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drank Organic Cold 911 by DAVIDsTEA
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First off, I will not give this tea any rating for the simple fact that I personally find it disgusting.

That said, it is one of the most perfect sick tea I’ve yet to find. And yes, I am sick. Suffering from bronchitis with all the oh so not lovely symptoms that comes with. After a day of almost bathing in the darn thing, I had my first restful sleep and, this morning, I could breathe a bit easier. Is it because of the tea? I don’t know but I am willing to do anything for some relief so if I have to continue to brew this not so good tea, I will!

Flavors: Eucalyptus, Mint

200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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I’m currently fighting a bout of bronchitis and was searching for some way to help soothe the coughs. I know ginger tea is a good herbal remedy so I found this little gem in my local DT’s store.

At first, I wasn’t sure about the combination since it does seem to be heavy on the pepper and, at first taste, you really feel the peppery flavour of it… the ginger though, not so much. It is very subtle.

Still, I actually did find it pleasing to taste, more than I thought I would. It is strangely a very soothing tea.

I might just continue to partake some of it after my bronchitis decides to go on to greener pastures.

Flavors: Ginger, Peppercorn

200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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Growing up in Canada, if there’s one thing from my childhood (and maybe a bit of my adulthood) I always remember in fondness it’s without a doubt Maple Leaf candies. I’m talking about the one made out of maple sugar and not the one made of maple syrup. There IS a difference between the both. When Spring can be smelled on the winds, you know those will soon be available. There’s nothing quite like taking one of those candies and letting it melt in your mouth. The burst of maple is pure heaven!

I never thought I would find the same sort of taste but minus the sugar in a tea! I had a cup brewed today in my local DT’s shop and I swear I had the loudest “OMFG!!!!” moment. Sure, people gave me a wide berth, and I’m sure a few actually called the nearest asylum to ask if any of their patients had escaped but I did not give a whoopin’ funt! Why? I was drinking the most blissful tea I had ever drank!

The taste of maple is all that comes across, the Rooibos the perfect vehicle for the savour. It would make a great latte but perhaps not a good iced tea (I may be wrong in that assumption though) It’s not sugary and yet there’s this hint of sweetness in the aftertaste.

Truly it’s a great tea for those who love maple flavour. Definitely a new favourite of mine.

Flavors: Maple

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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At first taste, it is very lemony, so much that it comes across as perhaps a bit too overpowering. The after kick of the chili peppers is, though, very subtle so there’s an element of heat (other than the hot water, obviously) that I don’t find all that bad.

I’m actually on the fence about this one. It might be a case of it being better as a cold tea (which I don’t drink). It’s not super bad but, at the same time, it’s not one I would rush to make a second cup in the same day, or same week to be honest.

It might be good when one has a cold as a sort of non-medicated alternative? Perhaps as a tea to drink after a night of heavy drinking to, you know, make one feel even worst and promote sobriety?

All kidding aside, it’s, at least so far, a so-so tea. I woudn’t recommend it simply because it is truly not for everyone’s taste. Also, I sort of want to keep the few friends I have.

Flavors: Lemon, Pepper

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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“Gentlemen! This tea was brought to me from India by a ship, then up from the harbour to a factory, where it was packaged and ferried by carriage to my door, unpacked in the larder and brought upstairs to me. All by men and women who work for me. Who are indebted to me, Crawford Starrick, for their jobs, their time, the very lives they lead. They will work in my factories and so too shall their children. And you come to me with talk of this Jacob Frye? This insignificant blemish who calls himself Assassin? You disrespect the very city that works day and night so that we may drink this. This miracle. This tea.” — Crawford Starrick, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Well, I Love tea and, as is apparent, I also love anything pertaining to Assassin’s Creed.

Naturally, I could go on and on about who I am, about what makes me tick, about the weird things I hide in my closet… but it’s much better to just talk about tea and leave myself out of the equation. Yes, much better…

I like all sorts of tea (as long as it’s not sweetened nor sweet-tasting), herbal though, not so much. I don’t add anything to my tea, not milk (or soy juice), not sugar (nor agave), nothing but water and those beautiful, fragrant, delicious tea leaves.


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