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Mmmm I had this in the morning. I accidentally steeped it for 4 minutes. It was a little overstepped but not too bad. Still delicious. I very much enjoy the smooth caramel in this tea!

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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
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I love chocolate, so of course I would order this tea. I am actually being overwhelmed by tea! And my verdant and Butiki orders haven’t even arrived yet! Just my zen tea and Della terra orders have come so far.
Anyway, back to the tea. The marshmallow was probably the most prominent note followed by graham cracker and then a little hint of chocolate. I would have liked the chocolate to be more prevalent, but this is very enjoyable nonetheless.

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown. I enjoyed this while I had it to curb my sweet tooth occasionally. But, I am not too sad to see it go.

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drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown of this tonight. I actually mixed it with my remaining amount if birthday cake to make up a pot to have with the inlaws. I didn’t have enough of either tea on its own, so I combined them. The flavours are similar enough that they mixed together ok. I enjoyed this tea while I had it when I wanted something sweet. It saved me from wanting dessert (which usually means a lot of calories) at least.
I am not too sad that it’s gone though.

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drank Green Tea - Gojiberry by Zen Tea
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This was actually pretty good for a green tea, which isn’t usually my favourite. It was nice and fruity and the base wasn’t too vegetal. I would like to try it cold as well, but I was too cold for cold drinks.

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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This is one delicious rooibos! The flavour of creamy lime is very prominent. The rooibos base is very light which is nice. I googled chiffon and found out it is cake. I am not sure if I got any cake flavour or not. I was too distracted by all the creamy lime!
Good dessert tea! I can see myself restocking this baby!

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drank English Breakfast by Zen Tea
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Thank you Zen tea for this sample.
This is a pretty standard English breakfast, gives ya a kick in the butt to start the day. Notes of malt and a touch of astringency. I didn’t add anything, but I will next time out of curiosity, because it says to on the package…teehee.

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I didn’t look up the brewing parameters before brewing, so I went with 1.5 Tbls, boiling water for 5. Minutes. Then, I saw on here that 5 minutes is the far end of brewing parameters. This long steep time did make the tea a bit astringent so I will definitely lower the steep time next time. You know it is in the morning….I JUST NEED TEA….NOW! Haha, or I am anyway!

Anyway, what part of the tea that wasn’t astringent was delicious, sweet pumpkin and creamy marshmallows. I don’t think I got a proper taste though. Next time, I will follow the parameters.

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This is a backlog and unfortunately I didn’t write down notes when I drank it. I didn’t really enjoy it hot that much, but it was very refreshing cold. It was sweet and tart. I enjoyed the goji berries.
Sorry, that’s all I remember at the moment. I will have to drink it again sometime and write a better note.

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drank Vanilla black tea by Zen Tea
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I always love a good vanilla tea, so I like to try as many as I can! This tea is just ok for me at this point. The black tea base is a little bit astringent so maybe I will try a 2 minute steep next time. The vanilla is ok, slightly sweet.

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I am a nurse. I have numerous hobbies: reading, crocheting, crafting, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I went into a DavidsTea for the first time and have been hooked ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte.

My favourite flavours are nutty, vanilla, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are lavender, rose, hibiscus, banana, and straight green or overly vegetal teas.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.


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