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drank Banana Split by DAVIDsTEA
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So I brewed this up hot and now I am experiencing a weird combination of a very loose tasting tea that still has chocolatey banana flavors that you would typically have cold. Basically, as a regular tea, the taste and consistency just don’t mesh well. However, I could see this being good as a latte as the flavors are there but need a creamy boost. Better yet, this would probably be delicious as a cold latte.

Kristal

This one was amazing as a latte!

Sil

i like this one as a latte. quite a bit

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Anyone suffer from claustrophobia? I ask because I have always been slightly claustrophobic but lately it has gotten worse…much worse. And by that, I mean I have had two panic attacks in the past two days at work. So, that has been fun. Basically I am asking though because I am trying to determine why this might be and if anything can even be done about it. My guess is stress (thanks to my job forcing me to simultaneously do two different jobs to prove I can do the job they are considering promoting me to) is causing my claustrophobia/anxiety to be heightened and so attacks are more likely to be triggered. Does that sound plausible? Also, is there anything that can even be done for claustrophobia? I have an appointment set up with my doctor but I am just curious if anyone has any knowledge/experience about it.

Anyway, with that said I can get to the tea. I prepped this while cooking dinner so by the time I finally started drinking it, it had cooled quite a bit. That isn’t really a problem though given its a melon tea and melon is a nice flavor to enjoy at cooler temperatures. Overall, melon is the strongest flavor but it comes later in the sip and then sits on your tongue after you’re done drinking. Leading up to that point, there is a touch of malt. It’s weird because the two blend seamlessly together despite being so drastically different. I personally relate malt with a warm, wintery flavor while melon is brighter and more of a summer taste. However, in this it works. Though, I am sad as the flavoring has dulled slightly due to age. It is nice enough but nothing that I will cry over when its gone.

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I’ve simultaneously been drinking this and Bear Flag’s rosé. Not exactly the most sensical pairing but one is a tasty summer drink and the other is like a fall hug. This tea is the hug, of course. It is spot on for gingerbread – bready, sweet, gingery, and surprisingly warming. It’s teas like these that will slowly spark my passion for tea again. At least I hope that’s the case.

OMGsrsly

I’m trying as well! Good luck with your tea sipping. :)

Sil

your teas at my house don’t want to visit until you love them again.

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So I have been going through a phase where I’ve lost my love and excitement over tea (sorry if that’s sacrilegious on here :P). Consequently, I haven’t been frequenting this site much but even more upsetting is I haven’t even touched my stash in months. I have actually been on an iced coffee kick (spurred on by my recent visit to Israel) and a bubble tea whirlwind. However, thinking about my stash aging and losing it’s zest has made me sad. So, as the weather cools a bit here in Toronto, I decided to make myself a cup.

I basically picked my tea by shoving my hand into one of my tea drawers and grabbing the first bag my hand touched. It ended up being this tasty little number. However, as I brewed it, I realized just as I started my tea love with flavored teas, it might take flavored teas to reignite my interest. So, as I hurriedly sipped away at this tea (as I was running late for work), I found myself sort of bored and less enthused than I hoped I would be. I’m hoping it was just because I didn’t have time to enjoy my cup because I really am trying to pay more attention to my beloved beverage.

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drank Strawberry Colada by DAVIDsTEA
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The coconut is strong in this one. Strong and sweet. And the strawberry provides a nice counter flavor to help balance everything out. Every now and then I get a punch of tartness from both the pineapple and the hibiscus. It actually is making for a delicious glass of iced tea on this warm day. As for the rest of this tea? It’s currently cold brewing so we will see how that goes and this might end up being a repurchase.

Also, hi steepster members! It’s been a while. Between traveling Europe last month, traveling Israel this month, jet lag, and tbh a bit of tea boredom, I feel like I haven’t drank tea/been on this site in ages.

Fjellrev

Hope you’ve been enjoying your travels!

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drank Shirley Temple by DAVIDsTEA
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I recently went on a cruise of the Greek islands with some friends and aboard the ship, we had the ship we had the option to buy unlimited drink packages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). I sprung for the alcoholic package and basically spent morning to night drinking and getting my money’s worth. One of my friend went for the non-alcoholic package so she essentially lived on Shirley Temples.

Now, I have had Shirley Temples made differently by different people but this tastes like none of them. If I stretch my imagination, I can sort of see it especially if this is one made with orange juice but mostly I am getting the taste of cherry (which I guess is the grenadine) and a nice brightness from the citrus. I am actually enjoying it quite a bit. It reminds me slightly of the Cherry Snowcone mix from last year though, personally, this is preferable as it is a little brighter and not quite as tart.

All in all, I don’t think I would call this a Shirley Temple but I would call it juicy and refreshing and that’s all that counts in an iced tea for the summer time.

Flavors: Cherry, Orange

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Kristal

Someone else was saying this one isn’t too tart for a hibiscus tea; I look forward to trying it :)

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drank Nutty Chocolate Assam by Twinings
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First day in London and my friend and I have already gone for afternoon tea. I ordered this because there wasn’t a large selection and though I had this and was less enthused than I expected, I thought I could coax out the Nutella flavor with some sugar. What I found instead was though the sugar brought out the hazelnutty goodness at first, this tea quickly became bitter and earthy while sitting in the pot. It was weird because there was no leaves sitting in the tea but overtime it just became muddy. So, try as I may, I think it’s fair to say that this just isn’t for me and that’s okay.

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drank Coconut Ice by DAVIDsTEA
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Grabbed this at the airport as I wait to board a plain to Europe. It’s sweet, crisp, and refreshing. Honestly, a coconut ice lolly is captured perfectly and I will definitely be grabbing more of this when I return home. Hopefully it’s still around :S

Sil

have a fantastic time!! If you need anything at all while you’re away just get a message to me lol

Roswell Strange

Have a wonderful time! Take pictures of EVERYTHIINNNNGGG!

Plunkybug

I like it too. I’ve made iced lattes with it a few times. Pretty good either way, and lovely to like a caffeine free blend. Have a great trip!

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drank Lime Marshmallow by Butiki Teas
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I don’t think I’ll ever get over the smell of this tea. It is just so rich and vibrant. The taste is refreshing and sweet but the smell is what truly gets me each time.

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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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