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69
drank Chamomile by Lipton
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60
drank Strawberry by Dilmah
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Day 1 of my homemade advent calendar: strawberry teas

I found this tea to taste artificial, but not like chemical/undrinkable strawberry candy artificial. More like the processed strawberry flavour in strawberry flavoured jello/pastries/pie glaze. So…not really artificial but more “not fresh” I guess. The black tea only barely came though. I think my teabag was fairy old and had lost some flavour.

Flavors: Artificial, Fruity, Red Fruits, Strawberry

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77
drank Strawberry Sensation by Ahmad Tea
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Day 1 of my homemade advent calendar: strawberry teas

A bit sweet, some nice black tea flavour (malty but brisk), fairly realistic strawberry flavour (although, it tastes nothing like the high quality flavours you get from freeze-dried strawberries or even dried strawberries).

Flavors: Fruity, Malt, Strawberry

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Strawberry by Lords
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Day 1 of my homemade advent calendar: strawberry teas

I actually thought this was a black tea, which is why it took me so long to review it. Today is a caffeine day! When I went to add this to the system I found the website for the product and apparently it is herbal. I added milk and brewed it at almost boiling. So far, my brew is pink but the milk hasn’t curdled.

There is a strawberry flavour, but no tart hibiscus or rose hips. The tea brews up to be a lovely pink. There really isn’t a lot to say about it, since there aren’t any interesting nuances. Just strawberry, not totally artificial but not very natural either.

Flavors: Fruity, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec
tea-sipper

I love you made your own advent. Well, if you make it far enough in advance, you might forget which teas for which days! haha.

Mastress Alita

It could work if you wrapped your teas and simply didn’t number them — had 24 unnumbered, wrapped tea packages, and you selected them at random. You could even put more than 24 in there, to up the surprise factor. You might know which you put “into the pool”, but as you picked a random wrapped package and unwrapped it, you still wouldn’t know which tea you were getting each day!

tea-sipper

Another cool idea.. it would definitely make an old stash of teas more interesting again!

Arby

I’ve decided to just pick a theme each day. I didn’t want to make up a physical calendar because I don’t feel like searching my basement to find the cloth one. xD I’d trying to drink samples and things from my focus both, but I do enjoy the themed days.

tea-sipper

Themed days can be interesting too, even if you didn’t make an actual calendar. :D

Mastress Alita

Those that read my reviews have probably noticed that I have a theme to my tea-drinking every month, so it works. Especially when you have a “too many teas” problem and need a way to try to focus in on and narrow the group. :-)

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64
drank Mango by Continental Selection
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Another teabag I picked up from a breakfast buffet in Europe. It is an Indian black tea with mango essence.

I do find the mango flavour quite strong, however it is still a bit artificial and one-dimensional. It wasn’t something I would buy, but it was nice to try since it was free.

Flavors: Fruity, Mango

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha by 52teas
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72
drank Chamomile Citrus by Mighty Leaf Tea
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I took a pouch of this from the TTB and have been drinking it every few days. Today is a sipdown.

The chamomile itself seems very fresh, which gives a more vegetal and citrus flavour than older chamomile. The herbs in it are nice and definitely relaxing, but mint and citrus do not mix in my opinion. At least it is sweet spearmint instead of peppermint because the sweetness goes better with the sourness of the citrus rind.

Flavors: Citrus, Herbs, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Vegetal

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73
drank Turkish apple by Twinings of London
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A nice flavourful black tea with apple flavouring. It happens to be a nice dried apple flavour rather than the dreaded green apple, red delicious apple skins, or candy flavours I taste in many other apple teas. I’m not usually big on apple flavours, but this one is mellow and warming. No spices, either, (most apple teas run the risk of having cinnamon shoved in front of it) so just a nice black tea and dried fruit.

Flavors: Apple, Dried Fruit, Tannin, Tea

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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80
drank Organic Mint Melange by Trader Joe's
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80
drank Mellow Moments by Stash Tea Company
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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

My cupboard is mostly up to date. For a more comprehensive list, see my stash spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HjWKR3um-xEnj6HC9vMvKXOAyj_bpW5u_2ixEC20-k/edit?usp=sharing
Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, mushroom/fungus,

No
Animal products: [confectioners glaze, gelatine, marshmallows, whey, lactose, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb) or stevia

Location

BC, Canada

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