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drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
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This was so cute, I came into work and semi stressed because of hmm let’s just say incompetence of the ‘team’ hmm. But I see this envelope labeled ‘Abby’ with a postal of Lupicia Tea. Ahh the little kid in me jumped up and got excited!! Lol and I knew it was from Crystal:)

This tea was included in little tea bags! And may I say good quality tea bags. The smell is amazing, I actually love cherries. I steeped it for 3 minutes, and maybe 30 seconds…not sure. Lol but I like this tea! This is the black tea that I remember growing up. This is referring that I’ve been drinking way too much black tea from David’s and they have that distinguished black tea. Hmm I like this!! Restocking on this hopefully soon.

Ps. I’m somewhat mad at myself, Coachella tickets, and my car payment, and rent, wiped me out, and I couldn’t bring myself to buy a Lupicia Happy Bag. :( hopefully I have room in my next pay check.

TheTeaFairy

Yay for tea mail :-)

Crystal O.

I’m glad you got it! I was going text you, but I didn’t want to ruin the surprise. :D

And isn’t it amazing? I love it sfm.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Yumm don’t want to go in depth with this one, until later..but this tea definitely helps my tea craving. Lol perfect blend, I do have to stay that I steep it less, because the astringency that David’s black tea has this smack lips taste…

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Oh yea, I can get used to this tea. Let’s just face it, about 75% of tea I have, I don’t like it the first time, until I play around with it. But this tea is my “replacement” coffee.

Bumped up rating.

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I swear I thought I posted a note, but I guess not.

Anyways, relaxing day today! Too bad I have to work tomorrow. Wah:( lol.

I’ve had this tea before and I wasn’t fond of it, too tarty! But today, I had it with my new Scandinavian Style Teapot that I am just in love with. This tea tasted amazing tonight. I steeped it for 5 minutes. I had aroma of creamy strawberry, and it tastes like a buttery strawberry dessert! I hate to admit that I’ve never had a rhubarb before. Please don’t judge me. Lol. But I’m really happy with this tea. Though this is a tea that I would have to crave for, not something I can drink over and over again. Yayy btw I also don’t like this tea when it gets cold, too tarty for me.

PS I can not spend on Tea this month because of Coachella 2014!!!!!!!! Sorry, no Lupicia Happy Bags until my next paycheck…(hopefully)
Btw, anyone going to Coachella this year? I already have a plan for my teas. I’m going to cold brew teas, and for my bed teas, I’m going to put boiling water in my Timolinos. Lol I’m going to test the theory of how long Hot water keeps contained I the next couple of weeks. And of all things fail, I’m going to beg the vendors if they have hot water anywhere….I know it will be freaking hot, but idc. :)

Crystal O.

I want to, but lol can’t afford Coachella ever.

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After noon tea!
This came in the Sweet Indulgence Box, and seemed very interesting, the Chocolate Orange has the aroma of Orange Blossoms and chocolate! I steeped it for 5 minutes around 200 F. This is interesting…It has a rich taste of chocolate and then the tartness of oranges. Yet maybe an aftertaste of orange blossoms. Im not sure if I like it….dammit…

Just added warm milk. Its better though I still have the aftertaste. Today is just not the day…

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Ive been eyeing this salted caramel for awhile now, I received this as a sample from David’s Tea. As I opened the package I was slightly disappointed by the fragrance. It smelled like burnt caramel. I mean it smelled good dont get me wrong I just still wanted a more caramel smell.

I steeped it around 4 minutes. As I steep it, the smell is like burnt caramel but it has a floral note? I smell a flower in this, like a vanilla flower maybe. MM eck the taste isnt as good as I thought it would be. So I just warmed up milk and add a bit, mm good? not yet….added some Maple Agave…mm possibly better.

Overall, its not bad, I drank the whole thing, but its not what I wanted either.

keychange

I think a lot of people have been disappointed with this tea. I wonder if there’s another company who does a better blend.

Crystal O.

That’s disappointing to hear. That was one of the teas I’ve been eying.

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drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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Ive probably had this tea so many times now, since October. Other than Pumpkin Chai, I really liked this tea from the Fall Collection and was amazingly excited that I got 250g of this!

This tea smells like Sweet Pistachio Ice Cream in the bag. It is beautiful! lol. Anyways, I really adore this tea, it reminds me of Torrone..this sticky creamy Almond and Pistachio taffy that my family used to get in New York City, more specifically in Italy town. Ahh, beautiful memories of my childhood.

Anyways the biggest tip for this tea is dont steep for too long! I steep it about 3-4 minutes. It also helps if you dont use boiling water! I also think that it tastes better hot then cold. Another thing is that the Mulberry leaves expand a lot!

PS Ive been taking classes on Tea Class, pretty exciting, can I put this on my resume now? :)

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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This has been on my “to-do” list for awhile

Yes, when you open it, it is overwhelmingly sweet, its almost sickening! But this tea is something Im looking for, sweet, and caffeine free!

The first time Ive tried this, it wasnt what I was expected, yea it was bland with a maple flavor? It was something off putting.

The second time: ugh…still not what I wanted out this tea! So I added maple agave…(I had no milk to make it creamy) yea..not loving it again

The third time,last night: alright, so I was craving this all day! something about the fragrance of this tea is addicting!! We were celebrating my sister’s birthday, and yes, I was eating a slice of red velvet while I was brewing this. Oh my, maybe because I havent had a “birthday cake” in a while, but something about this tea came out and damn it was right on that this tea was definitely birthday cake!!!

I cant wait to try this again so I can perfect this tea!

I believe I steeped this for 5 minutes and a little bit of german rock sugar. :)

PS Im going to order some tea from The Tea Merchant! Yay Im moving on from David’s Tea.

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drank Cheeky Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
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I purchased this because I like the blooming lychee, I do like floral teas, and it was on sale!

sad life, it almost tastes like potpourri, I need to play around with this tea, Im not giving up on this. Yet Im probably only saying that because I have 250g of it.
Damn my tea taste is so different from my normal appetite

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so last week Davids Tea had those gifts that were 2 for $40 right? I purchased the Sweet Indulgence box and the Caffeine – Free Box. Both had teas that I was some into and honestly I also just wanted to splurge on myself:) Then I got my box, I didnt realize how small of a sample I get of the different teas! The little tins are so small! You may be get one or two tablespoons of each! I was very disappointed, but at least I have somewhat get to taste certain one. The little tins are cute to keep in your purse too.

Anyways, out of the Caffeine Free Box I grabbed this tea and reading the reviews made me get a craving for Thin Mints. The smell is divine, its sweet but rich, and has hint of mint. it reminds me of Lush’s lip balm Honey Trap. Looking at the reviews; I was aiming to steep it for 4 minutes and 30 seconds…but ended up steeping it at 7…I wasnt too worried because usually Im tolerant to Rooibos.

I was wrong…7 minutes, too freaking long. So after steeping it for that long it smells Medicine-y… :( The taste of course…medicine-y then turns into minty-chocolatey….which tastes good and I get that cool feeling from the mint. But damn, that first taste of medicine sucks, eck…

Im half way through my cup, I should add milk to it but Im in my bed, with my laptop, and my dogs beside me..oh well. I have one more serving for this and I really want to like this tea

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