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drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
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This is over a year old somehow… Either way, it still tastes fine, but when I made it the other night, it was bitter. I figure I either used too hot of water or steeped too long. If I remember correctly, I steeped for 3 minutes? But it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a combo of both.

So, I’ll try again and enjoy the small amount I have left.

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This tea is the prime example for me of how hoarding tea isn’t always the best thing to do.

I loved this tea when it was in its prime, but I hoarded it so long that now it’s definitely past its prime and it doesn’t taste good at all. I found that it went to an almost powdery or dusty taste to it. This again isn’t the tea itself doing this, it’s the fact that I held onto it for too long.

So, I shall keep my rating as is, ‘cause it was a great tea that I will miss. And from here on out, it is my job to drink as much tea up as possible before letting anything go bad. I’m working on it, and hopefully I won’t let any other teas go to waste again, as I had to throw out what I had left.


So disappointing! :( This must be quite an old tea because I’ve been shopping at DAVID’s for nearly 3 years and I


…don’t recall this one at all. It sounds awesome too.


Yeah I went looking after seeing your comment and I think it was about 4 years old… I had no idea it was around that long… makes me think I REALLY need to take some time and go through my cupboard and see what else is needing to be tossed.


Organizing the tea cupboard is one of my favourite chores! I hope you won’t have to throw out too much.

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I’m almost done my sample sized tin of this one. I brought it with me to the hospital when I had to stay overnight before they would discharge the munchkin, and now I’m thinking I should review it as I’m having it again.

This tea has a fair bit of strawberry flavour to it. And when you look at the dried leaf, there is quite a bit of dehydrated strawberries to it.

I think a three minute steep is a bit too long for this one though. I should have done for 2 or 2.5minutes instead, as I’m getting just a bit of bitterness to it.

But other than the strawberry taste, I’m not really getting much else to it. I wish that I could make out some cream or something smooth about it, but i’m not… Again it could be ’cause of my steeping…

The smell of this one is fantastic though. I love the smell.
And either way, I’m going to finish this one up and love every minute of it ‘cause it’s a pretty decent tea.

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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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Sweet and yummy! Those are the first words that I think of when it comes to this tea.

It’s definitely a sweet tea. And as someone that just tried the actual cotton candy for the first time last year, I’m finding this one is similar to the actual treat. It’s not as sweet obviously, but it’s still a good sweet tea. I might actually cut this one with just plain rooibos to make it less sweet. Either way, it’ll be a good dessert tea that will curb the sweet cravings I have been having since the baby was born.

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Another tea that I had that I ended up giving to my mom ‘cause of the hibiscus. I’m glad it was a free bag, otherwise I’d have a harder time saying goodbye to the few that I’ve given her. But I guess if you’re not going to drink them, you might as well pass them along.

Bye tea!

Steeped tea, Please Please Please cut back on the blends that have hibiscus! Not everyone likes it and it’s too bad that a lot of the ones I want to like have it in it.

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drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
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I made an iced tea out of this one, but honestly, the hibiscus really ruins this one for me. I ended up not finishing my iced tea.

So, I gave this one to my mom. She doesn’t mind hibiscus, so hopefully she’ll enjoy.

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drank Egg Noggin' by Steeped Tea
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So, I wanted to try this one again and compare it to the Davidstea one. I still prefer this one. This one is much nicer. It’s more true to the taste of Egg Nog, whereas the Davidstea one wasn’t to me.
Either way, I love this tea. I still have like a whole Davidstea tin full of this one so I’ll be enjoying this one a lot in the near future.

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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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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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