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Josie Jade (thanks!) sent me this because she hated it and I really enjoyed it, from what I recalled the one time a girl at work brought some in and let me try.

Drinking it now, I find it really weird tasting, not necessarily BAD, but artificially sweet, and definitely oily, and it’s leaving a weird fake taste in the back of my mouth.

Here’s what’s good…. The smell of the dry blend. Period.

Ughhh it’s soooo fake sweet, what IS that???

I don’t know what’s happening in my mouth right now but I don’t think I like it.

Sad face.

Sil

you know..some days you need to re-read what you think you read. your sentence made me do that. “the smell of the dry blend. period.” eeseh apparently i’m tired lol

whatshesaid

Lol I won’t ask!

jessiwrites

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I actually really enjoyed this one, particularly the way the heat from the peppercorns worked with the sweet caramel-y flavor. Hmm.

whatshesaid

I find it kind of sickening and artificial… Really odd. Ah well!!

Josie Jade

That’s how I felt about it, too. Maybe this was just a bad batch? It wouldn’t have been quite as bad if it wasn’t so greasy. Yuck! Sorry you didn’t like it, whatshesaid!

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Sil

you know..some days you need to re-read what you think you read. your sentence made me do that. “the smell of the dry blend. period.” eeseh apparently i’m tired lol

whatshesaid

Lol I won’t ask!

jessiwrites

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I actually really enjoyed this one, particularly the way the heat from the peppercorns worked with the sweet caramel-y flavor. Hmm.

whatshesaid

I find it kind of sickening and artificial… Really odd. Ah well!!

Josie Jade

That’s how I felt about it, too. Maybe this was just a bad batch? It wouldn’t have been quite as bad if it wasn’t so greasy. Yuck! Sorry you didn’t like it, whatshesaid!

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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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New Brunswick, Canada

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