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drank Key Lime by DAVIDsTEA
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Coldbrewed overnight, the lime really came out in this one. Still not too hibby, and still not my cup of tea ;)

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drank Snickerdoodle by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m enjoying this more than I thought I would. It tastes like a sugar cookie with an abundance of cinnamon, which is fairly close to what a snickerdoodle is. Close, but not right on. And there’s a weird aftertaste I can’t really describe, but the flavor left on my tongue is not one I’d search out. A pleasant cup, but not one I care to repeat.

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drank Key Lime by DAVIDsTEA
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This is surprisingly nice! I’m not a huge lime fan, but this is mild enough that I’m really enjoying my cup. It’s a sweet lime, not a tart lime. I doubt I’ll pick up more, but I’m looking forward to trying it cold.

Kittenna

Not overly hibiscussy?

Daddyselephant

Not that I found!

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Has it really been almost a year since this was released? It’s so, so good. I think I need to coldbrew this and see what happens because I love this tea hot. It’s cinnamony and while I don’t get much orange, that’s okay. I love the cinnamon burn.

Fjellrev

Haha I kept passing this one up assuming it would taste like nothing but cinnamon.

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drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
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Starting the day with this lovely blend because we’ve been home for a week and I need to get back into my usual routine, dang it!

This has been a favorite of mine since it first came out ages ago. I love the brightness of it and the orangey taste that helps me start my mornings. It was a lifesaver when I was working. Frankly, I would consider this more of a sunny citrus than Sunny Citrus.

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drank Sunny Citrus by DAVIDsTEA
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Coldbrewed overnight, brought out an annoying amount of lime, can’t even finish it. Luckily, my wife took one sip and claimed it “really tasty”, so it’s hers now. Blegh.

But, once again, the flavors aren’t ones I enjoy.

Fjellrev

Haha Annoying Lime must be BFF with Annoying Orange.

Sil

haha i liked the instore sample enough of this one to pick up 10g to play with at home

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drank Sunny Citrus by DAVIDsTEA
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So very hibby, but for once, it seems to work. The hibiscus actually supports the citrus flavors. I taste lime, to the point that I’m wondering if we weren’t given two packs of key lime by mistake. It really reminds me of Lime Fizz from Tea Haus, which my wife adores, so yay for that! But it’s not my cup of tea. (har har har)

I would still recommend it, because it’s tasty, it’s just not flavors I enjoy.

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drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold, this tea is even better. I coldbrewed it overnight and this morning it is love at first sip. I can see this being my constant companion come summertime. It’s juicy and refreshing and intriguing. It’s not a flavor profile I’ve found anywhere else and so it is a must have for my cupboard. I’m trying to keep from instantly buying 100 g of teas I like, but I think I’ll make an exception for this one.

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drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
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This is so good. So, so, good. It’s lemongrassy and pineappley and there’s an undercurrent of something I can’t describe except to say it does make me think of cactus and agave and all things wonderful and delicious. I need more of this. NEED.

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I overleafed this in an effort to empty the tin so I could refill it with the fresh my wife picked up yesterday. It is absurdly dry in this condo (because the super insists on keeping it the temperature of the freaking sun), so we have little bowls of water all over the place for the cats to make sure they don’t get dehydrated. We keep two such bowls on the kitchen counter because with three cats, there’s cat hair in everything we cook anyway. One of the girls, Pekoe, was getting a drink while I was refilling the tin and must have thought the bag of tea was a bag of treats. So, of course, I let her smell the tea.

She jumped away from the tea so fast she fell off the counter XD. I guess she doesn’t like menthol! She’s graceful in a drunken elephant kind of way.

Anyway, I feel like death, my sinuses clogged to hell and back and this is hitting the spot perfectly. I enjoy Davids new cold teas, and I think they all will help during the course of this cold, but when you want something to kick you in the pants and make you immediately feel better, this is the tea for it. For me, at least.

Cameron B.

Awwww Pekoe! Such a cute name. :)

Daddyselephant

Thanks! She’s orange, in case you hadn’t guessed. We’ve also got a grey cat named Earlie and a red-foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao for short!).

…We like tea a little too much, maybe.

ashmanra

My junior high bestie had a red foot tortoise! Mort the Tort was his name, we have a back yard full of rescued Eastern and Western box turtles, but of course they are all hibernating right now.

Daddyselephant

Apparently when I was child (I have no memory of this, but my mother insists that it’s true), we had some property in the Great Smoky Mountains, and on this property I found a box turtle that I named “Juicy Box”.

Redfoots are so cute! We went to the Nashville Zoo while visiting my folks last week and they had an adult and it was so cool to be able to show my dad what Pao will look like in a few (more than a few) years.

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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.

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