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drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
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Coldbrewed this for a tea party with the sister in law. We poured it into my new Disney Princess Q-tea tea set and added a shot of blueberry pancake liquor. The set has two teapots, so one was this blend and the other was Tropicalia and coconut rum. This was the clear favorite.

A classy, grown-up time was had by all XD.


Hahaha. That sounds awesome!


It was very, very awesome. This morning? Not so awesome XD.

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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
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Coldbrewed this, mixed it with coconut rum.

Meh. Didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped. Still adore this tea.

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Underwhelming hot, underwhelming cold. Underwhelming in the pot, nine days old!

…please ignore my childhood flashback.

This tea is forgettable and not worth my time. I’ll finish up the packet and then move on.

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Coldbrew world of hell no.

I will never, ever coldbrew this again. It’s got orange peel, alright – that’s all I can taste. Doctored this with a metric ton of agave, at least I’ll get some energy out of it.



Oh no. You have soo much tea, you should have just dumped it and moved on to something more drinkable. That is what I would have done. You are clearly committed :P


I have so many issues with dumping tea, I just can’t bring myself to do it unless it is physically making me ill. At the very least I’ll get hydration out of it.


Right now I am stressing about hydration which means balancing each caffeinated cup with a non-caffeinated one (whether it is tea or water) in addition to the 6-8 cups of water you need daily. So as much as I don’t like wasting tea, I won’t force myself to drink a caffeinated cup I don’t really like because I would rather brew up a different cup that I would enjoy instead.


lol yeah, see, I drink so much tea in a day that I’m lucky enough to not have to worry about it.


Haha, I didn’t worry either for a while and it was fine but then my weight loss slowed and I think that may have had something to do with it. It is nbd though because now instead of making 2 cups at once, I make 3

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I am greatly enjoying this coldbrewed tea and I want to just cuddle it. Unfortunately, one of our cats is having a “cling to momma” day and she is currently asleep with her nose pressed up against the mesh screen of my carry travel mug, so I guess I don’t get any more until she wakes up. Cutie Patootie.

This tea has been a favorite of ours for years, but it’s getting old and developing an odd aftertaste. So sadly I’m putting this in the sipdown pile. If you have any left and you sweeten your teas, do yourself a favor and use a touch of brown sugar. It really brings out the crumble part. Maybe I’ll add brown sugar to Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait and see if I can get a crumble from it.

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drank Queen West Blend by Tealish
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Cold brew sipdown!! (378/360)

So this was in a little DavidsTea bag simply labelled “Queen West”. It’s from when the Toronto Tea Party still existed and we bought a 50g bag of this to split.

I don’t hate it! It’s rather good, but…underwhelming. Just kind of meh. Basic fruit with basic cirtus. I can’t really pick out any specific flavors. It’s a nice cold brew, but not worth restocking.

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Coldbrew! It’s soooooo good and smoky and delicious. I’m kind of really in love. My wife, not so much. She took a drink without knowing what it was and immediately her face scrunched up in disgust. “Why did I just drink a campfire?”

Soooooo, I guess it’s not for everyone. But it is lovely, smoky with a hint of sweetness. It really fills your whole mouth with a smoky flavor and I see her point. If I close my eyes, I’m at summer camp, sitting at a campfire.

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Coldbrew sipdown (379/361)

This is one of those painfully old teas, and yet I remember quite clearly that this is the one that literally made my bestie ill for an entire night :( So based on that alone, this isn’t one I’d ever restock, but since I had no issues with it, it’s no trouble to finish the bag.

This is another example of why we don’t keep teas around forever. I will say that all of my Davids blends have held up to the test of time, at least the ones I’ve tried so far have.

It tastes like peach and burns like ginger, but it’s not at all as juicy as it should be.

Not adjusting the rating because, well, it’s my own fault for hoarding this tea for too long.

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Coldbrew sipdown (380/362)

And not a moment too soon. Sugar is better than agave in this, but it’s still not something I’d ever reach for.

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This is a coldbrew disappointment. I brewed it for about 24 hours with more than enough leaf, but it is weak as heck. I added a drop or two of vanilla agave and that is all I can taste. I was hoping for a strong, sweet pineapple and what I got was tangy vanilla. Boo. I’ll have to try this hot before I decide how I feel about it.


Really! I was just thinking of cracking open my pouch and cold brewing some. I was so sure it would make a good one. That’s too bad.


I know, I was so disappointed by it. Maybe I’ll coldbrew again for tomorrow with sugar instead and see how that goes.

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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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