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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
672 tasting notes

I hab a cold…snif.fle..sneeze…and just got my DAVIDsTEA shipment from Canada today…so against my better judgement (just knew this was not going to cut it) I did a 5 minute steep of this with some sweetening, no milk (yucky). Howdy Doody Hollywood! Almost had a miracle cure! Fantastic margarita madness citrus mandarin like those orange slice candies…you know the ones…gum drops. Made me feel better, not bitter.

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec
Bonnie

One thing that I’ve tried before that I might do again in the Summer is simmer some tea like this one with honey, strain and enjoy. This is especially good with a tea that has habiscus and makes a slightly pink honey. Nice on berries with Greek yoghert or in a duller tea.

Anthony Bazic

Yum yum yum!

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81
drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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So far I think this is really tasty. I’ve had 2 pours and like others before me I can say this is nice and strawberry flavored with creamy vanilla. No bitterness. It is best to add some sweetening and cream to make a good round rich desert. I’m not overwhelmingly blown away. I tried to enhance with some ground pink peppercorns but didn’t add enough. Will try again and get back with the results. I just think it needs some pop or punch. I like flavor that goes into more than 2 levels and this tea seems to stop at 2.

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
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Tried this last night while watching TV. Had it with cream and slightly sweet on a 5 minute steep. Nice rich mocha coconut flavor without the coconut being too overpowering. Good drink on a cold evening. As I got to the second and third cup there was no issue with bitterness. I do think that the cream did help since I drink it strong. No problem with caffeine jitters either. This may not be my favorite but it is a go to hearty blend when you don’t want a fruity or vegital tea.

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88
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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Drank this again…this wonderful…yummy mouthfull of goodiness…oh yes Goji Pop…delicious ripe fruit and no over tartness or bitterness even if you let it steep long and pour once, twice, three times and you are the Winner! This is not a apple strawberry oh I’ve had this before tea. There is more ripe pineapple guava sunshine without being able to distinguish what it is that is so elusive. Like wine tasting…go figure it out for yourself. Good mood lifter. Can’t be grumpy with this one. My almost favorite!

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
672 tasting notes

Oh joy…mouth watering like one of those rainbow popcycles you had as a child with the orange and other fruit flavors all running together….sunshine. I like this best without milk and strong…a second steep and a third works…a bargain! Do sweeten to enjoy this tea fully. Iced or FROZEN will be awesome when the weather changes!

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec

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87
drank Monkey Fart by 52teas
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I had to buy this for my 11, 9 and 7 year old grandsons who are way into tea. I mean MONKEY FART TEA! As soon as it arrived I rushed over and my daughter put on the pot to boil. (each boy has their own tea set) The first pour was too weak. Need to have enough tea and enough time steeping for good flavor but you can tell that this is a great creamy banana desert tea. You could play with other tea and make a variety of drinks with a tiny addition of some chocolate sprinkles. (Yep I know how to be a Grandma!)

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec

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90

This tea is lovely. Nice cream vanilla and light creamsicle bergamont flavor without bitterness. I hate overpowering Earl Grey where you can’t distinguish the layers of flavor and this is just what Earl Grey should be. I tried with and without cream and light and heavy steep. Even second pour. Can’t find a fault. This is the tea you give as a gift to someone you really like! The perfume is awesome.

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drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
672 tasting notes

Wonderful coffee, mocha caramel flavor. I like this steeped for a long time and lavished with cream and sweetened. Yes you can make a latte’ with this…so good. I can taste the earthiness although some coffee’s that I’ve had right from the plantation and roasted from the raw bean taste more earthy too. This would be a good subsitution for those who like coffee after a meal.

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec

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5
drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Hum this is an interesting flavor. Had to think about what was missing in the Carrot Cake flavor and I think I have it….cinnamon! I put a cinnamon stick in my cup, gave a stir, some sweetening and a little cream and it picked up the experience considerably. You do need to steep fully though. No weak tea. Without the addition of spice the tea is a bit perfumy with some carrot and not enough cream/vanilla to carry the theme.

Preparation
6 min, 45 sec
Faith

Might have to try the cinnamon stick trick, I’ve been meaning to try this tea but the reviews haven’t been good.

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drank Five Taste by Puripan
672 tasting notes

I used the amount of herbal berries listed on the package but the tea was too weak so I doubled for the second pour and let it steep 4-5 minutes. The taste will not get bitter. Very lemon=cranberry tang which I think is enhanced with a little sweetening. Would be awesome iced. REALLY TANGY!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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http://www.teaandincense.com
Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

Location

Fort Collins,Colorado

Website

http://www.teaandincense.com

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