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drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1700 tasting notes

Thanks Janelle for letting me try this one! (167)

It’s not a bad tea, but this blend isn’t as memorable as Santa’s Little Helper or Read My Lips. I do like the banana walnut combo, and I can actually taste the calendula too, but it is a little salty, like Tea Sipper mentioned in their review.

I’m still happy I tried it!

ETA Oh. Oh, YUCK. As it cools it really tastes like Play-Doh. No exaggeration. Swooooosh

OMGsrsly

LOL. Mmm, play doh.

Tea Sipper

Yep, playdoh.

Cavocorax

There – I updated my rating to match the play doh.

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I drank this one earlier without really knowing what it was. It smelled sweet, rich and a little spicy and tasted fruity and… heavy?

When I looked it up I realized it was orange citrus and once I had that in my head it was very obvious to my taste buds. Whoops. I need to get better at identifying it without knowing what I’m drinking. :P

Overall this is a nice tea, but I think I’d prefer an actual EG to this one. Thanks Sil for letting me steal a scoop!

Sipdown (168)

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drank Papayarama by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlog:
I tried this again as a cold-brew while the power was out as it seemed like it’d be better that way.

It wasn’t.

Still, I’m happy I tried it because how else would I know?
(Sipdown)

Sil

I totally read this as pyjamarama. Such a better name.

OMGsrsly

Sil, there needs to be a tea called “Pyjamarama”.

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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Backlog:
I was happy to get more of this one! It was warm and strawberry sweet with a little bit of tart to back it up. The base on this is just excellent.

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Backlog: I made this one yesterday on the iron stove too! We were sitting in the living room, just chatting by candlelight when everyone wanted tea!

No one ever wants tea! :O

So I grabbed my TARDIS teapot and made a pot of this one. Our guests don’t really drink tea (in fact they’ve NEVER had EG), but I thought this one was standard enough that it was more likely to be enjoyed.

And I was right! Good thing they’re not like Sil!

JustJames

you have a tardis teapot???!!!!!!! SO jealous!

Roswell Strange

Ditto the jealousy.

Cavocorax

This is it here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ef6d/?pfm=Search&t=tardis%20teapot

My boyfriend picked it up from our local comic store and gave it to me for my birthday in the summer(as well as a Flash hoody, a minecraft pick axe, and Tardis/Dalek Salt and Pepper shakers!) I was really happy because I know he HATES Doctor Who (I know, right? But I didn’t know I liked it until AFTER we met, so I can’t say that’s a dealbreaker. Haha) and it was just sweet of him to support my fandoms/interests even if he’s encouraging something he’d rather run away from. :P

Sadly it doesn’t get enough use as I rarely use the pot for myself, and I don’t often have company. And when I do, I get nervous about making them tea because what if I pick the wrong oen? :O /hermitlife

JustJames

that is awesome. truly awesome. =0) thank you for showing me. first smile of the the day.

Cavocorax

I hope it’s not your last!
(Seriously, I hope your day picks up!)

JustJames

i think it happens to everyone sometimes…. just never to me before. i usually love this time of year. blah )=0[

Amariel

Why do I not have a TARDIS tea pot? Must fix this now. :P

Terri HarpLady

That teapot is awesome!

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlog:
Our power went out Saturday night so Sunday was a fail when it came to making tea. Partway through the day we realized we still had warm water so I made a cup of this with warm water and it turned out decently.

I was desperate.

Later, we had family stop by with wood for the cast iron stove, and once we had that ripping hot, I was able to make another cup of this properly, and to share! It was perfect.

Stephanie

:) sounds like a cozy power-outtage :)

Cavocorax

It was, actually. It could have been much worse, although I’m happy to get the power back. It didn’t take long for me to kill the battery on my phone looking for updates!

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
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I should probably backlog (not bacon, Autocorrect!) the other teas I had today but for the last few hours the power has been off more than on.

It went off just as I decided I needed more tea. Yep. So I started cold new wrong a resteep of Nutmeg Cream because I just love it.

The power jumped back on an hour ago so I jumped on it immediately to make tea
That only lasted half an hour, but I’ve got this to sip on so I quite happy.

Oh this is why having an ereader with a light built in it is AMAZING. I always keep it on the lowest setting and in a pitch black room I can read perfectly. For hours. Maybe a few says straight? I don’t have to charge it very often. I started reading Alice in Wonderland to my daughter but she for bored if tha and is now watching Blues Clues on my tablet. Technology us pretty great. (She loves books, but they need pictures. I can accept that!)

Anyway, I’m happy Sil let me scoop some of this from her. I really like it. I couldn’t find an orange chocolate tea that really gelled for me – often the flavours weren’t strong enough – but this is pure win.

JustJames

yay autocorrect! doesn’t everyone like bacon?

Cavocorax

Yep, yep they do!

Damn. I wish I could edit posts On Steepster on phone. All the typos are going to make me crazy. >:(

Hope the power is back on (for good) in the morning and I can do it on computer.

OMGsrsly

Bacon maple shortbreads? :) I didn’t get an ereader with a light. I use a red-tinted lamp if I’m reading late at night, because I’m a weirdo.

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drank Royal Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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Woah. This tea is bold! It’s almost milk&sugar bold, although I’ll probably finish this first cup plain.

Ok – time to roleplay – i’ll finish this later. :P

Sil

i know nofars suggests this is a must have milk tea.

NofarS

Yes, without milk-and-sugar this tea kind of gives you a kick in the knees

Cavocorax

Thanks! The milk helps smooth it out!

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by Butiki Teas
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I let this get cold, but while it was hot it was ‘really, really’ good, and now that it’s cold it’s only just ‘really’ good.

I approve.

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So many new teas, so little time? What next?

Well, my Butiki order is in so I had better snatch one of those up. I’ve been so excited about this one.

The base makes it thick and bready, while carrots and spices swim in the backnotes. I’m not getting much vanilla frosting – just a little here and there, but I suspect I’ll taste it more once it cools. This is interesting in comparison to the awful Carrat Cake Oolong I had from DavidsTea just a few days ago, and the super good but super sweet rooibos version from DTT. As to be expected, this one tastes more natural than the others.

ETA: I added a little bit of sugar, as was suggested, and it DOES make the carrot/vanilla pop a bit more

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Mmm, yummy.

OMGsrsly

Sounds good. :)

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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.

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