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Hmm….When Teavana changed the blend they promote in store from the White Ayurvedic to this, I was skeptical. Why change a good thing? But I’ve come to love this equally as much as the old blend, and drink both now. This is much more spicy, very robust cinnamon flavor.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok, I’m going to try this lovely sample today from Katgolik-thank you so much! Looking at the tea, it has gold balls in it; also what looks like sugar crystals, which makes me wonder if I need to sweeten it. It smells nice and cinnamon y; nice.

Now this is done brewing, and I’m waiting for it to cool. OH WOW BABY! this tea literally glitters, like they put fake glitter in it. The glitter swirls and looks generally beautiful. I feel like if this tea is anywhere generally decent I have to buy it, simply to put in clear glass mugs and serve to my friends. GORGEOUS. How did they do that?

The tea….is just decent. I’ve had more cinnamon tea, actually. I feel like they should have added more cinnamon, and it would be PERFECT. I will probably still buy a bit of this tea, just for special occasions because of the glitter. GREAT presentation, average taste. It tastes good with soymilk, but some of the sparkle goes away when you add it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
katgolik

It’s so pretty!
You are very welcome :)
Try experimenting for a stronger taste ( if it’s too light)maybe longer steep?

Michelle

The gold balls become the glitter. Della Terra does it too!

KittyKat88

really? what della terra tea has glitter in it?

Michelle

I’ve had their Peach Carousel, which did!

KittyKat88

hm ok! I actually want to buy a bunch with sparkle like this now, I love it! And I did this time increase the amount per cup, and the steeping time, and it did get a bit better. :)

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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I JUST received my lovely care package from Katgolik and will have to say THANK YOU! This is the first tea I’m going to try from the package.

And….Its really good! Sort of minty, which I wasn’t expecting, as well as the chocolate. The chocolate is the kind that I like, not chunks but almost in the tea leaves instead which is nice. I will buy more of this, definatly. :)

katgolik

YOU ARE WELCOME!

It’s a staple for me!!
Glad you liked it!
experiment with it it is pretty easy to play with!!

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
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YUM!!!!! I LOVE this tea!

This is a strange one; I usually try a tea two times before I review it because I think you get a better idea of what the average taste is. Well this one I decided to taste a third time before reviewing; the first time I drank this I hated it. I thought it was bitter and didn’t like it. But when I drank it again a week later, I couldn’t get enough of it and thought it was the best tea ever! So, my third try confirms the second, its delicious! Maybe I didn’t brew it correctly the first time?

This tea is perfectly chocolaty, and the malt makes me think of a chocolate bar. Adding a little soy milk takes this tea to the next level, so I recomend that. I WILL be buying this tea again; I’m waiting for a 52 teas blend that I cant live without to pop up; either that or some graveyard mist, caramel oolong, or sunshine tea(the one with the cat on the picture) to pop up on the revived list. :) (hint hint, lol)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Babble

This is one of my favorites, too :)

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
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So, after a bad weekend of candy and such, I’ve decided to do my “vegan” diet thing today and tomorrow if I can (eh, we will see). That means only whole fruit and vegetables, as well as no sugar added and natural juice, and tea and water.(bananas, avocados, and perhaps one potato are my friend. Don’t worry, I’m not going to starve myself.) After complaining how hard it was to my boyfriend, he told me it couldn’t be “that” hard, so after a bit of a spat (don’t worry, we made up later) he is going to be doing the diet too tomorrow, to prove that its not so hard, and to provide moral support. (Good boyfriend). :) We’ll see if either of us breaks, right?

Now on to the tea. I decided I shouldn’t put sweetener in my tea while I do this thing, since that IS food, in a way….so I tried to drink a tea that would taste good even WITHOUT sweetener, a hard task for me. (I love my tea a bit sweet; brings out the flavor.)

This tea stands up to the task, one of the only ones that did. Its natural licorice flavor (which I happen to LOVE, lol….maybe had to do with all the black licorice candy my dad kept around the house when I was growing up) is sweet on its own and comes out nicely without any help.

When I had drank this tea before with a bit of sweetener, it tasted remarkably like not-fizzy, and slightly watered down root beer. I don’t taste much “butter” flavor in this, and I would like it if it did. That is probably my only complaint; this is a good tea. Would I buy it again? Well I want to try Davids tea version first and see the differences before I say which is better, but yes I would like to keep some root beer inspired tea in my cupboard. Cheers!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Babble

Good luck. I’ve been experimenting with a vegan diet the past two days myself and it is HARD. So you are not eating any grains or legumes?

Also, you’ve learned the golden rule – if you want a guy to do something for you just tell him that he CAN’T do it, and he’ll be too prideful to back down ;)

KittyKat88

Yes, I see that now. ;) I managed it, although it was hard. So did my boyfriend, surprisingly!

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So, I started out tonight thinking it would be a big party night. You know, its Halloween, Friday night, college campus. But, one thing led to another; I didn’t want to go out alone and all my friends were away (ones in vegas, lucky dog) or have midterms to study for, so its just me, allllll alonnneeee…Sips tea…..

Living in Indiana, corn capital USA (seriously, everything here is SURROUNDED by cornfields) I have grown up eating a lot of it. Corn chowder, corn on the cob, and my favorite, fresh corn bread. YUM. So you you could say I know all the different tastes of corn.

This tea is interesting. For some reason I was expecting this tea to taste more buttery and sweet, like cornbread, but it has more of the vegetable notes of corn, not the sweet. It reminds me of stove top corn; you know, the stuff your mom serves you that is a bit mushy and watery, but oh so warm and delicious; the more savory side of corn. After getting over the surprise, I did enjoy the tea. Brews well a second and third time; not watery at ALL.

I am more of a dessert tea person, so I don’t think this will be a re-order, but not because of the quality of the tea, just because of my own personal preference.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
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Hi all! My name is Katherine Corbin and I am a college student studying English and Business at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I love to read, knit, belly dance, sing crazy songs in the shower (or whatever my current location might be…) and get up to general nonsense.

I also love tea (as well as coffee, but be still your judgement on my nefarious infidelity to tea.) I really look forward to trying a lot of new teas as well as learning new things about steeping, types of teas, etc. OPEN TO TEA SWAPS! :) Check cupboard. Love all, hear from you soon? -Kat

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