Sample sipdown!

Got this generous sized sample from Cavo, and I have been drinking it every now and then until I finished it this weekend at my cousin’s cottage.

At first I wasn’t sure I how I felt, but now I’m regretting not ordering some with my last RiverTea order.

It’s not incredibly flavorful, but I realized that for breakfast all I want is a good sturdy tea that I can throw some milk in and just enjoy, simple, no fussing. This weekend I had brought this and a bunch of flavored teas to sipdown, and I found myself reaching for this one more than anything. Which is both because it was decent and because I’m not as keen on flavoured teas as I used to be, gotta mix it up! There’s something comforting to me about just drinking straight black tea with milk. Like my old Tetley days except 1000 times better.

I don’t necessarily think this is so special that I need it, but I will be keeping my eyes open for strong, easy black teas to try!

Thank you, Cavocorax!

I was sure I’d reviewed this before but I guess Steepster ate it. Or I lost my mind.

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I love tea. I love my mini-me daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

Some favourites -

My new favourite tea company is A Quarter to Tea. I love the flavouring used and how it doesn’t seem fake, and the combinations are so delicious. Right up my alley.

My favourite teas are black, I love Laoshan Black and Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black tea from TTC. Also many of Teavivre’s black teas.

Butiki teas RIP, I loved how the flavours were subtle and not fake tasting and didn’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I am dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance. If anyone has some of this I would pay for it!!! It’s my number one all time favourite tea.

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.


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