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drank Cotton Candy by Della Terra Teas
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You know…I thought this was gonna be so much better than it actually was. Thought it was gonna be wayyy sweeter, like their Red Velvet Delight blend. But it doesn’t have tons of flavor. Weird.
The same with the smell. It wasn’t strong enough for me. Definitely not gonna buy more, but I’m glad I tried it!
Maybe one day They’ll make a sweeter batch of this…that would be awesome!
But I’m not one to add sweetener to my tea, so perhaps if I did that it would be better.
Wasn’t a terrible tea, but nothing to really write home about. xD

Lariel of Lórien

Try it cold, or with one of the citrus cream rooibos blends.

Ost

Is it stronger cold? I’ll definitely try it!

Cameron B.

You definitely need to give it a try with sugar. :)

Ost

I’m terrible at trying to figure how much sugar to put in…how much did you use?

Lariel of Lórien

Start with 1 tsp., then add a little more as needed.

Cameron B.

I did a teaspoon for 8 ounces and it was good. It definitely brought out a lot of sweetness in the tea.

Ost

Good to know…thanks you guys! (:

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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I was a bit skeptical of this tea when I first smelled it…mainly because I forgot what it was supposed to be. xD Finally when I decided to brew up a cup I realized it smelled exactly like dark chocolate. Why I didn’t think about that before? I have no idea. xD I’m kinda slow haha
It does taste pretty chocolatey-but I feel like it should be stronger.
I thought it was gonna be more of a hazelnut flavor, but I guess not. I don’t know..I have mixed feelings about this. I’ll definitely give it a few more shots…and then probably end up really liking it and buying more xD

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94
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Am in need of a good comfort tea today…><
This tea always is good to calm me down a bit. But I’m gonna need a wholeeee lot of it today 0_0

Cameron B.

I had a similar moment with this tea earlier. Mm relaxation! :D

Ost

Tea definitely does have a way of helping (:

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90

I have long been on a quest to find a Monkey Picked oolong as good as the one at Teavana that I am in love with. This one is definitely the closest I’ve found so far. Anddd it’s cheaper than Teavana too-which is always a plus :P I like enough teas from Teavana already, I don’t need to waste all my money there XD
But yeah, definitely a good tea! :D

Cameron B.

It’s weird, I don’t think I ever tried a straight tea from Teavana when I lived near a store – I always got flavored. So I honestly have no idea what their quality is like. I’m glad you found a cheaper version though. :)

Ost

I think that Teavana is better for flavored teas than straight ones xD But you should totally try this tea if you ever order from Teavivre! So good!

Lariel of Lórien

I really like black and oolong teas I’ve gotten from Teavivre.

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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
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After a nightmare morning I decided to drink some tea in hopes it would relax me. But this tea just made me feel more sad. It tastes exactly like hot chocolate. It’s ridiculously chocolatey to me. It’s a nice tea but I just keep wanting to put marshmallows in it since it’s like hot chocolate to me. But…I don’t think that would taste too good…Maybe I’ll try it one day xD Either way this is a pretty good tea! The equivalent of hot chocolate to me :P

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90
drank Black Pearl Sumatra by Tealux
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Oh my goodness…this tea…it tastes like that Assam tea I had the other day. Ahhhh Virginia you’re gonna make me spend so much money on these websites! XD

Dexter

I love this one too!!! Were you drinking the Assam #8? That’s my favorite Tealux Assam. Tealux has tons of really good straight teas…

Ost

Yeah I drank that a few days ago. I loved it. Man…Gotta order from so many places xD Can;t wait to get back to work so I can put in some big orders! Health do not fail me now! XD
Are there any good teas from there that you’d recommend, Dexter?

Dexter

Obviously it depends what your personal tastes are, but if we both like two of the same ones, we might have similar tastes…
Jin Jun Mei is expensive but AMAZING!!!
http://www.tealux.ca/jin_jun_mei_lapsang_golden_eyebrow
This one is showing out of stock – if they get it back in I will be grabbing some – really nice “golden” black
http://www.tealux.ca/imperial_mengku_pure_old_tree_golden_buds_tea
I like this one as an everyday, nothing special, inexpensive, can’t hurt it with poor steep times, but is still a SOLID black tea.
http://www.tealux.ca/fujian_beauty
In the spirit of Black Pearl Sumatra – a dark oolong that is so dark it comes across as a black. This aged oolong is FANTASTIC.
http://www.tealux.ca/20_years_aged_roasted_oolong

That’s a few of my favorite “dark” Tealux teas. In general I like their straight teas more than their flavored ones – not sure if you are into flavors or not. If so, this one is so weird and interesting, I highly recommend you give it a try…
http://www.tealux.ca/white_strawberry_sassafras

I hope that your health holds so that you can get back to work. :))

Ost

Virginia actually game me a sample of the first one you mentioned…I have yet to try it. Ahh! Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll have to try those next time I order! Yah! I’m excited! Thank you so much! :D

Dexter

Not sure if I should be enabling or not but Tealux is having a Falther’s Day Sale right now. 20% off teas (not teaware) until 08Jun14. Code MYDAD
They do have sales pretty regular, if you are going to order, I would wait for a sale… ;))

Ost

I feel like all I’ve seen is them doing 20% off sales…do they ever do anything more than that?
Either way I’ll probably have a wait a couple months…because half the teas I like from there now are expensive xD So might be a big order xD

Dexter

They do 20% off pretty regularly – like about once a month. I’m not sure if they’ve ever done more than that, but if they did it was probably Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but I’m not sure.

