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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok, so, I think my second steeping might have been on the mild side, probably due to the nature of this tea as it is not heavy on the leaves. Hot, I was meh on it, telling myself, it’s ok, but nothing to write home about, but I had a bath and came back to the rest of it, cold, and I think I can safely say, I like it better cold than hot. I think this would make a pretty cool iced tea. So while I don’t blatantly hate this tea, I don’t fantastically love it either. I feel pretty much the way jessie does. Tasty, but not astounding. I might get some more of this while it is arpund, but it isn’t going to be a staple in my cupboard. I still reserve judgement on a fresh steep without milk. Part of me is also wondering how this would be with some oolong. That could change things.

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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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