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drank Cotton Candy by Della Terra Teas
300 tasting notes

Seriously, guys, you are all just a bunch of enablers. OMGsrsly peer pressured me into having a small evening foods, I made a pitcher of Jardin Sauvage because of TheTeaFairy, and then DTT posted about bringing old blends back into stock and I remembered this and absolutely had to have it.

And yes, this sample is still alive and there is enough left for one more cup. I was going to have some on my birthday, but I ended up having so much other good stuff there was no room for more tea.

This is still so tasty.

And I still feel dirty for liking it so much.

Considering possibly nudging it up five points. Shhh. Tell no one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

Does it actually taste like cotton candy though?

Anna

Not even remotely. Here is what I think it tastes like: http://steepster.com/clareborn/posts/227538

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Hilarious, yes we are a bunch of enablers, aren’t we? Like I spent my entire day under a blanket, reading a book and sipping oolong because of TeaTiff! ( yes, I proudly play the blaming game!!)

Anna

IT’S EVERYONE’S FAULT.

VariaTEA

So it seems like my first thoughts about this being similar to DAVIDs Birthday Cake is probably right. Thank you for sharing :)

OMGsrsly

LOL. I can’t believe that you reading “frozen girlfriend” from my gf lasagne made you HUNGRY.

Anna

THAT OBVIOUSLY MEANS GIRLFRIEND LASAGNE OKAY.

Also girls are totally tasty.

Anna

And VariaTEA – I haven’t tried that yet, but I’m going to try to trick Sil into getting some for me for our swap!

VariaTEA

No need to trick Sil because I have lots and am happy to share. Also, I will be by David’s tomorrow and can pick stuff up :)

Anna

Aww, thank you. You’re the best. <3

Sil

hey! i need tea to send to her! don’t steal things i can go get for her! lol

VariaTEA

Sil, I am sure there is plenty to send and this way I save you a trip to DAVIDs.

Anna

No, because Sil must go there and get me the Movie Night she LOATHES BEYOND WORDS AND COMPREHENSION.

It’s pretty funny.

Anna

Also I love you guys.

VariaTEA

Alright. So I will leave this for Sil to get you unless instructed otherwise prior to our eventual swap

Sil

lmao…. it’s all a vicious plot to make me go to davids…but i’m ok with that… though honestly, we should all just get together and make one GIANT BOX for anna that takes like 2 ppl to carry…

OMGsrsly

I’m packing my box as full to 500g as possible. Scale is out, and everything. :D :D :D

Sil

…uh that’s anna’s box right?

lol

OMGsrsly

Yes. My box for Anna, I meant. Clarification achieved. Although your box is a little bigger than Anna’s, Sil.

VariaTEA

Sil, we should!! Just combine everything and it will be a cupboard explosion of tastiness.

Sil

Bigeger…but lighter? hopeful

OMGsrsly

Lighter only due to Anna’s non-tea contents, I think.

OMGsrsly

I’ll weigh before I finally manage to send (next week now because I’m visiting family this weekend) and report back. :D

Anna

Aaaaaaaaaah THE REVENGE OS SIL.

Anna

Wait, I just read this whole thing – OMGsrsly, what are you DOING?! What is in this box? I DEMAND TO KNOW. No, wait I don’t want to know. Or… no. But. NO. ARGH.

OMGsrsly

I am not in the box. Do not fear. (I do not weigh less than 500g.)

Anna

It would be so awesome if you were in the box and I opened it and you came walking out and it turned out YOU’VE BEEN THAT SIZE ALL ALONG.

Anna

Also, you’re lucky you don’t weigh less than 500g, because otherwise I would never let you out of my purse and that might get boring for you.

OMGsrsly

I guess it would depend on what you have in your purse! Any interesting books? :)

Anna

I would build an entire kingdom for you in my purse.

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VariaTEA

Does it actually taste like cotton candy though?

Anna

Not even remotely. Here is what I think it tastes like: http://steepster.com/clareborn/posts/227538

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Hilarious, yes we are a bunch of enablers, aren’t we? Like I spent my entire day under a blanket, reading a book and sipping oolong because of TeaTiff! ( yes, I proudly play the blaming game!!)

Anna

IT’S EVERYONE’S FAULT.

VariaTEA

So it seems like my first thoughts about this being similar to DAVIDs Birthday Cake is probably right. Thank you for sharing :)

OMGsrsly

LOL. I can’t believe that you reading “frozen girlfriend” from my gf lasagne made you HUNGRY.

