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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
236 tasting notes

So things are pretty sad right now. I decided to come clean about something that a very close friend / colleague was planning at work and now things are tense as all hell. She tried to convince everyone to come in an hour late on the day before the supervisor was supposed to leave for vacation, and when everybody finally showed up, they would go into the CEO’s office and demand that the supervisor be fired. She wanted to do it on the day before the supervisor left for vacation because she wanted to ruin the poor girl’s vacation. The super hypocritical thing is that she would’ve been on vacation on that day, so no consequences would’ve applied to her for refusing to work. She keeps telling me that the bosses love her and that they promised her a promotion in September. There is something awfully wrong about sucking up to the bosses for a promotion and then going behind their backs to fuck with their company. At least I think so.

The whole ‘revolution’ did not end up happening because some people tried to talk some sense into her, telling her that she can’t just fuck with everyone’s minds and jobs over her own problems with management. But that whole situation kept bothering me and it was a huge weight on my shoulders. I knew it would come out eventually (as all stories in offices usually do) and I didn’t want anyone to say “Well Virginia agreed” or “Well Virginia is just as guilty because she knew and said nothing”. So I did what was right for me and I spoke up. I feel like a total piece of shit about it though. I called my colleague and told her it was me who spoke up, and needless to say she is pissed. But I choose honesty and loyalty to the ones I can trust over friendship with shady people any day.

On top of that, my baby’s father are in the process of seperating. I need to make more money for us so I decided to sell my tea, and my makeup. So now I have problems in the workplace, have become a single mother, and am forced to give up the things I love the most to be able to get through it. I’m pretty intensely down in the dumps. At least the response to my stash sale has been very positive and it’s working, so that’s good.

I wish I could get wasted and cry and throw a huge dramatic drunken scene but I have a baby to wake up for so I’m drowning my sorrows in my last few cups of tea. All this to say although I will keep logging on, you probably won’t see tasting notes for a while, since, well, I will have no tea to write about soon lol.

So thank you to everybody who has helped me with my stash sale and I will be living vicariously through everyone’s tasting notes for a while, but I know things will get better and one day I will have a tea cupboard to call my own again.

To anyone who read this whole thing, thanks for caring :P

boychik

So sorry! Hugs

Leah Naomi

You are absolutely not a piece of shit. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. That girl dug her own grave by being SO free with her unprofessionalism, and you have much bigger things to worry about than a coworker who needs to learn a thing or two about ethics. Wishing you tons of good thoughts.

hippiechick 42

So sorry! Just know that you did the right thing!

Marzipan

I don’t think being honest is ever the wrong decision. Keep your chin up!

Sil

hugs you WILL get through this… keep on, keepin’ on…

mj

Ugh, I’ve totally been there with awful coworkers and a tense work environment. I can be so stressful! The most I can do is tell you that I am so sympathetic and 100% supportive of you. I wish I could do more….hugs!

sundaysipping

hugs I am so sorry you’re going through all this.

Tealizzy

Wow! That is a lot to handle! Hugs!!

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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
236 tasting notes

Had this as tea pop today and it was actually really good! VERY sweet, but what do you expect from a cotton candy tea :P

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This has become my daily candy tea.I crave it constantly. Strong toffee, icing and marshmallow notes make it my substitute afternoon sugar fix. I find it really satisfying, because the flavour is very intense, and although it is a bit artificial tasting, it makes me happy.

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I must be steeping this wrong, because the only flavour I get is honey. It’s good, but I feel like it could be great. Anyone have any steeping recommendations that bring out more flavour? The instructions on the package don’t do it for me. I’ve had it a few times and I think 2 cups were “ERHMAHGAWD” and the others were good, but nothing exceptional. I really want to find the sweet spot with this one.

Butiki Teas

The absolute best way to prepare this is gongfu style, it really elevates the tea to amazing honey, pastry, malty goodness.

TheTeaFairy

Yes, yes!!! Total gongfu goodness :-)

MzPriss

Well I got some of this today and I’m doing that in the morning

TheTeaFairy

Oh, I envy you MzPriss…still a TWMB virgin….you will just freak out!!!

MzPriss

I’ve been gaiwan girl lately, so I will just go for it in the morning. I taught a couple of people at work to use a gaiwan today. I took some sheng and we shenged.

