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Tea number 3 from my latest DT shipment..
I think this one will take me a few different tastes to determine whether or not I like it. The thing that bothers me most is the fact that the dry leaves smell very medicinal. The aroma of the brew smells similar, just slightly less potent.
Overall, I do get the flavors of the apple, pistachio, and rose, but somehow I’m also getting a taste of cherry too. I might have to try this one cold to see if that makes any improvement.

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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This… this is the essence of fall in a tall travel mug on the chilly walk to class.
At first I thought it was a little weak on the pumpkin and chai flavors but it gets better with every sip!

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
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Just spent the weekend at a retreat with my co-ed fraternity.. and came back to a big beautiful white box from DT!
This is the very first of the flavors I decided to try out, and I’m liking it. It’s got a natural sweetness to it that I’m fond of and it still has a very clean, juicy, fresh taste. I’m normally not a big fan of mate teas, but this one is good. However, I do think the mate is the only thing I’m on the fence about, since I can taste a grassiness that is slightly weird to me. I can work with it though, because the rest of the tea is delicious!

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drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
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My relationship with school is still on the rocks with back to back exams.. but tea is becoming a best friend at least!
With this second try, I’m finishing off the last of the sampler I got of this flavor. It’s decent, but really doesn’t have much flavorful impact and has a more subdued, subtle mango taste. I don’t have much experience with white teas but I would have expected more “madness” with the mangoes… it has more of a floral note to me than anything.

While this tea is definitely drinkable, I don’t think it has enough of a wow factor to make me want to buy it. Glad I got to sample it though, it is nice but just not my thing. It might taste good iced however, so there might be a redeeming quality there. But since I am lazy and in study mode, I might just forgo that opportunity to do a second hot infusion.

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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I like cranberries. Pears are fine too. But somehow this tea just doesn’t do anything for me and I’m left a little disappointed, especially when those two flavors have a ton of potential to be amazing.
I guess I was expecting more of a tartness to it, rather than the odd cooked fruit taste I got from it… ended up just drinking it to wash down my yummy chocolate chip muffins this morning.
Starting to clear out the rest of my DT samples from the “Sweet Indulgence” sample collection to make room for the order coming in sometime this week or next (eeeee!). This tea was alright, but definitely not one of the favorites from that box.

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drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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I don’t have too much experience with oolongs, but this tea is pretty palatable!
The dry leaves smell absolutely delicious and was enough to elicit an outloud “OOOOHHH!” from me.
Although it was a nicely blended tea, I really wish more of the peach flavor would come through. I liked it, but I don’t think I liked it nearly enough to make it to my shopping list. Now that I think about it though, good peach flavored teas have been rather hard to come by.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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Initially I had rated this tea quite low for the first tasting, but I think I’ve changed my mind..
I didn’t like it at all the first time around because the flavor just didn’t do anything for me. It wasn’t the “nutty” flavor that I was expecting based on the description.
I added a bit more tea to the same amount of water I originally used for the second time… much improvement. And the second infusion of the used tea (with slightly cooler water temp).. actually even better. More cinnamon-y, nutty taste than before and more of what I was expecting this tea to be.
Still not a ton impressed, but a lot more so than I had initially thought.
The pink color from the beetroot is also fabulous and makes me happy.

*edit: the more it cools (for the second infusion), the more and more cinnamon I get. It’s like drinking a cinnamon sugar donut.

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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Studying is not all that bad because it gives me an excuse to brew as many cups of tea as I like. The number is unashamedly high.
I’ve had this blend a number of times and I love it! I’m a sucker for herbal teas and particularly ones that are fruity. I loved it so much that I’m down to the very last scoops of my 50g bag already.
That being said, if you plan on buying this tea, be sure to mix up the dry leaves and berries up before scooping it to brew. I guess the tiny black currants settled down to the bottom of the bag and the bigger pieces tend to stay on the very top. This last batch I made is considerably more sour and not as tasty as when more of the sweeter fruit pieces and strawberry leaves were in the mix. It won’t deter me from buying more though, I will have this knowledge for the next time!

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I am currently in my last year as an undergrad at the University of Texas at Dallas. I’m studying Speech Pathology & Audiology and Child Development, so tea is my go-to when it comes to a study buddy!

My favorite types are herbals, greens, and black teas. Mate and rooibos aren’t all that impressive to me, but occasionally there are exceptions.
My palate in general craves fresh, light and flavorful teas and I find citrus or floral notes to be nice touches for the most part.

I’m brand new to Steepster and I’m looking for anyone looking to do tea trades (although I’m not entirely sure how this process works).

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