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drank Tippy Ceylon Black by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #7 of tea!

Again, another one I’ve had recently, but a tummy one, nonetheless – I find this to be a straight black tea of better than average quality, so it’s perfect for me with some milk. My one thing I noticed this time, is to watch the steep time, as I left this one too long this afternoon!

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drank Mulled Wine by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #6 of tea!

I’m not changing my rating on this one, and the only thing I’m going to add is that I steeped this one for longer and with more leaves this time, and I liked the taste much better. :)

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drank Hot Chocolate by DAVIDsTEA
325 tasting notes

Day #5 of tea!

I reviewed this already, but I’m going to do it again, just to be consistent, haha. This is one of the few teas I’ve really got to watch the steep time with, as I have had some bad experiences with pu’erh in that regard before. I steep this for 5-ish minutes, add a splash of milk and mmmm, it’s the perfect treat on a snowy Saturday afternoon. I’ve still got some in my stash, but I may have to pick more up before the winter collection goes away, as it’s one of the few chocolate-based teas I like.

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drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
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Day #4 of tea!

Finally, a black tea, haha. This one is a classic DT offering I think, and a solid flavoured chai. It isn’t my favourite, and I don’t go gaga over it when it shows up in the fall collection, but I do enjoy a mug of it every now and again . Clearly, since I saved some of my stash to add to the advent calendar.

Alyssa

That’s a fun idea: Adding some of your stash to make your own advent calendar. :)

raven22

This is my second year doing it, and I love it! I get to try a bunch of new things and revist some flavours I haven’t had in ages. :)

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #3 of tea!

Another one I haven’t had in a while. It’s funny, because I think I only put 4 or 5 greens in my advent, and I’ve already had 2 of them, haha. This one is kind of similar to Movie Night, but I think I like this one a shade better. It’s probably the nuts. This is one I think I would repurchase, so when my stash gets alittle lower, this is definitely in contention.

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drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #2 of tea!

I have had this one exactly once before today, haha. I picked this one because of the strawberry, though there’s quite a lot going on with the taste. Possibly due to the kombucha, which I’m not a huge fan of. I do like the berry taste, but it got weird as it cooled, so if I were to get this one again, I have to remember to keep it hot.

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #1 of the 2015 advent calendar! I made my own, so my reviews will be different than the official ones from DT, haha.

I haven’t had this one in a long time, which is why I included it. And the popcorn taste is definitely there! It’s a bit sweet, but I do like flavoured greens, so that is just fine with me. The tea is a bit heavy, so I’d like it if there was more actual tea than other things, but as a one-off sample purchase, I’m okay with it.

Kristal

Great idea! I know for myself I won’t be able to drink a lot of the teas in the advent calendar since I have a sensitive stomach so they will go to my husband. This is a wonderful idea to combat that problem !

Maybe I will repurpose my 24 days of tea after Christmas as a way too use up teas. I will refill each little container with some tea I’m trying to use up and make myself finish it off each day :P

raven22

I made my own last year, as well, after I realised I had tried most of the teas that were in the featured calendar. I wanted to try new things, haha. This year I went a couple of new options plus a bunch of teas I haven’t had in a couple years. Should be fun!

I would totally recommend making your own! Just mix up the tins so you don’t know what’s coming each day. :)

Kristal

Probably saved you a ton of money too!

I think I will do my own ;)

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I was suprised at how much I liked this tea, considering I am still not a huge coffee person (there’s only a couple of ways I can drink it, both involve lots of milk, LOL). I liked the taste better than the smell on this one, and I may actually purchase some so that I can drink it when I’m craving coffee but can’t actually get coffee.

Kristal

Yay! Glad it works for you!

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A decent cup! This tastes like a cross between a pu’erh and a black, which is a flavour profile I think I like. I also got a citrus/orange taste that reminded me a little of Berry Good (also a pu’reh), though I like Berry Good much better (probably due to the strawberry influence). This isn’t something I’d likely pick up again (too many teas as it is, and pu’erhs are really hit or miss for me), but I enjoyed this while I had it.

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drank Hot Chocolate by DAVIDsTEA
325 tasting notes

I’m wary of a lot of pu-erh teas, because I have a tendency to oversteep them, and they’re much too bold even for my liking. As a result, I watched this one like a hawk, and took the tea bag out after 6-7 minutes. Again, I added milk, hoping to combat the general earthy base that pu-erh is known for and one I’m not a huge fan of. I was really surprised by how much I liked this. It was chocolatey, yes, but not sickly sweet like a lot of other chocolate teas can be. True, it does taste slightly watered down from a true hot chocolate, but this is a brilliant adaptation of that taste into a tea.

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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)
-Cinnamon
-Ginger
-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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