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Mmm, almost as good as DavidsTea’s coconut oolong, when iced! I’m definitely going to be enjoying this tin all summer!

whatshesaid

I also enjoy this one, haven’t tried it cold yet!

Tealizzy

You should! :)

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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Yes, I drank 2 huge mason jars of this tea iced, right after I drank 2 huge mason jars of coconut oolong iced, and I can’t even tell that’s it’s 100 degrees out. It could be that I can’t tell because I’m in the AC! Haha!

Awesome tea iced. Absolute melon goodness. Wow, I haven’t even had one cup of tea hot today….so weird.

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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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OMG, this is SO hitting the spot right now! I think this has to be my favorite tea iced. It’s so coconutty and creamy. Mmmm! Might have to pick up some more of this, even though it’s now formulated a bit different. I remember when I tried the new one, it wasn’t hugely different, so no worries!

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drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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This turned out particularly delicious this morning as an iced latte with almond milk. I sipped it slowly, so maybe letting it sit a bit is the key. The flavors need time to meld together? Anyway, it was yummy, and perfect for how hot it is today!

Stephanie

Courtney lets her cold lattes steep overnight. I tried it and it seems to help! I just need to get my act together and remember to make my matcha the night before I want to drink it…heh

Tealizzy

I’ll have to try that! :)

Courtney

I enjoy it much more when I let it sit, it’s true. Even a few hours is better than nothing. :)

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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I thought I read somewhere on here that this was like vanilla icing when you cold-steeped it. I tried it, and it didn’t work out. It tastes too medicinal, which is such a bummer. I guess I’ll have to stick to enjoying this one hot.

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I’ve enjoyed this tea twice now and it is really delicious! I thought it might taste like fresh banana in cereal, and it does! The banana pudding taste is awesome. I haven’t had the same tea with the black base, but I bet that’s awesome too! The banana is not like a banana runts flavor…it’s more natural…sweet though, like a ripe banana. I’m pretty happy I picked up this pouch! :)

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Wow, what a difference time can make to one’s taste in teas. When I first had this, which was a really really long time ago (I feel so bad because I’ve recently found that drinking green teas is better to do in a shorter timeframe, as they tend to lose their freshness), I really wanted to like it, but just couldn’t get into it. The green base at that time was just too grassy, and my palate was not yet evolved.

Today, I decided to try it again and it’s quite lovely! Very smooth, a little nutty, and yes, grassy, but I can appreciate it so much better now! Yay! Glad I gave this one another shot, I will enjoy the rest of my bag! :)

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Enjoyed 2 steeps of this tea. Soooo delicious! I love the dark chocolate flavor and the thick mouthfeel. It’s almost got a bit of puerh earthiness, but in a good way. Yum!! This one will be a permanent resident in my cupboard!!

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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Soooo good iced!!!! That is all. :)

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Another profile facelift! My tastes have changed a lot from when I first discovered loose leaf tea.

I can trace my tea journey back to October 2012, when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed high tea at An Afternoon to Remember, which has since closed.

I went through a period of wanting to try all the teas, and was really into flavored teas, especially dessert blacks, but my tastes have substantially changed over time.

I still enjoy the occasional flavored black or rooibos, but I’m more into unflavored black teas right now and recently, puerh. Chinese black teas are amazing…with their notes of chocolate or sweet potato, who needs a flavored tea? I had a much steeper learning curve when it came to puerh. I used to dump out cups of puerh for tasting like leather. Now, I am really enjoying them. I think it took finding good quality puerh and steeping them gong fu style to really enjoy them.

I also, on occasion, enjoy a good oolong, white, or green tea.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Mandala, Teavivre, Butiki, Golden Moon, Lupicia, and DavidsTea (for teaware mostly).

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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