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drank S'mores Oolong Tea by Teavana
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Got this in a tea swap.

I’m actually torn on this one… If I’m comparing it to Teaopia’s S’mores than I don’t like it. It’s very thick feeling when drinking. Teaopia’s isn’t that way.

But, if I’m just looking at it as a separate tea all on its own, which is what I should be doing anyways, then it’s not too bad. Like I said, it’s very thick or full in the mouth. I found I needed to add some milk and a few pebbles of rock sugar to it to make the flavours smoother and more enjoyable. But all things considered, I really like this one. I get the cinnamon or the nutmeg out of it. I’m getting the chocolate and the smoothness that I’m assuming is partly the marshmallows. I’m not sure if I’m getting any graham cracker or not, but either way it’s still very good. I’m liking it more and more as it cools and as I accept the fact that it’s not Teaopia’s S’mores. It’s a s’mores tea all of its own. It’s not my favourite tea in the world, but it’s very good.

A Teavana tea that I actually like!

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I’m definitely not sold on this tea.

I get the cinnamon flavour no problem, but that’s about it. Now I did end up adding more milk to it than I would have normally done, but I’m tired and the bag of milk got away from me. So other than the cinnamon I’m not getting anything else. The base isn’t making any attempt at coming forward. It’s so strange. I don’t know if I like this tea at all. I wish there was a bit more to it. Even with a tea like Davidstea’s Glitter and gold that is very predominately cinnamon flavour, you tend to get some form of base to it. This one doesn’t have that…

This is one that I’ll have to mix with other teas. I don’t think I’m going to finish it otherwise. Thankfully I only have a small amount of it.

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I’m not enjoying this tea the way I did last year. I don’t know if it’s the almonds that have changed flavours or if my palette has changed, but I’m not enjoying this one as much.
I’m thinking I might try it as a latte next time. I’ll have to write myself a note to remember that.. haha So much on my mind these days.

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

Gee, I wonder why there’s so much on your mind these days ;)


hahaha yeah very true

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is… weird…

I ended up with two of the stackable tins of this one as I bought one and dad got me one for Christmas. I’m glad I don’t have much of this one… it’s very strange. It tastes to me like rooibos and water. That’s about it. I’m not really getting the eggnog flavour that I was hoping for. And the almost like oil slick on the top from the melted white chips is weird.

As the tea cools I dislike it more. I’m getting some form of spice… I think it might be the nutmeg flavouring… I don’t know, but either way… I’m not enjoying this one at all.. It’s too bad ’cause I love eggnog.

I think I’m going to try the egg noggin’ from Steeped tea again and make sure I still like that one…

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drank Pumpkin Cheesecake by DAVIDsTEA
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OMGoodness… So good! I am loving that I’ve got so many teas I haven’t tried yet ‘cause of being pregnant. So here’s this one!

I loved the pumpkin and the spicey-ness of this one. It was just a very good steep. At first I wasn’t sure about it but as the cup went on, the flavours came out more and more and I really enjoyed it. I know that this one won’t stay in the cupboard too long.

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drank Just Peachy by DAVIDsTEA
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This is one I had… late last week?

I made it as an iced tea. I steeped it up using hot water and made it a bit stronger than I usually would have, but then I let it cool and continue to steep in the fridge overnight. So the next morning I put this one into my travel mug to go to the hospital to see my little one (he’s out now. No worries). I did add a small bit of sugar to it as I love my iced teas to be sweet.

It tasted like juice. Seriously. It was absolutely amazing. Such a strong, juicy peach flavour that wouldn’t quit. I was so in love. My husband even loved it.

Anyways, I would totally do this again. Absolutely delicious and sweet and fruity and just so good. Loved it.

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Oolongs and I have had such an up and down relationship over the years…

I remember when Teaopia had a lovely peach oolong that I loved. I didn’t even really realize it was an oolong it was so nice.
Then I tried the Milk Oolong from Davidstea and I hated it. I probably didn’t steep it right (that’s what I’m assuming looking back anyways.)
Then I got the S’mores tea from Teaopia that had oolong in it and I loved it. It was so so amazing… So much so that I bought 1000g before they sold out of it. And like three years later I still have some hanging around and it’s still just as good as it was. It hasn’t lost any of its goodness…

Which brings me to this tea. This one was a bit of an impulse purchase at a place in a nearby town that sells Metropolitan Tea Company teas. The smell of this one was pouring through the bag towards me. I knew if I got some that a) I’d probably like it and b) that it would have to be stored in a tin, not the bag that it came with that wasn’t really sealed at all.

I steeped this one up last night and omgoodness…. amazing!! It lives up to its name. It is sweet and melony. I didn’t take notice of the base of it this time, but I didn’t hate it so I have to think that’s a good sign. I ended up drinking the whole cup in no time. It’s absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend this tea anytime. I am so surprised. Seriously. Surprised. I ended up buying though to fill my Davidstea tin, and I’m so glad I did. This is one that I think would be incredible iced too! That might be my next attempt with this one.

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drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve been dying to try this one for a long time now. It smelt so good in store and I like all the flavours in it. I honestly thought that I’d find it closer to Davidstea’s Strawberry Ginger, but obviously with a different base.

So I steeped this one up tonight and took a sip… Honestly, I’m not impressed… it tastes very medical to me… yuck! It’s almost like a fake strawberry taste or something. I’m just so disappointed by this one.. I don’t even know where to begin… my husband was even intrigued to try it after the smell of it, but after tasting it even he was disappointed.
I think I’ll see if I can find someone to give this one to.

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This tea is pretty good. I wish the strawberry was a bit stronger, so I might rejig the mixture a bit. I am enjoying it though. It’s pretty good!

Green rooibos always makes a great tea. And who doesn’t love strawberries? I was attempting to make this one similar to Davidstea’s Swampwater. I think I’m on the right track. Just must make it a bit more strawberry flavour. I have added some now so hopefully next time it’ll be a bit closer.

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drank Maple Sugar by DAVIDsTEA
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Let the tasting of the new teas begin! Ones that I bought but haven’t gotten to try…

I added too much milk to this one… I’m going to have to redo this one soon. Also, shouldn’t have added any sugar. The cinnamon is good in it and I’m getting the maple, but again, I shouldn’t have loaded it up the way I did.

Either way, I am enjoying this one. I feel like it’s very similar to Caramel Spice (I think that’s the one anyways).

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I work as a paginator (I do page layout for our local weekly newspaper) and absolutely love it! I’m also an amateur photographer.
I’m the proud mommy of two sweet little boys! One born Feb. 3/15. He showed up 4.5 weeks early, but thankfully after a week in the hospital he’s great now. :)
The second one came just Monday evening at only 2 weeks early so he’s healthy and perfect!
Life just got so much more busy and crazy but I’m so excited.
I’m married to an absolute amazing man who “puts up” with my tea obsession.

It wasn’t until a few years after high school that I finally became interested in tea. I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream), and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I don’t drink much bagged tea anymore. It’s mostly loose leaf in my cupboard. The only except are a couple that were given to me and they sound too good!

I would have to say my favourite kinds are (in no particular order): black, herbal, white and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too).

Green teas, pu’erh, and matcha are starting to grow on me but I’m very picky about them still. I am finding I like pu’erh tea cakes much better than loose. And with matcha I much prefer flavoured ones over straight.

I still don’t really care for mate teas but there a couple that are the exception to that.

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

I don’t log every time I drink a tea as I don’t want to spam everyone with tons of duplicate loggings, but I will log when I have a new tea, which happens on a regular basis and when I do a SIPDOWN! :D


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