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drank Coconut Ice by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown (101)

This is definitely bubblegum. Weird but true. I’m not sure what is the cause but this is somehow 100% bubblegum. Not bad but also not expected.

Alchemist's Fire

I wish I’d snagged some of that one last summer, it was so yummy

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drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown though I never logged the sample so my number isn’t dropping.

On the plus side, I am getting a bit of my taste back and this morning I was able to fall asleep again without the assistance of medicine so it is safe to say that I am probably on the mend.

Consequently, I decided to use my free time to clean up my room a bit. I basically got through only one cupboard but filled a bag of clothes/shoes/purses to donate and another of garbage (such as my many pairs of converse that I wore right through the soles). Along the route, I found a bag from my European exploring and inside were some teabags I bought when I was in England so that was a fun find. This tea kept me company while I cleaned.

Evol Ving Ness

Sounds like a fun day. Hurray for feeling better!

Sil

YAY! cleaning! haha

Kristal

Gah, I hate when I forget to add teas to my cupboard! Something is so satisfying in seeing the number drop

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drank Cinnaberry by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought this when it was the tea of the month and tbh I think I convinced myself I liked it more than I did because I liked the packaging. Anyways, I have had it a couple times since buying it and since have put off drinking it. Consequently, it got put on my sick teas line-up of things I wouldn’t mind “wasting” since I can’t actually taste the tea well.

With that said, I am getting some flavor. The sweetness from the cinnamon is being brought out by the honey and there are fleeting wisps of berry. Not great but also not caffeinated so a good choice for staying hydrated.

On a side note, my mom started cooking while I was brewing this and between the raw meat and the tea and the sickness, I got a whiff of wet dog from this which made me nauseous. I haven’t gotten it since but I must be really loopy because I have no clue what would give off that scent.

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drank Black Opera by Mariage Frères
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I made this because I have a lot of it and then realized I made a $50 sick tea…that I can’t really taste. What I am getting between the fruits and the honey is a touch of jam.

Evol Ving Ness

Yeah, no. Colds and flu are the best of times for all the teas you normally don’t want to drink. But then, you know this already. Hope you are on the mend.

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drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Sick tea with honey. Can’t taste it anyways so might as well drink the sample I got in my last order.

Shae

It seems like everyone is sick lately. Hope you feel better!

VariaTEA

Thanks. And I guess its just that time of the year. This popped up out of nowhere and isn’t really bothersome other than a sore throat and some tiredness. As far as illnesses go, this one isnt so bad. Plus, its a good time to drink up all the teas I’m not loving.

Shae

Good way to look at it. :)

Sil

awe :(

Fjellrev

Aww, hope you’ll feel better soon.

Roswell Strange

Oh no! Feel better!

Plunkybug

Feel better!

VariaTEA

Thank you, everyone :)

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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This cooled completely before I got to drink it and there isn’t any new developments since the million other times I had this however I will say the mysterious lemon quality is gone. Curiouser and curiouser!

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drank L'Hiver (Winter Tea) by Fauchon
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It’s weird that on one of the few Spring-like days we have had this year (I even got to drive with the roof down – YAY!) I ended up picking a tea called Winter. I looked for something fruity and this caught my eye, probably because of the white base which is lighter. Today the cream notes are really standing out while the lemon is almost completely muted. Still, its sweet and comforting and just a cup of happy.

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drank Intensely Buttermint by Twinings
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Made the Creme brulee tea and as it steeped, something in the scent made me crave this one. So I brewed this up too. Not much new to say so instead I will tell you if my new project.

I recently started a diet to lose the weight I put back on in the past couple of years. As I experience new recipes that I have enjoyed, I have kept them which lead to an ugly stack of recipe printouts…until today. I went to indigo and got a cute recipe tin (https://riflepaperco.com/polka-dot-kitchen-recipe-box/) with some fun recipe cards (https://m.indigo.ca/product/gifts/recipe-cards-kraft-set-of/826635144717?ref=by-shop%3agifts%3arecipeaccessories-cardsrefills%3arecipe-accessories-cards-refills%3a2%3a) and now I’m compiling all the recipes. Not the most exciting thing in the world but when your tools are new and lovely than it makes the experience that much better. Plus, anything is better than studying for my 6 exams :P

drpastry

Love Rifle Paper Co.! What a great project. :)

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Sad Sipdown (97)

Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me this delightful tea. It’s a consistent cup of Creme brulee deliciousness. Never has the base been noticed which means the flavors are free to take center stage. Even hanging out in a tiny ziploc bag for like a year, this has remained the same as it was the first day I had it. Amazing and definitely one I am sad to see go.

EDIT: This isnt on their website anymore. Does that mean it is gone forever?

Roswell Strange

The website is horribly outdated; next time I’m at the store I’ll look for it as it’s one I’d want more of as well :)

VariaTEA

Thank you!

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drank Raspberry Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown (99)

Finished the last of this iced which has boosted the white chocolate element of this tea. Unlike last time, I am not getting the base so much but unfortunately I am not getting much raspberry either with this brew method. However, with the stronger white chocolate flavor, “cream pie” is certainly an easy connection to make.

Ultimately, I have enjoyed this enough while it last but I doubt I will seek it out again.

Roswell Strange

You’re under 100!

VariaTEA

I have been floating around 100 for the past little bit, hence the tea boredom I think lol.

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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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