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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
675 tasting notes

Had this one iced today. Whether here has been strange for a few days, but by the time I got home for the Gardens today, the sun had finally come out and it was warm, so I opted to try this one finally, iced. It’s a different flavour than Lime Gelato, from DAVIDs, but equally delicious tasting, and I am so glad it is a honeybush, because I can handle that way better than rooibos.

I only have a small sample of this, but I have a larger amount of the Lemon Chiffon, which smells equally tasty to this one. Interestingly, it tastes exactly how it smells, which is pretty rare these days.

I’m glad I finally tried this. Although I do prefer Swampwater over this, it is nice to know I have an alternate caffeine free blend.

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Something is weird with this tea…perhaps it is the sandalwood. It is definitely tasty, for a honeybush/rooibos tea, but I think I’ll stick with Orange Blossom and Alpine Punch from Davids, or Nut n Honeybush from Della Terra.

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I’m meh on this one. It smells so so good. I wish it were a bit tastier. I will try this one cold steeped next, to see it the apricot notes come out more. I wouldn’t say it is a bad tea, but a little disappointing.

Cavocorax

I wish I had tried a bit of this, only for the mulberry. Too bad it disappointed.

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drank PU-ERH MAPLE CHAI by Tealux
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Had this tea this morning. Got me going with a headache. Nice chai spices with maple overtones. It was not as good as the first time I made it, so I may have under leafed or under steeped it. It’s still a nice tea.

Cavocorax

Getting close to a few sipdowns?

Amariel

Yes, but some I don’t want to finish because then they’ll be gone. :(

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Made this to go with my spruced up Salsa Salad kit (I added fresh corn, red bell pepper, avocado, black beans and chicken to the kit). Cilantro always makes me think of either Indian food or Latin/Spanish foods…so I chose this one. It was a nice refreshing cup, better as it cooled off…

I have a little of this left, so thanks to CrowKettle for tossing this one my way.

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Very. Yummy. A little reminiscent of Cantaloupe and Cream in the melon department. The base is different and not as creamy as CaC. This tastes like real watermelon though…not that candied fake stuff. It’s pretty awesome tasting but CaC was my first love.

keychange

Oh, CaC is my first love also.

Amariel

It was the first Butiki Tea I ever had…and I was sold on them. Nearly everything I have had from Stacy has been great.

keychange

It was my first also, and I think I’m having a similar experience to you. It’s hard not to fall in love with nearly everything she makes.

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drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
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This is a pretty nice tea. It’s not as strong as say, Divine Temptation from Bayswater, it does still have a light hazelnut and vanilla flavour and warmth, but it is pretty mild and smooth.

I don’t know if it is something to have on hand all the time, or whether I would buy it, but it is nice, and I thank Cavocorax for including this with her samples at the Vancouver meet up/swap.

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Had this again today…double steeped for kid’s mug and timolino since it was cool and wet out this morning (though the sun did poke through eventually and warm up some). It was careful on my steep time, and I got a nice earl grey tea with a slight grapefruit taste at the end of the sip. With milk and sugar. I’m sure the milk makes the grapefruit a little less in your face.

I only have about one serving left, and I may bag it and have Starbucks or someone give it the London Fog treatment. :)

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drank Mango Lassi by Butiki Teas
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I could swear I made a note on this one already, but I guess not, so this is a backlog.

I had it with Singapore Cashew Curry from Noodle Box (take-out) and it was a very nice compliment. I found, that even as a rooibos, it was pretty tasty. I was nervous with the base which is why I opted to share this and get a small sample with our co-op group.

It smells really good, and it is another gorgeous tea. It’s pretty tasty, and more mango tasting than DAVIDs current Mango Lassi. That one tastes more like Buttercream without the white tea base, from the fall collection a few years back. I thought I’d prefer DT one because it is an herbal blend, not rooibos, but I think I like them for different reasons, and I think I may actually like this one better simply because it is more mango-y and the other is more mango and chamomile.

I don’t know if I would regularly stock this one, but it is nice to have a rooibos I like.

JustJames

i have this coming for our daughter. =0)

CrowKettle

Mmm, Singapore Cashew Curry.

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drank Cocoberry by DAVIDsTEA
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Maybe I did not get the amounts of stuff all balanced, but my mugs were not tasty at all. They were weak with a bit of a cough syrup like aftertaste.

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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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