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drank Lychee Bloom by DAVIDsTEA
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So far today I have had a cup of tea spilled on my laptop and my dinner dumped on my roommates shoes. It has not been a very good night thus far. Though I have been with friends and that is fun.

Now we are enjoying a pot of this pretty tea. It tastes nice enough but nothing spectacular. Lychee is definitely present and the base has a full body.

Courtney

Agh. I hope this evening looks up. :)

Cavocorax

Aw crap. :|
Is the laptop ok? My friend spilled tea on hers and after drying it out for a long time it was fine again…

VariaTEA

The laptop is all good, thankfully, especially given I have an exam at 6 pm

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A friend is visiting and so I decided to use this opportunity to sip on a pretty blooming tea while we study. This way, I don’t need to drink a whole pot of tea on my own and we have something nice to look at as opposed to just our computer screens and textbooks.

As for the tea, it is actually surprisingly good. I always expect blooming teas to lack in flavor but this has a mellow peach taste atop a smooth white base.

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85
drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
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75
drank Decaf Sakurambo by Lupicia
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Sipdown!! (159)

Thank you Dustin for sharing this great tea. It honestly is one of the better cherry flavors I have had and the black base provides a surprising amount of body for a decaffeinated tea. It is like indulging on a juicy cherry, both sweet and tart and oh-so-delicious. I am sad to see it go.

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75
drank Decaf Sakurambo by Lupicia
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drank Neptune by Lupicia
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Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing but I think I finally found a Lupicia tea that really is not for me. The weird thing is, I believe this delivers on what its name promises. There is a distinct honey sweetness with some generic fruitiness floating in the cup. However, I am just not loving the combination here. I am finding the honey taste too sweet and sort of artificial, while the black base is too prominent. I am not too upset though given how many other teas I have loved from our swap. They can’t all be winners and this, for me, was a miss.

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drank Decaf Sakurambo by Lupicia
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This smells sooo good! I made this at the same time I made Cookie and Banane Chocolate and all I could smell was deliciously ripe cherries. Sipping on it now, this has an amazing cherry flavor. Of course, I have come to realize that I really shouldn’t expect anything less from Lupicia. Thank you Dustin for the opportunity to try this tea!

TeaBrat

ha – I had this tonight as well :)

VariaTEA

TEA TWINS!

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drank Banane Chocolate by Lupicia
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Thank you Dustin for sharing this with me. This has a great banana flavor. In fact, it is actually satisfying my craving for 52 Teas Banana Pudding Black Tea. However, it is even better because it has what tastes like a rich chocolate drizzle, just enough that it is noticeable without overpowering the banana flavor. So good!

ifjuly

i love this one, it’s what convinced me banana in tea can be good not gross, hee.

VariaTEA

I can see why. It really is awesome.

keychange

I’m waiting for my package from nay lynn to get here so I can savagely break into this!! skdjflkdsjflsjf!

VariaTEA

keychange, I actually thought of you the whole time I was drinking this. If you have not tried it yet, you are in for a treat. And if you have tried it, than you are still in for a treat,

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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I handed in a final assignment that I have been working on all day, and as a result, I decided to have a celebratory cookie. Definitely a good plan. It is buttery and crisp and has just the right amount of caramel. Plus, the base gives it a little bit of a well done quality that really makes everything reminiscent of a perfectly baked cookie with a slightly crunchy edge and a soft, chewy middle. Yum!! Thank you to both Kat_Maria and Dustin for supplying me with this tea!! You guys are both awesome :)

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drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
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So this has cooled quite a bit while I was working on my final project. I am sort of sad about that because for the first time in a while it has a great strawberry flavor.

You know what I am not sad about though? Finding this awesome acapella group on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lExW80sXsHs

keychange

That’s an awesome group!!

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 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!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. 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, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

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.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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Montreal, Quebec/Thornhill, Ontario

Website

http://droppingthelbswithtea....

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