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Yum! Iced this today after reading that I wasn’t supposed to have caffeinated beverages before my LASIK procedure because I am supposed to be relaxed and calm blahblah. Anyway, this is super tasty! I added a teensy bit of rock sugar because I like my fruity iced teas a bit sweet. The hibiscus doesn’t really show up at all. I think it tastes like passion fruit (I don’t know if I’ve ever had it…). Juicy a bit tart/sour but sweet as well. Just super yummy.
Teapop time! So I decided to try out DAVIDsTEA “soda tea” recipe that basically makes fizzy iced tea. I think my ratios were a bit off because I’m using a 20oz container instead of a 16oz one like the recipe. It’s definitely not bad though, and I’m not a huge fan of this tea anyway. My version is lacking in flavor a little bit which may be part tea and may be part recipe failure. I’ll definitely try this again with some other teas.
Sipdown! I almost didn’t have enough left to make a full cup but it was still delicious. The pomegranate goes really well with the oolong flavor. Not much else to say here!
Sipdown number 2! This was my choice for the morning, or one of them rather. It’s also okay. DT recommended 5 minutes of steep time which I think my have been a little much for this tea to handle. It’s a bit astringent now, and I’m pretty sure I had another little sample pack of this before and like it more so hmm. Added a wee bit of sugar to sweeten it up and it definitely tastes a bit better now, like a slightly bitter chocolate covered banana. I think I may count this is a mess up.
Sipdown number 1 of today, technically I’m not drinking this and the fiancé is. I did have a little sip though. We came to pretty much the same conclusion and that is that this tea is just “meh”. It’s definitely chocolatey but lacking in the kick we thought something with “chili” in the name should have, and with “chai” for that matter.
Sipdown! This is number 3 for today! (As I finish writing this in the morning, oops!)
This is a really lovely green tea. The tea itself is gorgeous. Little curly, downy leaves that smell delicious! The liquor is a very very light green, a bit vegetal and a bit sweet, and very smooth. As far as particular notes go I’m actually kind of forget because I didn’t get that far in my notes while sipping. I guess I’ll have to just get some more the next time I order from Teavivre!
Tea: ~2 tsp
Water: ~2 cups
Brewing method: A lovely DT teapot
Sipdown, gosh I’ve had this for a while. Brewed it hot and then went to log it and saw everyone liked it better cold. Oops! I still like it hot though, but I’m not sure I’ll order more.
Finally finishing up a sample size of this that I got down at the beach last year. It’s such a nice light cup, definitely a tea I’d like to have more of on hand. A little floral and a little fruity. I think this is a good green for those who don’t really like green teas. It’s not too vegetal or overbearing. It’s just one of those teas that makes me happy inside. :)
A very light and enjoyable cup. It’s fun to watch it steep as well because it starts as little rolled balls of tea and they unfurl into lovely leaves. Steeped this in my winter themed perfect mug (I need one for spring/summer) and I love covering it while it steeps and then when it’s time you open it and BOOM leaves ahoy. Anyway, this tea is very light and tasty, a bit vegetal, a little smokey, and a little bit of a raisin type note. Not bad, I’ve actually started drinking more green/white/oolong tea than black tea. Never thought I’d say that!
Delicious as always. :)
Love the way these leaves just expand, my teapot barely contains them!
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Hm. This is Banana Nut Bread with a twist. I didn’t really care for the Banana Nut Bread (still have some in my sample bag). I wish DT would send some different kinds of herbals with their sampler kits (though I did skip the winter one).
This is more enjoyable than the BNB (too lazy to type it out again), but I don’t think I’d go out of my way to purchase it. It’s like BNB toned down with some coconut thrown in as well as a mix of some juicier fruits. Kinda weird, but not bad.
Yum yum. This tea has me smacking my lips after every sip! My first milk oolong of any sort, I have a sample from Teavivre sitting around as well so I will have compare the two later. They are both flavored I think (not super sure about this one), but that’s no problem.
Creamy and delicious, milky sweet. Just plain delicious! First steep, we’ll see how the others go. I’m glad I got a decent sized back of this!
Had this last night after a scary incident of losing one of my cats (still a kitten really) for a couple hours. It looks like she slipped out the front door when I got home and I found her (after much searching) on the steps leading up the next floor (we rent a condo). She was curled up in a little ball and looked miserable. I felt horrible but I’m so glad she didn’t go far. She does have a microchip and a collar but still… Anyway so I needed a nice cup of tea to calm me down.
I really loved the flavor, nutty and a lovely bit of cinnamon (which I love in tea). I also love the color change, tea should be fun. :) I’m a big fan of sprinkles in flavored teas as well! I’d definitely love to have more of this on hand, it was enjoyable to drink.
I have a bit of this as part of the Spring Collection. It smells amazing, even with my stuffy nose. I forgot to set the timer so it steeped for at least 5 minutes. Not bitter at all though and still quite tasty. I think I get a hint of pomegranate in there but it is mostly mango. The juicy mango flavor is the most prominent, as opposed to black tea. I bet this would make a great iced tea. No sweetener needed either, I think the sugar on the mango pieces might help. Very yummy!
This smells horrible, BUT it tastes okay and knocked me out last night so it did it’s job. Definitely wouldn’t drink this just to enjoy it. I’ll finish up the box but then I’m off to find a more tasty tea with valerian.
Too tired for a long review – but this was a free sample so I’ll do my best.
Lovely berry flavor but the smell throws me off a bit. The dry leaf (are they still leaves?) has a very medicinal smell. It doesn’t translate as much into the liquor but still slightly off-putting. In any case, not bad but I have other rooibos blends that I enjoy more.
My Try Me sample is all gone. :( Definitely putting this on the to buy list along with some more Smokey Mountain sTEAp and probably a few others.
I still can’t seem to figure out how to describe this but it’s certainly smooth and very delicious.
Yum! Lovely blend of caramel and almond and a hint of spice from the chai. However, not too spicy because I’m such a wuss. Added a bit of sugar and it made it perfect.
I’m still aliiiiive. I’ve just been swamped with work, vet tech school applications, etc.
Anywho, put in a recent order from Adagio with a gift certificate I got during Christmas and this was one of teas I ordered.
This smells freaking fantastics. I would inhale this all day long if I could. It reminds me a lot of Crunch Berries. Yum. The taste is lovely too, light and a bit fruity. The gingerbread kind of mellows everything out. I could easy drink pots of this. Still fiddling with temp/times but I’m pretty satisfied with my first attempt.
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