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Thank you Roswell Strange for sending this my way. I recall last time I had it, I did not find it particularly flavorful but i dropped the temperature a bit and shortened the steep time. The result is a delicious cinnamon, bread-y tea. I would say Monkey Bread was more accurate because there is less cinnamon than you would expect in a cinnamon bread and a bit more breadyness. Honestly, I am quite enjoying this cup and I am sad to see this blend go. Perhaps I will pick up some more in the future. Thanks again Roswell Strange!!

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Roswell Strange

I have 2 oz. coming my way, so if you ever want to throw another sample into one of our frequent swaps just let me know and I’ll definitely do so :)

VariaTEA

Thank you for the offer and perhaps I may take you up on that as we do swap frequently. Although, I leave for Florida in a couple of days so no swaps for a while but on the plus side, when I return I am sure I will have plenty of new teas to share. My dad is sending all my BF orders to me and my mom has already found a couple tea shops for us to visit. Plus, I emailed Nina’s Paris in hopes of finding a Miami location and though they don’t have a store, they told me I could come by their office and try out some teas.

Usually I go out to eat when I am in Florida. I guess this time I will be venturing in search of new teas. haha.

Roswell Strange

Sounds like quite the adventure! I’m envious ;P

There’s only three tea places in Saskatoon (well, four – but two are the same). We have Tea Desire, McQuarrie’s (which is a local one), and two DAVIDsTEA locations. Regina, the city I moved from and will b going to in January for a late Christmas, isn’t much better. But, I am excited to go to Cuppa’T Specialty Tea (their local store) and go back to the English Tea Room (it’s a traditional styled tea room that’s only 2 blocks from where I moved from – they have AMAZING teas imported from England, and really good food too).

VariaTEA

Awesome. I am actually lucky when it comes to tea shops as I am in two major cities. Where I live in Montreal, I am between Camellia Sinensis and Kusmi teas (each about 2 blocks from my house). Plus in the mall a couple blocks from my campus there is DAVIDs and CaesarsTea. And there are a more around which is nice because I get to try a bunch of different things.

Then when I go to visit my family, I am in Toronto where there are a bunch of tea shops as well. However, I haven’t really explored any tea shops other than DAVIDs and Teavana yet because I haven’t been in Toronto long enough to venture downtown.

tigress_al

I live in Regina and I did not know about the English tea room….I need to check it out now!!!

Roswell Strange

Oh wow – didn’t realize you were in Regina! If you’re up for it, we should have tea together when I come up in January! Maybe at the English Tea Room? :P

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Roswell Strange

I have 2 oz. coming my way, so if you ever want to throw another sample into one of our frequent swaps just let me know and I’ll definitely do so :)

VariaTEA

Thank you for the offer and perhaps I may take you up on that as we do swap frequently. Although, I leave for Florida in a couple of days so no swaps for a while but on the plus side, when I return I am sure I will have plenty of new teas to share. My dad is sending all my BF orders to me and my mom has already found a couple tea shops for us to visit. Plus, I emailed Nina’s Paris in hopes of finding a Miami location and though they don’t have a store, they told me I could come by their office and try out some teas.

Usually I go out to eat when I am in Florida. I guess this time I will be venturing in search of new teas. haha.

Roswell Strange

Sounds like quite the adventure! I’m envious ;P

There’s only three tea places in Saskatoon (well, four – but two are the same). We have Tea Desire, McQuarrie’s (which is a local one), and two DAVIDsTEA locations. Regina, the city I moved from and will b going to in January for a late Christmas, isn’t much better. But, I am excited to go to Cuppa’T Specialty Tea (their local store) and go back to the English Tea Room (it’s a traditional styled tea room that’s only 2 blocks from where I moved from – they have AMAZING teas imported from England, and really good food too).

VariaTEA

Awesome. I am actually lucky when it comes to tea shops as I am in two major cities. Where I live in Montreal, I am between Camellia Sinensis and Kusmi teas (each about 2 blocks from my house). Plus in the mall a couple blocks from my campus there is DAVIDs and CaesarsTea. And there are a more around which is nice because I get to try a bunch of different things.

Then when I go to visit my family, I am in Toronto where there are a bunch of tea shops as well. However, I haven’t really explored any tea shops other than DAVIDs and Teavana yet because I haven’t been in Toronto long enough to venture downtown.

tigress_al

I live in Regina and I did not know about the English tea room….I need to check it out now!!!

Roswell Strange

Oh wow – didn’t realize you were in Regina! If you’re up for it, we should have tea together when I come up in January! Maybe at the English Tea Room? :P

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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