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drank L'Abricot by Fauchon
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nom. I do enjoy this one – it’s nice to have a non peach flavoured tea, and i like that it’s got a black base instead of the usual green base for these types of fruits. I’d love for the apricot flavour to be a little stronger, but i like that i can still taste the tea base in this one.

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I think i’m almost to the point where i need to pull a few more bellocq straight teas out of my shopping box lol I’m getting down to the end of a lot of my straight teas so i can start working on some of those ones without feeling guilty. Of course i’ve been neglecting my puerh and need to drink a lot of flavoured teas, but we’ll get there.

i don’t see this tea as being as strong as the description calls, even with a longer steep – but it is delicious to me. Still need to drink up a bunch more before i decide if it’s worth the price given the exchange and all that but I will fully enjoy this entire bag that i picked up.

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Started the morning out with this one. Having a bit of a rough day and wanted some delicious cups of tea today. I still need a couple sipdowns before the end of the weekend, but for the next couple of days i may just focus on drinking up teas with larger quantities and see if i can get the weight down :)

MissLena

This tea sounds so good! I put it on my wishlist :D

Sil

omgsrsly and i love it, dexter is less of a fan haha. It’s not as piney/woodsy as i want it to be but i love it :)

Sil

oh and given the crappy cad $ we can always do a mini swap sometimes if you like.

MissLena

@Sil I will keep that in mind! I love woodsy teas, I’m on a woodsy kick overall right now regarding tea and perfumes haha

Dexter

I don’t mind the woodiness of this tea – nor the juniper berries – it’s the pine that I’m not a huge fan of – HOWEVER if you like that style of tea – you should like this one – it’s nice and balanced. :))

tigress_al

Hope the rest of your day is better than this morning !

Sil

thanks tigress! it’s going… heh

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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77
drank L'Abricot by Fauchon
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drank Raspberry Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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finished this off tonight and man, too sweet. Dropping the rating a little more because there is just too much sweet going on here for this to be an enjoyable cup. Maybe latte style would work but it’s disappointing to see so much sugar in this.

Final Count: 111

VariaTEA

I have a friend who mostly just drinks DAVIDs and she actually made a point to message me about how amazing this is. For her, the sweetness seemed to be a bonus so it should be interesting to see how I feel about it when I eventually get around to trying it.

Gooseberry Spoon

I do hate when they add their own sugar. L ike I have the time and equipment to brew loose leaf but am unable to sweeten my own drink…? It probably doesn’t hurt that sugar is much heavier than tea (less than 8 oz per cup) and much cheaper (about 1 cent per oz).

Sil

@variaTEA – maybe it’s because i haven’t had any sugar in 2 weeks? but man it was over the top.

VariaTEA

Haha that could be it. Though, knowing DAVIDs, it is probably over sweetened.

Sil

davids responded on facebook that it’s meant to be over the top. ugh

Kristal

Hm, at least they admitted it was :/. Still though, I was going to purchase this tea and now knowing that it’s over sweetened they lost me.

Evol Ving Ness

I broke down yesterday and bought a wee bit to try the next time I bring some milk home and need something milky and sweet.

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Another one from this morning. Always need a straight tea to get me going in the morning. One more week to reach my sipdown goal for february so i need to pay attention to my smaller quantities of teas as well. It’s looking good though since i’ve been good at not really ordering any teas or just picking up enough for a cup or two.

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drank Vanille by Dammann Freres
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i had this one ages ago – it’s been a busy day getting ready for the week – spent the day making soup (spicy tomato lentil) and then mock lasagne casserole. More south beath friendly recipes that are stupidly good tasting. Pulled this one out for a bit of a break from newer teas. need to get around to drinking up my old ones since there are a few of them, but in large quantities. Silly frenchies need to consider 50g as a standard heh.

Fjellrev

That soup sounds delicious. Smart move making interesting recipes so you won’t get bored on the diet.

And I agree, they seriously need to start selling 50g quantities.

Sil

the lasagne casserole was awesome too – spaghetti squash for “pasta” noms.

Fjellrev

I LOVE spaghetti squash in place of pasta. Must have been awesome indeed.

Fjellrev

Now that’s ambition. Am I weird that I like cottage cheese alone or on baked potatoes but in lasagna (same goes for ricotta), I find it disgusting? The turkey sausage sounds interesting.

Sil

i subbed the cottage cheese for ricotta. i don’t love cottage chese in lasagne either haha. Doing it again, i’d just use regular ground turkey and season the meat….taking apart sausages made me not want to eat them ever again even though i KNOW what goes in to them

Fjellrev

That must have been annoying having to take them apart. The ground turkey would be a lot healthier too.

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drank English Toffee by DAVIDsTEA
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i don’t love davids tea…but i’m always willing to try new things. verdict is, that i prefer other puerhs. This one is sweet…not super sweet but enough that the puerh takes a back seat to everything. I prefer it when the puerh is more to the forefront, with the flavour accompanying the tea instead of supplanting it. over all, not a terrible tea but i’d pick up other versions of this tea first.

Sami Kelsh

Interestingly, I have a sticky toffee tea from Whittard that I like blending with plain puerh. That way, I can kind of control the level of flavoured stuff versus earthhy, farmy puerh goodness.

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drank Pistachio Ice Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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oh man…if this wasn’t so sweet, it’d be pretty good. I love the pistachio flavour, but then you’re hit with a whole wackload of sweetness, that i suppose it meant to emulate ice cream but just makes this too sweet. It’s also hard to believe that this is a black tea because i don’t really taste the base at all. it’s not as over the top in the sweetness department as the raspberry cream pie thank god, but i would ADORE this if it were less sweet.

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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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