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drank Bubbie's Baklava by DAVIDsTEA
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Wow I like this oolong!

I shouldn’t have steeped for 3 mins. I wish I had done a bit shorter, but it is amazing! And the tea leaves in this one are huge! I couldn’t believe it. They were full leaves. The taste of it is absolutely incredible.
This is very much a fruity tea. It’s very sweet but it is good. I get a lot of cinnamon and fruit to it. I think I’ll enjoy what I have left, but I’m not too sure if I would reorder. I have too many other teas that I love more.

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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I think I over did it with the steeping. I know the water wasn’t overly hot, as I was tending to the munchkin and trying to get him to sleep after the water finished boiling. I steeped for just over three minutes and I’m thinking that was too long. It should have been 2mins I think. It has a hint of bitterness to it.
But it has the floral and a slight bit of cherry flavouring to it. I’m not a huge fan of it, but I’m glad that I got to try it. Personally I don’t fully understand why this tea is so big, but a lot of people love it, so to each their own I guess.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
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I had been eying the 6 stocking stuffers set for about a year now. Six teas, all in cute little tins, and for a price that I didn’t think was too bad. I went and bought these earlier this year.

Now, I’m finally getting around to trying them. This is the one for today. I love the smell of this one. The spice is really nice. And to me it smells just a little bit like Davidstea’s Pumpkin Chai, but not as much spice.
Tastewise it’s really good. I like the pumpkin and the spices that are there. I did find as it cooled that it began to get an almost banana flavour to it, which is kind of weird, but otherwise it was really good. It held up to milk and a little sugar really well.
I know Adagio doesn’t always have the best teas out there, but from what I’ve tried so far, they’re really pretty good.

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m really not sure what to think of this one… I’m having it today but I’m wondering if I should have waited to try this one until I was craving an apple flavoured something. Plus, I think I’m so over chamomile too. I don’t really enjoy it and it’s definitely a strong note in here.

‘Cause this tea is pretty good all things considered, but I’m not feeling the apple right now… and I’m wishing it was a stronger flavour. I probably should have made it stronger… I’m thinking I might take the rest of this one that i have and make a really strong iced tea to finish it up.

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drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
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This is over a year old somehow… Either way, it still tastes fine, but when I made it the other night, it was bitter. I figure I either used too hot of water or steeped too long. If I remember correctly, I steeped for 3 minutes? But it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a combo of both.

So, I’ll try again and enjoy the small amount I have left.

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This tea is the prime example for me of how hoarding tea isn’t always the best thing to do.

I loved this tea when it was in its prime, but I hoarded it so long that now it’s definitely past its prime and it doesn’t taste good at all. I found that it went to an almost powdery or dusty taste to it. This again isn’t the tea itself doing this, it’s the fact that I held onto it for too long.

So, I shall keep my rating as is, ‘cause it was a great tea that I will miss. And from here on out, it is my job to drink as much tea up as possible before letting anything go bad. I’m working on it, and hopefully I won’t let any other teas go to waste again, as I had to throw out what I had left.

Kristal

So disappointing! :( This must be quite an old tea because I’ve been shopping at DAVID’s for nearly 3 years and I

Kristal

…don’t recall this one at all. It sounds awesome too.

TheKesser

Yeah I went looking after seeing your comment and I think it was about 4 years old… I had no idea it was around that long… makes me think I REALLY need to take some time and go through my cupboard and see what else is needing to be tossed.

Kristal

Organizing the tea cupboard is one of my favourite chores! I hope you won’t have to throw out too much.

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I’m almost done my sample sized tin of this one. I brought it with me to the hospital when I had to stay overnight before they would discharge the munchkin, and now I’m thinking I should review it as I’m having it again.

This tea has a fair bit of strawberry flavour to it. And when you look at the dried leaf, there is quite a bit of dehydrated strawberries to it.

I think a three minute steep is a bit too long for this one though. I should have done for 2 or 2.5minutes instead, as I’m getting just a bit of bitterness to it.

But other than the strawberry taste, I’m not really getting much else to it. I wish that I could make out some cream or something smooth about it, but i’m not… Again it could be ’cause of my steeping…

The smell of this one is fantastic though. I love the smell.
And either way, I’m going to finish this one up and love every minute of it ‘cause it’s a pretty decent tea.

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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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Sweet and yummy! Those are the first words that I think of when it comes to this tea.

It’s definitely a sweet tea. And as someone that just tried the actual cotton candy for the first time last year, I’m finding this one is similar to the actual treat. It’s not as sweet obviously, but it’s still a good sweet tea. I might actually cut this one with just plain rooibos to make it less sweet. Either way, it’ll be a good dessert tea that will curb the sweet cravings I have been having since the baby was born.

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Another tea that I had that I ended up giving to my mom ‘cause of the hibiscus. I’m glad it was a free bag, otherwise I’d have a harder time saying goodbye to the few that I’ve given her. But I guess if you’re not going to drink them, you might as well pass them along.

Bye tea!

Steeped tea, Please Please Please cut back on the blends that have hibiscus! Not everyone likes it and it’s too bad that a lot of the ones I want to like have it in it.

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drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
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I made an iced tea out of this one, but honestly, the hibiscus really ruins this one for me. I ended up not finishing my iced tea.

So, I gave this one to my mom. She doesn’t mind hibiscus, so hopefully she’ll enjoy.

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I’m also looking to finish a novel that I’ve been writing for the last several years.

I work as a paginator (I do page layout for our local weekly newspaper) and absolutely love it! I’m also an amateur photographer. I’m a proud new mom of a sweet little baby boy born Feb. 3/15.
As well as “mom” to two adorable “fur babies” (I have two awesome cats). I’m married to an absolute amazing man who “puts up” with my tea obsession.

It wasn’t until a few years after high school that I finally became interested in tea. I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream) and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I don’t drink much bagged tea anymore. It’s mostly loose leaf in my cupboard. The only except are a couple that were given to me and they sound too good!

I would have to say my favourite kinds are (in no particular order): black, herbal and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too). White teas are rapidly becoming a favourite too. But, they must be flavoured white teas.

I don’t care for mate, green, oolongs, matcha, or puerh (although the puerh cake tea I have may convert me to a puerhs). And greens are kind of growing on me too. I’m starting to realize just how important steeping times/temperatures/amounts of tea make all the difference in the world for them!

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

I don’t log every time I drink a tea as I don’t want to spam everyone with tons of duplicate loggings, but I will log when I have a new tea, which happens on a regular basis and when I do a SIPDOWN! :D

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