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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
746 tasting notes

this time i brewed this and actually drank it :)

this tea is delightful. basically it tastes like pineapple water, or like the pineapple coconut water i buy but minus the coconut? i don’t really taste any peach or appley notes, but maybe they’ll come out next cup. it’s light and breezy and not too sweet and not too sour. this will be a summer mid day tea i’m sure. one vote for yum!

this morning i had the iced version (leftovers from the previous night), and again i was reminded that i’m not really an iced tea person. i end up feeling like all the flavors go hollow and are missing that spring in their step. i will continue to try chilling my tea as the seasons change and check if i still feel the same. i’m sure eventually it will click.

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came home from work, skipped the gym, and organized my tea a little instead. nothing big. just putting some new bags in tins and labeling them. having a small part left over of ‘exotica’ and trying to cold brew for the first time. sorting some small amounts to take to work with me for future use. and brewing up a few herbal tumblers to drink for the night.

this is one of the teas i need to finish up. it’s not a very spring type of tea. and i like it enough. and turmeric is good for you. and we all know carytown teas has a REALLY GREAT track record. but basically i’ve had enough of this tea for now. mostly a lemongrass and turmeric blend. it’s good. i’d TOTALLY buy it again.

A post from 10 months ago that i put under the wrong tea!::::
ICED! actually a lovely iced tea. for sure! who would’ve thought! (I’m experimenting with all of my teas. whether they seem iced friendly or not.) i’m not brewing them traditionally either. i just brew it like a normal tea, 4 cups at a time, and then let it cool and put it in the fridge. then if it’s really hot out i can use a few ice cubes, or i can also just have it in a normal glass without ice. this tea was better when i watered it down a little with some ice. it brought the turmeric zing and made the ginger taste a little sweeter.

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i brewed this at 10am and just rested the lid on top of my timolino. and now it’s still too hot to drink.
not complaining!! maybe i should buy stock in timolino. or go work for the company. or get a timolino tattoo.

this tea is F-ing awesome.
it has a wonderful teeny tiny amount of sweetness.
so glad I got it.

(i was a dance major in high school and college. for perspective, i was so serious at the time that i almost went to Julliard.)
last weekend i took my first dance class in over 15 years.
it was mentally hard cuz i’m not used to memorizing combinations and i was very anxious, but it was also surprisingly doable physically.
during the class i was stressed and being hard on myself but i knew i was gonna have to experience my baggage in order to get through it and do it. hello dance baggage. whomp whomp.
but it wasn’t nearly as haunting as i thought it was going to be. and i feel so excited for the next class.
it was a Horton style class. and i hope to go for months and months to come.


I returned my Timolino just for that reason. It would take forever for me to be able to drink and I can not wait that long. It is beautiful but just too effective.


i’ll admit, i do sometimes add an ice cube to it if i’m in a hurry. GASP! but not often. i am a sipper. and my tea always seems to go cold. heck i have a cold cup in front of me right now! hah


A tiimolino is on my list!

Josie Jade

I’ve got to get a Timolino! Last semester i was on campus for 12 hours straight everyday and wouldve loved to have hot tea for my last class. Right now I only have one class a day so I’m home most of the time. Hot tea all day!


i still use my timolinos at home ALL the time. cuz i notoriously let my teas sit too long and get cold. hah problem solved :)

Josie Jade

Good idea! I need to just order one since I’ve been meaning to since Christmas!

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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wow i really should drink more of this.
i really like my two bold green blends from Davids (this and African Mint) but they tend to always be put second in line to my other teas. i can’t explain why. but maybe today’s sips will be the wind of change.
i spontaneously went out for some beers last night so having green balancing teas like this are obviously a good idea today. lemony and fresh. i bet this will also be a good iced tea. and even though i tend to prefer my teas hot, this one still has spring written on it’s leaves.

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drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
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holy crap strawberry!
the smell is almost too too sweet!
i bet this will be an amazing summer tea. which is not really what i was expecting at all, but i sure am kinda thrilled by it.
but more importantly…. LOOK!!!

and bonus! the samples Davids sent me are Copabanana, Pom Tango, and Coconut Oolong! yay the exact new samples i need :) i will try all the teaz!


Fancy! So many timolinos!!!


