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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
450 tasting notes

…I can’t think of any other way to write this note.

Conversation between this tea and me:
Tea: mmm key change, you’re so sexy.
me: …thanks?
tea: mmm yeah!
me: …
Tea: what’s wrong?
me: Nothing!
Tea: No seriously. You’re different. What is it?
me: no, you’re different. I think we need a break. Maybe start seeing other people.
tea: what are you talking about? didn’t you just drink me last week and have your love all reaffirmed?
me: but that’s just it. You’re not reliable. not consistent. And I need me a tea that’s dependable, you know? I just never know which version of you I’m going to get.
Tea: Well is it my fault that that you are steep challenged?
Me: It probably is, actually
Tea: That’s always been the problem with you, hasn’t it. It’s always someone else’s fault.
me: are you seriously giving me attitude? You have, like, a mood disorder or something.
Tea: there you go being judgmental again.

…and so that’s it. Finishing up the tin, but no repurchasing, even though it’s very possible that I’ll have it next time and be completely enthralled all over again. I honestly don’t know what really accounts for the drastic changes this tea goes through in my life, but I do know that I don’t appreciate a tea that’s this temperamental. If I have a love/hate relationship with a tea, we simply can’t last together, you know? Especially because my tea needs to be my guaranteed bit of enjoyment, and if the guarantee is all up in the air, it ‘aint gonna happen. So, we’re breaking up. No second chances. No friends with benefits. We’re through.

keychange

ahhhh just finished what was left in my timolino. So gross. Can someone please bring me better tea so my day can be redeemed?

Anna

Maybe that pastry will help?

keychange

It just might!

keychange

ugggggh so gross.

Rosehips

Ha! Conversations with tea. Perfect.

ashmanra

Lol! I have been known to whisper rather impassionated sweet nothings to my tea. My daughters look at me weird when I do. I should make a record of my next tea break-up conversation.

keychange

Oh yes! I’m glad i’m not the only one who talks to (and listens to) my tea. Please do share tea breakups and marriages freely here.

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keychange

ahhhh just finished what was left in my timolino. So gross. Can someone please bring me better tea so my day can be redeemed?

Anna

Maybe that pastry will help?

keychange

It just might!

keychange

ugggggh so gross.

Rosehips

Ha! Conversations with tea. Perfect.

ashmanra

Lol! I have been known to whisper rather impassionated sweet nothings to my tea. My daughters look at me weird when I do. I should make a record of my next tea break-up conversation.

keychange

Oh yes! I’m glad i’m not the only one who talks to (and listens to) my tea. Please do share tea breakups and marriages freely here.

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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