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drank White Chocolate Frost by DAVIDsTEA
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With not a great deal of this precious nostalgia left, I tried tonight with some milk and sugar added to try to reach those really creamy notes. It felt super weird adding milk and sugar to a peppermint tea. I suppose it worked? Ooh that minty oil slick sure is something, and with milk in the mix it’s even more pronounced!

One more cup of this and I’ll be all sipped down :(

Note: does not resteep well :(

More fun note: just paid for my first Butiki order eeeeeee ALL THE BUTIKI let’s not discuss how much money I just spent, I am a responsible adult

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Reasons I reached for this tonight:

1. Pimple on my nose. Ouch.
2. Caffeine free. I need a decent night’s sleep.
3. Not a lot of this in stock, so sipdown soon.

It’s a mouth full of cinnamon. That’s kind of all I taste. But not in a bad way? Great with some chocolate.


pimples suck


Blind one right on the end :( so ouchie

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Second steep of today’s leaves just as strong (?). Third steep I think there’s still some flavour in there but I’d really need some of the first and second steeps to compare, and I drank ’em all up already.

Definitely worth one resteep to get the most out of this blend as you can.

P.S. the burger was delicious.

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I was expecting the taste of this tea to be a lot more threatening than it actually is, so that’s a boon. To me it’s got quite a bland taste but I suppose there is enough flavour in there from the lemon and rooibos that it has SOMETHING.

I can see how this would serve well as a tea for those in a detox mood! After my weird eating yesterday it’s bringing a mental comfort to me, I suppose. But I’m about to go put a burger on it SO………

Flavors: Lemon Zest, Wood

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Apple Crumble by T2
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drank Le Digestif (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Blackberry by Adore Tea
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Trying to smash my way through a bunch of sipdowns today thanks to the swap with friends yesterday. This is my third Adore Tea blend and I’m not too fussed, though this is the best of them so far.

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drank Winter Velvet by Adore Tea
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drank Truffle Tea by Adore Tea
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drank Snooze Blend by The Art of Tea
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Tucked in bed with a cup of Snooze after venturing out to the T2 Tea Society Mother’s Day event tonight. I was wrong, we didn’t get a random box of T2 tea tonight—there’s a first time for everything! What we DID get was a whole medium tin full of a blend we got to come up with by ourselves, from a small selection of T2’s teas. Overwhelming pressure on a perfecteaonist like me. I’m going to have to add mine as a custom blend on steepster because hey, I’ve got a whole tin of it now…

Also bought one of this month’s limited edition teas because I couldn’t resist that lush box any longer.

Also took a bunch of teas along to swap with a friend and ended up getting more in return than I bargained for. Sipdowns coming up… eek!

But for now, Snooze and then snooze. And then in the morning… snooze.

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.


Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours


Hobart, Australia



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