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drank Serenity by Della Terra Teas
1877 tasting notes

Sipdown!! Something about this tea is not sitting right today. It is almost suntan lotion-y in flavor and I am finding it off-putting. It is gone now though and it won’t be restocked anytime soon.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

booooo on your sipdowns lol

VariaTEA

Haha. You are close though. My goal is close to 100 for March. I don’t think I will get there but it is fun to aim high.

Sil

nice. I’m basically doing 10 a month so that by July i’ll be down to 100.

VariaTEA

Nice. It is weird since in Jan I was at like 230something teas and Now I am 100 less than that.

VariaTEA

Soon I am going to have to buy more teas :P

Sil

haha that’s why my goal is 10/month. i figure that gives me room to swap and buy a few teas each month and still sip down 10 + the number of teas incoming

VariaTEA

Oh Sil, you are ever so wise in the ways of tea :)

Sil

hahahahaha hardly…but it seems to be working for me. Also makes me rethink large tea orders. i think my happy cupboard spot is about 150 teas, BUT i want to also get it so that my oldest teas are 6-8 months at the oldest (ignoring puerhs).

VariaTEA

My oldest teas are from August so I am trying to get through those. It will be nice to just have a fair amount of the teas I like rather than having a million samples of teas I think are okay which makes me super critical when I place orders.

Sil

My oldest are from May now, which is pretty decent. :) 9 months isn’t too shabby…and those are getting near to the bottom

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Sil

booooo on your sipdowns lol

VariaTEA

Haha. You are close though. My goal is close to 100 for March. I don’t think I will get there but it is fun to aim high.

Sil

nice. I’m basically doing 10 a month so that by July i’ll be down to 100.

VariaTEA

Nice. It is weird since in Jan I was at like 230something teas and Now I am 100 less than that.

VariaTEA

Soon I am going to have to buy more teas :P

Sil

haha that’s why my goal is 10/month. i figure that gives me room to swap and buy a few teas each month and still sip down 10 + the number of teas incoming

VariaTEA

Oh Sil, you are ever so wise in the ways of tea :)

Sil

hahahahaha hardly…but it seems to be working for me. Also makes me rethink large tea orders. i think my happy cupboard spot is about 150 teas, BUT i want to also get it so that my oldest teas are 6-8 months at the oldest (ignoring puerhs).

VariaTEA

My oldest teas are from August so I am trying to get through those. It will be nice to just have a fair amount of the teas I like rather than having a million samples of teas I think are okay which makes me super critical when I place orders.

Sil

My oldest are from May now, which is pretty decent. :) 9 months isn’t too shabby…and those are getting near to the bottom

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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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