MzPriss

I’m looking foward to this and that Four Season Oolong – I may do both in the morning

Sarsonator

You took some sheng and you shenged? Lol. No one ever shengs me at work!

MzPriss

dude. It’s not the best idea I’ve ever had. I was obnoxious. They made me go in my office and shut the door. And I’m the boss.

Terri HarpLady

I’m getting down to the end of my TWMB, & I don’t think I’ve ever done a gongfu session with it. Maybe that will be my plan for tomorrow morning as well.

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Sipdown (insert melodramatic tune here). Every time I drink this, it reminds me of good chocolate milk: sweet, creamy, with rich chocolate and a bit of malt. So long Golden Orchid. We will see each other soon, I swear.

MzPriss

That would make me cry like a baby

Terri HarpLady

I packaged some of this up for Sil today…I’m already getting low on it

MzPriss

I can share. Has Sil had it yet?

Terri HarpLady

Nope, but I’m sending her some, along with the tea we ordered from YS, & half of all my recent samples :)

MzPriss

Squeeeee! That’s awesome.

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UUUUUUGH this is so GOOD! It’s always a bit different, but wonderfully delicious nonetheless. It has a roasty taste with beautiful cocoa notes that get me every time. Yum

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Another one that I’ve been meaning to try but just never got around to it. I love it because it is very different: there’s some nice blueberry notes , with a big splash of cream and some oak notes as well. I love the fruitiness of this cup, because although it does taste like a lot of different fruit as the sip progresses, it’s not too intense, and the flavours develop within the sip as opposed to being like “BAM! I’M A SUPER OBVIOUS (place fruit flavour of your choice here) TEA, WHADDUP!”.

I just re read the description on Stacy’s website and nowhere does she mention blueberry notes. Lol. Maybe my taste buds are weird, but those blueberry notes are undeniable. As it cools down, they fade away, and are replaced with stonefruit flavours.

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drank Oriental Beauty by Butiki Teas
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Ooosh. I don’t know about Oriental Beauty. It is very earthy. Like ear-thay. Something that could almost be something like honey at the beginning of the sip but not quite, imo. Oh no, this really is not for me. I’m sorry cup of tea, I hate to waste :( I will not rate this, because it is not BAD, but I really dislike that earthy taste.

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I’m surprised by the strong melon notes of this tea. The melon is followed by a hint of grass that then transforms into hay. A nice delicate tea, with little complexity and a very smooth body. The texture of it is very soft, and it is making me happy right now :)

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Artichoke, mint, and a slight grassy flavour, with no bitterness or astringency whatsoever. There’s also a wonderful nutty aspect to it, the mouth feel is sublime and it is very fresh. I don’t LOVE green tea, but this cup is very enjoyable.

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I was introduced to the world of tea after trying to find a way to stop binging on sugar at night (I have a bit of insomnia). Then I had the brilliant idea of going to David’s Tea to get some sweet dessert-y teas to replace all the crap I was eating, whilst still satisfying my sweet tooth.

And then I tried an Oolong and I was done for.

So this is me, exploring the world of tea with excitement, spending way too much money on it, drinking impressive amounts of it, and although I do love flavoured teas, I am now beginning to try high quality straight teas, and trying to learn as much as I can. I have rarely been so passionate about something so quickly.

My boyfriend thinks I am crazy with all my teas. I actually hide some from him when I get deliveries, just so he won’t panic haha. When he does say something, I just reply that to me, tasting tea is like tasting wine, and it brings me the same kind of joy as eating chocolate or eating fine food. Only better.

Flavours I Like: Most fruits, Cinnamon, Licorice, Cloves, Pepper, Caramel, Vanilla, Chocolate, Cardamom, Floral Teas, Honey, Coffee, Pastry/Bread, Smoky, Woody

Flavours I dislike: strong vegetal tastes (a little is ok), Rooibos, Mate, Lemon, Raspberry (for the most part), Orange, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Overpowering Mint,

Other than that, un-related to tea, I love make-up artistry, parrots and birds (in real life, not objects lol), crime and trial stories, flowers, baking, wine, reading, collecting teapots and mugs and stand-up comedy.

I love Dexter, Orange is the New Black, Hannibal, all reality food and cooking series…

As I’m re-reading this I can’t help but to notice how I love extra dark things and extra happy things with no real middle. Hm. xD “I like staying up to date on murder trials…and drinking tea while bird watching!” I’m NOT weird, I swear. :)

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