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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Made this last night to sip one while playing Cards Against Humanity/Crabs Adjust Humidity with friends. It was good but at times had a gross artificial sweetness that I have never gotten before. It was rather confusing and hopefully not something that continues to happen.

Jillian

Cards Against Humanity is the best

VariaTEA

It’s pretty great though honestly the best way to play it is by infusing it with telestrations and using the white cards as your drawing inspiration

Lindsay

Ooo, thanks for making me aware of the existence of Crabs Adjust Humidity. :)

Lariel of Lórien

That game is fun.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Had this again last night as a latte and it really hit the spot. Creamy vanilla and refreshing mint. If it were cold, it could have been compared to an awesome milkshake since it was so rich. Instead, it was one big mug of delicious!

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
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When I smelled this, I worried that the base might be overbearingly vegetal. Luckily that wasn’t the case. This was a light and fruity tea combining lovely cantaloupe flavor with a bit of peach brightness. I could see this being pleasant in the warmer months when do many black teas just seem too dense. All in all, it is one of the better greens I have tried and I am grateful to MissB and Sil for the chance to do so!

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drank Ondine by L'Herbier de France
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Creamy chamomile and herbs. It’s okay but I’m definitely not their target audience as these are not flavors I particularly enjoy. Still it’s always nice to try new things so thank you MissB for the share.

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The is a nice enough tea to drink. It’s a little sweet from the goji and a little vegetal from the base (though not in an offensive way) but at the end of the day it’s not really making a huge impact. Once I finish this cup, I’ll probably forget about this tea as it’s just nothing special. Still it is pleasant to try and I am grateful to MissB and Sil for making that happen!

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drank Butter Mint Sensation by Twinings
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Thank you MissB for sharing this tea and Sil for passing it along. You both are awesome! And so is this tea. It has a nice, smooth mint flavor that is beautifully coupled with a buttery creaminess. It perfectly captures the flavor of a butter mint. Plus, the two flavors combined are creating a caramel-like sweetness which is making for quite the treat this afternoon.

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drank Tea Rex by Adagio Teas
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I am getting lime and guava. It’s actually quite nice but every now and again the cacao creeps up and makes for a very strange cup. It adds an earthiness that takes away from the brightness of the exotic fruit flavors. Also, the base can be rather vegetal at times which leads to even more competition for the fruity goodness. It’s nice though not something I would stock up on. Still, thank you MissB for sharing and Sil for passing some along.

Oh, also, I laughed when I read one of the ingredients was “a piece of carrot”. Just one piece? That seems very specific.

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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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