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drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
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Something about this blend is not sitting right with me. My friend thought it tasted like medicine but I am not getting that either. I get blueberry at the start of the sip then a hint lemongrass and it ends with sweet pineapple. I just can’t but feel that it is missing something though to bring all the flavors together.

Is there stevia in this?!? That is what is off to me. Something tastes like artificial sweetener in this blend.

MissB

No stevia that I saw, but there is something not quite right in it for me either. I had one cup and the rest I’ll pass along.

VariaTEA

I think I may follow suit. I will probably try cold brewing first.

Ubacat

Stevia isn’t artificial. It’s a natural sweetener but there may be artificial flavouring in there that you’re picking up. I

OMGsrsly

Stevia tastes like artificial flavour to some people. I can only deal with it in very small amounts before the taste is apparent.

VariaTEA

I know stevia is natural however, it tastes almost like aspartame to me a lot of the time. I suppose they could have put a different sweetner in but I mentioned stevia specifically because I know DAVIDs is a fan of it.

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drank Ginger Snappish by Bigelow
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Thank you TraceyC for sharing this with me. I am having a big mug of this caffeine free cup and it is drinkable but not something I will be missing once it is gone. I was hoping more for a ginger snap cookie but this is more spiced than I anticipated. Plus the lemon is a bit of a weird choice but oh well. It is still fun to try new things though so thank you for the opportunity.

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drank Earl Grey by Twinings
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Lemon bars with earl grey infused into the shortbread layer…Mmmmm. Now this is the way to have bergamot

MissB

Ooh, sounds yummy!

VariaTEA

They are quite tasty. Not Jenny-approved but I have been cheating since I went on vacation and since my birthday is Saturday and friends are coming up this weekend, I figure I might as well enjoy myself and then get back on track on Monday.

sundaysipping

Do you have a recipe for these? They sound incredible!

VariaTEA

You can use any recipe to lemon bars and then just take like a handful of earl grey and add it to the dry mix of the shortbread layer through a strainer so there aren’t huge clumps of it.

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Thank you keychange for sending me so much of this tea. You are AMAZING!! And I gladly welcomed this tea back into my stash. I made a mason jar of it to enjoy, however, my roommate might have stolen the mug for herself. Basically, you have made everyone in my apartment very happy so thank you sooo much :)

keychange

Well, I’m glad someone in this world likes this tea because it sure isn’t me! LOL enjoy :D

VariaTEA

Haha that is why swaps are so awesome.

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drank Neapolitan Honeybush by 52teas
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Thank you Dustin for sharing this tea with me. It is one I really wanted to try however, now having tasted it, I am quite disappointed. It mostly tastes like sweet honeybush with a hint of strawberry. No chocolate and no vanilla, mostly just honeybush and that is after steeping for like 20 minutes.

Dustin

The magic evaded me on this one too! Bummer your taste buds got the same treatment.

VariaTEA

Oh well. You never know unless you try.

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drank Lychee Tea by Tea Desire
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Great Canadian TTB

Having this side by side with the Silk Road lychee tea, I think I prefer the other but this is still pleasant. The base is a lot more prominent in this cup. Still fun to try though so thank you Lala for including it in the box.

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drank Lychee Fruit by Silk Road
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Great Canadian TTB

Thank you AshleyElizabeth for including this. It smells amazing!! However, it steeps up a lot more subtle. Nonetheless, it still has a nice lychee flavor and I am happy I got to try it.

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drank Berry Basil Blast by Teavana
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Great Canadian TTB

This sounded interesting and despite it being a Teavana tea and I have a hatred for Teavana, I decided to give it a try. It is actually quite nice although given the giant piece of orange peel, I imagine this can get citrusy depending on the scoop. Also, I am getting mostly strawberry and very little basil. Thank you Jeweled Thumb for including it as it was fun to try but I think I will be satisfied with just the one cup.

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drank Peppermint Bark by Capital Teas
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Great Canadian TTB

This is a nice chocolate peppermint tea. However, it is very similar to Della Terras take on chocolate peppermint and I am pretty sure I have a lot of that in my cupboard. Nonetheless, I am really enjoying this cup so thank you Jeweled Thumb for adding it to the box.

CapitalTeas

Thanks for your review! Happy Brewing :)

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drank Royal BC Museum Tea by Silk Road
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Great Canadian TTB

I have no idea what BC berries are and neither does my friend from BC but I do know is that this is a really pleasant cup. Not something I am running out to stock but I would drink another cup if offered. Thank you AshleyElizabeth for the chance to try it.

MissB

Ha! BC berries, that’s what it says on the bag? I had to go look… so it’s berries cultivated in BC, which includes black raspberry, thimbleberry, cranberry, blueberry, salal berry and salmon berry. With the Nootka rosehips, I’d say this is a well-named tea! Holy moly.

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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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