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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
537 tasting notes

Half Pure Chai, half Glitter and gold.

After being disappointed with Pure Chai from Davids, I thought I would spruce it up a bit with some glitter and gold. I’m trying to use up this Pure Chai I was given, but it’s just hard to when you don’t care for it… Sorry friend that gave it to me.

Anyways, combining these two is weird. They are having a power struggle to decide which one is the predominate one. I can make out the cinnamon from the glitter and I can make out some of the chai, but they seem to be such strong teas on their own, that they clash.

Don’t recommend this combo. You’d think that the combo would be dynamite, but it’s really not… Oh well… such is life.

Originally I had planned to make a latte out of the pure chai, but I still haven’t done that. Maybe at this point I’ll just give the rest of this away…

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drank Southern Belle by DAVIDsTEA
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I haven’t had this one in two years. After trying it again today, I really don’t mind it! It’s surprising. I’m glad that I am trying this one again. I might drink it up soon.

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drank Cosmopolitan by Steeped Tea
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Bought last summer but not reviewed yet… I seriously need to reign in the spending and drink up! It’s teas like these that I’ve bought but not drank yet that remind me it’s time to get cracking!

Anyways, having this one hot. It’s not too bad! I’m very surprised considering I don’t like hibiscus and yet it’s the first ingredient. It’s a touch tart, but not overly. And it has the apple and other fruits in there coming through. I didn’t use boiling water so that might make a difference, but if not, than this tea is pretty good. I think I would make this up into an iced tea for tomorrow maybe. I’m just so thrown and surprised by this one!

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drank Lime Fizz by The Tea Haus
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Another tea I’ve had forever, but never logged. This one I’ve had probably somewhere around 3 years now too… Oops…

I remember having it in the last and not really caring for it, so it sat in the cupboard… and sat in the cupboard… and… well… you get it.

Tonight I made an iced tea. I thought I had made it strong, but I should have made it stronger ‘cause of its age. So I have another steeper with it steeping in that looks like it’s going to be extra strong, so hopefully that’ll be good.
But the one I had tonight wasn’t super good. I found that it wasn’t strong enough and it had a weird… fizziness/bite to it. I think it’s the pepper in it. Which, if it has that, it’s living up to it’s name, but for me, I found it was just odd… I’ll review differently tomorrow or even tonight if I decide to try it now instead of waiting.

After this large steeper full I have a few spoonfuls left… we’ll see how the iced tea goes. If it’s not good, I might say goodbye. If it’s good, I’ll make some more tea… we’ll see.

Edit I tried the stronger version of this one that I made into an iced tea. I don’t care for it. It’s that weird bit aftertaste, which could be totally its age more than anything, but either way, I’m not impressed. Bye tea!

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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
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I have been holding onto this one for a long time. My last review was a year ago… oops.

Anyways, looking back at my last note of this one, I have to say the same thing I did last time. This tea is smoooooth. Like, damn. So good! Nothing, absolutely NOTHING added to this tea. It is just the nicest tea ever.
It’s a bit more costly than I usually would spend on a tea, but with this one, it’s worth it. I absolutely would this one again. In fact, when I get some birthday money (Oct. or Christmas) I’m going to get myself a tin. And I’m going to looooove it! By that time, I should have gotten through a few of my others I’m hoping.

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drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m at a new job. The temp agency placed me for three days at this job and I’m really not sure what to think. I feel very lost about what I’m suppose to do… So I have some filing that’s taking me forever, so that’ll fill the time.

Anyways, I made this this morning as I wanted something different… something I Hadn’t had in a while. This one has been a few months probably. It’s very delicious. I know I said that last time I reviewed it, but honestly, it is. It’s a sweet tea so no sugar needed. I’ve got some milk in it as I wanted it to be a bit smoother… I always add milk to my black teas.

Anyways, I’m quite content with this tea. It is sweet, but I honestly think I will be drinking this one up fast now that I remember how nice it is. I need to start trying to make lattes at home again. This one would make a fantastic latte!

WHat’s your favourite directions for making one? I want to do this right…


Good luck on the new job!

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The Queen of Tarts
She had lots of heart
So I decided to make her into an iced tea.

Steeped it strong,
Thought I couldn’t go wrong,
Yet the tea seemed to blow me away.

But it wasn’t the way
I hoped it would
It puckered my lips,
Squinted my eyes
In the end I had to share it… give it away.

Okay, so my poetry could use some work. But holy moly… this is a crazy tea. It lives up to its name. It is tart. Too tart. It’s far too much for me. I made it as an iced tea and let my mom and my husband both try it… They loved it, I hated it. Hibiscus is centre stage here, and that’s all I can taste. Bleck.

Anyways, I ended up giving my tin to my mom as she said she’d drink it down no problem. Bye tea!!


Perfect review! Bravo!


Thanks! :)

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drank Bluest Blueberry by Steeped Tea
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From my Great Blueberry Taste-off this morning:

Blueberry tea with a black tea base. I’m noticing the blackberry touch, and although it’s nice in its own right, it’s not my thing.

Have other blueberry teas I prefer more.

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drank Wild Blueberry by Steeped Tea
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From my Great Blueberry Taste-off this morning:

I’m just not liking this one at all really. The hibiscus is making it weird and combined with the raisins, I just don’t feel that this one is for me at all. This one is really baffling to me. It’s not as bad once it cools down quite a bit, but I’m more of the type to drink my black teas HOT. I don’t usually wait until they are cooled down a bit.

I definitely prefer other blueberry teas to this one. Won’t restock this one. Actually probably going to give it away, so I’ll call this a Sipdown (sort of) and give it to my aunt.

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drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
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From my Great Blueberry Taste-off this morning:

Lovely white tea base. Not bitter at all (yaaay steeping right!). The blueberries aren’t overpowering, but they are quite delicious. A subtle taste, but very, very good. The base of this one is very lovely too.

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Updated Dec. 14/16
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 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 the proud mommy of two sweet little boys! One born Feb. 3/15. He showed up 4.5 weeks early, but thankfully after a week in the hospital he’s great now. :)
The second one came just Monday evening at only 2 weeks early so he’s healthy and perfect!
Life just got so much more busy and crazy but I’m so excited.
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).

Green teas, pu’erh, and matcha are starting to grow on me but I’m very picky about them still. I am finding I like pu’erh tea cakes much better than loose. And with matcha I much prefer flavoured ones over straight.

I still don’t really care for mate teas but there a couple that are the exception to that.

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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