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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Tea Desire Chai mix with Tea Desire Chocolate Christmas Loops black tea…

I added extra star anise, cloves, candied ginger, cinnamon sticks, cardamon, and peppercorns.
Made with almond milk (unsweetened) and 1 tsp of honey.

The result is a delicious, sweet cinnamon/clove/cardamon/chocolate brew that’s perfect for the morning!

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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What the heck?
I definitely wrote a note for this. But where did it go?!
This has been a love of mine since discovering DT… why? Here are my reasons:
1. I love popcorn
2. I love caramel
3. I love caramel popcorn
4. I love caramel apples
This tea features all of these delightful flavours and more! .. such as maple syrup. Let’s not get sidetracked by that though.
I iced mine, added a bit of raw sugar and some salt. This beats any juice I’ve ever had, and hence why I love tea.

Iced 8 min or more

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Chocolate, caramel, wuyi mineral notes, and malt.

I’m In LOVE.

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I do enjoy this one… but It’s not my favourite varietal of black tea that’s for sure.
I crave maltiness in my black teas, and this is not strong in the malt factor.
I get notes of raisins, orange and almost a candied ginger note?
A sweetness develops on the second cup for me (gongfu style with ~86˚C, 30s).. it’s nice and accompanied by a slight drying at the back of the throat.

I like it.. I don’t love it.
Thank you Angel for the sample.


I love malty blacks too, but you still make this sound delicious.


. haha good!

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
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First tea of my birthday… even though I haven’t slept yet so it’s not officially the day of my birthday.
This was one of the first DT’s I fell in love with. It’s been a while since I’ve had it, but my golly it’s so so so good. All sweet and vanilla cake like. Scrumptious.

Now hopefully this tea knocks me out so I can get to the laboratory early tomorrow…. hmmph.. I’m no early bird thats for darn sure.


Happy early birthday! :)


Yayyyy! Happy birthday!


Happy birthday!


Thank you guys! I’m going to go home and have a cup of Golden Fleece to celebrate once I get off campus! =)


Hope you have a great birthday!

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I’ve been icing this.
SO GOOD. Holy bananas good. Sweet nectar with yummy sweet pea, honeysuckle and green bean flavours. Layers of thick honey too.
Crazy delicious

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I’ve been trying to give this tea the benefit of the doubt, but it keeps leaving me with something to be desired.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy it… it’s just.. missing a key element. Not that the tea is bad, maybe it’s just not my preferred oolong. It’s my first shui xian. I do love Wuyi oolongs though.
I’m on my 3rd steep from leaves I used last night. I am finding the waffle cone flavours.. and almost a vanilla custard oddly enough.
Still not absolutely blown away though.. I don’t know why.

(oh yeah.. Steeping parameters: 10s, 206˚F, ~5g, 5oz… increase time 1s each sequential steep.)

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Holy Hannah This Stuff IS GREAT!
Smelling the leaves is heavenly! Definite chocolaty notes with malt and buckwheat.. I was so excited to try this tea.
I rinsed/steeped at 205˚F for 4 seconds and 2 ‘perfect teaspoonfuls.’ Delightful. Chocolaty malt and definite buckwheat.. all tied together with a dark honey of sorts. mmmm
Second steep was 8s. The buckwheat and malt notes are sticking around.. the chocolate has gone, but now there’s a thickness thats developing.. melting like butter almost. I would say this steep was half as sweet as the first.

Loving this Yu Lu Yan Cha!

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Oh my gosh..
I made an iced version of this by using two small handfuls (~10g) of leaf per 4oz of filtered water. Put this in the fridge overnight and the color is a beautiful light and bright greeny yellow.
It tastes so magnificent too! Nicely sweet with a green bean like flavour, except delicate veggie flavour.. perhaps it’s delicate because it’s been mellowed by the lovely sweetness on my tongue. The lingering flavour is like a baked banana caramel dessert with vanilla bean ice cream and a graham cracker somewhere in the mix at the end.

I have a feeling I’ll be drinking LOTS of this. It’s still cold outside and I prefer black teas for comfort during the cold days… but this a nice drink for in-between tea sessions is perfect! (And I’m still consuming tea! . )


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I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

Tea rating system:

0-50: Do people actually enjoy this?
50-60: Slight improvement, not recommendable.
60-70: Alright, though easily forgettable.
70-80: Good flavour, though not a ‘go to’ tea.
80-90: Great tea – complex and memorable.
90-100: Extremely delicious and complex teas that leave me craving more.

On top of tea, I have a love for music. Generally all music, though I am partial to indie rock/folk/pop/electronic. Follow me if you also enjoy indie music and would like to trade some artists!

I’m always open to new tea and music suggestions. Happy tea drinking to you all.


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