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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
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This was my “get to work” tea today…A great routine to get into. Not much new to say – It has a goood taste – sweet and fruit. Can steep forever since it’s a rooibos, and it makes an awesomely ugly green colour. I find todays mug a little muted, but I was recently chewing mint gum, so that is likely the cause. By the way, mint is, surprisingly, pretty okay with this tea. Maybe I’ll do a cup with some peppermint thrown in some time and see what happens!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Kittenna

Interesting about the mint and rooibos tea going well together. I actually went into a DT chewing minty gum of some sort, and they offered me a sample of Rooibos de Provence. I assumed it would taste awful since I had been chewing gum (and it ruins many things, particularly drinks), but I tried it anyways and could taste the amazingness along with the gum. Strange!

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Kittenna

Interesting about the mint and rooibos tea going well together. I actually went into a DT chewing minty gum of some sort, and they offered me a sample of Rooibos de Provence. I assumed it would taste awful since I had been chewing gum (and it ruins many things, particularly drinks), but I tried it anyways and could taste the amazingness along with the gum. Strange!

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I am a lover of many things, but my passions include my records, tea and books (not necessarily in that order!) I embrace local food and good cooking as much as I can, and place great value on time with family and enjoying the bounty of nature. As of January 2014 my husband and I finally moved to the country to be closer to family and continue our journey in a family home. We have been wanting to do this for a couple years, so we are very excited to follow our hearts. We also have a wonderful kitty named Emma that is the princess of the house.

I am drawn toward good Chinese blacks, enjoy some herbals and the odd roasted oolong. Greens and whites can make me nauseous, but I will have flavoured ones on occasion. While I don’t yet adore puerh, I am giving it my best effort. Chamomile and coconut are the devil though, I wish they didn’t exist. Mint has been a particular favourite of mine since childhood, and I enjoy both flavoured and pure teas though unflavoured blacks are tops for me.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: WOW. This is the cream of the crop.
71 – 80: This is a solid tea. I enjoy it, and would recommend it to others, but may not repurchase.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. May try again to improve.
41 – 60: Bleh. Might finish it, but it’s not to my taste OR just doesn’t impress me at all.
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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