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drank Apres Ski (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok, so this is my final brew with this…I guess I could be a sipdown. I did indeed add the last bit of the tea to the existing steeped leaves, and I added the last little bit of Cointreau to it. I did use sugar and milk. For all you Après Ski haters out there, booze it up! In the description, they mention that this begs for a splash of brandy. While I don’t have brandy, I do have Cointreau (well, I did until I poured the last of it in this tea, but there wasn’t much left anyway) and I thought that the orange taste of it would match well with the tea, since it has orange peel on it already.

Well, it works, in a way. The fig tones are pretty subdued now under the stronger orange tones, but this definitely makes this a more drinkable brew. Bandy or rum probably would be better, so as not to hide the fig figgy figgieness so much. I bet this would be great on a cold winter day, coming in from the snow, and warming up. The earthy tones of the tea, the warming of the booze, and it could be quite nice for a cozy night in, with or without guests. Still, probably not going to be a priority to repurchase right now. But the booze is a great addition!

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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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