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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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Tonight I met the amazing Sil and it was just for a moment but it is clear she is awesome. Plus, we were able to do what my family refers to as the most innocent drug deal they ever witnessed seeing as I handed her a couple of boxes of teas, she handed me a couple of bags, we hugged, and then parted ways. As a result of this exchange, I now have a giant bag of tea back in my cupboard which is so excited that I decided to forgo trying swap teas and instead making a big cup of this. Happily, it is as delicious as I remember. Creamy, light, and with the perfect amount of vanilla marshmallow sweetness. Yum!!! Thank you Sil for ordering!!

OMGsrsly

LOL. Sometimes I wonder what the local dollar store thinks of my sample baggie habit. Yay for meeting Sil!

Roswell Strange

I don’t have to worry about the Dollar store judging what I buy because I just sell it to myself, heh… But Tre always comments that when I’m packaging oolong or green tea it often looks like I’m packing dime bags of pot.

VariaTEA

Haha many of my friends have told me I look like a drug dealer when I am packaging swaps. Drive by tea swaps have not helped this image :P

Kittenna

Heh heh there’s a great picture of Sil and I? Or… Indigobloom and I? swapping tea out of the back of my car on a Toronto street…. :D

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OMGsrsly

LOL. Sometimes I wonder what the local dollar store thinks of my sample baggie habit. Yay for meeting Sil!

Roswell Strange

I don’t have to worry about the Dollar store judging what I buy because I just sell it to myself, heh… But Tre always comments that when I’m packaging oolong or green tea it often looks like I’m packing dime bags of pot.

VariaTEA

Haha many of my friends have told me I look like a drug dealer when I am packaging swaps. Drive by tea swaps have not helped this image :P

Kittenna

Heh heh there’s a great picture of Sil and I? Or… Indigobloom and I? swapping tea out of the back of my car on a Toronto street…. :D

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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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