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Finishing this one off from my Touch of herb try me pack. This is not my favorite tisane, but with so many ingredients that I don’t like (chamomile, cardamom, and St. John’s Wort) I’m astonished that I didn’t just try to pass this off on my brother. I wouldn’t buy it again, but it was worth a try.

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
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Breyer’s used to make a novelty Simpsons ice cream called “Cookie D’oh!” that I used to love. But now I can’t say Cookie dough like a normal person :P

I dumped a little extra leaf in this today just as an experiment and oh yummers! This is a delicious hot tea, and the smell truly reminds me of cookie dough. As it cools there’s a slight sour taste that seems to emerge, that I wish wasn’t there, but it’s just so darn good hot.

I totally just caved and bought more of this from their online special along with a few others. I filled and dumped my shopping basket so many times yesterday, and finally decided to sleep on it. When I got up in the middle of the night to use the washroom (probably because I drank so much of this tea yesterday) I decided to go ahead with the order. The online specials really do seem too good to pass up if you like any of the teas that are being offered. If you want to check it out for yourself, here’s the link http://www.davidstea.com/web-specials Cookie Dough is 72% off!

Tiffany

I did exactly the same thing!! haha Those web specials are way too affordable to pass up. I haven’t tried cookie dough yet, but have heard only good things so I can’t wait! :)

CHAroma

Oh, I hope their stock lasts for the next 8 hours! I’m definitely buying the special on Cookie Dough, but I was holding off until tonight so I can try the Tropicalia I have cold steeping in the fridge. If I like it enough, I’ll add that to my order too. :D

canadianadia

@Tiffany – Fingers crossed that you like it too!

@CHAroma- So far, so good – I just checked and cookie dough is still there. With such a good deal I suspect there’s going to be a lot of tealogs on Steepster for this one in the near future.

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I tried using a little more leaf this time and I think that helped to improve the taste compared to the last time I tried this tea, but I still don’t love it. I do get hits of apple every once in a while, but I’m still getting a strange taste that I’m not really sure how to describe…maybe plasticy or chemically? I preferred this hot; when it cooled, the strange taste seemed to come out even more. I have enough leaf remaining to experiment with one or two more times, but I’m not sure what to try next. This one may just not be for me. I think I’ll stick to Della Terra’s Classic Apple Pie, that one is sooo yummy!

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I’m finishing this one off today. I used more leaf than I did last time, and that seems to have helped to improve with the flavors having more of a presence. The scent still reminds me of strawberries that are past their prime, but the taste as a hot tea is a bit better than the last time I made this. Unfortunately, as it cools, the overripe taste becomes increasingly prominent.

Meh…it doesn’t impress me enough to merit a repurchase.

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Tastes like a peppermint patty, or should I say peppermint pat-tea? I never used to love the chocolate mint combo when I was a kid, but it has recently really grown on me. I’m drinking my leftovers of this from my morning steep while watching a rerun of Fresh Prince of BelAir…ahh… good combo! My taste in flavors may have changed, but I still like my old-school teen sit-coms. They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.

Fjellrev

Nice job on the pun. :D Watching Fresh Prince sounds like an instant mood lifter!

JustJames

facepalm. lol.

canadianadia

XD hahaha!

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drank Peppermint by four o'clock
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This tea steeps too weakly for my taste, even with two teabags in a cup. I honestly think that I’ll need to use three or four to get a decent cup. I only paid $2 for a box of 16 individually packaged teabags so for the price it’s not bad. At least the packaging makes it convenient. But personally, I’d prefer to pay a bit more for loose leaves that give a stronger steep than this one. It’s always nice to try something new though.

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drank Kanpe Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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I don’t really drink alcohol very often (I might have a glass maybe 2 or 3 times a year) so this may not be totally accurate, but if you make this with a little extra dry mix the taste reminds me of red wine. I also get cherries in the taste and smell, but according to the ingredients there aren’t any. Perhaps my taste buds are playing tricks on me? I’m finishing my sample of this at the moment, and I don’t plan on repurchasing it, but it was nice to give it a go.

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drank Butter Rum by 52teas
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This has been one of my morning go to teas lately for taking to work. It’s yummy but I swear I there was more butterscotch flavor in my first pouch. Hmmm…maybe I’m doing something differently? In any case, I’m clearly still enjoying this tea because I have a pouch on standby, and I just reordered another one. For me it will remain a cupboard staple at least until Frank reblends some of my other toffee or butterscotch or caramel favorites.

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Hmmm…too much orange peel in this for my liking, but I’m glad I had a chance to try this in my mix it up try me pack. I wouldn’t repurchase this tisane, but I really love the idea of these try me packs.

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Today I used this to make my first latte ever! It was exciting, although I’m quite certain I screwed it up. It’s milky, chocolatey, cinnamony, and it has that roasty mate taste. It does leave a dusty feeling in my mouth that I’m not accustomed to.

I heated the milk and water combo on my stovetop and when it was bubbling I added my entire 25 gram package and turned off the heat. I left it for 5 minutes, but when I strained it, I noticed that there were still quite a few chocolate chips that had not completely melted. I don’t think that’s what’s supposed to happen. I don’t know? Have you made this? Did your chocolate chips melt away?

It tasted alright, but I think there must be a better way to make this so that the chocolate chips melt completely. I feel tempted to read up on this and give it another go, but I shouldn’t be drinking it in the first place because I’m lactose intolerant, mildly allergic to soy and caffeine sensitive. It was an impulse buy. So far I’m not experiencing any of the self-inflicted symptoms, fingers-crossed that it stays that way.

OMGsrsly

I tend to stir mine, and I only use a couple spoons of tea for 16oz milk/water. Haven’t had any problems with the chips not melting. Good luck with that. Maybe try coconut milk next time?

TheTeaFairy

I hope you don’t feel sick over this! I’m not a fan of anything latté. But I remember trying a sample of this tea when it came out, are you sure those little nuggets are chocolate chips? As I remember, this blend looked very strange, and nothing resembled maté in it.

canadianadia

@OMGsrsly – hmmm…maybe I had the proportions a bit off
@TheTeaFairy – I was lucky that time, and didn’t have any problems other than some mildly itchy bumps on my arm that went away after a few hours. As for the nuggets, it turned out that there were a lot fewer unmelted chips in there than I originally thought. I didn’t realize how unusual this blend looked until I was throwing away the used bits.

OMGsrsly

I was actually thinking I should try adding 25g to a pot of milk and water, but I’ve already prepackaged mine into ~6g bags. I did 4 bags per 25g pouch. :)

canadianadia

Wow that’s organized! I just cracked open the sample and dumped it in – lol

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