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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
501 tasting notes

It’s ALLIIIIIIVVEEEE!!! By “it” I mean “me” and by “alive” I mean “still existing in this realm”.
I’m still completely turned off by most of my flavoured teas, but this one is so lovely and delicately flavoured, that’s why it’s one of my faves. I had some for breakfast here at work.

That would be right after I dropped a raw egg on the carpet in front of my cubicle…. I’ve gotta be the only person in history to have done that, seriously!! Smashed an egg not only at work, but on the carpet. Good thing it was Berber, haha.

Tea was totally good. Would you believe I went all weekend without any tea?? I find all I want now is Earl Grey (or cream of earl grey) – must be the Captain Picard in me.

I’m going to try and have another cup tonight, of tea in general I mean.

I still have so many new ones I haven’t even tried!! Sadness.

Alysha

LOL at the egg incident! I can relate; I once dropped an entire container of yogurt on the hallway carpet, and had to clean it up as everyone passed by.

Kittenna

You are back! Though I’ve been on and off as well. Have you been drinking unflavoured tea at all, or not really that either? I go in cycles, most often.

whatshesaid

I’m around, creeping mostly :)
I’ve been drinking some Butiki teas and earl grey type blends mostly. Anything more strongly flavoured is just not appealing to me at all right now, which is unfortunate given how many new ones I have just taking up space. I’m going to see how I feel about a flavored matcha latte tomorrow!

Sil

Hope things are going ok in your world my dear :) miss your notes!

whatshesaid

Thanks :) I’m alive!!! Just posted a “review”

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Alysha

LOL at the egg incident! I can relate; I once dropped an entire container of yogurt on the hallway carpet, and had to clean it up as everyone passed by.

Kittenna

You are back! Though I’ve been on and off as well. Have you been drinking unflavoured tea at all, or not really that either? I go in cycles, most often.

whatshesaid

I’m around, creeping mostly :)
I’ve been drinking some Butiki teas and earl grey type blends mostly. Anything more strongly flavoured is just not appealing to me at all right now, which is unfortunate given how many new ones I have just taking up space. I’m going to see how I feel about a flavored matcha latte tomorrow!

Sil

Hope things are going ok in your world my dear :) miss your notes!

whatshesaid

Thanks :) I’m alive!!! Just posted a “review”

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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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