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This tea is AMAZING!!

My dad got a free sample of it one time when he went to DavidsTea, but I’m just now getting to try. I’ve been scared to have it ‘cause I didn’t want to try it and fall in deep love with it ‘cause of the price. I’m scared to love white teas ’cause of the price.

Anyway, so I finally decided to try this one as a coworker of mine just bought it and told me how awesome it really is. So, it’s been in my head for a while now and I thought I’d better give it a shot.

This tea is so good! It’s so smooth and creamy from the coconut, which I can’t get enough of right now, and the mulberries are adding a nice almost caramel taste to it. I just can’t get over how great this tea is. I’m going to do a second steeping shortly. I have enough after that to make one small cup of tea. I’m hoping that I can finish this tea and not be super sad to see it go… :(

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Mystery Tea!! Love it!!

So, Davidstea has been having a naming contest of sorts with this tea. Tons of names have come in. I’m excited to see what the company decides to name this one!

Sweet peppermint and coconut mingle in this black tea to make a lovely calming sweet treat that transports me to around the christmas tree, enjoying candy canes and sweets.

As it cools and the coconut comes out more, it sends me back to summer and to heat. The peppermint refreshes and I sip.

Lovely tea! LOVE it.

TeaJunkie1985

I hope this delicious blend isn’t seasonal! I will seriously flip a table if I can’t get this tea year round!

thecostofsurvival

It sounds like it’s going to be in the permanent collection!

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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SO much tea, too many options, too much love for all things tea!!

Today I haven’t had any tea yet (it’s 4pm). That’s just ridiculous!! Who waits ALL day before diving into their first cup of tea?! ;)

Anyway, another combo! This one is very similar to my last mixing, but this one is Chocolate cake from Davidstea and a mystery black tea!
I’m so mad at myself. I got a few of my plain black teas mixed up and now I don’t know which one is which, so I’ve just been drinking what I have and enjoying the surprise.
But chocolate cake with a spoon of mystery tea seems to be working quite well for me today. I’m enjoying it. It’s a very subtle chocolate tea now instead. I’m liking it much better.

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drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown!

I’m going to miss this one a lot! This tea only gets a 45sec steeping and I increase it gradually as I resteep. It’s a lovely malty tea that’s just nice and smooth. If it were steeped longer, then I know it’d be bitter or not nearly as smooth, so be careful with this one.

But either way, I’ll miss this one and will leave it on my “To repurchase list.”

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown!

I’m trying to get through a lot of my teas so I have only the very best in my cupboard.
It’s going to take a while.

I’m drinking this one down today. It’s so fruity and delicious! I could see this one making a good iced tea for those that like iced tea. (I only like rooibos and herbals iced).

This one is very similar to one that I already have in my cupboard from a different company, with the exception of this having actual real fruit in it! I love that. It’s not just wisps of flavour but real full flavour. But again, still very similar to what I have in the cupboard right now.

I enjoyed this one but won’t miss it too terribly this time.

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Okay, another note about this one.

I have realized that I won’t be getting this one again. I don’t care for it. I will finish it for sure, but I don’t think I’d ever get it again. THis one has hibiscus in it, which if the magazines they gave out would actually list all their ingredients in their teas, I would have known and wouldn’t have gotten this one. It’s an almost ridiculously sweet to me. Yesterday I didn’t even finish it. I’ll be mixing this one with a plain black tea to help me finish it. I have a few plain black teas that I love on their own, but I may have to use to mix. It’s really a shame that they couldn’t have done something a bit softer and mellower. They should have skipped the hibiscus. Then I think the tea would have been a nice strawberry creamy tea.

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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So…. funny story.

I was looking online with a coworker at the Davidstea website, and we saw this one on there. I was floored by how awesome this one sounded. I thought I’d buy some when I went to my nearest store, but then I didn’t end up going. I was looking through my collection and guess what I found! This tea! It makes me wonder though how long I’ve had it… It’s probably been a bit..

So, I decided to have it tonight. It definitely needed some time to cool before I tried it ’cause when it was hot, I found it hard to get much flavour.

Now that it’s cooled, I really like it. It’s got a lemon/lime combo to it. It’s pretty tasty! I did overleaf a little bit ‘cause I know I’ve had it a while and I’m glad that I did. I think I would add a bit more next time. I’ll probably finish this one shortly. It’s yummy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

It’s pretty good iced!

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Last night we had a few friends over and for the first time they saw my tea cupboard! haha My cousin that came over said she was jealous. haha

Anyway, so my husband mentioned that there are a few teas that I have that I really haven’t drank ‘cause I don’t care for them even though I bought 100g thinking I would fall in love. And one he mentioned was Ice Cream Cake by Davidstea. I bought a bunch of that one, but really don’t care for it all that much. It’s not terrible, it’s just too sweet and not really my thing come to find out. So my thought this morning was to dig it out of the back of the cupboard and mix it with something to make it less sweet. And guess what?! It worked!

So for this mixing I paired 1.5 tsp of Ice Cream Cake from Davidstea with 1 tsp of Canadian Breakfast from The Metropolitan Tea Company!

What a fantastic pairing! I added milk and it made it nice! It wasn’t crazy sweet. If anything, it was more of a plain tea with a hint of something else sweet, but not crazy sweet thankfully! I told my hunny that I like the combo and would probably end up finishing it now and I think he’s happy. I know I’ll enjoy this combo.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
yyz

I’ve had a couple of teas like that, that either have too strong or odd a flavouring, or too weak a base for me to appreciate them on their own, but that I have been able to finish or even come to appreciate once blended with another. The joys of having lots of teas to spare for experimentation!

TheKesser

lol definitely :)

Fjellrev

I’ve been doing something very similar with David’s Red Velvet Cake. Waaaay too sweet on its own, so I’ve been pairing it with H&S Florence. How people can drink those cake teas on their own is beyond me.

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Again, tried a couple of times at work to write this review, but the work pc is so old that Steepster won’t load properly to let me write a note. It’ll let me read though thankfully.

Anyway, so I had this one the other day, and normally I wouldn’t write a review on the first tasting of something, but I felt I needed to write something this time.

I found this one to be quite sweet. Now, in all fairness, I did add a touch of sweetener thinking it wasn’t going to be sweet, but it was. Next time I’ll just add milk for the creaminess that I like with black teas, but no sweetener.

The other thing that I was thinking that was odd about this tea is the steeping time they recommend for this one. It says to steep for 3-7 mins. I did it for 4.5mins I believe it was and it was on the bitter side. I need to make sure that I steep for only 3 mins and see where we’re at.

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Sipdown!!

I finished this one yesterday at work. I was trying to write a note on my phone, but it wasn’t going well, so today I shall write it from home!

If I’m comparing this to S’mores from Teaopia, then I have to say that I like S’mores better.
At the same time, I don’t feel it’s fair to compare them. This one is spicier. The S’mores one is almost more subtle.
Anyway, I really did enjoy this one, but at this time I won’t be restocking it. I’m not sure if it’s still in stock or not, but I think I’ll past on this one for now.

I really did like this one though. I feel it is true to it’s name with a slight cinnamon-y adding to it.

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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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