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drank Bourbon Vanilla by The Tea Haus
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I have tried this one a couple of times…and each time I try it I don’t know what to think. When I first saw this on the site I thought ‘Bourbon!! Vanilla!! YUM!! I can’t wait to try this!!’ After trying it my expectations didn’t meet what it actually tastes like. The first time I tried this tea I got a big old smack in the face from the vanilla saying “HELLO I AM VANILLA!!” and I thought to self “I know, I taste you, Vanilla.” But now, after a couple of tastings, I find that the vanilla has mellowed out and is not as strong, although is still quite prominent (maybe got used to strong vanilla flavour). My colleagues think it smells like cake. Vanilla is a favourite flavour of mine, but this was ‘HI!!! HELLOOOOO!!! VANILLAAAA’ Sadly, no bourbon :(
Second steeping was only rooibos, no vanilla – which was ok with me, I don’t mind the taste of rooibos.
Not bad, but not what I expected.

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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I can’t believe how good this is!!! A few days ago I drank it as a hot brew, and I was really surprised how creamy it was, and that the lime was not over-powering or too tart.
I just had it cold brewed and it was delicious. The creaminess was not as prominent, and the lime flavour was perfect!
I foresee future purchases of this one. YUM!!

Aimee Popovacki

bleh I have a bunch of this one left.. its not one of my favorites

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Hi Aimee, I sent a message about lime gelato. I am willing to trade if you want.

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87
drank Cha Yen Thai by Teavana
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This is one of those blends that I open the tin every once in a while to smell the dry leaf, it smells that good to me. This is a tasty blend. I like it a lot, despite the fact that the predominant flavour to me is the star anise, followed by a nutty flavour(presumably coconut as that is on the ingredient list) and finally a hint of cinnamon. I see the cardamom pods in the blend, but not sure if I actually taste it. Same with the fruit pieces – I see them, but they don’t stand out.
Brewed to near boiling with added sweetener and milk – delicious.
I tried cold brewing this one, but that didn’t work out, and I had to get rid of it. Maybe a hot brew and then iced with added coconut rum will work out better.
This one I will be keeping in my cupboard.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
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I cold steeped this one, and it was good. I love pina colada’s and this delivered. The pineapple was present, and smoothed out from creamy coconut. This one didn’t really need any added sugar, as it’s pretty sweet on it’s own. Maybe next cold brew I’ll kick it up a notch with coconut rum and a splash of pineapple juice.

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drank Nuts and More by The Tea Haus
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Gaaah!!! Internet service!!!
So this teas is a lot like ‘Forever Nuts.’ Reminds me of oatmeal cookies. YUM!! I tend to eat more of this brew (head hanging in shame) than I brew – both ways are delicious. Eating David’s brew is softer – this one seems to have more beet root. I likey both.

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drank Nuts and More by The Tea Haus
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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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I enjoyed this one. The aroma was delicious. The taste was smooth, sweet and creamy. I’m not sure about the salt, though – I didn’t taste any, and I’m sensitive to salt (which makes me wonder why I bought this in the first place). I liked it.

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Me likey. This is not an everyday tea to drink, but certainly one to drink and enjoy on occasion. On first sip I was getting a mineral, vegetal taste. As the tea cooled down I started to get a buttery spinach taste. Yum!!

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drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
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I really like this one. It has a sweet mineral taste to it that is very light and refreshing. After the second steep, the flavour is still fairly strong like the first cup. I’m also getting a bit of corn after taste which is delicious. This one is going to be a cupboard staple.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
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A little bit of a disappointment. Not because that this is a bad tea, but because I discovered that I do not like bergamot. I’m surprised, because I recall having tried an EG a long time ago and liking it, but I guess tastes change.

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My tea journey started in 2012, when a friend gifted me some loose leaf. I guess she thought I was drinking too much coffee. Blown away by the amazing flavours I immediately embraced the loose leaf tea. I still drink coffee, but my main choice of beverage is now tea.

My tea preferences are blacks, pu’erhs, oolongs and greens.

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