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drank Buccaneer by SerendipiTea
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First tea I’m trying from the teas I got from the Victoria (and Vancouver) tea crawl and swap. Of all the teas I got from the swap, why this one from OMGsrsly? Because it is almost 10:30pm and I work tomorrow, so it was really a caffeine thing. I could have opted for some Bear Trap from ShayneBear, but I wasn’t in a fruity mood, and I was tempted by either the Browncoat Genmaicha or Cantaloupe and Cream from CrowKettle, but opted for this due to the low caffeine count (there is black tea with the rooibos, but it is the last ingredient) and because it sounded rather cozy. So, it is brewing…

It smells nice and chocolatey and coconutty, and I hope it isn’t too strong a rooibos flavor. More details coming…


Mmmmmm….smelling gooood. Too hot to sip still. I did add some milk and sugar to this…the other tastings report this is good as a latte, so I added the milk.


Used to much milk as it is overpowering this tea, but not too badly. It blends well with the other flavors well so I am not too concerned, though next time I might skip the milk or use less. I found that with Orange Blossom from DAVIDs, I had a fine line to where there was enough milk to enhance, but not too much to hide the taste.

All in all, a good choice to start with and have tonight.

CrowKettle

Mm, this one has a nice list of ingredients. Definitely sounds cozy.

OMGsrsly

I really like this one. It’s available at Caffe Divano in the Vancouver area. Definitely good for evening.

Amariel

Cozy indeed! Now the bigger question is what to take to work with me tomorrow! :P So many choices.

Sil

Wish we could. Have joined you guys yesterday….need to travel out to be soon! :)

OMGsrsly

Heather, I think it might be “too many choices”, especially considering how many teas I purchased while there!

Amariel

Yep. I went with coconut cream pie this morning.

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CrowKettle

Mm, this one has a nice list of ingredients. Definitely sounds cozy.

OMGsrsly

I really like this one. It’s available at Caffe Divano in the Vancouver area. Definitely good for evening.

Amariel

Cozy indeed! Now the bigger question is what to take to work with me tomorrow! :P So many choices.

Sil

Wish we could. Have joined you guys yesterday….need to travel out to be soon! :)

OMGsrsly

Heather, I think it might be “too many choices”, especially considering how many teas I purchased while there!

Amariel

Yep. I went with coconut cream pie this morning.

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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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