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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
917 tasting notes

A break from sipdowns this morning.. It’s cold, so I wanted something cozy. What I really wanted was a stove top chai with milk, but we are out of milk so I will wait til later for that. I’m actually thinking of trying soy milk for chais and lattes, since milk has been upsetting my stomach more and more it seems (probably becoming lactose intolerant sigh). Any thoughts on whether I should get regular or vanilla soy milk for chai? Or rice milk?

Anyways, this tea was good, I added some brown sugar and i think i like it better without, it seems more ginger. I’d like to try this one with milk too! See previous notes :)

confession time
Oh, and i did a slight stash reduction last night.. I threw out *gasp*some bagged teas I’ve had for over 2 years that I quite drinking entirely and honestly wouldn’t drink again probably. A few were not good and one was a decent rooibos, but I have too many other rooiboses. I felt bad throwing them out, but in all honesty, they were probably stale like crazy, as the bags had all been opened. And I I didn’t want to feed people bad tea at work if I took it lol. So it’s gone now, and I’ll get over it haha. confession over

Sil

hahaha i’ve done that before, and felt just as guilty!

MissLena

Lol i shouldn’t feel guilty because it’s not the best team and only cost a few bucks, but I still do! Ah us crazy tea drinkers lol

Tealizzy

I say go with unsweetened soy milk, and then you can add whatever sweetener you like. I made chai over the stovetop a week or so ago with unsweetened soy milk and a teaspoon of brown sugar and it was awesome!

Oh, and I’ve totally thought about tossing tea too. Fortunately my coworker takes anything! :)

Tabby

Life’s too short to spend drinking tea you don’t like! No shame there at all.

MissLena

Thanks for the suggestion Tealizzy, I usually add honey to my chai anyways so unsweetened will probably work!

And I will get over my tea guilt haha life is too short for bad tea, especially when I have so many better ones to drink :)

Lariel of Lórien

My milk of choice is unsweetened almond. It goes well with chai and oatmeal.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I go for coconut almond milk. It tastes better than soy, plain coconut, or plain almond to me.

MissLena

I went and bought some unsweetened soy milk and tried some just plain first and got an itchy mouth and scratchy throat :( so potentially a mild allergy? I researched and it probably is oral allergy syndrome.. As tofu is fine for me. I made a chai with it anyways and had some, it tasted good but the scratchy throat was not fun.

So I will either try almond milk or coconut for sure next, although almond might not be much better, I’m also easing my way into trying nuts like almonds, severe peanut allergy has made me scared to try them all these years lol. But happy to hear the suggestions, especially since soy milk was not the best, thanks! :)

JustJames

you can always tear the bags apart and turn the tea into the soil of your garden…. acts like in-house compost for your plants! =0)

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Sil

hahaha i’ve done that before, and felt just as guilty!

MissLena

Lol i shouldn’t feel guilty because it’s not the best team and only cost a few bucks, but I still do! Ah us crazy tea drinkers lol

Tealizzy

I say go with unsweetened soy milk, and then you can add whatever sweetener you like. I made chai over the stovetop a week or so ago with unsweetened soy milk and a teaspoon of brown sugar and it was awesome!

Oh, and I’ve totally thought about tossing tea too. Fortunately my coworker takes anything! :)

Tabby

Life’s too short to spend drinking tea you don’t like! No shame there at all.

MissLena

Thanks for the suggestion Tealizzy, I usually add honey to my chai anyways so unsweetened will probably work!

And I will get over my tea guilt haha life is too short for bad tea, especially when I have so many better ones to drink :)

Lariel of Lórien

My milk of choice is unsweetened almond. It goes well with chai and oatmeal.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I go for coconut almond milk. It tastes better than soy, plain coconut, or plain almond to me.

MissLena

I went and bought some unsweetened soy milk and tried some just plain first and got an itchy mouth and scratchy throat :( so potentially a mild allergy? I researched and it probably is oral allergy syndrome.. As tofu is fine for me. I made a chai with it anyways and had some, it tasted good but the scratchy throat was not fun.

So I will either try almond milk or coconut for sure next, although almond might not be much better, I’m also easing my way into trying nuts like almonds, severe peanut allergy has made me scared to try them all these years lol. But happy to hear the suggestions, especially since soy milk was not the best, thanks! :)

JustJames

you can always tear the bags apart and turn the tea into the soil of your garden…. acts like in-house compost for your plants! =0)

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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