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drank Earl Grey (Decaf) by Tetley
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drank Earl Grey Decaf by Twinings
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Tasty and comforting, especially with some sugar and milk.

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drank Pumpkin Chai by David's Tea
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The dry mix smells spicy but in a spice cabinet, savoury way. Once steeping I smell definite cinnamon, almost an apple cinnamon even though there is no apple in this (reminds me a bit of cinnamon instant oatmeal scent). It turns into a sweet spicy scent when brewing.
I added milk to mine as I pretty much always drink black teas with milk. With milk added this has a similar colour to Twinnings Earl Grey tea bags.

Very very very mild flavour to me right now. It is nice, but I’m guessing I’d need to steep for longer and add more tea for the amount of flavour I usually get in black teas. I’m having trouble picking out notes since it’s so mild. I might actually try this black the next time I make it to see if I get more flavour out of it. I don’t usually like the added bitterness from straight black tea but this is so mild I think it may not be too much of a problem.

I didn’t want to add too much tea as I don’t tolerate caffeine as well anymore. It also probably doesn’t help that I had a hot chocolate about 8 hours ago and burned my tongue a bit. >:(

(Edit: I drank a bit more after writing this review and I did notice more flavour, but it was still a very mild flavour. Mild black tea with cinnamon. Nice, but I prefer stronger flavour in my tea.)

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 470 ML

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m going by memory alone of this tea that I tried weeks ago, so I’ll have a more in-depth review when I try it again. Lovely pink colour, unfortunately I found the tea to be a bit sour. I’m going to try this again but last time I ended up trying it with sugar and milk for a makeshift latte, but I couldn’t drink it that way. I thought the added sugar would cancel out the sour note I originally got when I tasted it, but it didn’t. It ended up being sweet (not in a good way) as well as sour, and adding the sugar and milk to it made me feel a bit nauseated in a way and I had to stop drinking it. Next time I’ll stick to not adding anything but water to this.

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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Really relaxing tea with a mellow but slightly spicy flavour. It’s as relaxing to me as chamomile, and I quite enjoyed it. I expected a lot more almond flavour as it smells very heavily of almonds, but it wasn’t a dominant note to me. Actually, no note was super dominant in the mix of flavours, they all balanced very well to me and nothing stuck out. So if I had this as a taste test without knowing all of the ingredients, I’d have trouble picking out exactly what was in it. This is a really lovely blend and I’m looking forward to having this again!

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 475 ML

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drank (Organic) The Glow by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a really delicious tea! It tastes like a berry tea to me and kind of reminds me of the Celestial Seasonings Zinger teas. They don’t have oat grass in the ingredients anymore so I don’t get any notes of that. There is cinnamon in this but from the two times I’ve had this tea so far I can’t say that I’ve really noticed it.
The one thing that bothers me about this tea is that it makes me really sleepy and spaced out feeling. I’ll try this again to see if it really is the tea, but if it does that again that I’m going to be pretty sure of it. I’ve read that rooibos can make some people feel sleepy and nettle may possibly do that as well if it does work as an antihistamine.

The smell, look, and taste of this tea is really delightful!

Flavors: Berries, Berry

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drank Ceremonial Matcha by David's Tea
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I have yet to prepare this well, but it is a lovely tea! I LOVE IT!
I’ve used it mostly as an ingredient for a bubble tea like drink instead of straight, but it’s flavour is so great!
Even though it’s probably a bad idea for the lifespan of the tea, I really enjoy opening the canister to look at the lovely colour and smell it (I loooove green tea). Although if you do that, please be careful, as it is fine powder and I shook it a bit by accident one time and inhaled a bit of the tea.
The colour is beautiful, the texture is silky smooth and the flavour is wonderful. One of my favourite green teas ever and I will repurchase.
I find I am very sensitive to caffeine and l-theanine, so I don’t drink green tea as often as I would like. I find it can make me feel wonderfully relaxed and sleepy, which can be great, but not always the best if I want to stay feeling alert and awake XD.

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This is soooo good!
So spicy and exotic to me. It makes me think of drinking a melange tea from Dune (which may be because of watching that movie while drinking it, but it’s how I’d like to believe a tea made with melange would taste).
Gorgeous cinnamon and spice taste and scent. I found the taste significantly different in my older couple year box from my new box. Both delicious, but different spices coming to the forefront. The newer, fresher box reminds me of cinnamon hearts. Even without drinking this tisane, it’s worth making a cup just to smell it!
I like drinking this with milk and possibly sweetener.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spices

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drank Earl Grey by Twinings
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I really like this tea so much! Such a lovely flavour and one of my favourites!! I don’t drink this as often now as I am staying away from caffeine most of the time, but this is so pleasant!
I drink this with milk and sugar/sweetener.

Flavors: Bergamot

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drank Earl Grey Decaf by Twinings
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I really, really like this tea!! I don’t find the flavour or strength to be too compromised from the decaffeination and this is my go-to decaf everyday tea. I drink this with milk and sugar/sweetener.
Lovely bergamot flavour!!

Flavors: Bergamot

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I really like black tea, green tea, herbal and fruity tisanes and flavoured rooibos blends (I have yet to try straight rooibos). I also love hot chocolate and am a big fan of coffee even though I can barely drink it anymore.

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