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Sipdown!! (188)

Thank you Nattie for sending some of this my way. It is nice but not something I would want a whole 3 oz of as the base is quite prominent. There is a hint of vanilla and a nice peach flavor as well but nothing particularly special. Still, I am grateful for the chance to try it!

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drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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I fell in love with this tea when I first had it. So much so, in fact, that I acquired quite a bit of it between picking up an 100g tin for myself and being sent multiple packages from the ever so generous MissB (thank you!!!). Unfortunately, I eventually fell out of love with this tea and ended up sending most of what I had left away. However, I left one of each of the packages MissB gave me at each of my different homes and now that I have returned to my family home and my mother has brought my stash back from Florida, I was reunited with 2 bags of this. Consequently, I decided to cold brew it to see if maybe I would enjoy this more that way.

Tastewise, the lavender is much more prominent in the cold brew. This is both good and bad given that I am not a huge lover of lavender but its enhanced presence tones down the lotiony aspect of the coconut that I got in the hot brew. Not bad, but not great. I think I will continue to have this cold brewed until I use up whats left because, if for nothing else, at least it is hydrating.

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drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
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Thank you jump62359 for sending this my way. It is really a decadent tea. Dark and rich and oh so sweet. The caramel flavor really shines, while the honey is also present and the base is almost chocolatey. It is not something I could drink everyday as it is quite heavy but it is delicious nonetheless and something I would love to have around for when the mood strikes.

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Though this is better as a cold brew, as in it is less sweet this way, I am still getting licorice. I don’t understand why but that is what I am getting. Oh well.

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Sipping on this tea hot, as expected, all I got was smoke. However, once I get past that, I can notice a bit of cocoa coming through and just the tiniest sprig of mint. I will continue to let this cool to see what comes of the tea but as of now, it is quite pleasant and definitely captures Jayne’s character.

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drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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So when I got into tea last August, my brother decided he liked tea too so he insisted on getting this one and Mom’s Apple Pie. Well, as soon as I went back go school, he stopped drinking tea and I returned to find copious amounts of this in my room.

Since I didn’t like this initially, I decided to try a new method so this got cold brewed. For me, it just comes off very, very sweet though so far I am finding this method to be most tolerable. Nonetheless, the combination of pineapple and mango, though both are flavors I love, is just too sweet.

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drank Frankenberry by 52teas
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Had a tea party with my friends and they wanted to try this in addition to their own tea choices so I brewed this up. I wasn’t a lover as the base was pretty prominent and the strawberry flavor was muted. I might try this yet again at a lower temperature but so far the cups I have had have been less than impressive. Luckily my friend enjoyed it so she finished up the cup for me.

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drank Decaf Muscat by Lupicia
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Thank you jump62359 for sending some of this my way! It is a pleasant enough cup. Smells amazing and definitely captures a juicy muscat flavor. However, at the end of the day, I am just not a huge grape person so I don’t particularly need this in my cupboard. Though, I am definitely grateful to have tried something new and am really enjoying this cup!

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drank Banana Chocolate by Design a Tea
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So this one is not as delicious as the Mango Zabaglione. It tastes like chocolate rooibos and not much else. Where is the banana?!? Oh well. One more tea to cross off my bucket list.

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Back in December, Roswell Strange sent a package to my Thornhill address so that my sister could get it and bring it to me in Florida. That didn’t pan out and yesterday, as I was unpacking and organizing my room, I found the package hidden on my dresser. So, as per the suggestion if multiple steepsterites, I set this up to cold brew. I have no idea how long it steeped for but I believe it was about 11/12 hours.

This is definitely better as a cold brew than hot but still isn’t what I hoped it would be. The base is strong with a bit of vanilla sweetness. At the end of the sip, the carrot cake flavors come through, albeit subtly, and just sit on the tongue. Good, but not something I am heartbroken I won’t be able to get again. Nonetheless, thank you Roswell Strange for the chance to try this again!

Roswell Strange

So your giant box of tea showed up today! I’m curious what’s in the unmarked Nina’s Tin? In smells like an EG to me…

VariaTEA

It is EG. I don’t care if you sell it or trash it or swap it or drink it, I just thought the tin was cute and wanted to share. Btw you should feel honored because green is my fav color and I parted with it just for you :P.

Roswell Strange

I do feel honored :) Although you single handedly pushed me over 200! Albeit only briefly :P

VariaTEA

My bad. I just figured once I was sending a box, might as well fill it :P. And don’t worry, I am sure when your box arrives, I will hit the 200+ mark as well given I went from 140 to 192 in a day :O

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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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