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OMG.

Am I back?

I might be back.

Anyways, IDK what this tea is. Vanilla? Something else? No clue. But it’s pretty darn tasty with a spoonful of maple whipped cream.

Thank you, Bear with Me! I’ve had this FOREVER, but I swear I’m going to finish trying All The Teas™.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Maddy Barone

I’m glad you’re back!

Plunkybug

I just had this yesterday. Weird. I had a hard tome figuring out the flavour, but it wen down so smoothly. No milk or sugar needed.

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83
drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

Brewed at 90 degrees and added maple syrup. I made a double portion and refrigerated the rest (also with maple syrup).

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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This tea is good, but I’m a little puzzled. Cinnamon in eggnog?! Nutmeg is quintessential for eggnog, so the cinnamon is throwing me off. It is however a very creamy smooth tea. It reminds me a little of a butterscotch tea I have had and enjoyed. I’m a little distracted by the aftertaste of green beans and Indian curry that seem to be lingering the more I try to concentrate on the flavors of the tea. Cinnamon fades the further I sip into this cup. Adding sugar didn’t do much for me and I think I added a little too much cream, so now the bottom of my cup is cream with light notes of nog.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
3122 tasting notes

Made this as matcha milk and it tastes like milk. So yeah…

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80

that’s nice!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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This is sooo good today. So buttery…

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This was my very first loose leaf (and DAVIDsTEA) steep at home. I used my new DAVIDsTEA Rosy Pink Origami Travel Mug and because I couldn’t figure out how to get my electric kettle to work, I just boiled some water in the microwave using a glass Pyrex measuring cup. I then poured it into the mug and then used my new Pink DAVIDsTEA Perfect Scoop to measure out 1 Perfect Scoop to put in the infuser and steeped for 5 minutes exactly. I think it came out WAAYY too hot bc I put the water in the microwave for too long. I also left in the “leaves” in longer than I should have after the steeping time. I think it came out too strong, but even still I LOVE the hibiscus!!! But maybe it would have been more balanced if I didn’t steep as long or leave the leaves in while drinking? Anyhow, I don’t see it being one of my “everyday” teas, even though I rated it quite high. I think next time I am going to only use half a Perfect Scoop (if that’s possible to get exact enough). It will be less calories too….10 calories for 16.9 ounces instead of 20 calories :-P

My Personal Notes

Personal Rating (1-5)? : 3.75/4.0
Amount? : 1 scoop, DAVIDsTEA Perfect Scoop
Water Volume? : 16 oz.
Steep Time? : 5 minutes 0 Seconds
Water Temperature? : Unknown
Had Hot/Cold? (Prefer?) : Hot (Prefer-Prob. Cold?)
Smell? : Fake Strawberry Cream Candle/Tart
Taste? : Flowery/Fruity/Less Creamy than expected
Allergic? : Slightly/Maybe-Hibiscus?
Added Sugar? : Yes
Caffeine? : No
Special Prep (add milk, add honey, etc.)? : No

Flavors: Apple, Hibiscus, Rhubarb, Strawberry

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 499 ML

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79
drank Blueberry Muffin by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

Excuse me, but is this a baked good or a tea? Because this tea tastes exactly like a fresh blueberry muffin straight out of the oven. It’s on the sweeter side, but nothing unbearable. The tartness of the blueberry cuts through the sweetness a tad bit. Definitely an excellent dessert tea. I’ve steeped the same tea ball 3 times now and the flavor isn’t any weaker than the first cup. All of the aromas blend perfectly together to smell like a blueberry muffin. I do detect a whiff of hibiscus, carrot, and raisin.

Flavors: Blueberry, Carrot, Custard, Hibiscus, Raisins

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I went off my buying hiatus and placed an order with AQ2T after reading a bunch of good reviews here. My packaged arrived battered and with some sort of tire marks on it (thanks USPS) but all the tea was in there. I was a little disappointed to see the samples were packed in regular thin ziplocks, which makes me worry about the flavors merging from one tea to another or the tea picking up plastic bag notes, but I guess that means I’m going to have to try them all out pretty quick. All twenty of them.

