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75
drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
247 tasting notes

Blue Lagooooooon

I’m having a very long day at work. It probably doesn’t help that I had the worst time falling asleep last night, which made getting out of bed this morning brutel. So, needless to say, I’m exhausted. So, I thought I should have something fun this afternoon to keep me going and cheer me up. Why not one of the new Davidstea spring teas?! I haven’t tried them all yet, but I’m working on it.

This one I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t know much about it when I initially got it, but now that I have it, I’m trying to decide what I think of it. I love the blueberries. It turns the tea a nice almost purple colour which is goregous. The lemon is coming out for sure near the back of my throat, which is fine, and the pineapple is adding a hint of sweetness. Now, I ended up adding some sugar to this one as I found it to be a bit too tart without it, probably from the lemongrass, but just half a tsp in 12oz was enough to change that.
I had originally steeped for the 4min minimum as I very rarely need any longer than that, but this time I ended up doing another few minutes. I’m not too sure how long I steeped for, but I would venture a guess that it was around the 6min mark or maybe a touch more.

Overall, quite a nice treat. I could see it being very nice iced if made properly, which I might try with a cup in the next few days. Maybe it’ll help me forget the snow blizzard we had yesterday and stay focused on the fact the sun is out and things are starting to melt away already.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100
drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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I have for years wanted to try a cucumber tea. I was thinking about buying the cucumber tea from Tea Forte, but I couldn’t wrap my head around the price for something I didn’t know if I would like. So I put it off and off and off, and then DavidsTea comes out with this one and since I can buy as much or as little as I want, I got 50g ’cause my gut was telling me I should.

I’m glad I went with my gut. This tea smells like sweet cucumbers and melons. Almost like a a melon candle! It’s a nice strong smell that I only hoped the taste could live up to. And thankfully it does! I did add a tiny bit of sugar, but I probably didn’t need it. It’s a sweet cucumber tea. The melon and cucumber flavours are amazing together, and I definitely get a bit of a mint even though there isn’t a pinch of mint in there. I like that the melon was added so the cucumber wasn’t hanging out all by itself. I tried a dry cucumber soda once and it wasn’t good. It wasn’t sweet and refreshing like I was expecting. This hot tea is more refreshing. haha

Anyways, long story short, I definitely want to have this one again. I’m going to get at least a tin of this before it goes away. Maybe two tins. It’s really good.

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80
drank Caramel Spice by DAVIDsTEA
247 tasting notes

For real. This poor tea keeps getting forgotten. It’s just not right. This tea is so lovely and yet I never give it a second look in my cupboard.

I have less than 50g of this tea and I decided that it was time that I should drink it up especially since I loved the Sugar and Spice tea by Davids so much that few weeks ago.

The mulberries of this tea make it just lovely. I absolutely love the sweet fruity taste this one has. And it’s so great, I don’t even need to add anything to it. Having it straight up is delicious.

I’ll probably inhale this in no time.

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90

Just finished this today. I made it a bit stronger than normal. 2.5 tsp for 16oz. It definitely was a strong tea. But, it was delicious and I’m glad to have had it.

I’m probably going to stick with my Canadian Breakfast though.

Preparation
2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100
drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
247 tasting notes

SIPDOWN from yesterday.

I absolutely love this tea. I’m very sad it’s gone already. I inhaled it for sure. If it were possible to get more, I absolutely would. If it comes back, I will get it. It’s such a nice lightly sweet mild chai flavour. So delicious.

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100
drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
247 tasting notes

So, I might be wrong, but I don’t think I’ve reviewed this one yet.

I’ve had this tea the last few mornings (with the exception of this morning) and this tea is amazing! It has been calling out to me in my cupboard ‘cause it didn’t quite fit in the holder of the bags of tea that I have, so I thought I better start drinking it up. I don’t remember all the details about this one, but it is a sweet tea that is almost like a really mild chai tea to me. I’ll have to update this one if I find it’s different, but the last few mornings, that’s what it’s really kind of tasted to me.

I love the sweet, slightly spicey taste of this one. I should have gotten more of it.
I’ve been really good and haven’t bought any tea in over a month!! I know that doesn’t sound long, but for me it feels like it has been ages.

