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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Aw man. I’m so depressed lately. Teapressed. I have a million teas to try and drink but lately not only do i have to limit my caffeine consumption but (cover your ears) I just don’t even feel like drinking a ton of tea. I’m sad because all my zillions of flavoured teas seem to be turning me off and since I’m limiting my intake I really want to focus on the ones I love. Figuring out what I feel like having is a nightmare these days!!

So I’ve been MIA and it sucks and that’s why.
As this was one of my old favourites from back in the day I decided to have some this morning. But something is wrong. It seems like I can just taste fakeness. It’s still tasty but this new development is both distracting and disappointing. I am unsatisfied :(

I also watched the end of the Tenth Doctor recently and that only added to my depression.

Sorry guys.
I want to keep reading everyone else’s reviews and maybe that will encourage me. I was also in Maine for 4 days so I had no tea! Just one crappy bagged tea from Dunkin Donuts. I threw it out.

And it’s chilly and perpetually rainy here so I can’t even make myself drink my new Davidstea herbals cold brewed! Wahh!

I’m a downer, my apologies
moraiwe

Don’t worry about being a downer, we’re all there at one point or another. I hope you feel better and things look brighter (weather included!) soon, though!

Kittenna

D: That does not sound like fun! Hopefully you can get back to drinking tea and enjoying it soon – is the caffeine restriction a permanent thing?

Shmiracles

i was just thinking about how i hadn’t seen you here recently. and jeez i feel like i wrote the handbook to moody tea tastings. or just moody living. or whatevs. i think last night i finally came out of a tea tasting funk. maybe we’re connected. downers are my compatriots.

Josie Jade

Hope you feel back to normal soon! If there are any teas in my cupboard that tempt you, I’d be happy to send them your way! :)

Cavocorax

The tea blahs…. Yeah I’ve been there. Not sure what to drink. No energy to review it so then you don’t want to drink it. A billion teas and nothing catches your eye.

Hope you feel better soon! We’ll miss your reviews.

Shmiracles

tea blahs. yes.
it’s really nice to know it’s not just me.

TastyBrew

Ah man. Total bummer. I’ve been there too a bit lately. I think I’m tea-polar, way high on tea or a bit grumpy about it. Hopefully you’ll swing back soon! In the mean time there’s beer!?!

Shmiracles

beer haha yes tellmeaboutit!
(hi untappd!)

Sil

sometimes it’s nice to just hang out and watch the tea reviews :)

TheTeaFairy

Hope you feel better soon, and I agree with everyone’s comment…seems like we’ve all been there at one time or another, and people here are always supportive. I know just reading here has helped me many times :-)

whatshesaid

Thanks for the support, you guys are great! :) I’m hoping my tea-appetite will return soon but for now I’m just sticking with my proven faves! If my love of flavoured black teas doesn’t come back I guess I will be sharing an abundance of my stash!

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moraiwe

Don’t worry about being a downer, we’re all there at one point or another. I hope you feel better and things look brighter (weather included!) soon, though!

Kittenna

D: That does not sound like fun! Hopefully you can get back to drinking tea and enjoying it soon – is the caffeine restriction a permanent thing?

Shmiracles

i was just thinking about how i hadn’t seen you here recently. and jeez i feel like i wrote the handbook to moody tea tastings. or just moody living. or whatevs. i think last night i finally came out of a tea tasting funk. maybe we’re connected. downers are my compatriots.

Josie Jade

Hope you feel back to normal soon! If there are any teas in my cupboard that tempt you, I’d be happy to send them your way! :)

Cavocorax

The tea blahs…. Yeah I’ve been there. Not sure what to drink. No energy to review it so then you don’t want to drink it. A billion teas and nothing catches your eye.

Hope you feel better soon! We’ll miss your reviews.

Shmiracles

tea blahs. yes.
it’s really nice to know it’s not just me.

TastyBrew

Ah man. Total bummer. I’ve been there too a bit lately. I think I’m tea-polar, way high on tea or a bit grumpy about it. Hopefully you’ll swing back soon! In the mean time there’s beer!?!

Shmiracles

beer haha yes tellmeaboutit!
(hi untappd!)

Sil

sometimes it’s nice to just hang out and watch the tea reviews :)

TheTeaFairy

Hope you feel better soon, and I agree with everyone’s comment…seems like we’ve all been there at one time or another, and people here are always supportive. I know just reading here has helped me many times :-)

whatshesaid

Thanks for the support, you guys are great! :) I’m hoping my tea-appetite will return soon but for now I’m just sticking with my proven faves! If my love of flavoured black teas doesn’t come back I guess I will be sharing an abundance of my stash!

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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.

Location

New Brunswick, Canada

Website

http://whatshesaid.etsy.com

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