drank Carrot Cake by Della Terra Teas
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After having just alright teas for a lot of the day, I decided I wanted to have something that I loved. This is something that I have loved since I first joined steepster and received my very first package from Dexter3657. The sample she sent me was gone in a day because it was so delectably sweet and the flavor was spot on carrot cake (WITH cream cheese icing!). I have thought about this tea since then and even referred to it as my FAVORITE tea (although that has changed) so of course I stocked up on BF. I bought 4 oz of this!

I was so excited to dive into the bag tonight. Alas, this cup is quite different from the tea I remembered :(. The sweetness is toned down and the cream cheese icing is no where to be found. This is more like a carrot muffin. Perhaps I hyped it up too much in my mind. Perhaps this is simply underleafed. Perhaps I did not steep it long enough. Perhaps my taste buds are just off today. Perhaps my tastes have just changed. I am not sure what went wrong but I am a little disappointed. At least I have 4 oz more to figure out what the issue is.

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Ugh, I can relate to this. Sometimes, I’m scared when I like a tea so much at first cup, because I worry that no subsequent cup will ever take me the same way ever again.

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Ugh, I can relate to this. Sometimes, I’m scared when I like a tea so much at first cup, because I worry that no subsequent cup will ever take me the same way ever again.

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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


Thornhill, Ontario

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