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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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I just made up the last of my sample. I’m not exactly sure why I did not add this to my recent order from them. This tea is yummy! More chocolate than mint, but wonderful all the same!

1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought this on a whim and I’m glad that I did! I needed to get enough for free shipping ;)
This is super yummy: by itself, or with a hint of sugar. I would like to try this with honey, or maple syrup of course! (the GOOD stuff!)

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I made this yesterday in a new strainer ball, not really thinking, just glad to have a new ball and try it out. Well, I should never have picked this tea! All the rooibos happily swam out through the mesh and the seam where the two halves of the ball are supposed to meet. That was a fun cup to drink *insert eye-roll here

Today I used my regular finum, making the tea double strength as I was hoping to add some milk to this. Come to find out (after I’ve finished brewing my tea of course) we are out of milk. While it is strong, it’s still very good. I like the heavier body to the brew. It’s got a plush feel to it.

The verdict? YUM

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I had this one to go as it’s one I’ve been meaning to try. While my hopes were at a medium-ish level for this I was still disappointed. It seemed rather weak to me. I really did not get a lot of chocolate, no heat, and just a muddy citrus flavor. The cup was drinkable in that “it’s freezing today so I really don’t care much as long as it is warm” kind of way.
However I had a great experience in store today which is always nice considering their reputation.

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drank Green Goji Berry by Yogi Tea
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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

That’s the line I’m at in the Fault in Our Stars. I’ve decided that it would be a public service if I did not go to the theatre to see the movie version. Not sure if the general population could endure my sobbing.

This tea though, it’s wrapping me up in a delicious hug. Vanilla Orchid is my favorite out of the vanilla oolongs I’ve tried so far. I haven’t tried very many mind you, but I’m still enjoying this one for now :)


That’s a great quote.


I loved that book.


Keychange, the book is full of amazing lines and moments!

Cavocorax, any book suggestions? I’m always up for a good read!

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I wish I could taste as much vanilla as I smelled in the dry leaves. I had this plain, and I think maybe a touch of sugar would have brought that flavor out nicely. The tea itself seemed pretty strong, but without being astringent/bitter.

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When I manage to make this one juuuuuuust right, oh goodness is it amazing!!!

Future self, I know that sometimes this tea can be sassy, and your adventures together may not always been what you expected, but, they have always been what you needed. ;)

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drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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I would really like to go on vacation, but I also just want to sit at home and do nothing but read and internet. So I guess I’ll just have this tea instead! I just finished having a “Hobbit” marathon, which I never should have started considering how late it is…. or is it early now? Either way I’ve been up for waaaaaay too long and I have to work today too D’:

Sometimes I seriously question my life choices.

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I still haven’t seen Winter Soldier yet (shame on me) but I figured I would have a cup or five of the Steve Rogers blend in honor of the movie anyway. I really want to love this blend, I do, but it’s just not winning me over. Maybe there’s too much/not enough of something? I think there’s a bit too much ginger… or not enough apple? Anyway, I brewed this double strength with a touch of sugar like someone here suggested and it was better than previous brews. I was just too lazy to get up and grab honey. Shame, because I really think a bit o honey would help this tea out a lot!

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Oooh it’s so good watch it watch it watch it!


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About Me: newlywed! I studied biomedical sciences and will start up medical school here soon. I love to read, paint, sketch, bake, crochet, knit, and lounge around with my Samoyed (Kenai) and two cats (Callie and Maya.) Fandom nerd and Disney girl.

About me and tea: I think I will always and forever consider myself a tea newbie.

I love learning new things about tea, and continue to branch out and try new tea as much as I can. For the most part my favorites seem to be dessert teas. Sweet tooth anyone? lol. I’d love to hear about other people’s favorites, and where you go for tea! My local choices are pretty limited, i.e. Teavana, so bring on the online shopping ;)

Rating System: I’ll try to stick to it ;P

95-100: Must have! Permanently part of my stash, and will re-stock before I’m out.
85-95: Love it! Wouldn’t hesitate to buy again
75-85: Like it! I’ll enjoy drinking what I have, I might get this again if the craving hits me
55-75: I’ll enjoy drinking what I have, but probably won’t get this again
35-55: Hmm, Not bad, not great. I guess I’ll finish this cup… might try another depending
1-35: eee… I’ll be dumping this cup.



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