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( ETA I probably shouldn’t have drank this at 11pm. )

This was the third 1oz tea I ordered from DTT a few weeks ago. I figured I’d better open it up and try it before sending some to Courtney, because what if it was nasty?!

I was actually pretty pleased, it’s a half decent tea, it’s not overly sweetened, which I very much appreciate.

I am getting some astringency which seems to undermine the whole point of a creamy coconut tea, but maybe I oversteeped it. I haven’t been super OCD about watching my steeping times. Even though I have a tea timer app on my phone….but my phone is hooked up to a speaker in the kitchen via Bluetooth so if I’d been listening to music and the phone is still connected, then I’d have to listen to the timer tick down for 4 minutes. I know you didn’t need to know that, just sayin’.

So, I think I’d drink this again but I will pay closer attention to the steeping time.

It definitely doesn’t come close to my favorite coconut teas – Davidstea’s Coconut Oolong and Persimmon Tree’s Coconut Creme!

When it’s gone I won’t restock, but it’s not awful or anything! Huzzah!

I wonder if Courtney will enjoy it….

Courtney

Thanks for taste testing before sending some my way. :P I always use the microwave timer, unless it’s being used for something else, then it’s my phone timer, which throws me off my game hah.

boychik

Stove timer always

whatshesaid

I usually just look at the clock and just add 3 or 4 minutes, haha. Soooo not accurate.

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Courtney

Thanks for taste testing before sending some my way. :P I always use the microwave timer, unless it’s being used for something else, then it’s my phone timer, which throws me off my game hah.

boychik

Stove timer always

whatshesaid

I usually just look at the clock and just add 3 or 4 minutes, haha. Soooo not accurate.

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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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