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drank Raspberry Mojito by DAVIDsTEA
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Brewed hot but drank cold and still not impressed. Something about the berry/mint combo in this just comes off medicinal. Not a fan.

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drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
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One of the few remaining teabags from the book of tea. This definitely is subtle and takes a bit of paying attention to register cherry but it actually does taste like that. However, as I have said time and time again, the base just kills it for me. It is quite strong next to such a mellow flavor that I find I just want MOAR!!! I shouldn’t have to focus to taste the flavor of a flavored tea. I think it is fair to say I am just not a huge fan of Lupicia black teas and this is no exception. Still, it was fun to try.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec
hawkband1

I preferred this tea cold brewed. It brought out the cherry flavor more.

VariaTEA

Hmmm, good to know. Thank you :)

Fjellrev

I’m also not a huge fan of their black teas but found that cold brewing them was the best way to use them up.

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Brewed this hot but I’m drinking it cold. Pineapple is for sure the major player here but banana and apple pop up here and there. Coconut comes through as a light sweetness that floats atop the cup. It’s nice but I don’t know if it makes enough of an impact to make me want to order this one in the future. Good, but not entirely memorable.

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drank Mango & Strawberry by Twinings
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Mango? No. Strawberry? Not really. Licorice? Yes. Hibiscus? Double yes. What does that mean? This is one big cup of blech, simultaneously too tart and overly sweet. Smells good though.

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drank Raspberry Jam by DAVIDsTEA
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My first sip tastes surprisingly accurate to raspberry jam. My second sip went down the wrong pipe and I choked a little bit followed by a fair amount of coughing. My third sip tasted like raspberry jam again. However as I continue to drink, I can taste artificial sweetner/stevia building up in the brew which is really ruining it for me (is there even stevia in this since its not listed in the flavoring but I am definitely getting that off flavor?). Too bad since this was doing pretty well up until the sweetness coated my tongue.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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drank Spiced Apple by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought this cuz it smelled good and then realized it was full of ingredients I tend to avoid. For instance, chicory and anise that is making this more of a spiced licorice tea than a spiced apple. Definitely not for me and certainly not what I was expecting but for those who like licorice, this may be enjoyable.

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drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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This is the iced tea that accompanied on my outing today. It is very sweet but also really juicy and definitely delivers on both the mango and fruit punch. It definitely borders on cloying and I can see how if someone isn’t in the mood for sweet this would be over the top, especially as the sweet builds as you drink but today it was refreshing in the humidity.

Evol Ving Ness

It seems far too early for it to be this humid. And to think that this is just the beginning. Oy!

VariaTEA

Yeah, today was insane and it’s gonna be like this for a while it seems.

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drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
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This leaf is old and showing its age. It’s starts off as a nice caramel but then quickly deteriorates to a stale candy flavor. Blech!

Fjellrev

Aww no, no hoarding with this one then, eh. :/

VariaTEA

No, definitely don’t hoard. I think I may end up throwing out the lot of it :(

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drank Pineapple Mimosa by DAVIDsTEA
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I iced this earlier but have been drinking hot cups and perrier throughout the day while this stayed in the fridge. I’m drinking it now and I am a fan. Pineapple sweetness dominates this cup with hints of apple here and there. Tbh this tastes like what I imagine a pineapple mimosa would taste like (minus the bubbles though…this would probably be a good tea pop) so good job DAVIDs. I’ll try this again to see if my enjoyment is just because it is something new or if I actually like this as much as I think I do.

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drank Sweet Seduction by RiverTea
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This tea has a best before date of September 14, 2015 and though it has faded overtime, it’s holding up pretty well. The base has actually disappeared to the background leaving a soft nougat flavor in its place. Sweet, creamy, a little caramel, and just a hint of smoke. Really tasty actually. I really do miss RiverTea.

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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.

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