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drank Yes We Cran by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 22 of tea! We are nearly finished, oh my word.

I’ve been hoarding some of this, since it was a part of last year’s fall collection, and it was one of my favourites from that lot. I still like this one a lot, and it was nice to brew after coming in from a couple of hours of shovelling (guess I’m not in the part of the country experiencing a milder than normal December?). I love all things cranberry in the winter, and the I find the flavour of this one really yummy. So my high rating is staying.

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drank Nutty by Nature by DAVIDsTEA
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Day 21 of tea!

Another ‘previously tried’ tea, LOL. The last time I had this, I was coming off 2 days worth of travel from the other side of the planet (seriously – Wellington/Auckland/LA/Toronto), and since the fall collection was released while I was on holiday, a mate was delicious and muchly needed at 7 in the morning! Caffiene fix today isn’t as vital, haha, so I think I’m noticing the flavours a little more. I added some milk to it, and it made it a little sweeter – this doesn’t really have the earthy taste of most mates, and I like that.

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drank Gingerbread Cookie by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #20 of tea!

I was waiting for this one to show up! At first taste, this is pretty much the same flvaour profile that the rooibos Gingerbread had, except now with added mate, haha. It definitely takes like cookies, though, to me, the ‘gingerbread’ part of it is a little more muted than I would ideally like it to be. There was a lot of leaf in my sample tin, so I foresse a few more cups of this one. Mmm.

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Day 19 of tea!

Again, an old one I’ve never written a review for. Tsk tsk, self. I picked this one for the advent because of the ginger (one of my favourite tea flavours these days). Thanks to the pear (and possibly some other fruit influence?), the ginger was muted, but it worked for me. Spicy and sweet! I do wish there was more actual tea in the sample, though.

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drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #18 of tea!

Another tea I haven’t had in a while! Again, not changing my rating because it tastes just I remember, haha. I steeped this for a while, and got a nice peach candy-ish taste out of it, which is what I was going for.

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Day #17 of tea!

How have I never completed a tasting note for this one before now? Oh well, it’s getting done now, haha. This was an excellent treat this afternoon, after I got in from a walk (brrr, it was cold). There are other rooibos teas I like better than this one (cinnamon chai being the main example), as I’m not as crazy about caramel/toffee teas as some others tend to be. But I liked this, with the usual addition of milk, and I’ve got enough of the sample left for another couple of cups, so that’s good.

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Day #16 of tea!

This one is probably my favourite from the winter collection. Not changing my rating from before, but I’m just adding that this is a delight to have while looking out the window and seeing the effects of freezing rain and realising you don’t have anywhere to be this afternoon. :)

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drank Honey Black by DAVIDsTEA
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This was my date to the movies this afternoon, LOL

I’m so happy there is another straight black in the collection! While I was doubtful it would come close to my beloved darjeelings (and it did not), I did really enjoy this. The honey taste is subtle, but there, and hey, it’s nice to see a tea of the month that’s not loaded down with flavours, as awesome as some of those are.


My coworker bought some of this last night! She was raving about it. Perhaps I’ll have to try it next time. :)

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drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
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Because I am braver at trying coffee-flavoured teas, now, LOL.

I like Espresso Yourself better than this one, though I suspect that may have to do with the fact that I had more of a flavour to that one than I had here (less leaves, not steeped as long as it could have been). Also, that ones seems to be a lot less simpler in composition, so there might have been too many flavour profiles wrestling to de domiannt in this. Overall, not terrible, and okay in a pinch.

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drank Nepal Green by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #15 of tea!

Again, I’m keeping my original rating on this one, which, for me, for a plain green is high. I normally like my greens with some flavour to them, but again, I appreciate the taste on this one because it’s slightly different than a regular Japanese green.


I liked this one :). Just managed to grab some in October right before they sold out!


I have a little bit left, as well… Going to be rationing it, LOL

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Tea flavours/profiles that are my favourite:

-Straight black tea (especially Earl Greys and Darjeelings)
-Fruits (especially strawberry, peach, lemon, and pineapple)
-Flavoured green tea

My Tea Rating Scale (just to have a little bit of consistency):

Under 50: Ugh. Terrible.
50-60: Disappointing – I don’t think I’ll be getting any more of this.
61-75: Decent – I’ll finish what I have, and I may consider buying again.
76-89: Very enjoyable – I would definitely consider getting more.
90-100: I LOVE IT – I will do what I can to keep a permanent stash on my shelf.


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