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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
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Today’s brew was not too successful, and I ended up with a lovely smelling but bitter tasting cuppa. SO SAD…because I know this can be awesome. So, I think that I used too much leaf (the tightness of the balls always tricks me into wanting to use more leaf) and I might have let it steep too long as well…I don’t think my water was too hot as I let it sit for a few minutes after it came to the boil.

I know this tasting was not good do to human error, because I know I had it taste awesome the first time I had it.

TheTeaFairy

Grrrr, the oversteep karma! But done properly, I’m sure this one is amazing, I totally dig vanilla paired with oolong and from the reviews, DT seems to have done a good job with it…

Amariel

It is, and I’m totally bummed I screwed it up. I didn’t get much of this to start with, though I know it is staying.

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TheTeaFairy

Grrrr, the oversteep karma! But done properly, I’m sure this one is amazing, I totally dig vanilla paired with oolong and from the reviews, DT seems to have done a good job with it…

Amariel

It is, and I’m totally bummed I screwed it up. I didn’t get much of this to start with, though I know it is staying.

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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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