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94
drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
212 tasting notes
Tomorrow is the first step on the road to surgery. So no caffeine so I’m making sure to indulge today.

This tea is perfect because I do have 3 wishes 1) To survive 2)To come out of surgery without any terrible permanent conditions and 3) To not have it too stressful for my hubby and family and friends.

Maybe I’ll have 6 cups just to cover all my bases!

Mmmm

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Cattibrie

Good luck. When is the surgery?

katgolik

The 29th tentatively

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66
drank Redberry Tonic by DAVIDsTEA
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Really curious about this one but only got 8 grams so I hope I don’t love it too much!

In the pouch it smells lemony,earthy and dusky.nice!

Once brewed it is a lovely color,smells like an earthier heavier cousin of Goji Pop ( one of my staples)

The taste is a much less sweet Goji Pop. It is the cousin,alright.Lighter with more emphasis on lemon and gentle tartness. Nice!

Good tea,but I am a Goji girl all the way and this is nice but not quite the same league. It is very good though,don’t get me wrong!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 15 sec

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59
drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
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So haven’t been drinking or reviewing tea lately. Turns out I’m going to have surgery for a very rare kind of brain tumour called an Epidermoid Cyst that is in a very problematic place pushing on my brain stem and right under the medulla oblongata. The surgeon says I have a 99% chance of not dying from the surgery and 95% chance of coming out of it perfectly.Apparently this kind of cyst is found in like 1 of 320,000 people so guess I’m special.The surgery isn’t until November late probably and it will be 5-11 hours with blood on hand in case of blood loss and a special nerve monitors so they can avoid paralysing me for life or waking up under anaesthesia. I’m very scared so I’m going to get back on the drinking tea because even though I have good chances I need to enjoy my life as pre-surgery kat…because I’m going to be a different person after the surgery if I live. I’d love to hear from people who have had serious surgery if possible. Okay drama rant over and on to what we really care about tea!

Smells like Candy and juice and red licorice?
Beautiful dark pink color and once brewed smells like this Polish jelly (awesome jello slime) desert particularly the berry one. Ooh nostalgia.
I’ll try this iced another time it is like we skipped Fall and went right to winter!

As for taste : it kinda tastes like that Polish jello slime except more watered down.Sweet little tart !

Perfect for: Icing,instead of jello,summer feelings in winter darkness.

Final verdict: nice and nostalgic. Not heavy on hibiscus. Quite pleasant hot but would be great iced.I’ll finish my stash but unless it charms me much more it won’t hit the glorious pantheon of my staples.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

Oh, I missed commenting on this post when I zipped through it earlier, but I’m happy that the prognosis is so positive. Are you going to be able to drink tea after? How long will recovery be?

I hope it goes smoothly! :O

Cavocorax

(relatively positive – I mean it’s still scary and stressful)

Cattibrie

Good luck Kat. Just remember not to do too much research online before the surgery. Those are great odds but still scary. Happy thoughts to you.

katgolik

Thanks guys:-)

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94
drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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81
drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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Cloudy and muggy day. Would love to feel like a million bucks so I choose this smoky,decadent and very nutty tea to start the day off right.

This tea smells lightly of marzipan and coconut with a rich downy blanket of teeth clenching nuttiness and smokiness. Like Fantasy Island without the sexiness or sweetness. This tea is all about bars of gold,dollar bills and bling …serious bling. Definitely fit for royalty. Opulent and deep like the dank back end of a safety box filled with treasure. Sounds bad but actually it smells wonderful ( I imagine)

As for taste..it is wonderfully sharp and nutty,warming and soothing with a kiss of coconut that lingers on the tongue and a very slight tart sweetness from the raisins. Golden smooth and deeply rich with an absolutely gorgeous nuttiness. It tastes like the perfect fall/winter coat.

Perfect for: cold nights,a need for opulence,lovers of smoky and nutty teas.

Final Verdict: this tea is Fantasy Island’s romantic partner they both share these deep smoky elements but where Fantasy Island is sweet and sexy Brazillionaire is deep and rich like a baritone. They are a pair that I believe belong together. Husband and wife tea! I prefer Fantasy Island but I love the husband too. This tea is a lovely win.

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59
drank White Peony by DAVIDsTEA
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Well it is time for a white tea. I haven’t had a straight one for a while so I bought some White Peony.

Smells like the real thing,quality thing high in antioxidant thing.

I put less in accidentally so steeped longer hopefully we will get a great glimpse of the elegance of this tea.

Taste is nice and light with a silky base and smooth sipping all the way down. It is a bit too light in my opinion but I think this might be nice to mix with another tea ..something really sweet or decadent and add this lovely full base to it..any ideas?

Final verdict: a little too gentle but quality white tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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89
drank Mango Lassi by DAVIDsTEA
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89
drank Mango Lassi by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m loving what DT is doing with Chamomile right now! Don’t stop.

I went to pick up the new menu from DT and this was the tea of the month so I grabbed the 50 trams immediately.

The iced sample sold me completely. I love it iced it is smooth and sweet with a light tartness the smoothness of the chamomile lies like a perfect velvety base. mmmmmmmmm

Hot is nice but iced is the way to go. The flavours are just so ice friendly.

I’m seeing this as a possible staple.

Preparation
7 min, 45 sec

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60
drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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So I oversteeped but I hope that is a plus.

In the pouch this smells decadent,sexy as hell,creamy and like pistachios getting it on under silk sheets.

I’ve always loved pistachios so I’m looking forward to trying this. Hopefully it won’t be disappointing like Sugar and Spice ….sad story but true.( I’m sticking to Glitter and Gold)

This is very nice, silky smooth and sweet with gentle kisses of chamomile …I think steeping it so long let the taste really develop.

Perfect for: people who want decadent adult cures for an upset tummy,late night sweet tooth,warming and soothing needed during the rainy nights and a warm hug.

Final verdict: me likey! Gorgeous presentation and wonderful boot in the ass of traditional chamomile teas. Plus pistachio! Not sure if a staple yet but if you are stressed or anxious this is the answer to a fashionable sexy tummy tamer.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 15 sec

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