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drank Ruby Red by RiverTea
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GCTTB Rd 3:

You know you gotta be just a little bit tired when you search for a tea by the phrase “Ruby Red Christina” because that’s who put it in the box so obviously steepster must know which tea I mean. Anyways, thank you Christina for the opportunity to try this tea. It says it is an apple/currant rooibos but I am just getting currant, though it is a bit smoother/less medicinal than other currant teas I have had so maybe that is how the apple plays into it? Ultimately though, this tea isn’t something I would reach for given I am not a currant lover so it will continue to travel with the box. It was fun to try though :)

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drank Vanilla Rooibos by Tazo
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Great Canadian Traveling Teabox Round 3:

This was my first pick out of the teabox because by the time I got home and opened it up and sorted everything, it was already pretty late. This, being both caffeine free and in a tea bag, seemed like the simplest of options. Unfortunately, it really wasn’t the best way to start off as this tea isn’t great. The first sip was slightly sweet but the subsequent sips all devolved into a competition between medicinal rooibos and a cloying artificial sweetener/stevia type taste. Thank you Janelle for the chance to try this tea but it most definitely was not for me.

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you for sharing Cavocorax!! This tea is nice and fruity but there is a hint of something metallic in the cup that I am not loving. Moreover, I think I underleafed this which could be why I am experiencing a strange mix of flavors. Thankfully I have more leaf in the generous sample so I can try again.

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Having this iced and the flavors have melded together to create a creamy flambeed nougat dessert tea. Yum :)

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drank Buddha Bamboo by Tea Desire
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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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Last cup I had of this was amazing. This cup? Not so much. Too clove heavy today :(. Oh well.

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Iced is truly the perfect way to enjoy this tea. Honestly. I am actually going to miss it once it is gone. Luckily, it is something that will be back around the holidays. I will be sure to stock up :)

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Working on my daily cup until I finish off this tin from October. Still enjoying each sip :)

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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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