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Sipdown (377)

Every time I revisit this one I am impressed and yet I don’t reach for it often so rather than letting it grow old(er) in my cupboard, this is going somewhere it will be truly appreciated…Sil’s cupboard.

This cup is malty and rich with sweet pastry notes. Blueberry is also present, of course, and very reminiscent of homemade blueberry pie filling (well I guess danish filling). Cream cheese doesn’t come through as clearly for me but tbh I don’t miss it. This really is good and if my cupboard was smaller I would happily keep it and sip away but this has sat for so long already and I know it will be forever before I grab it again. Better it go somewhere to be enjoyed while it is still fresh…ish.

Sil

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fingers crossed I underleafed this latte because this is a mere shadow of what it once was. Granted it is old so flavor deterioration is to be expected but this basically tastes like milk with a slight mint aftertaste. I guess this is the dangers of hoarding…

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Sipdown (382)

It might be warmer than it has been outside but it is cold af in my house. So, I am drinking hot teas but keeping things light by drinking a green tea. Green being the key word today as the base is coming through loud and clear. The green base with creamy eggnog on top. Eggy but with a touch of nutmeg. It’s nice but I just wish the base was more subtle however I think that has more to do with the broken bits of leaf from the bottom of the bag that made it into my filter than a reflection on the tea itself.

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drank Frozen Raspberry by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Strawberry Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
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Iced Tea Sipdown (385)

This tea is alright. It is sweet and a touch tart. It is citrusy. However, it is neither lemonade nor strawberry. Sort of a middle of the pack tea.

__Morgana__

Have you tried the Teavana of the same name? How does it compare?

VariaTEA

I believe I did but that was a long time ago and unfortunately I don’t remember it. I’m sorry.

__Morgana__

I may have to try this as I quite liked the Teavana.

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drank Flambeed banana by TeaTaxi
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Sipdown (386)

Not gonna lie…this was disappointing. It smelled awesome but why was the little bit of rooibos necessary?! I do get banana and I do get pineapple but then I also get that rooibos and the coconut just makes this a touch too slick. I had high hopes because a flambeed banana tea sounds awesome but this fell short.

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Latte Sipdown (387)

A Quarter to Tea had a series of sweet potato or gingerbread type teas. All spiced in a very similar way. This is no exception. It is making for a nice latte, all warm and a touch bready but honestly I feel like I have had this before. It’s tasty but not anything that stands out among the rest.

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drank May Flowers by A Quarter to Tea
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Sipdown…not actually…this went into my swap box which is off to my office.

Honestly this wasn’t as bad as I thought but not as bad as I thought doesn’t mean it was good. Think flowers that someone drizzled honey on. If someone likes jasmine/floral teas, this could nice for them but I am not this tea’s target audience.

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I made this as a chocolate milk latte and it feels very watered down. This could be because of my measuring, or lack thereof. It could also be the tea which has peppermint chocolate pieces in it as those melt and create a bit of oil. If I’m being honest, this isn’t bad perse but it’s similar to Candy Cane Crush by DAVIDsTEA and honestly I’d prefer that one.

Evol Ving Ness

Pillows of snow and ice, pillows of mint and chocolate. Potatoes, patatoes.

Evol Ving Ness

Interesting how minty tea seems ideal for this weather.

Sil

gross. no thanks, so tired of mint teas ha

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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