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Day #16 of tea! I don’t get to drink straight white teas very often, because they’re so difficult to find around here. This may be only my second or third one (I know I’ve had White Peony from DT before, but that’s all I’m sure of), so my experiences are limited. It’s got a refreshing taste (a good palate cleanser from the flavoured teas), but it might be a little too much on the grassy side for me – it reminds me of a couple of different green tea blends I’ve had.

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drank Snickerdoodle by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #15 of tea! Mmm, tastes like cookies! I’ve had this blend before, but I decided to add milk to it this time and I found I liked this much better! I like that this tea isn’t as sweet as some other dessert types, yet still tastes enough like a dessert.

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Day #14 of tea! And good morning to a mate blend… This tastes almost like hot chocolate – which is good, because it has practically no caloric content to it, haha. I think this would be brilliant as a latte, and I have enough leaves left to make one. This is a very messy tea, though, and why I’m not ranking it higher – I really don’t like having bits floating around in my mug.

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drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #13 of tea! This one was a nice treat to have after a heavy lunch – I think it really did settle my stomach a little bit, just like the description claims it will. I liked the ginger/citrus combo, as well. If this is marketed as a healthy tea, sign me up!

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drank Rooibos de Provence by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #12 of tea! I wasn’t entirely expecting to like this one, as floral + rooibos? And yet I do, as the fruit in it balances it out. I can definitely taste the rooibos base, and it’s definitely an acquired taste. Not my favourite rooibos blend, but I like it better than some of the other ones I’ve had recently.

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #11 of tea – Dessert for breakfast today, haha. This is very, very sweet, and reminds me of Red Velvet Cake. Not surprisingly, since this is another cake tea. I’m not sure which one I like better (I had to ad milk to this one to distract from the rooibos taste), but I’m reminded that while these types of teas are tasty after the first few sips, they do become almost too sickly sweet for me to enjoy properly. I think this has proven to me yet again that I prefer my teas a little more tart.

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drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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Day #10 of tea! A nice flashback to the summer when I had this blend a couple of times…. I like it, but I never actually bought any of it in tins or anything because it’s just so darn expensive for a herbal tea. I had a sample pack of this that I used for today’s steep, and there was just enough in it to make one cup. Boo and hiss. I also brewed this hot, and I think I like this better iced – but I’m not making iced tea first thing in the morning in December! As it stands, though, I generally love fruity teas, so this will be a pleasant sip down.

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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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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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