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drank Organic Super Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m a little surprised there’s no other reviews here.

So, yesterday/this morning I had a horrible no good very bad migraine. I couldn’t keep anything down, which unfortunately included tea, and even more unfortunately medicine.

So. Yeah. Good times.

This guy probably steeped in the fridge aaaaaalmost 48 hours as a result. I really think it benefited richly from this long steep. The result from it is probably the first DavidsTea that I’d consider purchasing.

The juniper flavor comes through really well. It’s this not-quite-blueberry-but-still-purple-tasting berry that I really like (gin drinker here). It’s also one of the few I actually get the true flavor of acai in! It has a subtle berry sweetness, but undertones of cocoa.

The tea base doesn’t come through until the end of the sip, and if it weren’t for that, I probably would have guessed I was drinking juice. And I mean that in a good way. It’s just really richly berried and oh so refreshing. This would be a great addition to my summer iced teas (if I needed any additions to my summer iced teas…).

This was a surprise extra in a trade with jessiwrites and if my excel spreadsheet is right Shmiracles sent me some as well. So, thanks both of you. I really like it!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
JustJames

awesome… you keep track of it all in excel? i keep track of it in cardboard boxes!

moraiwe

Yeah! I use it as a personal archive of ratings (because sometimes it’s easier to pull it up there then hunt it down on here) and keep track of trades so I so if/when I send things out and to whom. :D

JustJames

that makes good sense.you’re far more organized than i am! my boxes are all over… so when i have one last bit of a blend left i’m sure i seem a bit like a nut as i dig through boxes and move between the rooms.

moraiwe

Ahhhh. This would explain a lot :)

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JustJames

awesome… you keep track of it all in excel? i keep track of it in cardboard boxes!

moraiwe

Yeah! I use it as a personal archive of ratings (because sometimes it’s easier to pull it up there then hunt it down on here) and keep track of trades so I so if/when I send things out and to whom. :D

JustJames

that makes good sense.you’re far more organized than i am! my boxes are all over… so when i have one last bit of a blend left i’m sure i seem a bit like a nut as i dig through boxes and move between the rooms.

moraiwe

Ahhhh. This would explain a lot :)

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Name: Lauren
Location: Wisconsin (previously a Chicago girl)
Occupation: Student by day and super hero by night
Super Hero? Yep!
Which One? I can’t tell you that! Secret identities and such. Just know I’m not the hero they want, but the hero they need.
Sidekicks: Fiance and two budgies, Skitter and Gandalf

Hobbies:

Reading, writing, cooking, video games, computers, drawing, crafting, papercraft. Oh and tea.

A brief history:

I grew up in a family where the only working coffee maker was in my dad’s office. So the name of the game for my mother and I quickly became (bagged) tea. In 2004/2005, I discovered Adagio Teas. I don’t remember how it happened, or why I decided to pursue a purchase but here we are. I haven’t looked back.

My tea tastes have changed over time and I’ve moved from liking solely flavored teas (mostly black and white) to enjoying Darjeelings primarily, though malty unflavored blacks, fresh tasting greens, and lightly oxidized oolongs come in pretty high on my list, too. Of course, I still enjoy a good cup of flavored tea. I prefer caffeinated teas, as I have a horrible caffeine addiction that I don’t plan on kicking any time soon.

Red rooibos and lapsang souchong (or other strongly smoky teas) are my arch nemeses and I will see them defeated and removed by force from my cupboard. Like all thing, there are exceptions, but I assume they’re guilty until proven innocent.

I really don’t like negatively rating things, because I feel like if you don’t have something nice to say, you probably shouldn’t say it. But in the interest of non-biased tea reviews I’m going to give it a shot. I view every tea as a potential adventure so I’ll try most things at least once.

I love trading and swaps are always welcome! Please note, though, what it in my cupboard includes amounts ranging from a couple cups to 4 ounces or more, so please PM me to find out if what you’re seeking is available in that trade amount.

According to my spreadsheet, I also have about 100 other 1-4 cup samples that are not in my cupboard.. Feel free to message if you’re interested in see the spreadsheet for possible swap options as well.

Tea Ratings:

100-95 Nectar of the teagods that has been bestowed upon my unworthy tongue. I will never let this tin run empty.

86-94 These are the teas I would like to keep regularly stocked, but sometimes life gets in the way. Lovely teas, but not quite god tier. I still get cravings for these.

74-85 Good teas, but not amazing. I enjoy these, but may or may not restock once they run out. I would still recommend these to others.

60-73 Not bad. I’ll gladly keep drinking my cup, and wouldn’t say no if someone offered me this tea. I probably won’t rebuy these as there is likely something else that is comparable and better.

47-59 Certainly drinkable and might even have some characteristics that I enjoy, but I won’t pick it up again

30-46 I’ll probably finish my cup, but this tea isn’t to my taste OR it’s just overwhemingly mediocre. Life’s too short for bad tea.

11-29 This cup is in the sink now and I will never willingly consume this again. If you see a tea rated this way, I probably followed it with mouthwash.

0-10 Please say a prayer for the cup I destroyed in the process of disposing of this tea in the quickest manner possible. I may need tea therapy before I drink a similar tea again.

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