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96
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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I don’t generally like cinnamon teas. Usually they are wayy overpowering and too much for me. But this one has just the right amount of cinnamon for me. It’s such a soft and delicate flavor. I never thought I’d like something like this, but man…David’s Tea…proving me wrong time and time again xD Now I wanna get back to work so I can finally put in a big David’s Tea order-thanks, Virginia for all these awesome samples!
I’m gonna end up spending so much money there. XD

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89

Man…I got expensive tastes apparently. I love way too many oolongs, I just want all the oolongs in the world xD Least that’s what it feels like. But they’re so expensive it seems. >< Oy. But this is SUCH a good tea. Ahh, it’s perfect. This is a good day for teas.
Thanks, Virginia for this sample! I’m gonna have to find more somewhere!

TheTeaFairy

I’m so glad people are starting to review this tea more, my favourite oolong EVERRRRRR!!!

Lee

Cool! I have a sample from Yezi Tea of Da Yu Ling that I still have yet to try. Now I’m excited to try it!

TheTeaFairy

Lee, I have tried three so far, Tealux is my #1, Butiki very close #2 and Teavivre was good but not at par with the other 2. I’ll be very interested to read your review of Yezi Da Yu Ling :-)

Lee

Cool! I will have to check out Tealux website,,,haven’t looked at that one! Thanks!

TheTeaFairy

OMG, you’ll have lots of fun, I got lost on their website the first time I checked! One of my favourite straight black and oolong supplier. Love their Darjeeling, if your into those…

Lee

Ost,,you have inspired us lol!!

Lee

Oh cool!! I am drinking what I have now bc desert is so hot that mail will just cook out in the box. But come fall!!! Look out!!! lol

Ost

Aha well, a little inspiration never hurts :P
Glad to know others also have expensive tastes! XD

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94
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Got my order from H&S today! There’s just something about vanilla that’s soothing to me…I can’t quite place it. This one definitely hits the mark though! ^^

Flavors: Cream, Vanilla

carol who

I’ve just finished a iced tea pitcher of Vanilla Comoro today. I’m putting in another to cold brew. Yummy! I use the decaf.

Ost

Does it taste just as good iced as it does hot?

carol who

Oh yea! It tastes great and I love it even more because since I drink the decaf version I can have it all afternoon and evening!

Ost

Nice! I’ll have to try it iced sometime. Thanks for the idea! :D

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90
drank Assam #8 by Tealux
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Definitely one of my new favorites. Didn’t know what to think when I first tasted this. I haven’t tasted a non-flavored black tea before. I didn’t have much time to think of how it tasted because a really intense wave of nausea/pain came upon me. But I’ll definitely have to buy more of this since it’s so good! And then I can write a proper tasting note (: Thanks, Virginia , for the sample. Turns out you threw a few Tealux teas in :P But hey, I ain’t complaining-you’re broadening my tea horizons xD

TheTeaFairy

I love this assam, and this is one of my favourite straight tea supplier ;-)
(Hope it made you feel better…)

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I’m not too sharp with intros, but I figured it is about time to give it a go.
I started out drinking oolong and green tea that my dad brought home from his China business trips.
Then I discovered Teavana, and fell in love with some of their teas. Eventually I stumbled across Steepster, and a whole ‘nother world opened up.
Have discovered so many different kinds of teas, and have been loving this journey! The tea world is insanely big and amazing! And I’ve met some of the kindest people here who have broadened my horizons in more ways I could have imagined! Happy to be here, and to be drinking so many amazing teas! :D

My rating system:
1-59: Really really not a fan. An awful cup of tea for me…Totally undrinkable.

60-69: Not horrible, but not something I’d ever drink again willingly.

70-79: Pretty good. Wouldn’t mind drinking ever so often. But not a keeper.

80-100: FREAKIN’ AMAZING. Always keeping on stock in my home!!

I like pretty much any kind of tea except green tea. Unless it’s genmaicha or strongly flavored, I don’t like it usually.

My Tea Goals:
To find the Best Caramel Tea
To find the Best Vanilla Tea
To find the Best floral Oolong
To find the Best Malty Assam Tea
To find the Best Maple/Syrup Tea

Notes I like: Fruit(primarily peach, melon/honeydew, Banana, Kiwi, but I’m open to other kinds), Malt, Desserts (Toffee, Cake, Cookie,etc), Vanilla, Caramel, Floral, Sweet potato, Pastry/Bread,Jasmine, Honey, Cocoa, Chocolate, Maple, Nutty, Coconut, Almond.

Notes I’m Picky with: Lemon, Chai, Roasted, Blueberries, Hibiscus, Smoke, Earthiness, Puerhs, White Teas, and Cinnamon

Notes I hate: Citrus/Orange (Everything that I hate in this life that I have to take for my health is orange flavored, and it just makes me gag…so please…just no), Watermelon, Raspberry, Wood, Apple, Bacon, Lavender, Most mints, Pepper, Spicy, Tart/sour.

Yes, I am a picky tea drinker, but I’ll usually try any straight black or oolong tea that I receive. I like most oolongs, and I’m still discovering straight blacks. They always seem to surprise me no matter what!

And Swaps! I’m always down for swapping. Everything in my cupboard is swap-able. So just hit me up and send a message and we can totally do that!

On an unrelated to tea note, my other interests are limited due to health issues. But when I can, I enjoy reading and writing. Watching Netflix and YouTube have also been fantastic when I feel awful (which is most of the time).
I love Rifftrax, Rooster Teeth, Dexter, Hannibal, BBC’s Robin Hood, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Psych, and Parks and Rec.
Love watching all sorts of movies too, but that would be too much to list. :P
I’m definitely more of an internet person and love talking to people on every website I’m on. So if you ever wanna chat, shoot me a message! ^^

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