One for each type of tea?


i will say that the timolinos work so well at keeping the tea hot that i can make tea at home at 8:00am and then drink them throughout the day always still warm, sometimes even still too hot to sip. i am using the black and green for black and green tea. haven’t assigned a plan to the white and purple yet….

to explain, when we go to the movies or whatnot, i tend to bring tea for my partner-in-crime (cuz everyone loves tea!), and over the weeks i’d find myself wishing i had more than 2 thermoses more and more often. go on a hike? not enough tea. go to the movies? not enough tea. go on a long car ride? not enough tea.
and then the purple one came out! AND IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL! i just couldn’t resist. basically i don’t use cups anymore. i only use timolinos.


I can totally relate to using timolinos instead of cups (as well as taking it with you to whatever you may be doing). I prefer the french-press travel mug I have for around the house and I no longer have many unfinished mugs around.
I often wished they were just a bit bigger but having more than one really fixes that problem, good thinking! :)


yes teatails! because it doesn’t get cold i don’t abandon the half finished pot or mug like i used to ALWAYS do. good thermoses definitely help me enjoy my tea more. for realzors.

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drank Apricot Afternoon by Tea Guys
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the first time i had this tea i was so surprised and delighted that it smelled so much like Apricot**, the baby in Strawberry Shortcake cartoons.
but i made some last night and then sipped it but didn’t drink most of it. so this morning i dumped it out and made a fresh mug before work, and even now i’m not jazzed or anything about drinking it. i guess i’m just not in the mood for this tea as much as i thought i was? (the weather is going to be 60 today! and it was a wacky blizzardy type weather just 4 days ago)

I KNOW i should have saved last night’s cup and iced it. i bet this is a great great summer iced tea!

it’s a bold happy apricot jam sort of scent and the black base mixes with it in a very friendly way.

Apricot is a little white-haired baby with an unusual vocabulary of oversized words. Apricot and her pet bunny Hopsalot lived in Big Apple City, down the hall from Lemon Meringue and T.N. Honey, and like them, she re-located to Strawberryland at the conclusion of Strawberry Shortcake’s visit.


i drank half of this tea. which is a fine enough tea don’t get me wrong! but then on a whim i added half of my pineapple coconut water to the mug!?! and it adds a tang to it and is tasty! i suspect something like this will be happening in tall iced glasses all summer long for me.


I’m impressed with your knowledge of the world of Strawberry Shortcake


haha i had the dolls of course. (cabbage patch, sea wee creatures, rose petal dolls, glamour gals, etc) i have two sisters and we grew up in the 80’s. dolls and dance routines were basically our 24/7 business.


I had that doll too! And wasn’t there a line of Strawberry Shortcake dolls that when squeezed, blew a whichever fruit she was scented kiss at you? I remember having an apricot one of those….


yes classielassie! my sister had that one :) they were like the baby doll version of the small play dollies.

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jasmine is nice once in a while. i’m not a fangirl about it or anything.
i bet when my sister moves in she’ll help me drink this down, which is good.

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drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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sample pouch brewed in my timolino.
nom nom nom
gonna leave work a little early today.
yay yay yay


actually i made this 8 hours ago and am just drinking it now because timolinos keep your yummy oolong warm FOREVER!
i’m also watch Wallander and preparing to go on a hike tomorrow. hello mountains!


p.s. Tom Hiddleston is simply too handsome.


(i think i’m tea drunk.)


Aren’t Timolinos awesome?! :P


Timolinos ARE awesome! team timolino foreverrrrrz!

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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i’m really into oolongs this week. mostly inspired by everyone’s coconut oolong love explosion.

what other Davids Tea oolongs are you favorites? i think i might place an order of just oolongs?
i have vanilla orchid, quangzhou milk, and this citron already.

i like having my citrusy teas in the morning. so this one is perfect perfect perfect.
in my green timolino walking across the bridge on my way to work. it’s windy here but the sun is out.


The vanilla orchid and quangzhou are my favorites lol and you already have those haha, their tie Kwan yin is really good too, and i don’t t mind the ginseng oolong, although it’s not my favorite


My favourite is actually the Tung Ting Oolong, and of course now the Coconut Oolong haha. High Mountain Oolong is amazingly delicious but also very expensive.


*Tung Ting Vietnam

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watching West of Memphis. in my robe.
second to last cup of this tea left.
quality time with my kindle is next.

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i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

i’m always aspiring to read more books.

i don’t care what you say, chamomile is barfaroony.
i’m so over rooibos.
evil hibiscus is evil.

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ALWAYS interested in reducing my tea stash, so please ask if you want to swap or sample something! even if it’s just one tea.

every tea in my cupboard is swapable! (at least i TRY to keep it up to date)
every tea i have tried is listed in my rated teas.


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