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drank Peaches & Cream by DAVIDsTEA
149 tasting notes

Tonight is the first time I’ve ever had the feeling that I need to get through some of the teas I have before I allow myself to buy more teas. Starting to figure out what I like, and whether or not some of the teas I have are worth re-stocking.

This came as a sample. I dumped the whole little packet in my largish mug. I’m mostly getting a creamy vanilla taste. It’s just dawned on me after I’ve taken another sip. It makes me think of those little yogurt bites you get in trail mix or fruit snacks. Enjoyable for sure, not something I’m putting on my list though.

Flavors: Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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Had another “ahhh which tea do I decide on!?” moment, so I picked from my sweet indulgence sampler. So glad I bought that set! It’s from my first David’s purchase and gave me a great variety. I do love dessert like teas.

I made this up in a big, wide mug. Mostly so I could sit with my face in the steam and just breathe in that heavenly mint chocolate aroma. mmmm. Aromatherapy at it’s finest.

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drank Cocomint Green by Adagio Teas
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This is so much better than I remember! It’s soft, and I think the coco/mint balance was perfect tonight. The taste lingers a bit too, in the best possible way. I used a heavy hand measuring out leaf for this, but it was great. I had such a hard time deciding on a tea tonight! So I ended up just reaching into my box of bags and samples. Very happy it ended up being this one!

I always seem to have such a hard time deciding on anything. Perfume is particularly difficult. I love fragrance, and am trying to expand my “wardrobe” so to speak. Last time I was at Nordstrom I tried on Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Signorina Eleganza.’ It’s new and I really enjoyed it. The only problem is there are a few other scents I’ve been thinking about trying as well (Flowerbomb, Hypnotic Poison, Angel, Coco Mademoiselle, even considered Chance eau fraiche) I have quite a few fruity scents as my husband likes those one me, and I find them fun. I just never know what to add to the collection next!

Wow, kinda spiraled off into a tangent there. lol

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Thank you Red Leaf Tea for their awesome program! I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this at all, but I had been wanting to try match for a while now. This is a perfect way to try it out- plus try out different flavors!
I tried this two different ways tonight. First in hot water. It was pretty good, and I do like the idea that I’m getting the full value of the leaf this way. Then I decided to try it in cold milk. o.m.g. Yeah, I think I’m going to have to put in an order for this one for sure!
I also need to get a milk frother, because well, a fork just doesn’t cut it lol

Cheri

I agree completely with you about the Red Leaf Tea free sample program. In fact, I tried my sample yesterday and then placed an order with them. I added a note that it was because of the free sample that I wound up placing the order. I would never have been brave enough to try this one on my own, at least not yet.

Hello.Kiki

Exactly! I don’t know if I would have been brave enough to have matcha at all! This morning though I had this cold in milk again with breakfast. yum yum!

Cheri

I almost did that instead of a hot tea in my travel mug this morning, but well, it was cold again (as you know. I should add a location to my profile. I’m in the mitten.) and I didn’t want anything cold. I wanted warm.

Hello.Kiki

Another Michigander! Yay! I’m in the Blue Water area myself- Lake St. Clair :) At least the sun was out today!

Cheri

I’m between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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Oh Molly, I know you’ll always be there for me. It’s been a loooooooooooooooooooong day and I really needed a soothing tea. I made this a little stronger than I normally do, two heaping tsp for about 8oz water. The cherry was leaning towards the medicinal side, but it was great for the mood I was in.

Woke up feeling terrible. If I didn’t already have my appendix removed I may have thought it was that. That’s the only other time I’ve had abdominal pain like that. But I managed to make it through the morning at work. I felt bad because I was in obvious pain. Customers kept trying to cheer me up though, it was sweet. Then I had a dentist appointment. After that I was forced to socialize with the dreaded brother-in-law and his baby momma. the horror. For surviving the encounter I treated myself to some new LUSH products! yay!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kaylee

Feel better!

Hello.Kiki

Thank you! Tea and a good nights sleep did wonders!

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I had this one plain today. All while I was drinking it I was thinking how else could I prepare this? With milk? Should I add any sugar? I think it’ll be fun to experiment with this one! That said I like it all on it’s own.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Not thrilled with this one today. I was in the mood for something sweeter (then again, when am I not?) Still, only getting subtle coconut from this tea through the oolong. I didn’t feel right adding anything to this to sweeten it. I did go ahead and try a second steeping, but got almost no coconut.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
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Tonight I have been doing a major taste-all of my “sweet indulgence” sampler from David’s tea. It’s also chick flick night. So after I put in Casanova (you know the one, with Heath Ledger? mmmm) I decided what better to try than Love Tea #7?

Well darn it, I don’t like this one. It’s not undrinkable, I hope you don’t misunderstand. My affinity for floral teas just isn’t there, and I think that’s what ruins it for me. The first thing I taste is the rose. For me that overpowers the nice balance between the chocolate and strawberry.

*le sigh

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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I love a fruity tea, and this one does not disappoint! It has been a good accompaniment to my cold bacon (leftovers from BLTs earlier) and English muffin, complete with butter and blackberry jam. Hopefully I don’t cry into my cup while I watch Pride & Prejudice for the umpteenth time…
What’s really enjoyable about this tea is that it has this freshly burst berry appeal to it. Sweet not tart, as some blueberries can be. Another tea I’ve felt needs no additions. I may try this one iced, however I feel like it wouldn’t really make it to the fridge ;)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
149 tasting notes

This was a good brew. The sparkle was fun. I enjoyed the slight spice and bit of orange (which I got more in fragrance versus actual taste.) My experience with black tea is limited, but from what I’ve tried this one seems more mellow than others I’ve had. Not something I would run out and buy, but if someone said “hey, would you like me to make a cup of this for you?” I wouldn’t say no ;)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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About Me: newlywed! I studied biomedical sciences and will start up medical school here soon. I love to read, paint, sketch, bake, crochet, knit, and lounge around with my Samoyed (Kenai) and two cats (Callie and Maya.) Fandom nerd and Disney girl.

About me and tea: I think I will always and forever consider myself a tea newbie.

I love learning new things about tea, and continue to branch out and try new tea as much as I can. For the most part my favorites seem to be dessert teas. Sweet tooth anyone? lol. I’d love to hear about other people’s favorites, and where you go for tea! My local choices are pretty limited, i.e. Teavana, so bring on the online shopping ;)

Rating System: I’ll try to stick to it ;P

95-100: Must have! Permanently part of my stash, and will re-stock before I’m out.
85-95: Love it! Wouldn’t hesitate to buy again
75-85: Like it! I’ll enjoy drinking what I have, I might get this again if the craving hits me
55-75: I’ll enjoy drinking what I have, but probably won’t get this again
35-55: Hmm, Not bad, not great. I guess I’ll finish this cup… might try another depending
1-35: eee… I’ll be dumping this cup.

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