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Back in Florida so I am reunited with my Candy Cane Lane and Nutcracker Sweet teas. Seeing as it is midnight, I of course reached for the caffeine free option (though I don’t think caffeine really affects me), and it tastes just like a candy cane. Delicious!

In other news, DAVIDs officially launched their March tea and it is “Hibiscus Punch”. Why?!?! Does DAVIDs really need more hibiscus-heavy teas? I think not! So far, 2014 has been a disappointing year as far as tea of the month goes.

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OMGsrsly

Hibiscus Punch sounds like it could be horrible. Or are they trying to make it like Agua de Jamaica? OMG. Looking at the ingredients, it’s like Tazo’s Passion. Hmm. I’m not too sure about that.

OMGsrsly

Huh. Doing more research (yay Wikipedia!), it looks like Passion AND Hibiscus Punch are analogues of Agua de Jamaica. Interesting.

VariaTEA

It is definitely not something I will be picking up.

OMGsrsly

:D I wouldn’t mind trying real Agua de Jamaica! Just not a tea inspired by it…

OMGsrsly

Oh, and especially one with Stevia in it. Blech!

VariaTEA

Hopefully the Spring teas will be more exciting.

Plunkybug

Ewwwwww! YUCK!!!!!!!!! Hate HIBBY and STEVIA. Blech!

OMGsrsly

So far they look good, but there aren’t ingredients yet. :) Just descriptions.

Anna

Hahaha. Oh, man. Someone should send this comment thread to DT. Also, ‘HIBBY’ cracked me up. Hibby!!!

Kristal

I really liked February’s tea: chai on life. But yeah I’m not going to try Hibiscus punch

Kristal

Oops…February’s tea is the spice is right, not chai on life.

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OMGsrsly

Hibiscus Punch sounds like it could be horrible. Or are they trying to make it like Agua de Jamaica? OMG. Looking at the ingredients, it’s like Tazo’s Passion. Hmm. I’m not too sure about that.

OMGsrsly

Huh. Doing more research (yay Wikipedia!), it looks like Passion AND Hibiscus Punch are analogues of Agua de Jamaica. Interesting.

VariaTEA

It is definitely not something I will be picking up.

OMGsrsly

:D I wouldn’t mind trying real Agua de Jamaica! Just not a tea inspired by it…

OMGsrsly

Oh, and especially one with Stevia in it. Blech!

VariaTEA

Hopefully the Spring teas will be more exciting.

Plunkybug

Ewwwwww! YUCK!!!!!!!!! Hate HIBBY and STEVIA. Blech!

OMGsrsly

So far they look good, but there aren’t ingredients yet. :) Just descriptions.

Anna

Hahaha. Oh, man. Someone should send this comment thread to DT. Also, ‘HIBBY’ cracked me up. Hibby!!!

Kristal

I really liked February’s tea: chai on life. But yeah I’m not going to try Hibiscus punch

Kristal

Oops…February’s tea is the spice is right, not chai on life.

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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!

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, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

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.

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