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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
698 tasting notes

Re-steep from yesterday. Mint has diminished and the chocolate has become textural. It’s weird. Must have melted more the second time around, I keep getting a ring of chcoolate around my mug. Still nice, but thinned out.

KeenTeaThyme

Hey, DT spokesperson – lol – which DT teas do you recommend? I’ll be placing an order this week or next and need some ideas of good teas. :)

Uniquity

Apparently I’ve tried way less DT than I thought! (I apparently have a bunch of kinds I bought but didn’t try yet. Naughty! Anyway, I’m trying to keep your reaction to red rooibos in mind (I think it’s you that can’t have it??), but you should double check just in case.

-Zing Me (Being discontinued, but still online. Ginger-y, apricot-y, I love it. have stocked up 3 or 4 times now)
-Goji Pop (If you’re up for a crazy herbal)
-Cloud Nine (For something very different, as long as St John’s Wort isn’t an issue)
-Through the Grapevine (If you’re into sweet grape juice…not much tea flavour that I recall, but most DT is all about flavourings anyway)
-Lime Bang (A good substitute for my beloved mojito)
Earl’s Garden (I know you’re not much for bergamot, but I’ve never got much Earl flavour from this, mostly berries)
-Senchamental (Apparently I haven’t reviewed it yet, but I remember it being a favourite. I’m not much for green tea, so that’s saying something).

If not for the red rooibos issue I would also say Detox and Oh Canada. If you don’t already have a solid mint and you want one, their peppermint and spearmint teas are both yummy too! I also really like their Long Life Oolong, but it’s pricey and maybe not worth it in terms of value. I still haven’t decided. : ) I’m sure LadyKittyKatt would have some great ideas as well!

Uniquity

Ohh…Maybe give Honeybee a shot as well. If only they let you order less than 50 g..

KeenTeaThyme

Cool, thanks! And yes, I’m the one with the red rooibos issue. (darnit, too, I wanted Frank’s blend over at 52teas this week.)

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KeenTeaThyme

Hey, DT spokesperson – lol – which DT teas do you recommend? I’ll be placing an order this week or next and need some ideas of good teas. :)

Uniquity

Apparently I’ve tried way less DT than I thought! (I apparently have a bunch of kinds I bought but didn’t try yet. Naughty! Anyway, I’m trying to keep your reaction to red rooibos in mind (I think it’s you that can’t have it??), but you should double check just in case.

-Zing Me (Being discontinued, but still online. Ginger-y, apricot-y, I love it. have stocked up 3 or 4 times now)
-Goji Pop (If you’re up for a crazy herbal)
-Cloud Nine (For something very different, as long as St John’s Wort isn’t an issue)
-Through the Grapevine (If you’re into sweet grape juice…not much tea flavour that I recall, but most DT is all about flavourings anyway)
-Lime Bang (A good substitute for my beloved mojito)
Earl’s Garden (I know you’re not much for bergamot, but I’ve never got much Earl flavour from this, mostly berries)
-Senchamental (Apparently I haven’t reviewed it yet, but I remember it being a favourite. I’m not much for green tea, so that’s saying something).

If not for the red rooibos issue I would also say Detox and Oh Canada. If you don’t already have a solid mint and you want one, their peppermint and spearmint teas are both yummy too! I also really like their Long Life Oolong, but it’s pricey and maybe not worth it in terms of value. I still haven’t decided. : ) I’m sure LadyKittyKatt would have some great ideas as well!

Uniquity

Ohh…Maybe give Honeybee a shot as well. If only they let you order less than 50 g..

KeenTeaThyme

Cool, thanks! And yes, I’m the one with the red rooibos issue. (darnit, too, I wanted Frank’s blend over at 52teas this week.)

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Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

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: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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