just for a break from black teas. I don’t like drinking my greens and whites unless i happen to be in the house. Sadly, this one feel short with me – there are other white teas that i’ve had from Angel that i much prefer. For me, this was closer to “water” than a lightly flavoured white tea. :( oh well, you can’t win them all, and i didn’t hate it – just not a tea for me :)

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.


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