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drank Ice Cream Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Tea to go…latte style. My friend and I got this today, with the works (but soy) and it is really good. It looked like swampwater in the steeper though. It tastes pretty chocolatey to me, but we did have chocolate syrup added. I don’t know what this would be like straight, but it would probably be good. I don’t know whether I will get the tin, but I might get 30g or so of it. Though, it was a beautiful day out, here in Victoria…it actually felt like spring, and maybe a bit of summer at times…so part of me was thinking of an iced tea…but this was a nice treat. I don’t usually go for tea lattes.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are.

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Uh, guess that’s it.

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