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Day #9 of tea! After dealing with an appealing smell, the taste of this one if off just enough that I’m going to have to give it a miss. Whatever combination of herbs is in this one just does not do it for me, and I think I’m going to have trouble finishing my mug. :(

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drank Green Mate (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #8 of tea! This is my first time drinking a plain maté – usually my maté go-to blend is Chocolate Rocket or Main Squeeze. So the lack of an actual flavour in this one is kind of weird on that level, but at the same time, there really is nothing like drinking it as it was originally meant to be. Definitely a grassy taste, but it’s one I don’t mind (at least this morning, as I really need the caffeine jolt, haha). And this is organic, which I also appreciate. This is going to be on my radar for maté now, for sure.

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drank Sencha Ashikubo by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #7 of tea! I’m surprised I liked this one as much as I did – normally straight up greens aren’t, pardon the pun, my cup of tea (sorry, I had to…). But I voluntarily went back for a second mug, and then I read that it’s milder and less grassy-tasting than regular senchas. This blend’s a little pricey to have as a regular in my tea stash, but it will definitely get consideration as a once in a while.

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drank Sweet Strawberry by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #6 of the advent calendar and I finally get a white tea! This is one of my favourites (I love strawberry flavoured anything) , but I’m really sad it’s been discontinued. I like my fruit blends, but sometimes I just really want a single fruit flavour to deal with, and for me, this one delivers on that. I will be rationing my stash of this, no doubt.

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drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #5 of the advent calendar FINALLY gives me a black tea. Yay. And a straight one, at that. This is pretty good – not my favourite straight black tea that DavidsTea makes (possibly due to the slight malty flavour I’m getting out of this), but I definitely will enjoy this cup this morning.

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Mmm, lemon! I was happy to have this one show up today (day #4 of the advent calendar!) to kind of counteract two less than stellar teas earlier in the week. Nice and strong, no extra flavours or ingredients. I think I may have steeped this one for too long, but whatever, I’ll deal. I’d imagine I’ll be adding this one to my cold remedy collection as well, as I imagine this would go good with some honey to aid a sore throat.

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Not a huge fan of chamomile normally, but this blend isn’t bad – something about the flavour feels a bit off, but as a non-chamomile drinker most of the time, I don’t know exactly what this is missing, haha. This one likely won’t make it back to the re-purchase pile, but again, I’m not unhappy I tried it.

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
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I was on the fence with this one at the start, because I don’t like “regular” eggnog, but since this is December, I figured I’d give this one a go for my advent calendar (day #2!). I like the creaminess that the white chocolate is giving it, and I am all for spicy teas, but I don’t know about the whole addition of meringue powder. Which makes sense, considering this is eggnog, but I think I’ll stick to my eggs and egg products in scrambled form. All in all, though, a great concept, but this is just not the right blend for me. Nevertheless, I’m happy to have satisfied my curiosity.

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