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drank Kapha Ayurvedic by DAVIDsTEA
658 tasting notes

This tastes much better than I expected! I could really go for being woken up today but I’ve had plenty of caffeine, so I gave this a try. I think it’s helped clear my head a little and boost my alterness. There are a lot of ingredients in here I don’t really like, but blended together they make for a pretty pleasant spicy-but-sweet tea. Not something I’d reach for, but good for when I’m feeling herbally, I think.

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I’ve found this is my perfect ugh-I-have-to-work-early-Saturday breakfast tea. I make a cup to have at home plus enough to fill my travel mug. It helps me get myself together enough to get dressed and out the door and then once I’m here its sweet-bakey-buttery goodness consoles me while I mourn that I have to wake up on a Saturday to come sit in an office no one will call for the first three hours, anyway.

Last Saturday I left my travel mug full at home and it well ruined my morning. But the Bodum stainless steel travel press kept it hot enough on the counter for hours until the boyfriend woke up and enjoyed it on my behalf. He liked it. Review: “So pancakey.” Yep.

Anyway, I think my point in this note is that this should be permanent. it’s my favourite 52Teas tea.

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Okay, so this is better with a longer steep. But, I still think it falls far short of its awesome smell, concept, and hype. It’s still kind of watery and yet biting. And I wish there was actually tea in here because I feel pretty cheated when there are only a few tea leaves!

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drank Notting Hill by Yumchaa
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I really love this tea. I’m not sure, exactly, why but it has a nice crisp base and the apricot-strawberry combo is so different and delicious. I’m now almost out of it and really don’t need a reason to order more tea, but this is so hard to resist.

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Yikes, I looked at the label on this sample and apparently I’ve had it since early March!

Well, I’m finally giving it its dues. This is my first yellow tea. I decided to shirk the Breville tonight and make this in my little ForLife tea pot and matching dainty cup because it’s fun and I need to make this study session more exciting.

This is supposed to be brewed for three minutes, but I was really looking forward to several short infusions, so that’s what I’ve done. This is very flavourful on the first infusion with a rather short steeping time, so I don’t think it was a bad choice. Nutty, clean-tasting, and sweet!

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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
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I am liking this less as time goes by. I had it iced (cold-brewed), and I’m rarely in the mood for something so tart. I thought it would be a little weaker when cold-brewed, but it was so potent!

Indigobloom

Me to. This was gifted to me… I’m not sure what to do with it!

Jessie

Hey, me too! My mother stopped by shortly after the spring teas had come out with a full tin of this. She’s never bought me tea before so I was thrilled, but wish it had been something else!

Indigobloom

exactly! I got one of the sleepy teas with it to, I don’t really love either of ‘em. It’s taking up valuable cupboard space!!!

Jessie

I don’t like the taste of either of the sleepy teas, but Mother’s Little Helper makes me legitimately sleepy so I do keep it on hand. It’s the only thing without a prescription I’ve found does it for me!

Indigobloom

oh I use powdered magnesium for that! puts me right to zzzzzzz! and tastes kindof milky, tons better than sleepy tea. Plus those teas only work half as well, for me anyhow

Jessie

Ooh! I’ll have to give powdered magnesium a try. It sounds like it would taste far worse than sleepy tea, which probably explains why I’ve never looked into it.

Cattibrie

If anyone wants to get rid of their pink flamingo I would gladly take it off their hands. ;) I love this one. But I love tart things so it isn’t surprising.
I have a hard time with the peppermint in Mother’s Little Helper but adding some Pink Flamingo seems to tame that for me.

Indigobloom

Jessie:
good luck with the magnesium! I thought it’d taste awful but it’s almost pleasant really. I think you can find it at Noahs. Oh and I heard Melatonin capsules work as well but I’ve never tried it.

Indigobloom

Cattibrie:
whereabouts do you live again? I’ll send you some! there is a postal strike here at the moment so it will have to wait awhile…

Cattibrie

I am just outside of Ottawa. That would be wonderful of you. Is there a way to message someone on here.
Hopefully the strike will be over soon if they ever stop debating and vote in the house.

Indigobloom

I just emailed you! oi, don’t get me started on this strike! the main issue is their safety, not the wages!! sheesh, it’s a right to have safe work, not a privilege in Ontario

Cattibrie

Thanks. Just replied. And I agree they should have a right to a safe workplace. Hope things are sorted so they can be safe for doing their work.

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drank Jungle Ju Ju by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Golden Yunnan by Chi of Tea
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I am really loving my samples of this, and wish I had more. It comes out so incredibly dark after just two minutes steeping, it looks like coffee. But it’s incredibly smooth to the point I couldn’t imagine putting milk in it even though it is my morning tea today. It tastes a little minerally, and subtly sweet.

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drank Dragonwell by Chi of Tea
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The leaves look different than I’m used to seeing Dragonwells; a bit darker, and more irregularly shaped though still cool and flat. It smelled very mildly woody dry.

It’s toasty, a bit nutty, and both sweet and astringent on the end of the sip. Very satisfying.

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drank Prince Vladimir by Kusmi Tea
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I’m finding the flavour combinations in Kusmi teas really fascinating, and this one was no exception. Grapefruit, spice, vanilla?

I made this this morning while getting ready for work. It smelled great but to my disappointment wasn’t really doing it for me. It seemed too overpowering and like it should be saved for a cold winter’s night. My stomach was a little unsettled at the time, but I didn’t expect a reaction like that.

I’d made extra to take to work in my travel mug. I started sipping an hour or two later at work, when it had largely cooled down so it was more just kind of warm. And I really liked it! The spiciness was certainly front and centre but the vanilla and citrus danced around in the background. Very smooth, nicely sweet thanks to the vanilla. I’m not sure how I managed to get two very different impressions from the same infusion, but I’m capable of amazing things.

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