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drank Spiced Fig by DAVIDsTEA
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Sampled this as the Tea of the Day on the weekend and decided that I needed a cup to go. The spices in this tea work well together; I don’t know if it’s a tea I will purchase for my collection, but it certainly was a nice one to have after doing some Christmas shopping.

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This is currently my go-to tea. When I’m heading out to class in the mornings I steep a thermos full of this tea and bring it with me. I keep meaning to try it with a little bit of sweetener, just to play around with the flavour a little, but I’m usually too busy drinking it right away to bother with sweeteners.

I think the other teas in my collection might start getting jealous if I don’t start spreading the love.

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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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I make no secret of the fact that I harbour vast levels of hatred for the flavour of anise, so I deliberated for quite a while before actually trying this tea. When I smelled it in the store, I came to the conclusion that it would be worth a taste.

It pleases me that I decided to try this tea, in spite of the anise listed. In all honesty, I didn’t taste anise at all, which definitely helps this tea rack up favour with me.

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The scent of this tea reminds me of a very artificially flavoured kiwi lip balm I had when I was…five?… Not exactly the sort of thing I would expect to think about when trying out new teas.

I never much cared for the flavour of that lip balm, and nor do I care for the taste of this tea. I wound up downing it as fast as I could just to empty my mug for the purposes of brewing a cup of tea that I would rather be drinking.
Definitely will not be picking up more of this once my tiny screw-top canister is emptied.

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