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drank Rose by T2
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It’s funny, I kind of mostly bought this at the time because my friends were all buying up the Mother’s Day promotional teas and I figured I’d better grab one as well. A few weeks down the track and this has become the herbal I turn to lately! Sweet and delicious and full of awesome complementary flavours. I’m glad I got sent a second box for free, lucky lucky!

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drank Dream On (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I almost spent $45 on a very small amount of tea a few days ago because T2 has an adorable new “breakfast club” set with eight of their different city breakfast teas in twee little tins. LITTLE tins. Walk away, Renee.

Meanwhile, ouch cramps ouch hormones ouch emotions.

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drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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Everything about this tea continues to be my favourite thing.

Huge mug for dessert tonight because I needed to use up some delicious cream.


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drank Apricot Guayusa by Butiki Teas
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drank Ginger Peach by Argo Tea
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drank Le Digestif (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Botanica by T2
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Grabbed a sample of this from the store yesterday because the social team keep mentioning it whenever people ask about Shimmer Punch.

Tart, tart, tart.

Hibiscus ruins everyone’s fun.

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drank Tangerine Creamsicle by Butiki Teas
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Oops, I seem to have missed the mark on this one.

I gotta have a think about this.

This is the third guayusa I’ve tried—not just from Butiki, but in my life. The first was Blackberry Lime (pretty good) and the second was Good Morning Sunshine (awesome) but I’ve either hit a guayusa wall today after having two cups of GMS before trying this, or Tangerine Creamsicle and I just aren’t gonna be friends.

Thing is, I was super excited to try it because the dry leaf SMELLS so good! It’s the final flavour and the aftertaste that is rubbing me the wrong way here. I think it’s the cream flavour? Maybe? I don’t know? Maybe it’s true guayusa flavour? Adding some sugar definitely helped mute that particular flavour, so that could be what saves my feelings on this blend in the long run, but I don’t know when I’ll be up for trying it again with so many other delights in my cupboard.

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drank Good Morning Sunshine by Butiki Teas
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Welcome to Zombieland, population Memily.

Urrrrgh I am too old to go out drinking until 3am when I need to work at 9am. Just kidding, I am the perfect age to do that, but gosh I wish I hadn’t.

Good thing this tea is near perfect for what I need right now. The cup of coffee I had first made me want to vomit but this is zesty perfection.

175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

Yay for good tea.

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.


Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours


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