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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I made this to drink last night and then promptly fell asleep before getting to drink it. So, as I take a study break and watch an episode of Dawson’s Creek, I am sipping on the cold, cinnamon-floral cup. This really is much better hot.

Nxtdoor

OMG, Dawson’s creek! Loooved that show. And Felicity. Ever watched that?

VariaTEA

Haha I have not. I started watching Dawson’s Creek because it is on netflix.

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I have been hoarding my last couple of cups of this tea for sooo long. Luckily, thanks to the amazing NayLynn, I no longer have to as I have 3.5 oz on the way. Brioche for everyone (or perhaps just a lot of Brioche for me muahahahaha)!!

Amariel

OMG, I may have to buy some off of you. :P

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75
drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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Sipdown!! (165)

Thank you Satsuma for sending me a few more cups of this tea. I think I am more in love with the idea of this tea than the tea itself. It is good but not the cup of French Vanilla creaminess that I build it up to be in my mind. Moreover, I have 1 oz of Eggnog and Pralines in my cupboard so I am okay saying goodbye to this for now.

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Sipdown!! (166)

Thank you Satsuma for sharing some of this with me. I am not a huge lover of orange teas but I do like chocolate and I am a fan of marshmallow. Moreover, I tried Two Friends, so I thought it would be interesting to see how this compares.

Sipping at it now, it is a very nice tea – very much like a Terry’s milk chocolate orange. To me, there is not a huge difference between this and Two Friends, which I am a little disappointed with because I was hoping for more of a marshmallow presence. Nevertheless, I am enjoying this cup more than I anticipated I would. This is not something I will be stocking up on just because at the end of the day it is still an orange tea, but I am very happy I got a chance to give it a try.

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drank Goji Strawberry by Cornelia Bean
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I think I prefer this tea cold brewed to hot, The strawberry flavor comes through more strongly and the apple, though present, is not overly sweet/prominent like it was in the hot cup. Though I feel this might actually benefit from hibiscus (gasp!) or some other source of tartness, it is not a bad cup. It is like sipping on a sweet juicebox.

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drank Honey Rooibos by Ceylon Tea Bush
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Smooth and sweet and oh-so-delicious. The tea I reach for when I am at my friends house but soon I will be able to get a tin of my very own when I return to Toronto :)

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Sorry Roswell Strange but I did not get to Camellia Sinensis today as I ended up going to the hospital instead to wait with my friend for test results :(. All is well though and my friend and I will be going some point soon enough.

As a thank you for coming to the hospital and supplying her with food she shared some tea from this really cute “tea book” (which basically looks like a tiny, elaborately decorated novel but is instead a small tea tin). I didn’t know what to expect since it had jasmine petals and cornflower and all sorts of random goodies but in the end, it almost tastes like Lupicia’s Sweet Potato Pie tea. I kid you not, and I have no clue why it would but that is what I am getting from this cup and I am loving it.

keychange

I’m glad your friend is ok, and think it was thoughtful of you to accompany her! :)

VariaTEA

I am glad she is alright too. And I only did what anyone else would do. It is no fun sitting in a hospital waiting room alone.

Roswell Strange

No worries! I’m in no rush to get anything! Just go whenever is convenient for you; whenever that happens to be.

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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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This is a strange, strange cup. The sip is thin and watered down. It is basically cinnamon water. However, at the end of the sip, there is a sweetness that lingers that is reminiscent of the glaze. Very, very strange.

MissB

Weird. I do overleaf mine slightly, but never had this experience.

VariaTEA

Mine was overleafed too. I am not sure what happened today.

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drank Bananas Foster by 52teas
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Thank you NayLynn for sending me soo much of this tea! The more I drink it, the more it grows on me. The banana flavor is prominent and delicious. While there is a faint caramel sweetness and a hint of the black base that peeks through and contributes to the rum component. A very, very tasty cuppa :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Jasmin by Nina's Paris
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Had this as part of a jasmine green tea side-by-side comparison found here: http://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/236019.

Of the three, this was most subtle on flavor but has a delicious buttery smooth base. Yum!

I have a few tsps left in my sample that I am happy to share with anyone who is interested in jasmine teas and wants to give it a try :)

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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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