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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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Made a latte with this with vanilla almond milk and hazelnut agave. It.was.AMAZING.


That SOUNDS amazing! One day soon I’m gonna have to fancy up a cup for myself. You’ve inspired me.

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drank Strawberry Shortcake by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve had this many times but this is my first time logging this. I’ve been resteeping a cup of this all day at work and as soon as I got home I brewed up a fresh pot of it. It seems I can’t get enough of this blend!

Nice and creamy with real tasting strawberries, I’m so glad I bought a tin of this.

Boiling water, 5mins30secs. Rating: 85.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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I usually don’t dig anything spicy or anything mint chocolate, but I was a fan of this.

It also probably had to do with the Kahlua I slipped into my mug. What? It’s the holidays, I’m allowed to relax.

(Boiling water, 4mins.)

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drank Sun and Cloud Mist by 52teas
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Day 2 of the Christmas sampler!
I’m glad I’m not alone in thinking it smelled like bubblegum. I was really happy to see that today’s tea has bananas. One of the first teas I tried from 52Teas was Monkey Fart (hee!). I loved the way Frank captured the banana flavour (it was punch-you-in-the-face candied bananas rather than the more organic somewhat bland banana taste).
1 tsp in 350ml of water steeped for 2 mins. I love the creaminess of this tea! I get a really strong banana flavour (but interestingly enough, it isn’t a candied banana taste. It’s a nice flavourful creamy banana taste.)with hints of orange and pineapple in the background. I’d really love to try this iced.
Like with the Cotton Candy tea from yesterday, I’m sad that I can’t order a pouch of this (but I’m still glad that I got to try it!).

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FYI: each of the 12 Teas of Christmas have been reblended and will be made available day by day during the 12 teas, so if you want to buy a full pouch of this or the cotton candy, they are available now under the Revived section of our In Stock page here: http://www.52teas.com/in-stock/


This is the best (and potentially dangerous) news EVER.

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drank Cotton Candy Black Tea by 52teas
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2 tsp in 500ml water. Brewed in my Breville 1 Touch for 3 mins.
Holy. Moly. This is delicious. A small touch of astringency which was quickly remedied with a dab of agave. I’m not used to drinking black tea this bare and I need to start doing it more often because damn, I am in flavour country.
I’ve tried two other black teas by 52teas (Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake and Coconut Cream Pie) and wasn’t impressed by the base, but maybe I must have been overstepping or maybe this blend uses a different tea base because I am in love.
Scrolly button thing isn’t working on my iPod but I give it a rating of 85. Yum!

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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I ordered this tea because pineapple and coconut are two of my favourite things, but was pretty disappointed upon receiving it. I don’t consider walnut on my “Do Not Want” list, but they just threw me off in this tea. I can’t really pinpoint why I don’t like this tea (don’t you just HATE that?), but I think it might be because of the constrast of sweeter elements (pineapple) versus the what I consider harsher ingredients (walnut). Luckily my girlfriend likes this so I can pass this off to her!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Advent calendar tea (oh man, I am SO. BEHIND). It’s funny because I just reviewed another tea and said that I couldn’t get past the taste of cloves in it, but the cloves in this tea didn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I really enjoyed this tea.

I had this in a black mug so I couldn’t enjoy the sparkly swirl (boo). I love the combination of the cinnamon and orange peel (those are the strongest tastes I’m getting). The vanilla makes it so smooth but the clove gives it a nice sharp contrast. I didn’t have to add milk or sweetener because it already felt so full without it.

I can’t say this about many of the other teas I’ve tried from the calendar so far, but I think I may purchase this once my sample runs out!

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
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I really wish I wasn’t so turned off by clove and nutmeg because I really want to love this tea. :( Instead of getting caramel pumpkin cheesecake, I get nutmeg, clove, caramel, and sadly no cheesecake. Maybe I’ll try it with a shorter steeping time (I let it steep for about 3:30). I’m so bummed, I really want to like this!

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I’m a queer lady in my late twenties who loves cats, comic books, travel, and photography. I fell in love with tea in late 2011. My “tea corner” is now threatening to overthrow the kitchen! I’m the worst at writing so I’m sorry about the babbling messes my reviews will most likely be.

DAVIDsTEA was my first introduction to loose leaf tea and I’ve remained pretty loyal to them (especially since they’re a Canadian company so their shipping price isn’t ridiculous and delivery is speedy!) I’ve recently ventured into teas by 52teas, Della Terra Teas and the Metropolitan Tea Company.

The first teas I really enjoyed were dessert ones (and I still overloaded them with sugar, blech!). I still like them but now I’m trying to get into less-sugary teas. I loooooove me a good genmaicha and have a weakness for most oolongs.


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