drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! Finally having a cup of this without having to throw it out because my boyfriend can’t stand the smell lol, he’s out of town for the weekend hehe so I could finish off this bag! This is a super mapley smelling tea, which he dislikes because it’s just too cloying and sweet, but I don’t mind it. This tea used to do more for me, it’s very sweet now, but if I ever get a sweet craving, this hit the spot, especially at certain times of the month lol. Now I have Candy Corn tea though haha, and I think it will replace this one because the way it’s blended seems more natural. Anyways, this 25g bag served me well, when I actually got to drink it. I added a bit of milk today and it is very creamy and cakelike. Maybe not as sweet with the milk addition, which I’m ok with :) I am having salty chips to balance the sweetness as it is haha. Happy to finish this one off though. Farewell, birthday cake rooibos, it was a slice (no pun intended haha).

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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