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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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For the last week or so, I’ll think a coconut oolong sounds really tasty, but by the time I actually go to make tea, I’ve moved on to something else or forgotten all about the coconut craving.

But today I remembered! And it smelled so good as it steeped, flowery and buttery and delicious. It is sweet and creamy and delicious and coconutty. I had forgotten how yummy this is. The flavor doesn’t overpower the oolong, they simply work well together. The wifey loves coconut oolongs and now I see why. I should have this more often.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100

I woke up early this morning and needed something to help that waking up process along, so of course I reached for my favorite breakfast tea. And it is perfect, as always.

Every time Davids comes out with a new batch of perfect/nordic mugs, I always find one I “can’t live without” which is why we have 15-16. The thing is, if my wife and I are both home and both in a tea-drinking mood, by the evening we will find ourselves completely without any mugs clean. There is well hydrated and painfully hydrated, ha!

I only bring this up because I am trying to talk myself out of Davids color changing deer mug. Honestly, I wish it wasn’t color changing, because that makes it a huge PITA. My color changing whales mug barely lasted a month before the whales began to peel. On the other hand, I have a color changing tree mug from ages ago that has survived just fine.

I unno. Maybe the holiday teaware will present me with a better option.

This has been Tea Reviews That Have Nothing To Do With The Tea. This is aisling, signing off! Tune in next week when I discuss Bubble Teapots in a review for Ginger Sparkle. Good night, everybody!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Dustin

I was just looking into color changing pigments today! I wonder if the maker switched brands and that is why the whales peeled? I hope they fixed it because I got my brother to pick up one of their Halloween color changing mugs for me! Did you ever put it in the dishwasher or always hand wash?

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Always handwash. Seriously, it sat in my sink for 5-10 minutes and the whales began to just fall off. I was so sad. DAVIDsTea came through as usual, though, letting me replace it with the non-color changing one. Since then, with my color changing tree and my gold leaf elephant perfect mugs, I wash them out as soon as they are empty.

Dustin

Thanks for the tips! Gold leaf sounds gorgeous on a mug! I wonder if I could do that at home.

Dustin

Oooooooh, nice!

Dustin

They should do more in gold leaf!

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I know, right? But that was Spring 2013, so they may have decided it wasn’t worth it or something, because that’s the only gold leaf I’ve seen from them.

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85

I’m feeling a bit of a wheeze when I breathe and I’ve been coughing more than usual, so I figured a cup of this wouldn’t be a bad idea. It’s soothing and calming and wonderful. I don’t know if I could survive winter without this in my cupboard.

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81
drank Raspberry Royale by Bigelow
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I am always surprised by the tastiness of this bagged blend. I threw four bags into a pitcher to cold brew for a day or two and it is wonderful. I could have used another bag, but next time. After my last two tea fails, this is a wonderful change. It is what it says on the package, a raspberry black, but one I am ever so fond of.

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After falling in love with DavidsTea’s Apple Custard, I remembered this blend hidden in the back of our cupboard.

Full disclosure: This tea is over three years old.

When I opened the tin, I really did not like the smell, it smells too citrusy, like Lime Fizz. But I remember adoring this blend, so I’m giving it another go.

It’s…bland. I should have let it steep longer. But it’s okay. Not terrible enough to throw away, but I feel it would be lovely as a coldbrew. But seeing as how it’s taking me over three years to finish off what I have, I don’t feel the need to get any more.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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So my brew last time was weak, so I over leafed and over steeped this and oh my lord was that a mistake. The smell is nauseating, like Christmas threw up in my cup.

It’s bad. It’s so bad. I’m not going to rate it because I may have just screwed it up, but it is awful.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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96

I rarely crave things the way I crave this tea. Usually my craving are more vague, something fruity or something minty. But when I crave genmaicha, I want genmaicha and nothing else will do until I’ve had a cuppa. It’s rare, this craving, but it is strong.

And this blend always hits the spot. Roasty and toasty and perfect. Really helps my often-angry tummy too.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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94

Made a pot of this to share with the wife since she didn’t think she’d ever tried it before.

See where it says “last edited by De”?

Yeah, De is my wife. She even reviewed it. Her first impression tonight? “It tastes kinda tingly.” The last line of her review from 9 months ago? “Left my mouth feeling a little tingly.”

That’s my girl.

I stand by my earlier review. Not as creamy as Santa’s Secret but creamier than Read My Lips.

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100
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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My first cup of Santa’s Secret for the season! So much love for this blend. It will always, always be my favorite.

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85
drank Yes We Cran by DAVIDsTEA
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“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!

My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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