Anyways, they don’t have anymore of the website, so I’ll just enjoy what I have. Delicious!!

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90

Well, this is pretty much a SIPDOWN at this point! Only a tiny bit remains of it which means it’ll be mixed with another delicious tea!

Again, really love this one. I overdid it with the steeping today so it was a bit more bitter and stronger than I normally would have gone for… And part of me was wishing I had had my Sugar and Spice tea from Davidstea instead. I think I’m enjoying the flavoured teas just a bit more right now. Must just be a phase. hahah

Anyways, probably would purchase again,… maybe… I think I like my Canadian Breakfast and the Irish Breakfast better though.

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90
drank Irish Breakfast by Steeped Tea
247 tasting notes

I’m just about done this one. I have enough for one 8-oz cup, which means it’ll probably be mixed with something else to make enough for either a 12 or 16 oz cup. So,… that being said, I guess I should consider this a SIPDOWN!

I really enjoyed this tea. It’s a very nice mild black tea that isn’t in your face. I found it to be very much like an orange pekoe and I was totally fine with that. I’d absolutely buy this one again, without a second thought. I’d definitely get the 100g bag tho, as 50g didn’t last me too long.

It holds up really well to a second steeping too. I bet it would even do a third steeping if I tried.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I’m sitting in the Fort Lauderdale airport right now waiting for our flight back to the crazy snow that I hear we got. I’m not looking forward to it but what can ya do? I’m getting back from a 5 day Caribbean cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship: Liberty of the Seas. It’s an absolutely amazing ship and it was fantastic to get away.

Anyway, I had this tea as it was the main one on the ship. I didn’t think it was too bad a t first but my husband commented how it was really not that good and then I got paying attention. It really wasn’t that good at all. It was a plain black tea as advertised with no frills and no fuss. But it wasn’t even decent in my opinion. It’s too bad they couldn’t have had something nicer.
I’ve known people to travel with loose leaf tea before and maybe I should have done the same but I really didn’t want to worry about anything. Loose-leaf tea looks weird and can look like other things. Better to just drink what’s on the ship.

Anyways tea aside the trip was wonderful. We didn’t do a ton of extras and that’s ok. It was so relaxing and nice. I’m very happy we went. We hope to go away again in the next year or two. I think we’re hooked on vacationing. Lol

TheTeaFairy

Your trip sounds fabulous… Makes it hard to come back to cold weather and snow!!!

TheKesser

lol yeah absolutely! Our city got really dumped on for snow this week. I’m hoping that’s the worst of it!

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Wow, how is it possible that I logged this one TWO years ago, but not since?!

Anyways, I had this one again about a week ago or so ‘cause I was craving pop like a crazy person but I can’t drink the stuff anymore. Last year in the fall I think it was, I started having some real issues with any dark-coloured pops… SO like, Pepsi, Coke, Dr. Pepper… It didn’t sit in my stomach well and I ended up feeling sick. Like it wasn’t good. I won’t go into detail, but the pain wasn’t good and I needed a bathroom nearby.

ANYWAYS, I ended up craving pop like I was saying so I thought, “Hey, why not drink some of the Root Beer Float tea. That flavour should kill the craving.”
So, that’s what I did! And it did curb the craving! I was really surprised. I should have bought more of this one. I was so unsure of it when I got it, but now I actually really like this one. It’s delicious.

NOTE TO SELF: Enjoy this one when you are craving pop. It’ll be perfect to kill the craving.

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My love of tea didn’t start until a few years after highschool, when a friend of mine made me an Orange Pekoe tea with milk and sugar. It was like drinking sweet nectar from heaven. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked.

Since then, I’ve branched out to embrace different flavours and kinds of tea.

There’s no question in my mind that loose leaf tea is the way to go. Absolutely NOTHING compares to it. I do have the odd bagged tea but I definitely prefer loose.

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 and green teas I find tricky. I’ve definitely started to love them, but I have to be careful I don’t overdue it and that I don’t oversteep.

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

Keep Calm and Put The Kettle On!

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Ontario, Canada

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