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drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
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I put this note under the wrong tea like two weeks ago, and I’m just now realizing my error! This is the tea I meant to put it under, not HoneyDew Mate!

This definitely a light fruity tea. I have come to realize though that so far I’m not a fan of the mate-based teas. I decided to give the rest of this one away to a coworker. I’m not going to finish it. It’s just something about it that I don’t care for…
Sorry tea!

Sipdown… sorta… not really, but out of the cupboard regardless

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drank Elf Help by DAVIDsTEA
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My last tasting note said very little on how I felt about the tea, but I have to say, today I’m in the same boat! I’m not sure if I’ve had this sample one year or two years, but either way, I’m not a huge fan. It’s definitely a strong green tea with a bit of fruitiness to it. I’m not getting a ton of fruitiness from it, but there is some there. I’m mostly getting the orange flavour, not much of anything else.

This one came in a sampler pack that my dad bought for me. I absolutely love that he buys me tea! It’s so awesome! Anyways, I don’t think I’d get this one again, but glad I got to try it all over again. I only have the smallest bit left so I shall count this as a SIPDOWN!

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drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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This is yummy. It’s actually really similar to red velvet cake actually. But I’m really enjoying it! Very yummy!

MooKiwi

I agree, very similar to red velvet. I even found that they had the same after taste.

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drank Irish Breakfast by Steeped Tea
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I was a bit surprised by this one this morning. I was expecting it to taste like the Kenyan Tiberet (sp?) from Davidstea because the leaf looks almost the exact same, but it doesn’t taste like that. It’s quite a bit milder.
My second cup definitely tasted more like an orange pekoe tea to me. I think if I were to have this again and not expect it to be like the Kenyan one, I’d be better off. I’ll have to try it again before a full review.

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Sipdown! (earlier this week)

I finished this one earlier this week. Time had definitely taken its effects on this one unfortunately but such is life. It was still good, but I’m not going to miss it. I think I’m more of a straight cinnamon-apple tea sort of a person and there many other things going on in this one.
Glad to have had it, not sorry to see it go.

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drank Calm by Wildflowers Tea
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This one also calms the stomach.
I had a very very bad migraine today… to the point of almost being sick to my stomach. I was very close. I haven’t had one this bad is a LONG time! I got some Advil into my system as soon as I was able after work today, but my stomach has really taken a beating.

So this tea, with the its name being Calm, I thought I’d give it a try. It couldn’t hurt right? What’s more calming than lavender? It’s definitely better. I’m still feeling a bit off, but I’m on the right note to feeling better. The head is still feeling a bit tender, but it’s almost back to normal, and frankly, my stomach feels the same.

Raises my cup of tea here’s to feeling back to normal!

caile

Hope you keep feeling better!

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drank Christmas Blend by Tammy's Teas
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There’s a store here in town that sells what I believe is Metropolitan Tea Company tea and the store calls the teas Tammy’s Teas. I have had a few of them now and they are pretty good. I’ve been quite pleased by them. Sometimes I get a dud, but most of the time they’re not bad.

So, last Christmas I got this one and was hoping for the best as it smells amazing! I don’t have an ingredients list for this one, but I do believe this one has oranges, black tea, almonds, strawberry, either rose hips or hibiscus (I think it’s rose hips as I’m not getting the grossness that hibiscus usually gives me), lemongrass… And honestly, that’s about all I can name for sure.
It is absolutely delicious. It’s hard to explain what it tastes like. It’s almost like a root beer smell… but with cinnamon and spice. And it tastes heavenly. I’m very happy about this purchase. I’ll probably go back and try to get more of it this year if it’s for sale.

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Sipdown! (More or less)

I drank most of this one despite my visit to the store being not so good.
I have to tell you tho. I didn’t care for this tea. I couldn’t get a good taste out of it no matter what I did. It was too strong. I tried with less leaves, shorter steep times you name it. Lots of milk and sugar, no milk and sugar… it just came out not good. I didn’t like it at all.

I had enough for probably two cups worth and I ended up throwing it out. I couldn’t do it.
Life is too short to drink tea you don’t like.

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So, I drive the hour to my nearest Davidstea to get a calendar, but of course, by the time I could get there, they were gone :(

SO! I decided that I must absolutely treat myself to a new colour-changing mug instead! It’s the tree one. So pretty!!

I also got a bit more tea than I had originally planned (oops!)
This one I got 100g. I’m definitely getting the peppermint, but I’m not picking up on the white chocolate that much. I’m not too sure why, but I’m really not tasting it. I am noticing that the peppermint tea is more of a smooooooth peppermint instead of the usual bam that peppermint has, but still… I don’t know…
But no worries! I have a full tin worth to enjoy and get to taste the chocolate. I’m sure I will notice it. Maybe it’s just that I’m in such a happy place with the new mug and the really good drive tonight… either way, I’m happy that I didn’t notice it the same.

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1.5tsp for 12oz water 3min steep.

I feel that the 3min steep was a bit too long. I have the slightest bit of bitterness coming through.
I think a 2 or 2.5min steep would have been enough.
I love the coconut flavour against the black the base. I’d definitely get this one again I think, but I’d wait until I have finished up a few others.
I love having milk/sugar added to it. It makes the tea a smoother, creamier tea. Again, I wish I hadn’t steeped it as long, but it is still good.

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I’m a 30-something-year-old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon. Currently I’m actively looking for markets and avenues to get published.

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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