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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Well, this is the first of my samples from MissB that I haven’t liked. And apparently this is just not my tea day… I had to pour out 2 teas in a row! To me this one smelled a lot like maple syrup, and tasted like it a little too. It felt like it left a coating on my tongue, and my tongue got sort of numb/tingly feeling? Not good. I could only make it 1/2 way through my cup… seemed like each sip tasted worse than the one before.

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MissB

Yea, I wasn’t a fan of this one either. Do you have issues with red rooibos?

Sarah

I went back through my tealog and it looks like the only other one I’ve had with red rooibos is Teavana’s White Chocolate Peppermint, but I’ve had plenty of that one with no problems, so I’m guessing it has something to do with the flavorings? A couple years ago I suddenly developed a reaction to anything strawberry (made my tongue swell) but I’ve successfully had strawberries since then so I don’t know… maybe it’s artificial strawberry that causes it? Though I don’t know if this one even has strawberry, the ingredients aren’t clear.

MissB

DAVIDs are really bad for proper ingredient listings. I’ve got a moderately bad strawberry allergy, and a problem with all grains, so I understand completely.

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MissB

Yea, I wasn’t a fan of this one either. Do you have issues with red rooibos?

Sarah

I went back through my tealog and it looks like the only other one I’ve had with red rooibos is Teavana’s White Chocolate Peppermint, but I’ve had plenty of that one with no problems, so I’m guessing it has something to do with the flavorings? A couple years ago I suddenly developed a reaction to anything strawberry (made my tongue swell) but I’ve successfully had strawberries since then so I don’t know… maybe it’s artificial strawberry that causes it? Though I don’t know if this one even has strawberry, the ingredients aren’t clear.

MissB

DAVIDs are really bad for proper ingredient listings. I’ve got a moderately bad strawberry allergy, and a problem with all grains, so I understand completely.

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I’m 33 and happily married to my high school sweetheart for almost 14 years now. Due to some continuing health issues, I’m now trying my hand at being a housewife (1 year down, so far so good). I’m also in a constant battle to reduce my level of perfectionism and general OCD-ness :)

I’ve been actively involved in my church (Faith Baptist) ever since we moved to Tacoma when I was a teenager, and I especially love working with the youth ministry each week.

I spend an obscene amount of time reading and researching topics I’m interested in, and I have a tendency to lurk much more than I comment, but I’m thrilled to be a part of the Steepster community! As for teas, I don’t handle caffeine well so it’s herbals/tisanes or decaf for me. And I just can’t seem to develop an appreciation for chais or other spiced teas. I’m also trying to avoid sugar and other sweeteners. And I can’t stand anything that tastes like licorice.

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