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My first tea of the day, and what a great way to start! I didn’t care for it very much the first time I tried it, and so I put it aside. Something changed.

This is just oh so good. My first cup…sweet potato. I am on cup #2, and this is even better than the first. For a few sips I got honey candy. Sweet potato notes after, and now butter.

I accidentally had ordered an extra ounce a little while back, not realizing I already had it. Now I’m glad I did.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
211 tasting notes

Sipdown! !!

I used to love this, but today it’s coming across a little bland. I may or may not restock it. Too many other tea’s that I prefer. It was good while it lasted, but perhaps time to move on.

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reviewed Tea Canteen by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this. I don’t bring tea in this, ‘cos I don’t want aroma’s or flavours mixed together. So I boil some H20 to bring to work in it and infuse the flavour/tea of the day in a different cup. I refill the canteen with H20 when needed.

I love the simple, clean lines of the design. But even more, I love how it keeps H20 hot. One of my best buys.

Aimee Popovacki

i love this one, i just wish it had an infuser in it! it keeps the tea superhot like a timolino, and is so much bigger than the timolino, but i’m not a huge fan of using tea filter bags.

scribbles

I’m not a fan of filter bags either. I just use this to transport or keep water hot. No tea due to fear of cross-contamination.

Aimee Popovacki

thats actually such a good idea for it.. I think i’m going to use mine for that.. i’ve only used it once or twice!

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This is a great morning tea. Thanks to Dexter3657 for sending me a sample.

I opened the sample bag and I got a waft of the smokiness. I thought from the dry leaf that the smoke would be really strong. I was delighted that while the smoke was evident in the sips, it wasn’t overbearing. I do like smoky tea’s but sometimes it’s too much. I didn’t add any sweeteners, and it was delicious.

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I found this to be light on spice and not much honey flavour. Oh, and a lot of woodiness in the flavour. Meh.

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It’s been a crazy couple of days, and I finally got a chance to just sit and relax, and let some if the stress go. This sweet honey tea is certainly helping to ease the tension.

This is a sad sipdown, but i am sure it will be back in my cupboard.

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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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The idea of gingerbread anything makes my mouth water…sweet spicy goodness. I was really excited when I saw this as part of the holiday collection and thought I’d never have enough of it.

The first time I tried it a few months ago, I found it wanting, so I just put it aside for more favoured tea’s. I went back to it this morning, and found the same the thing. A little weak on flavour. I did find some effects of a ginger tingle in the aftertaste, but overall…meh.

When I was at Chapter’s picking up some books, stationary and other things, I found some mulling spice by the Spice Hunter on sale. Purchased it on a whim.

After finishing my meh gingerbread tea, I thought to myself, should I try this with mulling spice? Yes! Let’s see what happens. This is what the blend was missing…mulling spice (and a bit of maple syrup)! So much tastier.

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Having a big mug of this, and I probably will pay later on with the caffeine kick. But that’s ok. So good. I wanted something malty and strong, and it’s delivering.

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drank Jardin Bleu by Dammann Freres
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This is a sample sipdown…thank you JustJames for sending me this tea.

The dry leaf aroma is quite fragrant, almost floral. I wouldn’t have guessed that this was a strawberry tea. I got a hint of the fruit up front, and a bit of tartness at the end of the sip. Sorry JustJames, this one was just ok for me. But I have a hard time with any type of tartness, no matter how delicate it is.

I do appreciate the samples that you sent…thank you!!

Roswell Strange

I don’t think it disappeared? I can see it right here – which is why I’m posting on it. ;)

scribbles

You’re right!

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I got this delicious sample from Dexter3657. This is quite good, and I may consider a purchase of this if they have it at the tea festival. It brews up to a gorgeous garnet colour on the first steep. Less deep on the second steep. Whatever astringency is in the tea, I didn’t notice it, but I slurped this one back pretty fast. Also, I’m not always very good at picking up on various notes in a tea if I don’t pay attention.

I liked this one, and see this easily fitting in my morning tea routine.

Thank you Dexter!

Dexter

:)) This isn’t my favorite from Capital Tea, but I’m glad that you like it. I really like almost everything I got from Capital Enjoy the tea festival – hope you pick up some great teas.

scribbles

Whatever I pick up you know I’m gonna share, despite your ever expanding cupboard :)

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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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