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drank Strawberry Champagne by RiverTea
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From GCTTB Round 3 Christina

This is my first TTB and there are so many things in there to try! I was feeling lazy when I got this box yesterday so just cold brewed some of this to try today. Mostly I’m getting floral and some fruitiness (not really strawberry but I can’t tell what specifically) and also some pepper? Very refreshing iced tea and perfect for a warm summer evening!

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drank Strawberry Champagne by RiverTea
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drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Had this a few times hot before and always thought it was a little weird – hot pineapple juice? So I decided to use the last bit of this tea as a cold brew and I definitely enjoy this more. The pineapple is so strong that the tea actually tastes like it’s sweetened, and there’s just a light tea flavour in the background.

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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drank Shooting Starfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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Dry, this smells like super-fruity candy. Cold brewing for a day results in….. juice!! The liquid is the palest yellow and I don’t taste any tea at all.

Actually I just looked at my bag, and all the tea seems to have settled to the bottom. So maybe I’m just drinking an infusion of dried fruit right now haha. Reminder to self: shake before scooping next time :P

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drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
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Increasing rating for this a little. Cold-brewed this last night with a bit of honey to sweeten – so good! Much better than the hot version. The sweetness makes the grape flavor come out more, perfect for summertime

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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Very smooth, light green tea. Really enjoying this :)

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Happy Canada Day!! After spending a day outside in the beautiful sunshine, came home to this cold brewed tea. Maybe it’s just the heat, but this is super refreshing! I love love love jasmine teas and I definitely don’t feel guilty putting a large teabag of this into iced tea since it was not too expensive. This is very lightly jasmine, mostly green tea. One of my favs hot, but turned out pretty good cold as well =)

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drank English Breakfast by DAVIDsTEA
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I usually use this to mix with flavored black teas to “dilute” the flavoring a bit. Especially for fruity teas that are mostly fruit, I will usually mix 1:1 ratio of this to make my drink more tea-flavored. Not sure if that makes any sense..

Anyway, this may be the 1st or 2nd time I’ve had this by itself. It’s one of the few teas I keep at work and really need some caffeine before meeting with the boss. It reminds me of tea I had when I was younger – the kind that needs sugar and milk. Now I can drink it without sweetening, but it is a little bitter. Definitely keeping this one around though.. it’s great mixed with other stuff.

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Picked this one up on my way home a while ago. Initial smell and taste is just black tea, kinda disappointed. Cooled a bit (but still hot) I started to pick up very subtle hints of lychee. Very light, almost floral taste and not fruity at all. Quite like this so I’m leaving it at work for regular drinking :)

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