Anna

THAT OBVIOUSLY MEANS GIRLFRIEND LASAGNE OKAY.

Also girls are totally tasty.

Anna

And VariaTEA – I haven’t tried that yet, but I’m going to try to trick Sil into getting some for me for our swap!

VariaTEA

No need to trick Sil because I have lots and am happy to share. Also, I will be by David’s tomorrow and can pick stuff up :)

Anna

Aww, thank you. You’re the best. <3

Sil

hey! i need tea to send to her! don’t steal things i can go get for her! lol

VariaTEA

Sil, I am sure there is plenty to send and this way I save you a trip to DAVIDs.

Anna

No, because Sil must go there and get me the Movie Night she LOATHES BEYOND WORDS AND COMPREHENSION.

It’s pretty funny.

Anna

Also I love you guys.

VariaTEA

Alright. So I will leave this for Sil to get you unless instructed otherwise prior to our eventual swap

Sil

lmao…. it’s all a vicious plot to make me go to davids…but i’m ok with that… though honestly, we should all just get together and make one GIANT BOX for anna that takes like 2 ppl to carry…

OMGsrsly

I’m packing my box as full to 500g as possible. Scale is out, and everything. :D :D :D

Sil

…uh that’s anna’s box right?

lol

OMGsrsly

Yes. My box for Anna, I meant. Clarification achieved. Although your box is a little bigger than Anna’s, Sil.

VariaTEA

Sil, we should!! Just combine everything and it will be a cupboard explosion of tastiness.

Sil

Bigeger…but lighter? hopeful

OMGsrsly

Lighter only due to Anna’s non-tea contents, I think.

OMGsrsly

I’ll weigh before I finally manage to send (next week now because I’m visiting family this weekend) and report back. :D

Anna

Aaaaaaaaaah THE REVENGE OS SIL.

Anna

Wait, I just read this whole thing – OMGsrsly, what are you DOING?! What is in this box? I DEMAND TO KNOW. No, wait I don’t want to know. Or… no. But. NO. ARGH.

OMGsrsly

I am not in the box. Do not fear. (I do not weigh less than 500g.)

Anna

It would be so awesome if you were in the box and I opened it and you came walking out and it turned out YOU’VE BEEN THAT SIZE ALL ALONG.

Anna

Also, you’re lucky you don’t weigh less than 500g, because otherwise I would never let you out of my purse and that might get boring for you.

OMGsrsly

I guess it would depend on what you have in your purse! Any interesting books? :)

Anna

I would build an entire kingdom for you in my purse.

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I’m going to try all the teas.

Then I will choose a lucky few perfect specimens, and we will live happily together in my tea cupboard.

Forever.

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2014

This year, all bets are off. I am going to drink both peppermint and chamomile and possibly suffer a little. But it’s okay – it’s for science.

I’m doing Project Jasmine, Project Peach and Project Unflavoured Green.

In terms of flavoured teas, Lupicia and Mariage Frères have become my massive favourites, and I have learned that Dammann Frères/Fauchon/Hédiard and Butiki aren’t really for me.

The O Dor, Adagio and Comptoir des thés et des épices are all on this year’s I’d like to get to know you better list.

2013

Getting back into tea drinking last fall, I was all about rooibos. This past spring has been all green tea, all the time, with some white additions over the summer. Currently attempting a slow, autumnal graduation to black teas. Oolongs are always appropriate.

The constant for me, flavour wise, is the strong presence of fruity and floral notes. Vanilla is lush, as long as it’s not artificial. Peach, berries, mango. Cornflower, rose, lavender.

No peppermint.

No chamomile.

No cinnamon.

Ever.

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My ratings don’t reflect the ‘What does this tea do for me?’ standard, but rather my own ‘What would I do for this tea?’ scale.

100-90
My absolute favourites. Teas I would travel for – or, in any case, pay exuberant postage for, because they simply have to be in my cupboard. Generally multi-faceted teas with complex scents and flavours. Teas with personality. Tricky teas.

89-80
Teas I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again if and when I came across them. Tea purchases I would surreptitiously weave into a travel itinerary (Oh! A Lupicia store! Here?! My word!).

79-70
Teas I enjoyed, but don’t necessarily need to make any kind of effort to buy again.

69-0
Varying degrees of disinterest and contempt.

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