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drank Nutmeg Cream by Butiki Teas
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Nutmeg. Cream. Eggnog. Latte. So. Yum! Seriously. It’s heaven in a cup. I am reminded of the very first mindblowing taste of this amazing tea except a thousand times creamier and with a touch more eggnog to make it stand out.

Lariel of Lórien

Mmm… wish I got to try that one.

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73
drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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So my mother went grocery shopping yesterday and surprised me with a container of eggnog. You know what that means?!? I can make ALL the eggnog lattes!! My first instinct was to run and grab a Butiki tea like Nutmeg Cream or perhaps my beloved Butterscotch & Hazelnut Mocha Candies but since I had an early morning today and I got home late from work, I decided to stick to caffeine free teas and this was the one staring me in the face. So I brewed up a cup and it was DELICIOUS! Sweet cotton candy goodness paired with creamy eggnog deliciousness that really brought out the toffee brittle in the tea. MmmmMmmm!

jeweledthumb

I so wish I had a Davidstea nearby!!!

Dustin

^Yeah, you and me both!

VariaTEA

This one I made at home! No DAVIDs necessary ;D

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Got this and pumpkin cheesecake as my eggnog lattes from DAVIDs yesterday. This was good but I found the taste didn’t really differ much from a regular latte and thus it’s not worth splurging on the eggnog. In fact, I found the little spice kick that I enjoyed in the plain latte was missing in this cup. Oh well, it was still a pleasant hot chocolatey treat.

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100
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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78

I love the smell of this dry leaf but when it comes to taste, I prefer Nina’s Hepburn which is good because, as far as I am aware, they are not closing anytime soon.

Fjellrev

Duly noted on Hepburn. I’ll have to get some when I eventually get off my butt and make an order.

Kittenna

Interesting. Did you like/have you tried Two Friends? Same conclusion?

VariaTEA

I had Two Friends a while back but tbh, I don’t remember it much. I do really enjoy Hepburn though.

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drank Almond Cookie by Fava Tea Co.
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Made this as a latte and it definitely has potential though I think I should have tried this plain instead. The milk is drowning out the flavors leaving behind a fair amount of black base. However, at the start of the sip, there is definitely a fresh baked cookie taste. Vanilla and almond are also present but due to the base, that cookie quickly takes on a burnt quality that is not for me. I can see this being great but prepped the way I made it, this suffers. Still, thank you Inkling for the share! 178.

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100
drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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80
drank Cancer by Nina's Paris
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51
drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
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When I first discovered tea, I took a trip to Teavana and stocked up on a whole bunch of tea. This is one I was particularly excited about because the dry leaf smells almost identical to fuzzy peaches. However, none of that translated into the taste when I tried it both hot and iced. I passed the rest of my stash along to a friend and thought I was done with this. Then I discovered cold brewing. I was always amazed at how different a cold brew could taste from an iced tea despite both being cold so as I continued to try new teas prepped with that particular method, I started to think about this tea and determined I wanted to try this to see if I could finally pull out the fuzzy peach goodness that the smell promises. Luckily, Inkling was kind enough to pass along a sample so I did not have to commit to a whole overpriced 50g worth from the store.

As I sip on the cold brew, I must say that it actually it much closer to fuzzy peaches than I have found with any other method. Unfortunately, without the little sour kick that the candy has, I am finding this tea to come off rather flat. Imagine a fuzzy peach but someone already licked off the sugar crystal layer on top…something is just missing. Also, I am getting more apple than peach and there is zero pineapple to be found. Well, at least now I know for sure this isn’t for me and I won’t remain wondering so thank you Inkling for helping me figure that out. Plus, since the cold brew was at least drinkable, I am upping my rating of 30. 179.

Inkling

Glad I could put your wondering to rest! ;) This wasn’t a favorite of mine either, so I was happy for the help in polishing off what I had.

Kittenna

Hmm. I might have this tea; maybe I should cold-brew it.

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74
drank Brasiliano by Tea Desire
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I am not a lover of mate but this one is pretty good. There is a little bit of the earthiness that mate tends to have but in this cup it is highlighting the toffee elements of this tea. It is sweet and reminds me a bit of skor bars. Its not something I need to keep around but its not something I would turn away either. And with my last couple of tsps, I think I will be trying this as a latte. Thank you Roswell Strange for sending some my way. I can see why you are such a fan.

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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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