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drank Lemon Smash by DAVIDsTEA
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Throat is still store so I am gargling with salt water, taking EmergenC, and trying to stay hydrated while drinking a lot of honey. That’s where this tea comes in. This tea that I am trying for the first time and really do not like. I tried it first without the honey and mostly got sage, which could be a plus for some but isn’t for me. The honey rounds it out a little and brings out some lemon but tbh, this tastes a little bit like the earthy flavor of weed and I am not into it at all. I don’t know why that’s what is coming across but it is and I don’t like it so the other couple of packages are going into my swap box.

AJRimmer

I actually drank this one today too! I always pick this one as a free sample from DT because I love the sweet lemon mixed with the sage. Different tastes, I guess!

VariaTEA

Lol to me it was all sorts of weird but that’s why swaps work so well and why I don’t feel terrible when I give people tea I hate.

AJRimmer

I feel the same way! There was this one herbal chai that tasted so horrible to me, I called it the fish tea since that’s what it tasted like. Yet my dad always requested the fish tea!

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AJRimmer

I actually drank this one today too! I always pick this one as a free sample from DT because I love the sweet lemon mixed with the sage. Different tastes, I guess!

VariaTEA

Lol to me it was all sorts of weird but that’s why swaps work so well and why I don’t feel terrible when I give people tea I hate.

AJRimmer

I feel the same way! There was this one herbal chai that tasted so horrible to me, I called it the fish tea since that’s what it tasted like. Yet my dad always requested the fish tea!

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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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