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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Guess what guys?!? Sipdown!! 100 g and a broken kettle later and this tin is gone. I will probably buy this again but not for a while. Still, this tea always produces a solid cup and for that reason it remains a favourite. 164.

Cavocorax

Woohoo! It’s nice to finish off a big one like that!

VariaTEA

It definitely does feel good, especially because it is also my oldest tea. Now to work on Sugar & Spice.

Cavocorax

Ceylon Star is my Sugar & Spice. I bought 7 oz or 8? Whatever those web special sizes are in. I think I’m down to 3 oz and I have until November to drink all that before it hits one year! :O

OMGsrsly

I have a huge amount of Forever Nuts. I need to drink more tea lattes!

Sil

Crazy ppl buying vSt amounts of flavoured teas…

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80
drank Pure Life by Tea Desire
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This tea tastes sort of like creamsicle, with it’s bright and creamy orange flavor. It is good. Really good. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange!

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Thank you for sharing Scheherazade but Mighty Leaf is 3/3 when it comes to teas that got dumped. This was just a cup of smoked grass. Not for me. 165.

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drank Birthday Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Thank you Scheherazade for sharing this with me but of the “birthday cake” teas I have tried, this is my least favourite. This is not to say that it is bad but I find the rooibos to be on the strong side and the taste to be mostly floral. The different takes on this tea tend to be more like icing or cake where as this is not something I would immediately recognize as a birthday cake tea. The rest of this sample is getting cold brewed as that is how I prefer DAVIDs Birthday Cake tea so maybe that will change how I feel about this blend…

ETA: Wow. I just read my last review of this tea and it is like two totally different teas. So strange.

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This starts off tasting like white tea and then suddenly develops a banana flavor. It’s good but where is the passion fruit? Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing! I am always grateful to try a 52 tea and this one is good but not something I feel compelled to have in any sort of quantity. This sample is just enough to keep me happy.

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drank Cinnamon Somersault by T2
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Thank you Memily for sharing but this is not for me. It has a very strong ginger quality combined with a sweet cinnamon flavor and the two are just not blending well. I wonder if Sil has tried this as I know she is a ginger fan. Perhaps I will pass along the rest of the sample as this really is not for me. It was still fun to try though :)

Cameron B.

Blarg ginger! :P

VariaTEA

It can be good in some quantities but this was far too much for my tastes

Memily

Yes, it is for a specific sort of palate I think! And this year’s blend is missing the orange that (in my opinion) really tied it together :(

VariaTEA

I could see that toning down some of the other flavors that were rather harsh. I wonder why they changed it.

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drank Celebration by RiverTea
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Oooooh Roswell Strange, you know me so well! This tea is delicious!! It is creamy strawberry and vanilla all bundled up in one perfectly magical caffeine-free cup. Yum! Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing as this is definitely a tea for me.

ETA: As I continue to sip, I realize that this reminds me of Butiki’s Birthday Cake…a lot. And I LOVE Butiki’s Birthday Cake!

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drank Cherry Bomb by T2
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When I was brewing up my cup of Finbarr’s Revenge, I decided I wanted a flavored tea as well. I had so many options but I landed on this one and honestly I think it is because of my current obsession with Guardians of the Galaxy seeing as Cherry Bomb is one of the songs on its soundtrack of fun 70s/80s pop music. Anyways, as I sip on this tea, I can’t help but feel it is pretty awesome in its own right. It has a bright cherry flavor that manages to avoid taking on a medicinal/cough syrup quality. There are also notes of dark chocolate every now and then to keep this from becoming too sweet. It is a really, really nice tea. Plus, the base is smooth and provides the perfect foundation for the flavors to shine. Thank you Memily for sharing this with me. It made for an enjoyable cup.

Memily

Ahhh thank you for tying thoughts of this tea in with that excellent movie. So much fun.

Cavocorax

I NEED to see that movie!!! It’s driving me crazy. :P

VariaTEA

I have already seen it twice and will potentially be going a third time tonight. Clearly I am a fan :P

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drank Finbarr's Revenge by The Devotea
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So Cavocorax snuck this into a box of teas she gave me and tbh I have been putting it off because for some reason I thought it might be astringent or harsh. I am guessing either the name or the fact that it is recommended to be served with milk and sugar is the reason for my thoughts but I decided it was time I tried this out. Now that I am drinking it, I realize I had nothing to fear. It definitely is more brisk than what I usually go for but at the same time it is smooth and has a nice hint of honey sweetness at the end of each sip. I added a touch of skim milk as per instructions but realistically it didn’t really need it. Thank you Cavo for sharing! This tea is good, and I will enjoy my sample though I don’t know if this is something I will seek out more of once its gone.

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Work and lack of taste has kept me from tea and steepster but now as I can taste the sugary sweetness of this tea, I am happy to say my taste is coming back! It is not 100% yet so no trying new teas but I can work on older teas and still enjoy them so yay!

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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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