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drank Berry Blast by Adagio Teas
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Sipdown (200)

So my cupboard number is high but a fair amount of the teas are sample sizes. Perhaps I should take a page from Sil’s book and weigh my stash again to see how much tea I have.

As for this tea, it is a pretty pleasant berry tea and it makes for a delightful tea pop. Not too sweet. Not too tart. Delicious and perhaps it will be one I see again. Until then, I have DAVIDs Bear Trap which is much easier to get a hold of.

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Sipdown (201)

Caramel and buttery and just a hint floral. Plus, cute butterflies <3

Thank you Sil for the share. This is one comforting tea that will be missed.

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drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
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I made this hot and though it isn’t as sweet as the teapop was (according to my note), I am still offput a little by the little bubbles of oil floating at the top. I even touched one and it was like I just put oil on my hands it was so slick. Not really something I want in a tea.

Taste wise it’s not so bad though. It’s not a tea for sipping since that would make the oiliness more apparent but in big gulps this is a generic tropical fruit flavor. Sweet with a hint of pineapple here and some coconut there. The hibiscus is present in so far as it keeps this tea from being too sweet. It’s not great but it’s drinkable.

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
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This is my smoothie today and I added some of my Banana, Bourbon, and Vanilla Bean jam to it and nothing could be more right….well for now at least. I was worried the frozen strawberries in the strawberry banana fruit blend or the chocolate pudding would drown it out but nope. Those add depth of flavor but this is a sweet banana treat all the way. Yum!

Sil

sounds awesome!

VariaTEA

It was. Now I need to find something to have the Watermelon jam with. Also, I keep finding myself on Kitten and the Bear’s website looking at more teas to go in my smoothies. My sister got the Strawberry, Raspberry & Cream so that will be tried at some point.

Sil

Haha there are a few there that i want to try that have come out, but i’m holding out for a little while longer. I still have like 8? jars at home. lol

VariaTEA

I have 2 and my sister has 2 or 3. I can share some of the watermelon one of you don’t already have that :)

Sil

mostly just curious about it. i CAN always take a trip down there…which i might this weekend IF ian can pawn the dog off on to someone else for the day since he’s at a bike thing all saturday haha

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I should be asleep but I am drinking tea so…soon.

This tea is still tasty with its cinnamon notes mixed with sweetness.

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drank Tisane de L'abbaye by THE O DOR
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Sipdown (202)

So Sil reminded me of this tea (thank you for both the tea and the reminder :P) and I figured it was an easy sipdown to get to 200. Then I realized I bought DAVIDs Halloween teas and that pushed me back over. Oops.

Nonetheless, this is a nice bedtime tea. I am still not needing to keep this stocked but it is definitely one of the more tolerable herbally herbals I have tried. The orange adds sweetness, while the peppermint is fresh, and the lemongrass is bright. The flavors combine quite well and make for a pretty subtle tea. It’s not bad, just not what I tend to drink.

Sil

i’m sort of feeling the same on this one. I had picked it up in france to try something new and not my usual, so mission accomplished heh. And you’re only 2 over 200! go you!

VariaTEA

That number is a lie considering Kittenna has our 52 Teas order

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74
drank Oo' Peppermint by Harlow Tea Co
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drank Falling Leaves by Fava Tea Co.
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Hey steepsterites!!! I joined a sororitea :) check out my first review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/10/15/falling-leaves-fava-tea-company/

Fjellrev

That’s awesome! Congratulations, VariaTEA!

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drank Shirley Temple by DAVIDsTEA
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So I saw Matilda the Musical tonight and though the play was delightful, the brat sitting next to me wasn’t. I was kicked, elbowed, and even had her booster seat shoved on to my seat for a little while since she decided she didn’t want it on hers for a little bit. The kid, who was not young enough for that behaviour to be acceptable, just would not stop moving and bouncing her seat. Then, at intermission she got a Hagen Daz bar and somehow the thing ended up in her hand instead of on the stick and when I offered her a napkin she said no and proceeded to wipe her hand on the seat and our shared armrest. Add to that a guy with way too much cologne and you have my theatre experience. I have had many awesome experiences, needless to say, this wasn’t one of them.

Though, the play itself was quite great and had me channeling childhood. That had me thinking Shirley Temples. Hence Shirley Temple teapop. This tea makes for a tasty teapop, though today it is far too orange tasting to be called a Shirley Temple. The hint of grenadine is floating on top but it is playing second fiddle to the citrus notes. Oh well.

Now to tuck into bed and watch the Worst Bakers in America.

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
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Comforting myself with the coconutty, caramel deliciousness of this tea infused chocolate while I read about the $10,000 worth of damages I did to my poor car :(

Fjellrev

Lovely tea, but ZOMG, I’m so sorry to hear that. :(

yyz

Ohh, sorry about that, I hope your ok!

VariaTEA

Luckily it is covered by insurance and no one is hurt. That was a shocker though.

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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 but 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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