So, I have to admit I went to Starbucks this morning for a white mocha. With all my fabulous tea, I haven’t been there in ages, but I was really groggy this morning and needed something STRONG, so there you go. The white mocha was super sweet…either the barista put lots of syrup in it, or I’m used to less sweet drinks now. Hmmm.

So, after my distraction from tea, I made this one! This tea wasn’t bad. Interesting, with malty and sweet potato notes, and a little sweet. I enjoyed three steeps of it, but I’m not sure I’m in love. I’m starting to think that I’m not fond of black teas with potato notes. Plus, I want them to be good with milk and sugar, and I think that would have ruined this one. Probably not one I’d reach for on a regular basis, but fun to try!!

Fjellrev

I’m finding the same thing with those kinds of drinks. They’re like sugary sludge to me now. Don’t know how people can drink those on a daily basis.

Tealizzy

Ya, I used to get one of those every day before work in my first year working full-time, and I got 4 cavities after never having even one cavity! I was pretty sure it was the froufrou coffee drinks.

Chizakura

The White Mocha is excruciatingly sweet, so it was probably the drink’s fault. If I even get half of a pump in a drink, it’s too sweet for me. DX;

I haven’t gotten a milky drink from Starbucks in ages (the novelty wears off pretty fast when you work there), and I remember the last time I had it I regretted it. It feels so icky now when you just drink tea all the time.

Fjellrev

Oh geez, four cavities! I wouldn’t be surprised if the drinks were the culprit. I finally tried the infamous pumpkin spice latte for the first time last winter and that was waaaaay too sweet for me too.

Haha working there must really turn a person off coffee.

Chizakura

Agreed. Just like white mocha, the pumpkin spice is extremely sweet too. I can’t have it at all, even though I love the idea, because even the smallest amount is too sweet. I find that with all of the sauce syrups. (Excluding the regular mocha since it’s like dark chocolate)

I actually didn’t like coffee already to begin with. xD But working there isn’t changing that.

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Fjellrev

I’m finding the same thing with those kinds of drinks. They’re like sugary sludge to me now. Don’t know how people can drink those on a daily basis.

Tealizzy

Ya, I used to get one of those every day before work in my first year working full-time, and I got 4 cavities after never having even one cavity! I was pretty sure it was the froufrou coffee drinks.

Chizakura

The White Mocha is excruciatingly sweet, so it was probably the drink’s fault. If I even get half of a pump in a drink, it’s too sweet for me. DX;

I haven’t gotten a milky drink from Starbucks in ages (the novelty wears off pretty fast when you work there), and I remember the last time I had it I regretted it. It feels so icky now when you just drink tea all the time.

Fjellrev

Oh geez, four cavities! I wouldn’t be surprised if the drinks were the culprit. I finally tried the infamous pumpkin spice latte for the first time last winter and that was waaaaay too sweet for me too.

Haha working there must really turn a person off coffee.

Chizakura

Agreed. Just like white mocha, the pumpkin spice is extremely sweet too. I can’t have it at all, even though I love the idea, because even the smallest amount is too sweet. I find that with all of the sauce syrups. (Excluding the regular mocha since it’s like dark chocolate)

I actually didn’t like coffee already to begin with. xD But working there isn’t changing that.

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My obsession with tea really started around October 2012 when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed going out to afternoon tea with my mom. I was really into An Afternoon to Remember’s creme brulee tea, since they had an afternoon tea place at that time, which has since closed…so sad and I haven’t found a good replacement.

So, I kinda went nuts when I discovered both DavidsTea and Lupicia in the SF mall, and I still frequent them, though my tastes have substantially changed over time from wanting to try all the teas to being a bit more particular.

Once I discovered steepster, literally by looking up reviews of a DavidsTea tea, I was hooked! So many tea companies I never heard of and everything sounding so delicious!

I found I still love dessert teas, like flavored black teas, but I also really enjoy oolong (both green and roasted). I occasionally enjoy flavored rooibos and white teas. I’ve had a rough time with puerh, and still think it tastes like leather. Recently, after having some really amazing teas from Teavivre, I can now say I love unflavored Chinese black teas and green teas.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Teavivre, Golden Moon, Butiki, Lupicia, and DavidsTea.

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

P.S. My profile picture is of one of my 2 cats, Holly, who is a little princess but very photogenic, and she loves boxes, including those that bring me tea! :)

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