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drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried this one on the advice of one of the customer service folks at Davidstea. I thought I might as well.

She recommended a 45sec steep for the first one. I figured that would be far too short. How could you get enough flavour out of it for it to be enough? But I followed her recommendations and I’m glad I did. It ended up being fantastic. It’s strong but not bitter and it was quite nice too. I enjoyed it a lot. I will have to do another few steepings to tell you more about the flavours I get from it. But otherwise, quite nice indeed!

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I haven’t had this one in ages! I’ve been trying so hard to hold onto it and not drink it all up right away that I haven’t had it in over a year and I’m wondering now why I did that?!

This tea is so nice. I think mine isn’t as strong as it was before, but it’s still lovely and still delicious!

I think it’s just that I find a tea that I love and I don’t want to have to get use to not having it in my cupboard. So many times I’ll find a tea that I love but it’s only seasonal. Then, when it’s all gone… it really makes me sad.

I always end up liking the teas that don’t stick around… I believe this one is permanent, but I’m not too sure. Teavana is harder for me to get to though, so I don’t usually get their teas… plus this is one of two that I actually like.

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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Delicious! I hadn’t tried this one yet even though I’ve had it for a while now. It’s really quite tasty. I liked the fruitiness of this one and that it didn’t have any bitter tones at all.

I don’t remember much more about this one as I had it this morning, but I’d definitely have it again.

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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is smooooooth. I wasn’t sure what to expect of this tea, but having it now, it’s amazing how smooth it really is. It’s delicious. It’s not too strong or bitter. I’m surprised by this one for sure.

I’m going to enjoy this one.

TheKesser

I realize now too, I used like double of the leaves I was suppose to. Silly sleepy brain of mine thought I was using a bigger cup. I’ll have to try this one again and use the proper amount. Even at double it was amazing.

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drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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My hunny got this one as a to go iced tea.

It is amazing! This one really does taste like juice or punch. It’s absolutely amazing. I see at least 100g in my future for this one.

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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
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Had this one as a to-go today.
Amazing!

This tea is delicious! Fantastic coconut flavour against a nice light base. The white tea is the perfect pairing for this tea. Nothing added to this one today. It doesn’t need it.
I purchased 25g of this one but I foresee 100g tin in my future.

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
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I love the idea of this tea. It’s chocolatey, it’s got some fruity-goodness in it… it smells like heaven, but I found myself not as happy with it as I thought I would.

I like the chocolate part, but the chocolate in Read My Lips seems a bit nicer.
I found that the rose petals didn’t work for me personally. It’s definitely not my thing.
I can appreciate this tea for what it is, but it’s not for me. I didn’t like it as much as I had hoped I would.

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drank Kokomo Green by DAVIDsTEA
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I just got this one last night from my dad. He’s been great for picking up teas for me! He’s awesome! [and not just for getting me tea ;)]

I’m wishing I had steeped this for only 3 mins and added a bit more of the fruit. It’s definitely got a bit of grassiness that you would expect from a green tea. The fruit is nice but definitely on the light side. I’m going to have to have some more of it before I fully give it a rating. He got me lots too so I have tons of time to rate it :)

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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1tsp of English Caramel at the Tea Haus
1tsp of Courtlodge from the Metropolitan Tea Company

The last bit of my courtlodge was combined with English Caramel, and steeped for 3 mins.

I found that the caramel flavour was still there and nice and strong. I didn’t lose any flavour really from the courtlodge. If anything, the courtlodge just seemed to enhance the malty, basic black tea flavour that I get from black teas.

I love the English Caramel, but I’m finding that I’ve definitely hit my limit with this tea. It’s really good, but I think I’m done with this one. I may give what I have left away to a friend. I don’t know if I’ll finish it or not…

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Sipdown! (or at least pretty close to it)

I had my last little bit on its own yesterday. Funny story, I made this one, then when I went to add my milk and sugar, I found out I was out of milk! Booo! So, I went to Tim’s to get a cinnamon roll and I got a couple of the little milk thingys. They didn’t even charge me for it! So sweet!
Anyway, three mins is far too long for this tea. I needed to do more of a 2.5mins or so. It was too strong yesterday.

I’m not sure I’ll miss this one now that it’s out.

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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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