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So I am really picky on chai teas..I tend to like when they have a creamy flavor cause all the spices are overwhelming to me.I love Verdant’s chai tea(I forget the name but that’s the best loose leaf chai I’ve ever had)because it’s the perfect blend of flavors. I was hoping this tea would be similar to theirs but it wasn’t. The spices are sooo strong! Took me back for a second cause I wasn’t expecting it to be that strong! If you’re really into chai tea you would definitely like this but it’s just not for me!

Cwyn

Chai containing spices is usually boiled in a pan and then milk added. Try experimenting with smaller amounts of the tea, boiling it and then adding milk. Soy milk is fine if you can’t take cow’s milk. The result should be warming and nice accompaniment to swallowing pills.

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drank Rice Pudding by World Flavorz
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Super disappointed by this tea! Got it a couple years back from a swap-thank God it was only enough for one sample cause I’d feel bad trying to find a home for that tea xD I drank it all but it wasn’t good.Didnt live up to the name at all :/ mainly just had a spinach/grassy green tea taste with a really bland pudding flavor.Wasnt even a creamy or strong pudding flavor. I don’t think it’s that the tea is too old or anything cause I have teas older than when I got this one and they taste like the day I got them. I just think it’s a weak tea! Would love to find a tea that tastes like rice pudding but this one really failed :/

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Ahh I forgot I had this one! I wasn’t sure this would be as good since I had to do ketamine infusions this last week and ketamine tends to jack my taste buds up but today it’s not been so off. This is still delicious though. Think my taste buds are a lil still off cause I can’t taste the banana as well but I taste the butterscotch and walnut a lot. As well as the oolong.Was trying some new black teas yesterday and felt like the base overpowered everything-always good to drink a flavored tea that has a good balance of everything! Ugh I miss Butiki Teas!!

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drank Caramel by TeaGschwendner
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I got this last year when I visited the store in Chicago-other than visiting DavidsTea this was my favorite tea store I got to go to! Workers were so kind and helpful-they actually have me some tea for free!
I love the caramel flavor in this tea-what I don’t like so much is just the black tea base. I’m just not a big black tea fan-I’d rather stick with rooibos caramel teas than black caramel teas. If you know me you know I’m really picky with black teas-I just would rather have a caramel tea that overpowers the base tea. I guess that’s why I’m not such a fan. I really need to compare it to the salted caramel black Tea I got there as well. But yeah,over all this is one of the better caramel teas I’ve tried! If you aren’t super picky with black teas like me you’d probably love this tea!
Also I want to rate this tea as an 80 but since I’m on my iPhone it won’t let me be specific xD but to be clear-it’s better than a 79 xD and yes that one number makes all the difference to me rating it haha

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I was pleasantly surprised by this tea-I was expecting it to just taste like rooibos but i can taste the toasted caramel flavor. It legit does taste like it sounds. You do get that slight woody rooibos flavor though. But overall it’s not bad! I don’t think the caramel is supposed to be super strong and sweet which makes sense but I like caramel teas that are strong and sweet so I don’t think this is for me-but glad I got to try it!

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Surprisingly a LOT like vanilla ice cream. Not a huge fan of vanilla ice cream unless It’s like vanilla bean! Very strong vanilla and cream flavor with a bit of vegetable flavor.

Flavors: Cream, Smooth, Vanilla, Vegetables, Vegetal

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drank Jasmine Ancient Beauty by Art of Tea
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This tea smells amazing-love jasmine! The flavor is a pretty strong jasmine and a slight veggie taste to it which is kinda a turn off for me. Just not a fan of veggie flavors in teas still! But is definitely good. I’ll probably just not keep it though cause I have lots of good jasmine teas.

Flavors: Jasmine, Vegetables, Vegetal

tea-sipper

Possibly all the veggie flavors from your teas would be lessened by steeping at much lower temperatures for much less time? Of course I don’t know how you’re steeping them now, but I’m sure they’d be much less veggie.

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drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea smells like a beautiful combo of pineapples,coconut,mango,pina colada, and cream! I had high hopes for this tea so i was pretty disappointed when I tried it. It tasted like all of this episode falcors but just wayyy too sweet and overpowering! Hard for me to drink so this is a pass for me!

Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Fruity, Mango, Pineapple, Sugar, Sweet

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
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Was pretty hesitant about this tea cause usually David’stea puts way too many nuts inthekr teas and I love banana. But this surprised me! Really like it! This is actually a tea I got when I went to a DavidsTea store in person last year. Absolutely love that shop-wish there were some in Texas! Anyway I’m happy I took a chance with this tea! Kinda wish the banana flavor were stronger but it’s not…but still good!

