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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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TTG today, iced. I do prefer it hot over iced, but it’s yummy either way. I’m out and need to get more. Probably soon, but I’ve got stuff I need to sipdown first. Still a fave though. Might have to just get some regardless, as it’s my go to when I’m upset tea, along with With Open Eyes from Butiki. Hmmmm….

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drank Strawberry Oolong Tea by Teavivre
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Sipdown with this lovely gem. Sad to see it’s gone, but happy to have it slide across my taste buds and into my belly. It’s good. Still not super strong on the strawberry, but still very good.

CrowKettle

What!? That sound’s wonderful. I really need to place another order with Teavivre. The fact that it took over four months to get to me last time is the only thing holding me back..

Christina

Did you use the regular shipping option, or a more expensive shipping option? I never experienced any problems with them, but it might be worth it to spend a little more on shipping. They offer a special shipping option to Canada for about $8.

ashmanra

I also spend the extra for shipping, too! Worth it!

Amariel

Um. it was from last summer when Angel sent me samples to review, so I can’t comment on the shipping. You might want to see if there is anyone else near you that would want to do a group order. We’ve done that with Butiki and Della Terra before. I would not mind doing so with Teavivre either….so CrowKettle, let me know if you are interested. Especially after you get your bag o swag from me with the samples I have put in there for you.

CrowKettle

I got the impression that I was a somewhat special case, but the awesome people at Teavivre kept tabs on me and my parcel the whole time, even when I personally forgot about it! It’s only an issue because I don’t know where I’ll be in 4+ months right now. The $8 sounds like a good option though; thanks for the advice!

Amariel, I’ll get back to you on that! :)

Amariel

My samples never take more than a few weeks.

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drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok, so this is part in and part out of my cupboard. It’s out as I’m giving it to CrowKettle but I decided to try some before I gave it up. I’m going to reserve enough for a small sample for her, and keep the rest.

It’s pretty weird and strong smelling, but I think that is mainly due to the strong ginger content.

I decided to give this a try because it really does have some good ingredients, even the sea lettuce (lots of minerals, yo!) and so I brewed this up as a medicinal tea.

I may actually make this a regular part of my tea drinking for the medicinal stuff…it’s got decent detox and female reproductive support stuff.

Not rating as I would not be drinking this for taste.

Flavors: Ginger, Mint

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Made this as a cold latte today, which seems to be the best way I can make them. I used the whole packet sample in my matcha mug, a little raw cane sugar, a little slightly cooled water, used my electric whisk frother for a few seconds (maybe 15?) and then slowly added about 1/3 cold milk and continued frothing. At that point I decided to try using more milk, so I turned the whisk brother off, added more milk, frothed again for another 15-20 seconds. The flavour is fairly mild behind all the milk, but creamy. Only it is a bit more artificial than I like, but tasty still.

Thanks for the sample, sil.

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Sipdown! Still a very pleasant tea. One I should have cold steeped as I feel it would be a great one for that, but maybe next time. I’m in Spring Clean 2014 mode as my mom is here next week for a few days. So I’m just trying to clear out some tea to make it look less bad of a problem to her. :P

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drank Veritaserum by Custom-Adagio Teas
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Sipdown! Finished the last of this and I feel pretty much the same now as I did when I first had it. And the way all of these HP teas have been so far. Good, but not amazing.

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So I have been saving the last of this sample which I think originally came from MissB a while back, with the intent of cold steeping or making iced. Well, as I was searching out teas for a friend, I spotted this and thought today was a good day to do this.

Sadly, it’s still just ok, and I’m actually just getting a green tea taste with not much of the peach, oddly enough. I’m not sure if I used too much or steeped it too long or what. I’m glad I tried it.

On a side note, my hubby looked at the steeped tea and veggies in my infuser and was like, “What is this?!” and I said that it was tea. He says, “It’s not tea; it’s salad!” and I was like, it is green tea but it does have peas and corn. He kept saying it was salad. :P

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71

Sipdown…I feel much the same way as I did before. It’s pleasant but not something that calls out to me!

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Had my two travel mugs of this today. It’s still yummy. Sweet, chocolate and coffee. Good for a morning shift on a Sunday, opening on my own for the first time at the new job. :)

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drank Veritaserum by Custom-Adagio Teas
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This is another of the samples from the Harry Potter customs I wanted to try, so Dexter sent me this and a few others. I can taste the raspberry and a little chocolate, but not much of anything else. It’s a pleasant enough tea, but not something I’d want to buy, to be honest. I am glad I had the chance to try it though. I have enough for one more cup.

Dexter

The best part of swapping – being able to try teas before you buy. You either fall in love and HAVE TO HAVE more, or you cross it off the list and be glad you didn’t waste money on it. Either way I am happy to share. :))

Amariel

Yup! Thanks!

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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 (except rose), 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.

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.

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.

Yes, I do trades…usually on request though. See something you want to try in my cupboard? Just shoot me a message and I’ll see what I can do!

Uh, guess that’s it.

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