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drank Sweet Potato Pie by DAVIDsTEA
3392 tasting notes

I wanted to try this and finally had the opportunity to buy it while it was in stock with free shipping.  I had to order it, if I could get free shipping while not buying anything else.   The blend actually has butternut squash and sweet potato, so it already wins points.  However, I thought these were tiny apple cubes, but looking at the ingredients list, no apple.   Also, marshmallows.  Also, pecans!  When hot, the first sips definitely have noticeable squash/sweet potato notes.  But as it cools, the sweetness of the rock sugar takes over… which I recognize from another tea, probably also from Davids.  These rock sugar pieces take on a boozy characteristic, which I don’t really want to see here.  It REALLY takes over the mug. Maybe it will get better with age/time.  The base black tea looks unique – it looks very scarlet and longer leafed than a typical Davids tea.  I really wanted a thick squash, sweet potato, pecan, marshmallow mug but it’s just boozy. 
Steep #1  // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 21 minutes after boiling  // 2 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2  // just boiled //  3 minute steep
2020 Sipdowns: 98 David’s ancient Santa’s Secret

Nichole/CuppaGeek

Been super curious about this one. Have seen lots of high rated reviews for the blend and I almost ordered it a few times.

tea-sipper

Yeah, maybe it’s just me though…

Leafhopper

I laughed at your “ancient Santa’s Secret” sipdown. I have a half-full tin of ancient Snow Day from … five years ago? I really only drink it during the holidays.

Lexie Aleah

It’s funny you say that because my mom told me she wanted to try this blend too but by the time she told me that. The free shipping deal was over.

tea-sipper

Yep, have ancient Snow day too. And then fresh Snow Day that can be added to the tin when that is done. haha

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Nichole/CuppaGeek

Been super curious about this one. Have seen lots of high rated reviews for the blend and I almost ordered it a few times.

tea-sipper

Yeah, maybe it’s just me though…

Leafhopper

I laughed at your “ancient Santa’s Secret” sipdown. I have a half-full tin of ancient Snow Day from … five years ago? I really only drink it during the holidays.

Lexie Aleah

It’s funny you say that because my mom told me she wanted to try this blend too but by the time she told me that. The free shipping deal was over.

tea-sipper

Yep, have ancient Snow day too. And then fresh Snow Day that can be added to the tin when that is done. haha

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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