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I still like this. I know I said I’m apparently not a fan of fruity teas but I guess that doesn’t apply to this sort, the ones tempered with a creamy aspect in one way or another.

Maybe it’s more the citrusy teas I’m not a fan of. Because arguably H&S Paris is fruity-ish and it’s one of my faves.

I digress….

So this, I enjoy. It was a satisfying pre-dinner cup with a rich, hearty base. I added a splash of milk and it didn’t water it down…. Huzzah!

Someday down the road I will try more Monk’s Blends, as I like the two I’ve had so far!

Courtney

I’m picky about fruity teas too, but some work amazingly well, while others are a complete disaster.

whatshesaid

I think I’m more partial to the ones that compare an aspect of sweetness too, like vanilla or caramel…also berries vs citrus for sure.

whatshesaid

Combine, not compare…silly autocorrect

Courtney

Oh yes, citrus is not so great. With the exception of orange and chocolate. That one is bizarre since I despise fruit dipped in chocolate, but somehow the orange chocolate teas just work.

whatshesaid

Agreed, that’s one I don’t mind, oddly. Because the orange brûlée I had the other day was NOT a favorite

Courtney

Bleh. Yes orange alone is not so great. Even worse is grapefruit, sadly. I love grapefruit, but not so much in teas. Lemon and lime and okay when they’re done right haha. There’s always exceptions.

whatshesaid

I think the DTT rooibos lemon and lime ones are the only ones I like, but that’s because they taste like pie, haha

Courtney

Haha! Yes I have the line around here for myself, though I barely ever drink it anymore, and the lemon is here for J. That’s all he drinks.

whatshesaid

Too funny. I should offer it to my husband, I bet he would actually like it, even though he “hates tea” (a very well informed conclusion reached after drinking Tetley at some point once in his life I’m sure)

Courtney

Hahaha. Oh husbands. J will taste any tea, but he is extremely picky over what he wants around. Lemon Chiffon is it. He loes Dragonheart from Teaopia, but they have been gone a while now so I’ve been searching for a replacement.

whatshesaid

At least he drinks tea! Mine claims to not enjoy hot beverages. Except coffee no. And hot chocolate in the winter. I think he’s full of it, haha

Courtney

Hahaha! Except every hot beverage but tea. :P

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Courtney

I’m picky about fruity teas too, but some work amazingly well, while others are a complete disaster.

whatshesaid

I think I’m more partial to the ones that compare an aspect of sweetness too, like vanilla or caramel…also berries vs citrus for sure.

whatshesaid

Combine, not compare…silly autocorrect

Courtney

Oh yes, citrus is not so great. With the exception of orange and chocolate. That one is bizarre since I despise fruit dipped in chocolate, but somehow the orange chocolate teas just work.

whatshesaid

Agreed, that’s one I don’t mind, oddly. Because the orange brûlée I had the other day was NOT a favorite

Courtney

Bleh. Yes orange alone is not so great. Even worse is grapefruit, sadly. I love grapefruit, but not so much in teas. Lemon and lime and okay when they’re done right haha. There’s always exceptions.

whatshesaid

I think the DTT rooibos lemon and lime ones are the only ones I like, but that’s because they taste like pie, haha

Courtney

Haha! Yes I have the line around here for myself, though I barely ever drink it anymore, and the lemon is here for J. That’s all he drinks.

whatshesaid

Too funny. I should offer it to my husband, I bet he would actually like it, even though he “hates tea” (a very well informed conclusion reached after drinking Tetley at some point once in his life I’m sure)

Courtney

Hahaha. Oh husbands. J will taste any tea, but he is extremely picky over what he wants around. Lemon Chiffon is it. He loes Dragonheart from Teaopia, but they have been gone a while now so I’ve been searching for a replacement.

whatshesaid

At least he drinks tea! Mine claims to not enjoy hot beverages. Except coffee no. And hot chocolate in the winter. I think he’s full of it, haha

Courtney

Hahaha! Except every hot beverage but tea. :P

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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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