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Another eh from last night’s tea of the day DT run. Too hibby, kinda muffin-y, but I’d rather have blueberry jam.

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This is a tea I stocked up on when I was making my own kombucha (I miss my little jellyfish ; . ;), it’s a good basic tea. I never reach for it, because if I’m looking for a straight black tea, I reach for the Nepal Black from DavidsTea or Irish Breakfast Xtra Fancy from Red Leaf Teas. So when we made our own stovetop chai. I reached for this for the black tea component. Delicious. Just so yummy.

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drank Maracuja Mango by DAVIDsTEA
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Eh. Just…eh. Went in to DT today because my wife is WONDERFUL AND LOVERLY AND BOUGHT ME 150 GRAMS OF APPLE STRUDEL, and this is one of the teas of the day, so I went for it, why not?

Doesn’t really wow me and doesn’t really stand out to me. Not something I’ll be buying any time soon.

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drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea smells just like alcoholic apple cider. Cider is my jam, it used to be the only thing I drank. Since I found out about my diabetes, cider (both alcoholic and non) are big no-nos and I miss them so much. I nearly cried at how good it smelled dry. Reading my wife’s and Brooke’s reviews, I used way more leaf than I usually would and let it steep twice as long as I would usually steep a black. We bought 14 grams of this the other day, my wife used enough leaf for a single cup, and dumped the rest into my steeper for brew and then pour over ice. With ice add, I had about 30 ounces of this tea.

And it’s good. It’s sooooo good. It’s so good that I’m kinda depressed that we really shouldn’t buy any more tea. So I’m trying to convince myself that the black tea is too astringent, but it’s just a touch dry, not really that bad. It is still a little light, but it’s so good I don’t mind. It really does taste like apple juice with just a touch of that cidery bite.

Nope, I can’t do it. I am head over heels in love with this tea.


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drank Super Charge by DAVIDsTEA
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Resteeped the leaves last night and put in the fridge for a bright note this morning. Cold it is the most refreshing thing I have ever tasted, light and vegetal and perfect. I cannot say enough good about this tea. If you haven’t tried any of Teavivre’s oolongs, run to their website right now. Amazing value for delicious tea.

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Hoping to get some restful sleep tonight, this tea is instantly soothing and calming. It tastes like…I dunno like an herbal, sweet and lightly floral and homey and zzzzzzzz. Definitely tastes like chamomile, but that’s an excellent thing tonight.

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I couldn’t decide which oolong I was craving but when I saw this one, the decision was made for me. Need another beloved tea to calm me down after another breakdown that made no sense. Breaking down into tears over not having any soy meat in the freezer? Yep, I’m not ready to rejoin the world just yet. But hopefully this fruity, oolong-y cup of perfection will help. I genuinely love this tea and recommend it to everyone.

Evol Ving Ness

Be kind to yourself. Maybe an epsom salt bath? A massage? A good long meditation to check in with yourself and see what’s up? And tea that you love, of course.


All of these suggestions are A+ ideas I plan to try :) Thank you for your kindness, hopefully I’ll shake out of this soon.

Evol Ving Ness

I know a thing or two about feeling poorly. Hope it passes soon.

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After some tummy trouble, this is a lifesaver. When it’s in my new camper bear color changing mug, it works even better! My stomach is calming with every sip and I am extremely grateful for this blend.

Hopefully I can keep the kitten out of my mug…

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Formerly aisling of tea, now you can call me ele .

“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

New label as of May, 2015: Diabetic. I’m using tea to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and keep me hydrated without hurting my system or messing with my blood sugar.

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have five! live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), a tuxedo cat (and the only boy in the house) Prince Erik Darien Darjeeling (JiJi) and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put stevia in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.


Scarborough, ON



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