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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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This is AMAZING. It smells just like chocolate oranges. It even tastes like it too!

I wasn’t sure about this at first because I am a bit put off by pu-erh but I can’t even taste much of it at all. I steeped it for 3 minutes, and the package says 4-6. Or I might actually like it, but I’m pretty sure it’s covered by the awesome flavors. I am definitely getting a lot of orange mixed with chocolate. It seriously even tastes like those chocolate oranges.

I’m pretty sure I’m not supposed to want one now. But it’s for research purposes, of course.

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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I love Canada. I mean my favorite hockey team is the Canadiens. When I tell people I like hockey and Formula 1 they think I am Canadian (although really that always seemed more Finnish to me? And it was only after I said F1 that the Canadian question came up, surprisingly.) So when I first found out about this tea I knew I had to get some. I decided to blow all my birthday money on a big order and it came today and I immediately had to make Oh Canada right out of the box.

Let’s see, how many ways could this become my favorite tea (and make me start saying favourite)? I love rooibos, I love sprinkles, I love maple syrup, I love caramel.

And yes, I do love this. It’s sweet, but not cloying. It’s not something I would drink everyday and definitely not something I will drink at 5:30pm again anytime soon.

It tastes like maple syrup more than anything. I get a bit of caramel, but most of all I get a need to take another sip each time I stop. This tea and I are going to get along very well.

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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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Who even needs real cinnamon rolls? Oh man. When I first smelled this tea, I was like, “I want an IKEA cinnamon roll.” (to which my boyfriend responded, “the difference between you and me is that I wake up every day wanting one.”)

This is just perfect. It’s not too spicy, it’s not too sweet. It’s just right, and it tastes like a cinnamon roll without all the eating. And in the case of IKEA cinnamon rolls, not having to go there.

I wish I could get cinnamon-addicted boyfriend to try it but I’m sure he’ll tell me it smells like fake cinnamon. Of course he also thinks anytime someone tries to get him to drink tea, they’re trying to convert him away from coffee. But I am pretty sure he’d like this…but it’s fine, I don’t have to share then!

TeaBrat

this is one of my favorite herbal teas!

Ninavampi

I can’t wait for mine to arrive! : )

momo

after seeing so many posts raving about it, I had to get it!

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drank Bailin Gongfu Black Tea by Teavivre
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Again, this is a tea where I just want to smell the dry leaf all day long. Ohhhhmygod.

I love this combination of flavors. I taste everything, starting with toasty green tea and then coconut, all the way to the creamy banana flavor that lingers after each sip. This is so good.

Yum!

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drank Milk Oolong by thepuriTea
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I thought maybe the milk oolong I got last week was this one. It is not. So now I have two different milk oolongs and that is really not a problem.

This one is a lot greener than the other I have. It’s a bit more subtle, but still creamy. I think I prefer the other one, but this is still amazing.

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drank Rooibos Organic Lemon Mint by ZenTea
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Oh, my “I feel like crap” go-to tea. I have been sniffling for days, and I went to drop off my rent check. The manager offered me hot chocolate, and I was like noooo, I need tea! I had drinking chocolate last night and that probably didn’t help hahaha.

I first got this tea like 2 years ago or so, I had used up any mint or citrus tea I had and I could not shake a cold, so I went to ZenTea. I was like I have a cold, my throat is killing me, and I love rooibos. Boom. I was given a pot of this with some lime wedges and honey.

Now it is always the tea I drink when I feel sick. It’s minty, it’s just citrusy enough, and it’s very soothing. Of course, I don’t think I actually have a cold right now, I just have a body that’s had enough of this ridiculous temperature jumping around here.

The Purrfect Cup

I hope you feel better!

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drank S'mores Chai by 52teas
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I’m not too much of a chai person but I do greatly enjoy s’mores so I decided I’d give this a shot. The first time I made it, I didn’t like it at all. I thought I’d give it a chance again tonight, this time with a bit of sugar and milk. I like it way better now.

I get smoky and cinnamon, a little bit of marshmallow (I think using vanilla sugar helped there) but not so much chocolate. I could eat chocolate with it I suppose, but I already had hot chocolate tonight. Oh well. The milk and sugar makes it less spicy, because it was a bit too peppery for me before that.

It’s hard to make this without getting bits of tea in the cup because it’s ground up so finely. I tried shaking it out before making it but realized I was gonna soon lose all the tea!

I’m still not entirely sold on it, but it’s not awful by any means.

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drank Carnival Blend by Georgia Tea Company
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This is different. I let it steep for a really long time because it was pretty blah after 5 minutes. It’s somewhat better now, but nothing jumps out at me about it.

I get the apple and a bit of papaya, the sweetness comes with a beet flavor. I don’t know what the popcorn is adding, I got a big kernel in this cup, and I’m not getting anything toasty or savory from it.

I like this way better cold. I can taste the fruits in here a bit better, but I’m still not entirely a fan of it.
It tastes like very sweet cider. I’m gonna see if it’s any better if it’s cold.

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