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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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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 like this. It’s nice. But I don’t necessarily feel like writing a ton about it. I’ve never found anything remotely similar to rhubarb in any of the supposed rhubarb teas I’ve had before this one. I am pleasantly surprised to find it here. I like the tang with the vanilla. There’s a strange flavour in there though, it comes and goes in an instant…Is it the hops? I’ve never had it so I really don’t know. I added sugar and I enjoyed it less.

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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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