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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
339 tasting notes

A perfect tea for Christmas!

Merry Christmas Steepsters! Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday.

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I tried a small amount of this in stores today and I’m really not sure where to begin reviewing it.
It was overwhelmingly sweet. I think the must have added like twice as much sugar as they should have so it was very hard to get the flavours to come through. But I did notice the mint. That managed to come through. It was good. I wish the rest had had a chance to really shine instead of getting beaten down and away with the amount of sugar. Oh well… what can you do?
I wish there was a way to order samples from Teavana instead of committing to a full 50g!

Megan Low

I second the sample sizes!

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100
drank Perfectea Rock Sugar by Teavana
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This is the only thing from Teavana that I have tried and actually liked so far. The rock sugar is fantastic. It’s not too sweet. It adds just the right amount of sweetness without being in your face and making you pucker. I have a bunch of this still and I plan to keep it in my house at all times. I definitely prefer it to white sugar. And the nice thing is, this doesn’t change the flavour of your tea like honeys and sometimes other sweetners will.

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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I had a small sample of this in store today. I guess camomile isn’t the best thing for pregnant women so I probably shouldn’t have had it, but it wasn’t much so I’m not too concerned.
Also, I got a tin of this for my mom-in-law for Christmas on the weekend and she texted me while we were driving home and said she loved it, so I was excited to try it.

It is amazing. It is a sweet apple tea. Don’t really know where to start to describe it, but honestly it was amazing. I recommend it fully.

gmathis

Sounds delicious. Chamomile and apple are made for each other.

Kittenna

I’m no doctor, but I feel like a bit of something is unlikely to have much effect. Regular consumption would be bad, though. My pregnant friend has a sample of mine to try once baby arrives (8 more days for her!)

TheKesser

Yeah I figure a little won’t be too bad.

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drank Candy Cane by Adagio Teas
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Last time I had this tea, I was disappointed ‘cause it wasn’t as creamy as I expected it to be, but this time around, I’m loving it. Maybe it’s ‘cause I haven’t had Santa’s Secret in so long that this one is just jumping out at me and making me just love candy canes and peppermint all that much more.

It’s very refreshing. The minty-ness is leaving me feeling refreshed and it’s just such a wonderful Christmas tea. I’m glad this one is pretty basic so I can enjoy it while pregnant.
I think this one would be great with cream. I know, I know, Cream?! But yes, I think it would even try it with cream ’cause it would make it a nice creamy goodness.

Either way, I’m going to be enjoying this tea a lot over the next few months. Another tea that I’m going to try and drink up fast. :)

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Why do I keep torturing myself with bagged tea/machine teas. Silly for me to say and very over dramatic, but still… Why do I do it? haha

I had a little bit of this one today. I remember the two weeks ago when I had this one before and it was just bad. It tasted like powder. I know that’s weird to say, but it’s true. There’s just something very powdery about this one.

Anyways, today I thought I’d try it as a latte with the steamed milk package that they had. I just had to do it! Well, I was unfortunately disappointed… again… I didn’t think to add sugar right away, so once I did that, things got a bit better and I liked the idea of a milk “froth” that was on top of it, but something just seemed so… not authentic about it all. It didn’t taste like I felt it should. I had some of it and ended up tossing it.

I won’t be at this work place again, so I’m not too concerned about the temptation to try it again. I keep hoping it’ll get better, but it doesn’t… Sorry tea… but you’re not for me!

Fjellrev

Ain’t nobody got time for that! Don’t torture yourself. :)

TheKesser

Hahaha you are so right!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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I get to utter the words that I haven’t said for a long time… SIPDOWN!

I have used up pretty much all of this tea. I have a small bit left that I’ll mix with something else yummy, but for all purposes right now, it’s all gone. I love this tea. I am totally in love and will always have it in the cupboard. It’s too good not to. That being said, now that it’s gone, I’m going to try and be good for a bit and not get anymore until the Davidstea spring collection comes out ’cause I need to drink more of my other teas down first.

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I believe this was the tea I had this morning.
I wasn’t overly impressed with this one. It was very bland to me. I added milk and sugar, but it still didn’t seem to make it overly nice. I was expecting a lot more flavour as the Metropolitan Tea Company’s loose-leaf version has been so full of flavour and it has an almost slight floral taste to it. This tea though, and I don’t know if it’s the brand or the fact it was a bagged tea, but either way, didn’t have very much to say for itself at all.
Definitely wouldn’t get this one again, but it was something to start my day off with if nothing else… and it was decaf so that’s good.

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This tea isn’t too bad. I had it while killing an hour waiting for work to start. I found the chocolate subtle, and the peppermint was just right. I still had a bit of rooibos flavour come through, but it wasn’t too much.
It help up well to milk and a tiny bit of sugar. I didn’t drink the whole cup, but I did enjoy what I had.
Now to just get our furnace working…

TheKesser

And I think we’re finally good now with the furnace too. It’s been a good day.

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So, I went for tea yesterday with a friend who is also pregnant and the coffee shop has this as their tea line.

This tea was a favourite of mine for a long time. I had a different friend buy me this one years ago and I drank it every night as I worked 4-midnights and it was just a great after dinner wind down kind of a tea. I always loved it. Then I got introduced to the loose-leaf version and I couldn’t be happier as it’s even better than the bagged.

But this tea is very good. It’s nice and smooth. It brings back so many good memories. It was so nice to have again and even though I’m still a fan of loose over bagged, this is a great option when you’re on the go ‘cause flavour-wise it’s very very good. It’s quite similar to loose-leaf. It’s very full of flavour. It’s not lacking in that way at all which can sometimes happen. Definitely recommend this one.

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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).

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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