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Thanks to wheezybee for sending me this sample during our swap.

I’m not really sure what to think about this blend, at first I thought it was ok, but as it cooled off the flavors changed and I don’t really care for it nearly as much. I can taste the juniper, followed by a hint of blueberry, then there is a bitter taste that I can’t place. This may be coming from the açai berry powder, but I’m not sure. The tea base only comes through in the end and it is bitter as well, even when steeped for only 4 minutes.

I do think that I may be allergic to something in this tea. I haven’t had an asthma attack in years, but my lungs feel like they are on fire, which was always the first sign I was about to have one. I seem to have a lot of odd reactions to DAVIDsTEA, maybe it is time to give up drinking them

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wheezybee

I’m sorry to hear that, and I hope you feel better soon!

Short Sorceress

It only took an hour or so to get back to normal, I’m feeling much better. I really wish I could pinpoint what is causing me trouble when it comes to this brand. I don’t have a lot of allergies and I hate not knowing what is causing this because I can’t avoid it in the future. In this case it wasn’t serious, just annoying, but I had a really bad reaction to drinking (organic) Buttered Rum several months back.

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wheezybee

I’m sorry to hear that, and I hope you feel better soon!

Short Sorceress

It only took an hour or so to get back to normal, I’m feeling much better. I really wish I could pinpoint what is causing me trouble when it comes to this brand. I don’t have a lot of allergies and I hate not knowing what is causing this because I can’t avoid it in the future. In this case it wasn’t serious, just annoying, but I had a really bad reaction to drinking (organic) Buttered Rum several months back.

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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