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drank Osmanthus by Adagio Teas
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I usually mix some of this into whatever I am using for iced tea, and it adds a mild flavor that makes me think of apricot/peach candy or jams. The scent makes me think of Summer.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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This brings to mind mint chocolate chip ice cream on smell, and I was pleasantly surprised to see it tasted the same. This could also pass for mint cocoa if I didn’t already know I was actually drinking tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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86

Doesn’t taste too vegetal or grassy to me, which is a good thing. Tastes smooth and smokey. I didn’t bother sweetening it; it is good just as it is. The people I shared it with enjoyed it as well, including people that “don’t usually like green tea.”

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Sencha Ashikubo by DAVIDsTEA
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Smells: vegetal, salty, and even sugary.
Taste: Very interesting-
I was skeptical a tea could taste “buttery” after reading some of the other reviews on this, but it does remind me a little bit of buttered shellfish (in a good way). I’m also getting a mild grassiness, and faint sweetness. I got this in a sample, and will have to buy some more and experiment with different temperatures and steep times. Overall I think this is a winner.

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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Man this tea has a lot going on. Out of the myriad of flavors going on I mostly taste cinnamon and a roasty nuts. Has a red color to it that I assume comes from the beet.

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81

Taste and smell is mostly cinnamon and tea, but it’s not overpowering. Smoother mouthfeel and taste than most of the other chais I’ve had. It reminds me a bit of a lot of christmas blends I’ve had. In latte form it’s good, and probably in my top 3 chai latte list. As it’s cooling I’m starting to taste more of the pepper.

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

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drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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Smell: All Berry.
Taste: This is totally reminding me of all of the berry bubble gum I loved as a kid, bringing me back in time. I don’t really taste any of the maple syrup in here, but then again I don’t feel like reaching for the sugar; this seems sufficiently sweet by itself. I don’t like many fruity flavored teas, but I would re-order this.

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79

The peach flavor in here tastes and smells natural, which is a plus. They did a pretty good job on blending the flavors, nothing is too overpowering. I’m not usually a huge fruit-and-tea-mixed-together fan, but I could see myself making iced tea out of this in the Summertime.

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82
drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
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Wow this smells fruity. It tastes mostly like peach, but also reminds me of mango. There is kind of a refreshing minty effect I’m getting on mouthfeel. It’s pretty popular with the people I’m drinking it with.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been drinking tea since I was a young, as a way of relaxing before bed. I ventured out from bagged, mass produced tea when I tried some loose leaf Earl Grey at the old man’s house years back. I’m still not too proud for the occasional bagged stuff, saving my snobbery for hard to find craft beer.

I gravitate towards Chinese black-tea varieties, Japanese greens, unflavored oolongs from wherever, and the occasional “I cant sleep” type of herbal teas. I signed up so I can keep track of the teas I’ve tried, and what I want to keep in my cupboard on the regular.

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