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drank Slimful Chocolate Decadence by Teavana
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I’m going to be drinking a lot of old tea…I have a lot of catching up to do…and if it’s not completely awful, I don’t really wanna waste what I spent tons of money on. I already cleared a ton out from when I was moving. Ugh.

I’ve definitely had this for a year before ever opening it. Plus side, it was sealed up in a box of stuff for a Christmas gift set I bought like 75% off so…positives?

It isn’t bad actually. It’s a bit rich for breakfast, I was kind of surprised that it was this decent. I don’t really get coconut, but definitely chocolate and some nuttiness I can’t really identify as a specific nut.

As it cooled, the coconut came out a bit more. I’m happy this isn’t godawful for being old. I do have older. So…that’ll be fun.

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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UGH what did they do to my precious glitter & gold??

I can’t even drink this :/ I miss how it used to be, with the gold spheres of happiness, the actual shimmering, and the delicious sweet and spicy orange flavor.

All gone. Not here. This is just blandly kind of like a spiced cookie, and there is no shimmer to it.

The stars are cute. I will give it that. But it is a shell of its former self and no bueno.

Nicole

Aw, bummer. I’m glad now that I didn’t get any over Black Friday.

Lala

:( I loved glitter and gold too. It was one of the few DT blends I liked. I hate how they always change or discontinue their delicious blends.

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
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Really need to check my notes before I even start on the next tea…completely forgot about not using an infuser with this…remembered when I pulled it out of the mug and was greeted with a soggy mess of stuff.

Thankfully it wasn’t too bad to clean out.

I guess somewhere I may still have a bag of this, meh. It’s not that good. It’s interesting, but it just feels flat to me. I don’t think I get the bread aspect of it at all, or something.

I think what I may do is mix the remainder of this from the calendar with the orange pekoe…that sounds like a plan. I think that would give it the depth I want and I won’t have to subject myself to another cup of that boring tea haha.

Flavors: Artificial, banana

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drank Sweet Almond Green by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea smelled promising. I’m not usually into nutty teas because rarely do they taste any good…looking at you Toasted Walnut.

But this one, being sweet almond, smells more like marzipan than actual almonds.

And it would be good, but here’s the problem. The base is just awful. The initial flavor was good, but that base just ruined it. I steeped it at the temperature on the little box, so if I decide to try again I will be going lower, or just cold steeping it.

I only managed to drink like a third of my mug before I was like, nope. Bummer, because it smells so good but hopefully I can make it work for the rest of the mini tin.

Alyssa

Green tea is so finicky. I steeped mine at 75 degrees for 2 minutes and drank it in 3 oz (ish) refills in small tea cups. I hope you can make it work out!

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drank Orange Pekoe (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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This is one of those teas where you’re like, well it’s that classic black tea flavor but…why? I’d never drink this outside of this calendar. If I wanted to have OP I would just have a teabag, but generally nah, that is not what I want out of my tea.

That being said, it’s clearly a step above the usual but to me this is one of those teas for people who haven’t yet delved into things…because orange pekoe is not really a type of tea so the name just annoys me.

It’s a pretty color when it steeps though, but it’s just…boring. It’s just that classic black tea flavor when you don’t want to go into much work thinking about flavors.

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drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
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Writing these on an ipad was not going very well, you can’t use any of the sliders T_T or if there’s a way, I wasn’t figuring it out haha. I tried, extensively.

I love this tea. The only problem with it is that it’s so expensive. I ended up getting a fruit tea that’s pretty similar sans white tea, but I cherished this in the 24 days of tea box. I had two cups on the 2nd! I still have more left. I always thought I liked it more cold, but I like it quite a bit hot. Who knows. I found a note saying I didn’t like it hot and yet I had it hot twice in one day, hahaha.

It’s a little artificial but I love mango flavoring so to me, it’s not a dealbreaker. It’s fruity, and the citrus in here is pretty good too.

This is one of my favorites that I just take in from other people because that price…woof. Good stuff, but like a lot of white tea blends (Teavana is a much worse offender), it’s goofy to pay a premium for something that is barely white tea.

Lala

Sliders on the ipad don’t work. You have to tap the line and try to guess where the number is you are looking for. Its a pain for sure.

momo

couldn’t even get that to work! not a big deal, I’m just generally too lazy to use my laptop ever since getting the iPad, haha.

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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Time to play 24 days of tea logging catchup. I’ve been taking pics of each one and posting it to Instagram. I got a new phone about 3 weeks ago and I can manually adjust the camera settings so it’s really fun to photograph tea.

I have had this one before, I probably have a prior note somewhere but I didn’t think to check. But I do no I did not at all care for it before. This time around, it’s a bit more tolerable, but not something I would seek out.

It’s a bit like a fruit punch, but with a different flavor to it. I mean, it’s just a weird tea…fruity, then with nuts, but not nearly as good as Forever Nuts and then there’s the popped rice.

I think I will use the rest for iced tea just out of curiosity.

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drank Snow Day by DAVIDsTEA
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hi :)

I’m gonna attempt making a comeback haha. This is one of the samples from when I bought the 24 days of tea, which I will start tonight since I didn’t realize what day it was until I was at work.

This smells horrendously artificial when you open it. I think the DT page said its naturally flavored….uhh. Hopefully I misread.

I came back to my desk and my coworker was sure I had hot chocolate from how strongly flavored this stuff is.

Tast wise, it’s not as bad as its scent. But isn’t anywhere near as chocolate flavored. It’s kind of like an after taste. It’s mainly mint, just sweeter than normal thanks to the snowflake sprinkles. I like that chocolate end note though, but the sweetness is kind of weird before you taste the chocolate.

It’s good, but I wouldn’t buy it. At least I assume I get to have it one more time.

What have I missed?! I am going to St Louis on a hockey adventure next week and I’m way too excited. Hopefully I have a decent way to have my calendar teas!

__Morgana__

Welcome back. I just came back, too!

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Finishing up my sample of this, so sad. I love it so much. The combination of apricot and oranges is just so good.

One day I will have this again.

This remains one of the best examples of blood orange flavoring in tea to me. I wish more people did it, or did it right. I just also find it funny that this is an evening in France, when to me orange is so morning.

It was also very tasty with some honey wheat bread for breakfast.

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drank Raspberry Macaron by Fauchon
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I may be one of the few. I freakin’ love this tea.

I had wanted it for so long and one day it was on vente-privee (which I found out is closing their American site NOOOOOO) and then I held onto it. Well I figured it would be a nice thing to keep at work so that’s exactly what I did.

I’ve had it a few times now and the first time, I was blown away by the smell of it. It’s very, very perfumey but I like it. It doesn’t taste that way thankfully.

I don’t entirely get macarons from it but there’s a definitely pastry flavor along with the raspberry. There’s also that marvelously French floral taste that I believe is what that perfume translates into. I love that this is a Darjeeling, I’m drinking a different Fauchon teas as I write this, and it just has a softer flavor. Like, maybe to me that seems to add to the nuttiness too. Darjeelings always remind me of pecans rather than almonds though.

So I’m glad I was finally able to get this. I hope it lasts me longer than I expect, but I try not to have it every day. I just basically filled a drawer with tea. And I kind of forgot oolongs look suspect, and my boss joked with me ‘are you sure that’s all tea?’ We are apparently more a team of tea drinkers, though I seem to be the only one who goes all out with the loose leaf. I’ll convert them.

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