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drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
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Made an iced tea today with this one but I have to say, I don’t love this tea. I was getting some crazy floral taste to it, which doesn’t make too much sense to me, but yeah… So anyways, I didn’t enjoy this one that much. Maybe the amount I had was getting old? It probably was… Maybe a fresh sample would be better to try to really know how I feel about it, but this time I was kind of over it.

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drank Strawberry Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought this one during the summer while I was pregnant. Because of the caffeine and not wanting to overdo it, I didn’t try this one and bought 100g blind, hoping I would love it. Thankfully I was right! This tea is so delicious. I made it up with some milk because I haven’t been able to master drinking matcha straight up yet. I’m hoping I will be able to someday, but as of right now, it’s not happening.
Anyways, so I probably made this a bit stronger than needed. I grabbed the wrong spoon. I used my Teaopia teaspoon instead of my matcha spoon… so probably an extra half a scoop than needed, but oh well. This would make a great latte. I would probably love that. And I’d probably even enjoy this one as either an iced latte or iced tea with a splash of milk. Either way.
So I should actually mention something about the flavour of this one. haha It’s got a really nice strawberry flavour. It’s really spot-on, which makes me very happy. It doesn’t taste like artificial strawberries. I don’t get a lot of the green tea flavour, but that’s okay. It’s there, but not very strong. My only “complaint” about this one is that it is VERY sweet. Like, very sweet. I would have preferred if they had cut back on the cane sugar a bit.

But even still, I will enjoy this one quite a bit. I’m glad I got 100g and I will probably get more if it comes back.

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Another one that I am tossing the last scoop or two of. I got this one because back almost a year ago I had someone say that I should keep orange pekoe in my cupboard for guests. Well, I got some and then it sat there and sat there. I started to drink what I had but honestly, I struggled to get through this one. I just love my Nepal Black and Honey Black so much more from Davidstea that to me this one is just boring… I don’t get a lot of flavours from it… Sorry orange pekoe. I wish I liked you more, but I just don’t…

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drank Sweet Apple Cider by DAVIDsTEA
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Didn’t enjoy my last two cups of this one… Not sure what it was about it. It just tasted off or fake to me so I ended up tossing the last few scoops I had of it. Disappointed but what can you do? I know I used to love it, especially as an iced tea.

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drank ME to WE by DAVIDsTEA
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My first cup for this in 9 months! Having it iced and it is absolutely amazing! I am in love. I read somewhere to stay away from hibiscus while pregnant so this one was one that sat around and waited… well, it was worth the wait! haha
Our second baby boy joined our family Monday evening after only 2 hours of labour. He is absolutely perfect and beautiful.

But I must say, I’m very glad to no longer be pregnant and that I get to enjoy things again… This tea being one of them! My glass of iced tea didn’t last. It’s so yummy. Delicious!

Evol Ving Ness



Cograts on the new addition to the family!


Thanks everyone!

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drank Candy Cane Crush by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is definitely sweet from all the chocolate and candy, but it’s pretty good. I’m not sure if I like this one more than Santa’s secret or not… I like how Santa’s Secret I could sweeten to my liking, whereas this one is very sweet already…

I know this would make a good latte though. I will probably try that tomorrow. I feel like I’m kind of back and forth on this one and how I feel… haha yeah I don’t know. The peppermint is nice but it does seem to need a bit more black tea base or something to it. I do feel like it is missing something? I’m really not sure.


I heard some people add English Breakfast to it and its better for them


That’s a good idea! I think I’ll do that.

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Not sure if it’s the slightly plugged nose that I have or the fact I only steeped this up for 2mins, but I’m not getting much flavour from this one. I think I really should have steeped it up longer… Maybe three? But I didn’t keep the teabag I made so I can’t go back and steep anymore… sigh I’ll have to try again.

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drank Coconut Green by CitizenTea
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This is delicious! Wow. I steeped this one up with 1tsp of leaves to 12oz of 75C water. And only steeped for 2mins as I don’t like my green teas to be super strong/overdone.

The base is nice and light and not overpowering. I love the coconut in it. It’s so nice and creamy and smooth. The most predominate flavour for me is the coconut, but I could see how the white chocolate is adding to the sweetness. I’m not sure if I’m getting much of the nuttiness. Maybe a little bit? But it’s mostly just the coconut. Either way, this tea is amazing. It really is like dessert in a cup. I am definitely getting more in my next order! I could see this making a fantastic iced tea too. I really love this one.
It honestly would be a great replacement for Coconut Grove from Davidstea for me, which is saying a lot because of how much I love that tea and the fact it was a white and this is a green.

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drank Amaretto Cherry by CitizenTea
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I really like the black base of this one. It’s mild and not overpowering. This one has lovely cherry and almond flavour to it. It isn’t overly sweet, which is nice. This one lets the flavours come through without overwhelming in sweetness. And it has a nice balance of cherry and almond. I’m not finding one to overpower the other.
I really think this would make a great latte. I think that will be my next thing to try!


I ordered a sampler of this one. SO looking forward to it. After your review I’m really excited!


Yeah I was very surprised by this one in some ways. It was a bit weird at first that something amaretto wasn’t super sweet, but once I got past that, I was in love.


I had it long ago. But my tastes have changed so I hope it still works for me. Agreed about the lack of sweetness being odd, I remember thinking that way back when it was under teaopia!

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I haven’t had a spearmint/peppermint tea in years. I use to drink only peppermint teas and now I drink none. My, how times have changed since those days…

Either way, I’m pregnant and uncomfortable and so ready to be done being pregnant, so I grabbed this one as a comfort tea tonight. It’s perfect for what I needed. I’m starting to feel less… just everything… And it’s warming me up perfectly too because it’s gross out.
Wow, I’m just a grump aren’t I? Sorry… I’m hoping things will get better in the next few days. I’m stressed. I’m at the point in my pregnancy, to the day, that I went into labour with baby #1. If I follow suit this time, then by tomorrow morning I would have baby #2… So I’m stressed baby might come, but also really wanting it to happen… I don’t know. Anyways, I guess we’ll see what happens.

Thank you tea for making me feel better.


Good luck with the delivery!

I’m totally the same with mint teas. Once I get my cupboard # down a bit (especially with herbals) I’m gunna pick up some sort of mint based tea.

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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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