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drank Jasmine Crème Brulée by DAVIDsTEA
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It’s been WAY too long since I’ve been in here. The last two years have been the worst of my life which is why I’ve been absent from all forms of social media in that time. Don’t know how many steeper friends who are still active on here but if any of you are and see this I want to say I hope you have been well and I seriously have missed. This awesome community!
Anyway been trying new teas out today.
This one really weirds me out, it not only smells like Teavana’s Strawberry Rose champagnes But it tastes like it too. So confused by this tea. I taste a hint of jasmine but nothing Lille creme brûlée. Yeah this is gonna go on the sell list. Oh and if anyone is in the mood flor buying tea for really cheap prices keep your eyes out for a stash sale post! Hopefully this weekend or early next week.

Flavors: Fruity, Jasmine, Rose

Fjellrev

I’m so glad to see you back! But I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve had a rough last couple years. I hope your presence means that things are getting better for you.

Ost

How have you been doing? It’s nice to see people I knew before like you still around! I checked in a couple months ago and felt like everyone I knew was gone! Also it’s not so much that things are getting better for me,it’s more like I’m just learning how to cope better and accept my situation for what it is. Tea drinking always did bring me a lot of comfort and Steepster always encourages me to drink more so I think it will be good for me to be back! :)

Lexie Aleah

I hope things are getting better for you. I would definitely be interested in your stash sale.

__Morgana__

Hope things get better!

Sil

Welcome back!

Ost

Thanks guys!! Happy to see familiar names again! Hope you’re all doing well! Also have to do some medical treatment all next week so either ion next weekend or early next week! It’s gonna be a long list haha!

tea-sipper

Welcome back, Ost! Sorry to hear things weren’t going okay for you. Hopefully things get better and maybe drinking tea can make it a TINY bit better.

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I’m not too sharp with intros, but I figured it is about time to give it a go.
I started out drinking oolong and green tea that my dad brought home from his China business trips.
Then I discovered Teavana, and fell in love with some of their teas. Eventually I stumbled across Steepster, and a whole ‘nother world opened up.
Have discovered so many different kinds of teas, and have been loving this journey! The tea world is insanely big and amazing! And I’ve met some of the kindest people here who have broadened my horizons in more ways I could have imagined! Happy to be here, and to be drinking so many amazing teas! :D

My rating system:
1-59: Really really not a fan. An awful cup of tea for me…Totally undrinkable.

60-69: Not horrible, but not something I’d ever drink again willingly.

70-79: Pretty good. Wouldn’t mind drinking ever so often. But not a keeper.

80-100: FREAKIN’ AMAZING. Always keeping on stock in my home!!

I like pretty much any kind of tea except green tea. Unless it’s genmaicha or strongly flavored, I don’t like it usually.

My Tea Goals:
To find the Best Caramel Tea
To find the Best Vanilla Tea
To find the Best floral Oolong
To find the Best Malty Assam Tea
To find the Best Maple/Syrup Tea

Notes I like: Fruit(primarily peach, melon/honeydew, Banana, Kiwi, but I’m open to other kinds), Malt, Desserts (Toffee, Cake, Cookie,etc), Vanilla, Caramel, Floral, Sweet potato, Pastry/Bread,Jasmine, Honey, Cocoa, Chocolate, Maple, Nutty, Coconut, Almond.

Notes I’m Picky with: Lemon, Chai, Roasted, Blueberries, Hibiscus, Smoke, Earthiness, Puerhs, White Teas, and Cinnamon

Notes I hate: Citrus/Orange (Everything that I hate in this life that I have to take for my health is orange flavored, and it just makes me gag…so please…just no), Watermelon, Raspberry, Wood, Apple, Bacon, Lavender, Most mints, Pepper, Spicy, Tart/sour.

Yes, I am a picky tea drinker, but I’ll usually try any straight black or oolong tea that I receive. I like most oolongs, and I’m still discovering straight blacks. They always seem to surprise me no matter what!

And Swaps! I’m always down for swapping. Everything in my cupboard is swap-able. So just hit me up and send a message and we can totally do that!

On an unrelated to tea note, my other interests are limited due to health issues. But when I can, I enjoy reading and writing. Watching Netflix and YouTube have also been fantastic when I feel awful (which is most of the time).
I love Rifftrax, Rooster Teeth, Dexter, Hannibal, BBC’s Robin Hood, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Psych, and Parks and Rec.
Love watching all sorts of movies too, but that would be too much to list. :P
I’m definitely more of an internet person and love talking to people on every website I’m on. So if you ever wanna chat, shoot me a message! ^^

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