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Having the last bit of this. It’s slightly bitter, makes my teeth ache with dryness and the flavour is a mere whisper of what the smell suggests. I hate being hard on a tea, especially a dessert tea, but you must pay the price for disappointing me so badly. If the dry leaves didn’t smell so delectable my review wouldn’t be so harsh. Gotta lower my rating accordingly.

Grateful for this sample from Kittenna because I’d be pissed if I wasted my tea money on some of these.

TastyBrew

Jeesh. What a disappointment! I had this on my list, I guess I’ll take it off!

whatshesaid

Don’t let me be the determining factor though, well maybe for this one but I’m definitely in the minority for the apple cinnamon one.

Sil

take this one off your list imo. find it via swap. apple cinnamon is still worth a shot given that the bunch of us enjoyed that one. we all pretty much unanimously didn’t really love this one

whatshesaid

Yeah agreed. I debated adding the apple cinnamon to my list anyway to give it another shot but I recall drinking it and it just didn’t have what I wanted so I will just accept the verdict I already gave and move on

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TastyBrew

Jeesh. What a disappointment! I had this on my list, I guess I’ll take it off!

whatshesaid

Don’t let me be the determining factor though, well maybe for this one but I’m definitely in the minority for the apple cinnamon one.

Sil

take this one off your list imo. find it via swap. apple cinnamon is still worth a shot given that the bunch of us enjoyed that one. we all pretty much unanimously didn’t really love this one

whatshesaid

Yeah agreed. I debated adding the apple cinnamon to my list anyway to give it another shot but I recall drinking it and it just didn’t have what I wanted so I will just accept the verdict I already gave and move on

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Hello!

So here’s where I am now. I had jumped head first into the world of teas after Davidstea opened in my city a number of years ago. I gave up coffee and became a huge tea freak. From there I joined Steepster and started ordering teas online like a madwoman (not that anyone here would know what that’s like…)

I was swappin’ up a storm and drinking like 6-7 cups a day and I had this tremendous stash to get through…..then. I got pregnant in Spring 2013 and my baby played a funny little joke on me by turning me into someone who had zero interest in drinking or even smelling most teas. I wanted only coffee all the time which was hilarious because of course you can’t really do more than a cup a day when you’re pregnant.

Anyway. In December 2013 I had my baby girl, and now I’m on maternity leave and though I still LIVE (I cannot emphasize that enough) for my morning cup of coffee (or two…), I am trying to get myself excited about tea again, because I have TONS.

So my mission, which I choose to accept, is to first sip down all the samples I have, sent to me last year by lovely Steepsterites, pre-baby.

Here’s what I love (or I did before, and am trying to again):

Butiki teas in general because the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base

Harney and Sons Paris is my all time favorite tea.

Mariage Freres and Kusmi are also on my awesome list.

I love creamy earl greys.

Also have an appreciation of oolong.

I have a mega stash of super flavored teas to work through, or I may try to sell them if I decide they are no longer for me. The sip downs will determine!

I love swapping!
Please note my Cupboard contains everything I have including minuscule samples of teas so it is not intended to be reflective of what I have available for swap…

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

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