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drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
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Liked this one because it was pretty much a rooibos version of Davidstea’s Daydreamer. I’ll be sad when my sample runs out!

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MTC’s teas are very hit or miss with me. When I first got into tea, I placed a huge order with them because the prices seemed too good to be true. And, of course, I found myself a bit disappointed with a few of their teas I had ordered. But I came away from the experience with a lesson learned.

MTC black teas are super easy to oversteep. I steeped this for about 2 minutes and there was still astringency, even with brown sugar. It has an alcoholic taste to it but it must be decent enough because I found I gulped down the cup pretty quickly without even realizing it. It offers more than one resteep, but I found that I only liked it around the third steeping (more flavour, much less bitterness).

Rating: 45.

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drank Sweet Dreams (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Maple Bacon by Man Teas
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Holy guacamole. The first time I tried this, I almost spat it out. Not because I didn’t like it, but because its actual bacon-ness caught me off guard. The first cup I drank had a pinch of salt and maple syrup, the second had sugar. Both were delicious! My favourite thing about this is its smokiness. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Maple Bacon by Man Teas
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drank Lemon Cardamom Chun Mee by 52teas
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I won’t lie, I wasn’t thrilled about tasting this tea, especially after I wasn’t a huge fan of Sun and Cloud Mist (which I’m determined to give another try because, kitten label!). I didn’t hate this though. It was surprisingly sweet (I’m not used to being able to taste the sweetness in teas without adding sugar. I hope this means my palette is maturing!) so I drank it bare.

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec

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drank Boo-Berry Cotton Candy by 52teas
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Sipdown! I’m hoping to get a few more of those accomplished today since it’s my day off. I have to make room for a big 52teas order I got in the other day!

This one was astringent due to oversteeping, but the blueberry smoothed it out as best as it could. I still prefer 52teas’s Cotton Candy to this one, but it’s still a good cuppa.

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drank Boo-Berry Cotton Candy by 52teas
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drank Merry Cranberry by DAVIDsTEA
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This was interesting. I had been looking for a cranberry tea and was excited to try it. The cranberry and apple dominated this green and the star anise showed up in the aftertaste. I’m not a big fan of anything licorice-like at all, but I could barely taste the star anise (which was a relief!). My search for a cranberry tea continues, though. I think DAVIDsTEA has a cranberry pear tea which would be right up my alley.

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I’m a queer lady in my late twenties who loves cats, comic books, travel, and photography. I fell in love with tea in late 2011. My “tea corner” is now threatening to overthrow the kitchen! I’m the worst at writing so I’m sorry about the babbling messes my reviews will most likely be.

DAVIDsTEA was my first introduction to loose leaf tea and I’ve remained pretty loyal to them (especially since they’re a Canadian company so their shipping price isn’t ridiculous and delivery is speedy!) I’ve recently ventured into teas by 52teas, Della Terra Teas and the Metropolitan Tea Company.

The first teas I really enjoyed were dessert ones (and I still overloaded them with sugar, blech!). I still like them but now I’m trying to get into less-sugary teas. I loooooove me a good genmaicha and have a weakness for most oolongs.

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