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drank Mu by Great Wall Tea Company
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I pulled this one out of my decaf/rooibos tin without checking what it is. Ohai, Licorice!

This is a nice soft licorice blend. Maybe the orange is smoothing it over? It gives me that nice cooling mouthfeel that is present in most licorice teas (and which is why I swear by them when I have a sore throat), but without the added kick that DavidsTea Licorice Twist has. It also has 1/3 the ingredients,and I’m okay with that. I think I prefer this one! I used to love Stash’s Licorice Tea, and this is a pleasant upgrade.

Thanks ozli!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Ozli

Oh cool, glad you liked it!

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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Amazing! I’ve had such bad luck with teas the last day or so (with earl grey’s and variations of) that this was a relief. I love this one!!!

It had better be available in-store all year…

I drank a whole pot of this and enjoyed it with oranges, chocolate orange slices and cookies!!!

CrowKettle

I think this one is turning out to be my favourite from DT in the last little while. The tea name and description make it look like it could be year long too.

Shmiracles

i seriously love it also! (mint chocolate rooibos isn’t bad either.) i will keep this one in stock i’m sure. love love

Shmiracles

your snack time is also a twinsies snack of mine. hah

Ozli

Oh man, that sounds so good! CC is my fave tea, I can’t resist it. It’s really good as after-dinner tea…

BTW, got ZT order in yesterday so moar tea coming to yr house soon! (Mostly black/green!)

Cavocorax

I’ll have to try mint chocolate rooibos (although maybe just 10-20g because I am often disappointed with chocolate in tea – I don’t like watered down cocoa.)

And that’s awesome Ozli! :D When I get my new orders in I’ll let you know what you can pick from.

Cavocorax

And CrowKettle – I hope you’re right that this will be around! I think it’s part of the Winter Collection so I didn’t want to assume it was permanent, but… it seems like it would be amazing year round. And maybe iced?

Cavocorax

Guys!!! DavidsTea on twitter just told me that it’s only here for the winter collection:https://mobile.twitter.com/DAVIDsTEA/status/286913475899453440

Guess I better run to the mall!

CrowKettle

Booo!!!!! Buying two tins, I guess.

Shmiracles

oh no, me too!! or in my case place another order online before the seasons up.
but no. i won’t. no more orders. i’m already embarrassed by how much money i spent on tea in 2012.

Shmiracles

(squeeks is seriously a great handle name.)

Cavocorax

It might be available online all year? Isn’t that how they do it?

And thanks. I used to play Glitch, which was a super cute MMO, and I needed a cute name to match.

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75

My mom surprised me with a pretty little glass teapot, and a few flowering teas. This is the first one!

I chose it because I felt like an oolong over a green, and the idea of a surprise flower inside intrigued me too. Though I suppose they all have flowers eh?

It tastes like a nice mellow oolong, with grassy notes and a flowery finish. I left the tea in the whole time and drank the pot myself so by the end of it the flowery notes dominated the blend. It’s an interesting experience and I like watching the tea brew in the pot. Pretty neat.

(if you’re a tea nerrrrrrd!)

I was going to post a picture of it but then I realized I no longer have a camera app on my phone! Whoops! I upgraded it to Cyanogenmod 10 yesterday (because my Galaxy 1 hasn’t been supported for a long time now) and I guess I missed a step. I think I figured it out. Will tinker while I sip away…

Shmiracles

what a nice gift. it’s definitely the kind of thing i wouldn’t buy for myself cuz i have a fondness for black teas, but if someone gave it to me i’d relish the opportunity to excitedly taste and experience flowering teas for the first time. perfect gift for a TEA NERRRRD! high five

Ozli

Aww, wow, that’s so nifty!!

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83
drank Sencha House by Zen Tea
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This is such a mellow green; it’s light, floral and very grassy. I have a sudden craving for sushi. I can see why this would be a standard tea to keep around. I could easily drink an entire pot!

I’m off to drink another cup!

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Raspberry Earl Grey by Shanti Tea
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Thanks ozli!

I think I’m too sensitive to bergamot right now. This one tastes like perfume a little too. I can smell the raspberry, but I’m only getting a bit in the infusion. Will rate later on.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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75
drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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The walnuts are the main player in this tea. I almost forgot that this was a green tea underneath. It’s pretty tasty though.

…I’ll finish my review tomorrow.

Update: Ok so I resteeped it and am drinking this again. The nuts are really tasty and it’s lightly fruity. I’m looking forward to finishing my mini-tin of this, but when it comes to restocking it, I might prefer Mulberry Magic as my nutty tea, especially as that one is caffeine free.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Yum. After trying a few chocolate orange teas and being bitterly disappointed, this Earl Grey with an orange twist is quite pleasant.

This pairs well with a gingerbread house. The molasses adds a nice bit of sweetness to this otherwise malty brew. The icing makes up for the lack of added sugar/cream.

As it cools, I find that it sorta tastes like perfume. Strange. Bleh. I might have to add cream and see if that fixes it.

It’s such a pretty tea, and I love the smell. I don’t want to not like it…(will rate another day)

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83
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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And another Sipdown!

You guys should never have taught me that. :) It feels nice cleaning up some of my smaller odds ’n ends. Will have to repurchase next year!

Ozli

Hehehe. Burns’ hands I’m gonna send you mine… muaahahahaha!

Cavocorax

Oh no! No you wouldn’t!!! #yesplease

Saryn

What’s a sipdown?

Cavocorax

Apparently it’s when you finish up the last of your tea! I don’t know the origin though, although I’m sure someone on Steepster can explain it!

I imagine it’s the tea equivalent (tequivalent?) of touchdown!

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drank Winter Wonderland by Shanti Tea
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Sipdown!

Goodbye Winter Wonderland! Maybe I’ll see you next year! That and your creamy spicy vanilla goodness…. Mmmm

Ozli

Mine just ran out, too! ILU WW!

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87
drank David's Darjeeling by DAVIDsTEA
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Slightly bitter. Slightly smoky. Slightly sweet. It smells woodsy, and floral, and really really good. I wish I could describe it better.

This brews up as a nice orangish colour too!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

Ratings:
1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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