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drank Unicorn Fluff by The NecessiTeas
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drank Leia's Hope by Happy Turtle Tea
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I started bar prep yesterday and I am not good at studying so this is all new to me. I have no clue what I’m doing so it’s taken over my life. Yesterday I had teas sitting next to me all day but I just was so caught up I didn’t even drink them. So basically in addition to bar prep, I’m trying to figure out life and how to have a study/life balance. Slowly but surely I’ll get there…I hope.

Today that meant drinking my tea. This tea. A Star Wars inspired blend for May 4th. I enjoy this one. It’s got a lot of tropical fruity notes that are a nice contrast to the sort of gloomy day outside. Like a ray of sun in an otherwise blah time.


Oh man, it’s too late in the day for caffeine for me, but I totally forgot to drink my Star Wars tea! Whoops!


Bar prep! That’s very exciting and you’ll get there! :)

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Summer Days by My Tea Box
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I counted this with my April Sipdowns because I prepared it like 2 days ago and should have drank it already but got distracted by life. With this included, I had 84 empties so thank you Mastress Alita for the inspiration! Check out the pics of the empties here: https://www.instagram.com/p/COWAO8nAxnO/?igshid=ac2tdvfs7ds4

A friend sent me donuts to celebrate being done school. One of the donuts was a blood orange hibiscus donut and it seemed the perfect choice to pair with this tea. I enjoyed this as a cold brew the few times I’ve had it now. It’s all creamsicle up front with some hibiscus tang in the tail end of the sip. Sometimes the flavors together can come off chalky and like EmergenC but mostly it’s nice.

Cameron B.

Amazing job this month! And how perfect to have celebratory doughnuts, he he. :3


Congrats! I’d get more done with donuts to celebrate… :D

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drank Unitea by Vahdam Teas
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drank Fennel Masala Chai by Vahdam Teas
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It’s raining and I wanted chai. I was being lazy though and didn’t want to do stove top chai so I picked the flavor I would be least sad about if it didn’t come out well. Then my frother decided to warm but not froth my milk. So I didn’t have high hopes for this one.

Drinking it, it’s not strongly flavoured. That has been the case with all these Vahdam chais – when made like a usual latte, they aren’t very flavourful and they do much better with a stove top prep. That said, the flavor I do get is nice. Mostly cardamom, which I’m okay with.

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drank Banana Pudding Black Tea by 52teas
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I love this tea and it was so great to get to revisit it. Today I enjoyed the last of it while tidying my room, which was a disaster following exams.

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Sipdown in honor of National Superhero Day!

Bye Cap! Definitely better as a latte. Also, this cup was mostly actual tea leaves and no marshmallows so this was not as sweet as usual. Made the cup a little boring.

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drank Sweet Potato Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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This is good but middle of the road as far as black teas are concerned. I can take it or leave it. It’s malty. Some cocoa notes. A floral finish. Thank you for sharing Sil!

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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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