First on the list is Pumpkin Chopotle Cream since it is late and this is a honeybush. I notice a super strong cinnamon scent when dry and steeped. The first couple sips seemed really light and hollow, but as I sip a little further the cinnamon comes out. I am mostly getting cinnamon. I * think * I am getting a little pumpkin in there, but it is hard to tell. I expected some heat from the chipotle, but I think the only heat I’m getting is from the cinnamon at the end. It is rather smooth which is nice and there is a little sweetness likely from the cinnamon as well. Adding cream doesn’t seem to change this much. I may be getting a slight dryness in my mouth after each sip that wasn’t there before. I’m not much into honeybush at this point, but I wanted to give this a go anyways. It mostly seems like a cinnamon tea, but maybe it will change a little with age in my cupboard.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Nattie

Tyre marks?! That’s a new one

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70
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

This was the first full size DAVIDsTEA I ever tasted. I picked this one out after they told me I could have any full size tea I wanted for free when I signed up for their rewards program. This one stood out to me as a very interesting smell, so I picked it for hot brew. I assumed they used 1 DAVIDsTEA Perfect Scoop, however I do not know the exact water temperature :-/ Unfortunately, I think I might be allergic to something in this tea as I think my throat felt like it closed every time I took a sip even though I thought it was quite delicious :-( I looked at all the ingredients in the tea and I think it might be the cardamom since I don’t think it’s rooibus itself because I had a small sample of the Buchu Superfruit before and didn’t have the same reaction.

My Personal Notes

Personal Rating (1-5)? : 3.50/3.75
Amount? : 1 scoop, DAVIDsTEA Perfect Scoop (made in store)
Water Volume? : 16 oz.
Steep Time? : Unknown
Water Temperature? : Unknown
Had Hot/Cold? (Prefer?) : Hot (Prefer-Prob Hot)
Smell? : Spicy Almond
Taste? : Spicy/Creamy Nut
Allergic? : Maybe-Cardamom?
Added Sugar? : No
Caffeine? : No
Special Prep (add milk, add honey, etc.)? : No

Flavors: Almond, Cardamon, Cream

Preparation
2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100
drank Jasmine's Blend by Adagio Teas
39 tasting notes

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Flavors: Clove, Cranberry, Orange, Spices, Sweet, Tart

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drank Snow White's Apple by Adagio Teas
39 tasting notes

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Flavors: Apple, Apple Candy, Caramel, Cinnamon, Vanilla

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100
drank Anna's Apple Spice by Adagio Teas
39 tasting notes

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Flavors: Apple, Apple Skins, Cinnamon, Clove, Spices, Vanilla

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100
drank Anna's Apple Spice by Adagio Teas
39 tasting notes

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Flavors: Apple, Apple Skins, Cinnamon, Clove, Spices

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100
drank aladin's chai by AdagioTeas
39 tasting notes

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Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Cocoa, Ginger, Hazelnut, Nutty, Spices

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100
drank Unicorn Tea by Adagio Teas
39 tasting notes

This tea is amazing. You can taste the creamy vanilla and sweet strawberry, but the nuttiness from the hazelnut is what pushes it over the top. Mmmm its like a dessert. Plus it has sprinkles so its pretty haha.

Flavors: Creamy, Hazelnut, Nutty, Strawberry, Vanilla

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70
drank For the Brave by Liquid Proust
2195 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping Teabox – Round Six – Tea #8
Another from Liquid Proust! The name of this one made me a little wary, but it wasn’t anything too bad. The smokiness was more woodsiness to me, so that wasn’t a problem. But any tea with hibiscus MIGHT be a problem for me. It wasn’t too overpowering here but it was an odd combination! Smoky hibiscus…. and then there was supposed to be marshmallow root but that was a little indistinguishable. At least LP’s going for some pretty unique blends. Plenty left to try in the teabox!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 16 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

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70

I’ve decided to up my rating on this tea. I’ve been drinking it a lot recently (cold weather always makes me want tea) and I haven’t really been noticing that odd taste when it cools down like I did before. Not sure what happened there.

There are others from Whispering Pines I prefer more (Golden Snail or North Winds), but this is enjoyable in its own right.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Mulberry Tea by Silk Road
839 tasting notes

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78

Received this one from a friend for Christmas. It’s quite a pretty looking tea in the tin. There’s rose petals and lavender mixed with the rooibos needles, blueberries, currants and raisins. There’s a lovely mingling of floral and fruit aromas with currant accents resting most prominently in the bouquet. Like the aroma, the flavour is both floral and fruity. A wonderfully relaxing afternoon tea heading into the home stretch at work.

Flavors: Black Currant, Blueberry, Lavender, Rooibos, Rose

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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74

This tea is indeed quite creamy and also smooth. I really enjoy it with a bit of sugar added. Probably my favourite straight oolong as well.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Smooth

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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85

It’s young, still, but the taste is palatable enough. But the buzz…wow! I could barely sit through the 5th steeping after a long day at work. This is what I call “housework tea.” It’s almost like a small bump of coke without the disgusting crash. I got another 10 steeps the following day and would’ve kept going but I cold brewed the leaves in a pitcher of water…still good to go.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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95
drank Winter by T2
18 tasting notes

Love this tea. Not just for winter, this tea is good all year around. It’s like all the bite-y flavours from chai without the aromatics, and for me, without feeling the need to add honey. Pepper and cinnamon, with just the right ginger kick kick.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Pepper

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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