drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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I feel as though i try to come up with different and interesting ways to describe my fondness of a tea each time I review it, because I don’t want you guys to all be like “wow, keychange is awfully repetitive, let’s all have a tea crawl and not invite her!” haha (I’m kidding). But seriously, I think this tea travels extremely well, and tastes good both in a cup and in my timolino, which came as a very pleasant surprise because i’m always afraid that the stainless steel will somehow tarnish creamy, somewhat delicate notes—but that isn’t the case at all. This tea only gets better as it cools, and is also a hit with Mr. Keychange. I get a lot of coconut, and just a hint of sweet, slightly tart raspberry at the tail end of the sip, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

In other news, I’m reading the second book in the divergent series in order to kill some time, and although it’s an action-packed series full of twists and turns, something about the entire series is a bit obnoxious and induces many a proverbial eye roll (I’m not sure if I can actually roll my eyes; as a blind person, I’m not even sure which muscles are involved-like I can move my eyes up and then down, but like, is that the same as rolling them? anyway, I’m rolling my eyes on the inside, so let that count for something LOL). Ok, back to this book. The Hunger Games trilogy was way better, in my opinion, but I also think the whole dystopian genre is headed to hell in a handbasket. Where’s the current day Orwell at, guy?

VariaTEA

We would never tea crawl without you, keychange! And I agree with your take on the dystopian genre although I guess that’s why Orwell’s book has persisted to be popular overtime and most of the modern series are just fleeting fads (except Harry Potter…Harry Potter will be popular forever!)

Tuscanteal

I love your descriptions!!! Keep it up :) And I just did an eye roll. Best way I can describe it is moving it like a clock hand ticks along, except with your eyes. Sorry if that sounds ignorant or offensive, you made me think about it and so I sat and thought about it! :)

keychange

Haha variaTea, I’m glad I’d be included. And let HP live on forever!
Tuscan, the description makes sense, although I can’t seem to, like, do a circular movement. Maybe the next time I’m with a sighted friend, we’ll practice me rolling my eyes and then die of laughter ha! (I’ve tried for a long time to master the pissed off look, but the consensus was that I just looked constipated!) LOL

Tuscanteal

There’s nothing wrong with not being able to look pissed off!!! That’s a good quality because then no one assumes you have bitchy resting face (the people who just being normal no expression, look extremely pissed off.) I have a friend who is like that and when I first met her, I thought: Whoa! This girl needs to smile once in a while. She’s a very happy person, just doesn’t convey it when she’s relaxed and not emoting.

keychange

You might be right-besides, I’d like to keep my emotional reactions to things private sometimes, so that’s one way to look at it. And I’ve heard of the people who seem to constantly wear a sour expression—I’m glad I don’t have that particular problem.

Rosehips

And eyerolls dont come natural to us either. I had to practice, actually. It takes work. Uusally, when I see someone do it, they just look up with suggestive eyebrow wiggling, and that does the trick.

keychange

Ha! I just tried it, but the combination of both eyes and eyebrows just felt very ridiculous to me. People move their faces around a lot eh? I’ve asked people if I have an expressive face, and most don’t think it’s unusually blank or anything.

OMGsrsly

keychange, it feels ridiculous to me too. Yet I still do it to convey things. Mostly to this one teenager who really doesn’t like to talk much. :)

keychange

That’s great. I’m going to start moving parts of my face around all over the place and have fun at peoples’ reactions.

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VariaTEA

We would never tea crawl without you, keychange! And I agree with your take on the dystopian genre although I guess that’s why Orwell’s book has persisted to be popular overtime and most of the modern series are just fleeting fads (except Harry Potter…Harry Potter will be popular forever!)

Tuscanteal

I love your descriptions!!! Keep it up :) And I just did an eye roll. Best way I can describe it is moving it like a clock hand ticks along, except with your eyes. Sorry if that sounds ignorant or offensive, you made me think about it and so I sat and thought about it! :)

keychange

Haha variaTea, I’m glad I’d be included. And let HP live on forever!
Tuscan, the description makes sense, although I can’t seem to, like, do a circular movement. Maybe the next time I’m with a sighted friend, we’ll practice me rolling my eyes and then die of laughter ha! (I’ve tried for a long time to master the pissed off look, but the consensus was that I just looked constipated!) LOL

Tuscanteal

There’s nothing wrong with not being able to look pissed off!!! That’s a good quality because then no one assumes you have bitchy resting face (the people who just being normal no expression, look extremely pissed off.) I have a friend who is like that and when I first met her, I thought: Whoa! This girl needs to smile once in a while. She’s a very happy person, just doesn’t convey it when she’s relaxed and not emoting.

keychange

You might be right-besides, I’d like to keep my emotional reactions to things private sometimes, so that’s one way to look at it. And I’ve heard of the people who seem to constantly wear a sour expression—I’m glad I don’t have that particular problem.

Rosehips

And eyerolls dont come natural to us either. I had to practice, actually. It takes work. Uusally, when I see someone do it, they just look up with suggestive eyebrow wiggling, and that does the trick.

keychange

Ha! I just tried it, but the combination of both eyes and eyebrows just felt very ridiculous to me. People move their faces around a lot eh? I’ve asked people if I have an expressive face, and most don’t think it’s unusually blank or anything.

OMGsrsly

keychange, it feels ridiculous to me too. Yet I still do it to convey things. Mostly to this one teenager who really doesn’t like to talk much. :)

keychange

That’s great. I’m going to start moving parts of my face around all over the place and have fun at peoples’ reactions.

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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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