drank Happy Slim by Terra Tee
8459 tasting notes

Ugh; I deeply hate teas with names like this…

What makes it worse though is that the tea actually did taste really lovely, and could likely sell on that merit alone. I guess this feeds into the Wellness angle/market more though, which gives it an extra sales bump from the people who buy into those things/don’t care so much about the taste as they do the effect.

Basically just a nice marriage of mint and lemon though; the lemon was natural and had a hint of acidity and bitterness – like getting lemon juice alongside lemon peel. The mint was a mix of several kinds of mint, but the most forward one was spearmint. Definitely sweet, which offset any lemon bitterness. The choice of white tea for a base is interesting; you can’t taste it over the other strong flavours – but maybe it’s there more for that “wellness” angle, and at least by having it in there you can say that there’s some caffeine in the blend.

I don’t know – I enjoyed this one, though! Despite the dumb name.

derk

I need a tea that can buy me another degree with no effort and one that specifically targets belly fat without me having to cut back on cookies. Do you know where I can find these?

Mastress Alita

If anyone can find me a Instant Impeach-y American Leader tea or Impervious to Cold Wet Feet tea, please let me know.

tea-sipper

Impervious to Cold Wet Feet tea… hope that doesn’t mean you’re walking without your car. :/

derk

lol, Mastress Alita went where no Steepster in my time here has gone before. I’ve been drinking a lot of peachy teas lately but they don’t seem to be working.

derk

Hooo boy.

Kittenna

@Todd – Love it.
@derk – Too bad it’s not working…

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derk

I need a tea that can buy me another degree with no effort and one that specifically targets belly fat without me having to cut back on cookies. Do you know where I can find these?

Mastress Alita

If anyone can find me a Instant Impeach-y American Leader tea or Impervious to Cold Wet Feet tea, please let me know.

tea-sipper

Impervious to Cold Wet Feet tea… hope that doesn’t mean you’re walking without your car. :/

derk

lol, Mastress Alita went where no Steepster in my time here has gone before. I’ve been drinking a lot of peachy teas lately but they don’t seem to be working.

derk

Hooo boy.

Kittenna

@Todd – Love it.
@derk – Too bad it’s not working…

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My name is Kelly. I’m a twenty something tea drinker and reviewer originally from the prairies, but recently relocated to Quebec. I was introduced to DAVIDsTEA and started drinking tea fairly casually about six years ago. At some point, that casual hobby became an ingrained part of my daily life; I became a part of a greater community, incorporated tea into my daily routine, and it became my career.

You know you’ve got it bad when you get your hobby tattooed to your arm.

I’m a TAC certified Tea Sommelier!

I drink a balance of flavoured tea and straight/traditional teas – in all formats. I prefer to have a wide, and general knowledge over many types of teas and catagories rather than focus on any one specific tea: a jack of all teas, master of none. Loose, bagged, matcha, Western style, iced, latted, Gong Fu…

You name it, I probably drink it.

In that vein, I’ll drink just about any type of tea – those only ones I have a particularly strong distaste for are green teas and Chai, with some exceptions of course. I have a weird relationship with Sheng pu’erh, but have been gradually increasing the amount of it I consume – currently I have a particular fascination with Yiwu Sheng. Other types of tea that I greatly enjoy are Yancha and other dark, heavily oxidized or roasted oolongs, most shou, black tea, and compressed/aged white teas. I’ll absolutely try anything once though; and I like to have an open mind and explore lots of tea types, even if I have reservations. I’ll probably never leave that “Exploratory” phase…

Usually I drink my tea straight, but I’m not opposed to additions if I’m in the right mood. If I ever add something to a tea, I will ALWAYS call it out in the tasting note though. If I’ve not mentioned an addition, you’re safe to assume it’s been prepared straight up.

I like to listen to music when drinking tea, especially when I’m brewing a large pot at a time or steeping Gong Fu. Often I curate very intentional tea and music pairings, and sometimes I share them here in my tasting reviews. Music is something that I find can deeply affect the experience of having tea.

Favourite flavour notes/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, walnut, sesame, honey (in moderation), and very woody shou.

Least favourite flavour notes/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, strong Chai spice profiles, mushrooms, seaweed, chamomile, artificial tasting mango or peach, stevia, saltiness, or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

Currently exploring/obsessed with: Sheng from Yiwu, Yancha (Qilan in particular), anything with a strong sweet potato note. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas! Searching for a really good caramel flavoured blend, ideally with a black tea base.

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Clay Pixiu Dragons: Zak & Wheezie
Clay Goldfish: Dot
Clay Monkey: Enzo
Jade Pixiu Dragon: Whitaker
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