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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Soba Seed Stem by Lupicia
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This is good. Very easy to drink and not bitter. It’s pretty much genmaicha but with soba seeds instead of roasted rice. I’m enjoying it, but I like the rice version better.

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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This is delicious. Very similar to Pineapple Upside down cake, but a little more chocolaty. I only ordered the small bag and I’m flying through this. Definite re-order. Yum.

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drank The Diplomat by Java Tea Co
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Forgot that I tried this again today. This time with some black tea added. Made the rooibos even stronger. Ugh. Took one sip and dumped it into a jar to save for my mom. This is so not the tea for me. Rooibos and I are not friends at all.

Sil

Send some to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Lol

TastyBrew

Already on your list :-)

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Funny how your tastebuds change in such a short period of time. When I had this back at the beginning of March I was totally blown away. Loved it. Now that I have just finished off my 50g bag (SIPDOWN!!!) I’m pretty much over it. I’ve tried a variety of caramel teas and am pretty sure I have 2 awesome choices depending on the caramel I want. Caramel Vanilla Assam is the ultimate. So yummy, no additions necessary. Like a fancy butter caramel from a farmers market or something. My other favorite is Upton’s Caramel Black. Like the gooey caramel inside of a rolo candy. Not fancy at all, but delicious. I’d like to say I’m done and I won’t seek out more, but that’s a lie. If I see a caramel option at any site that i’m already ordering from, I’ll still do it. Just not this one. I’m over it.

Sil

hahaha welcome to the club! :)

whatshesaid

I’m going to drink my first cup of Caramel Vanilla Assam in like 30 min! Pumped!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Everyone keep’s talking about Caramel Vanilla Asssam! I need to get me some!!!!

Aimee Popovacki

I liked this one when it first came out, but as far as it goes in the grand scheme of caramel black teas.. not my favorite..

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drank Caramel Tea by Culinary Teas
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Had this for breakfast. Pretty decent. Not great. I added some milk and honey to my first steep. Was heading out the door and added half of an actual salted butter caramel from Trader Joe’s to my second steep. That was was really good. Like most of the Culinary Teas, I enjoy it, will drink my whole sample, but probably won’t re-order.

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I’ve tried a bunch of teas over the past few days but it’s been pretty crazy over here so I haven’t logged them. I’ll try and get back on track! This tea smells awesome. The flavors are good and all present (Chocolate, caramel, nut), but I wish the black tea base was a little stronger. It gets tastier as it cools. I’ll definitely enjoy the rest of my sample, but I doubt I’ll reorder.

Sil

But….this sounds so delicious…

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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks Jessiwrites for a sample of this! I’m on my second steep and I’m really enjoying it. Next time I place a David’s order it will be on my list for sure. Very creamy coconut.

whatshesaid

This is one of my all time faves :)

Tealizzy

Yes! Second steep is WAY better!!

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Also had this in the morning.

Literally went through the same exact process as the apple cinnamon coffeecake, but was surprised because I had heard this was super tasty on its own. Once it was fully tweaked I liked it. I think I like Cookie from Lupicia better, but this is pretty good.

whatshesaid

Aw really? This was the only one I tried that I found really flavorful! Hence my stocking up, hene

Sil

Still need to try cookie sometime but I haven’t yes been driven to buy more lupicia teas after we picked up the happy bag this past January. Heh though I AM loving the strawberry chocolate puerh I tried from mercuryhime

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Had this in the morning but Steepster was pissing me off so I couldn’t post about it.

I was quite annoyed at this tea at first. It smelled amazing. I couldn’t wait to taste it. But it tasted like hot water with an essence of cinnamon. So put the leaves back in. Let it go another minute. Then it tasted like hot bitter water. I looked around to see what I could tweak it with and added some honey and frothed milk. A little better. Then I added some brown sugar. That did it. It tasted great. The cinnamon cake-y flavor dominated for sure. A hint of apple. As the tea cooled it got much more flavorful as well. Next time I’ll let it cool a lot more before adding any tweaks to see how it is.

whatshesaid

Yeah, hot, bitter, cinnamony water :/
Sounds about right! Annoying to buy tea that ONLY tastes good when you jazz it all up.

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

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