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drank Sangria by DAVIDsTEA
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My goodness Tart!

Was VERY nervous to try this one as it has hibiscus, but my mom-in-law loves Sangria teas so when I got a small sample in the mail, I thought why not give it a go.
So I definitely get the hibiscus and the orange, but I didn’t notice the other items all that much. I think they got lost a bit. I used about 2tsp for my 12oz cup at 4mins. I did add sugar to tone down the tart too.

So overall, it wasn’t too bad. It wouldn’t be one that I’d chose on a daily or even monthly basis to grab, so for that reason I won’t be getting this one, but I know my mom will so it’s all good.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Apple Crumble by Steeped Tea
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Another review of this one. I haven’t changed my mind or anything, but I brought a bunch of fruity teas to work to get myself into the summer mode and today it actually looks like summer is coming! WORST. WINTER. EVER. This is one of the ones I grabbed too.

Apples are usually thought of in the fall and wintertime. You get your apple pies with cinnamon ice cream, apple turnovers with whipped cream, and apple cider with cinnamon sticks… But honestly, why not during the summer too? There are some amazing things you can add apples to and it just makes it awesome… Fruit trays, snacks, all sorts of yummy things…

Anyways, I’m going to really enjoy this one today. It’s almost inhaled already and I’m already trying to decide if I want to do another cup of this or go to something else fruity… oh the possibilities.

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drank Caramel Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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So, after me completely raving about this one before, I have now decided I don’t like it. Poor tea… it’s just way too much today. Is it possible that time has actually… almost like sharpened some of the flavours making it less smooth and lovely than I remember it being? Probably not, but I’m not enjoying this one anymore. I only have enough for maybe one more glass so I shall let the rest of this one go and count it as a SIPDOWN.

I am seriously amazed at how my taste buds are changing… and quite fast too considering even just two months ago I loved this one and now I’m so over it.

Not going to change my rating. This tea is good in it’s own right, but I just feel like I’ve moved past it. Maybe it’s cause the weather has gotten so nice out and all I want right now is light fruity teas, even though today is sad and dreary out..? Anyways, bye tea!

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drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
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Another sample from my massive Adagio order.

I don’t care for this one. I’m not getting the fruit flavours from this one at all. I’m getting mostly just the floral/rose taste from it. I’m getting just a hint of coconut to it too. The pineapple is completely lost to me. Because I’m not the type to enjoy rose/florals in my tea, I’m not really enjoying this one at all. I’m drinking it, but I don’t think I’d go for another glass. This one will be given to my mom as she tends to love white teas and florals.


This sounds like it would be good iced, maybe.

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My last review of this one a year ago was a bit… ADD… I started off saying I liked it and by the end of the review I was like… yeah… I don’t know if I’d drink it much. Well, I thought I better try it again as it was a sample I got with my last order.

It’s fine, but Darjeelings aren’t my thing I don’t think. I’ve had this one before and I had another one I bought in Ottawa and that one wasn’t too bad, but again, it really wasn’t my thing. I’m definitely noticing that it is a woody tea that is quite strong in flavour. It has an almost malty taste to it… almost?

Either way, it’s not for me… Sorry tea.

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drank Merry Cranberry by DAVIDsTEA
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I had the weirdest craving for this one yesterday so I thought I better have it today as I didn’t end up having it yesterday…
I have NO idea why I was craving it. I think I must have thought it tasted different or something. I don’t like this one anymore. I think at one time I did kind of like it, but now I don’t. There’s just something about it that isn’t sitting well with me. Who knows. Maybe my tastes have changed that much in the last couple of months? Either way, even though I have enough for one more cup, I shall count this as a SIPDOWN and say goodbye to what’s left.

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drank Watermelon Mint by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is surprising! It’s very much like Luscious watermelon (I don’t want to say exactly the same as I haven’t compared ingredients yet) with the addition of MINT!

I really didn’t know if I was going to love or hate this one. The flavour of mint can be so overpowering that you really have to be careful that it doesn’t take over everything. That’s why if you have a mint chocolate in with other chocolates, the other chocolates will take on the minty-ness. It can be so bad with certain mints that even if they are in different boxes but the boxes are on top of each other, you can still have problems. (I used to work at a chocolate company. It’s really unbelievable how much mint can travel.)

Anyways, here I am. I’m attempting this one. It’s only 50g that I bought, hoping that if I didn’t like it that it wouldn’t take too much to get through. Good news or bad new first… Good news is I LOVE IT! Bad news… I only bought 50g!! hahaha

I still have a completely full tin of luscious watermelon so I’ll work on drinking that up and I’ll start in on this one. I’ll have to stock up a bit as it’s just absolutely amazing.

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drank Bollywood Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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It’s pretty good but I’m not sorry to see it go. I stand by my “I love Saigon Chai more.”
It’s discontinued now so I won’t be restocking it.

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drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve had this one forever. It’s been… three years? It’s been too long and I haven’t been drinking it at all, which is a shame ’cause this one is really good.

Unfortunately it’s losing a lot of it’s fruity-goodness to it. It still has some, but it’s not too much. I almost want to go buy dehydrated fruits to add to it. haha

Anyway good and yes I would get it again. This time I won’t hold onto it so long.

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drank White Peach by Adagio Teas
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Very light peachy tea. I wish I had made it a bit stronger, but it’s quite nice all things considered. I’d drink this again no problem.

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Updated Sept. 22/15
I’m a 30-something-year-old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon.

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. He showed up 4.5 weeks early, but thankfully after a week in the hospital he’s great now. :)
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, white and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too).

I don’t care for mate, green, 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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