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drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Cocoa Loco by T2
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drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Yup, finished off the 18g magnet tin today. Filled it up with some of the stock I got in the Tea With Benefits pack, phew. Still got another two tins full, I reckon. And glad this resteeps too!

Good tea for a rainy afternoon. Good. Yes.

My grand sipdown plans are being consistently thwarted of late. Today I got an email to say that More Tea’s tea bottles are back in stock so of course I had to order one a few of their teas I’d had on my wish list. And Stacy from Butiki got back to me with a quote for my first order. Yeek.


Butiki ftw!


I am SO excited to have some Butiki in my cupboard. Not gonna lie.

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drank Apple Crumble by T2
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Yeah, the licorice root in this blend will always throw me off a little, but to be perfectly honest it’s not awful in here. It just adds a sweetness that feels a little chemical. Still, it’s a cosy sleepy tea to have in the rotation. I think there are others out there more suited to me so I wouldn’t restock this but I’ll happily drink the last of what I got in the organic sampler from DAVIDs.

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Hahahaha I love tea companies who are just straight down the line with their blend names. HEER IZ WOT IZ IN DIS.

This is tea #1 from the April Monstrositea box, an Easter treat! Seeing as my weekend is a Tuesday/Wednesday this week I decided to be gratuitous and use my whole sample of this for “Saturday” breakfast.

It’s not much on its own (too bitter) but with a decent lashing of perfectly creamy milk it’s a real treat. No sugar needed for this creamy, chocolatey brew!

212 °F / 100 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Snooze Blend by The Art of Tea
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Welp, can’t have a sleepy blend without dat chamomile now, can we?

This one’s been in my physical cupboard since December (a Christmas gift from work) and yet somehow I missed it in the Great Steepster Cupboard Own-Up of 2014. I spotted it tonight when I was shuffling things around and decided to unbox it and bring it upstairs to join my bedside tea station.

Yes, I have a bedside tea station.

No, I don’t have a problem.

Anyway, yes. Here’s another tea in my cupboard, bloody bollocksy bum-bums. My sipdowns were going so well! AND I just got four new teas in my new Monstrositea box this morning and that means my Mr Earl box won’t be far behind and I’m going to a T2 Tea Society event tomorrow night where we always get goodies including a free box of tea LIFE IS SO HARD. ALL I WANT IS A NEAR-EMPTY CUPBOARD. WOE.

#firstworldproblems or WHAT

Anyway, goodnight teahearts <3

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drank Indian Summer by Jeffersons Tea
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Ok, I have to do it.

I have to bump my rating for this up.

This tea needs to always be in my cupboard. (Even though I’m going to go without for a little while, until I’ve gotten a bit further through my sipdowns.)

After this afternoon’s milk & sugar mistake, I remedied with a 3min boiling steep with the last of my leaves. Yum. Just perfect on its own.

I left a bit in the timolino to take home after work and compare with the cold brew I’d prepared and bottled.



IT’S PERFECT :((((((((((

Seriously, I think I cold brewed for around 12hrs and it’s SO fresh and SO sweet and SO… I wanna say juicy, which is weird, but oh man. I am in love. Amazing cold brew. AMAZING COLD BREW I wonder how long I can hold out from restocking.

Let’s see.


On to the wish list it goes heh


Mine too!


Oh gosh I hope I’m not overhyping it. No, I couldn’t be. Will keep in mind for future swaps, ladies! :D


Hahaha I love trying teas other ppl love even if I try them and hate them…..it’s fun to try things ppl love

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drank Indian Summer by Jeffersons Tea
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My suspicions were correct for once and milk + sugar was not the right choice to make for this blend. Keep it black, friends! Maybe even cold steep it because I did that a couple of days ago and I haven’t drunk it yet but I did have a little teaser sip and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna taste like heaven.


Ooooo neat

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drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
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Isn’t it funny that as I drink my very last cup of this blend, I realise that I might actually… miss it when it’s gone? And I’m actually going to… select the “YES” box for “Would you recommend this tea?”

It took me a long time to find my groove with this one. Now that I have, I’m sad the dream is over. Yikes.

(This is so awesome cold brewed, btw.)

Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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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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