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drank Samovar Blend by Tea Desire
372 tasting notes

Bold notes of Assam and Ceylon, that mix well. Wasn’t sure how strong the Assam was going to be, so I only steeped it four minutes, but could have gone longer. It’s not bitter.

I spent the day with my aunt and family, and showed her the Tea Desire in our local mall. She picked up a matte orange Bee House teapot (two cups or so), and purchased me a tea as a present. Any I wanted, but I am terrible at making decisions on the spot, so I pointed at this one. Even though I’ve been meaning to try their Japanese Cherry. Ahwell.

This one is still nice!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jillian

There used to be a Tea Desire in Kelowna that I’d visit often, but then it got replaced by Teaopia. So I’m glad you still have yours (not that I have anything against Teaopia but they do charge a bit more).

AJ

Yeah, there’s one I can get to—but they are more expensive.

And Tea Desire has more variety, I’ve found. Much more than is listed on their site.

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Jillian

There used to be a Tea Desire in Kelowna that I’d visit often, but then it got replaced by Teaopia. So I’m glad you still have yours (not that I have anything against Teaopia but they do charge a bit more).

AJ

Yeah, there’s one I can get to—but they are more expensive.

And Tea Desire has more variety, I’ve found. Much more than is listed on their site.

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I change icons often, apologies. On that note, they are usually Doctor Who related (so no, that is not me pictured in the icon, it is most likely one of the Doctors).

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of university, majoring in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot. It’s the highlight of a good day if I have time for a pot.

My notes and reviews will often sound dis-jointed, repetitive and confused, as usually I don’t work on them as a whole, but rather add notes as I sip without rereading what I’ve already typed.

On most occasions I won’t take my tea with anything (I reserve milk for chai). Occasionally agave nectar if I want to test to see if it’ll smooth it out. Chais I will make with either the nectar or honey. Although on occasion I will sweeten unflavoured blacks the Russian way—with jam or jelly. Occasionally I will take it instead with a slice of a citrus fruit. Normally orange, occasionally lemon if I have any on hand.

I prefer Earl Greys.

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