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drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
2015 tasting notes

I don’t know if anyone has ever tried any of Walden Farms calorie free sauces/dips but I found them in the store today and stocked up. I was so excited to find 0 calorie marshmallow dip and peanut butter and chocolate sauce and creamy dressing, that I convinced myself it would magically taste like the real thing. I was so excited in fact that I couldn’t even wait to get home to sample my new things. They were DISGUSTING!! OMG, they were so bad I think I will have nightmares for the rest of my life.

Anyways, in hopes of restoring my faith in the possibility of tasty 0 calorie treats, I turned to tea. Also, I turned to a tea I love. Hence I am having a cup of Fantasy Island. Raspberry deliciousness combined with coconutty sweetness. This hits the spot every time. Yum!!! Faith restored :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Oh, I’m so sorry I am laughing so hard! I know that feeling, when you build the anticipation and end up spitting whatever it is out and tossing the rest in the trash. Tea is way better. :)

VariaTEA

Don’t worry about the laughing. My mom was sitting next to me and I think she almost peed herself when she saw my reaction. It just did not go over well.

JustJames

oh no! lol…. i prefer outright justifications: carrot cake is good for me because it has carrots in it which cancel out the oil and the sugar. so is the cream cheese icing because it has dairy…. calcium is damn important!

while i experience more delusions this way, i also experience fewer let downs =0P

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OMGsrsly

Oh, I’m so sorry I am laughing so hard! I know that feeling, when you build the anticipation and end up spitting whatever it is out and tossing the rest in the trash. Tea is way better. :)

VariaTEA

Don’t worry about the laughing. My mom was sitting next to me and I think she almost peed herself when she saw my reaction. It just did not go over well.

JustJames

oh no! lol…. i prefer outright justifications: carrot cake is good for me because it has carrots in it which cancel out the oil and the sugar. so is the cream cheese icing because it has dairy…. calcium is damn important!

while i experience more delusions this way, i also experience fewer let downs =0P

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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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