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drank Ruby Black Tea by Cha Gloriette
571 tasting notes

Long story short… I just finished five years with Davidstea. During that time, I had two kids and drank so much davidstea, that my cupboard is about 99% them now. COVID meant that my store was one of the ones that got shutdown so now I’m mostly at home, which is ok… but if COVID continues the way that it looks like it’s going to, then I guess it’s a good thing I am. I might have to homeschool my 4 and 5 yr olds.

Fun positive that happened during COVID… I finished writing a novel!!! 73,000 (ish) words. (About 280 pages). I’m so happy!! I’m trying to write a second novel but it’s been tough going. Maybe in the new year.

I definitely wasn’t expecting the tea to taste like that… lol I got this one probably 3 years ago at the Toronto Tea Festival, and I’m FINALLY trying it.

It reminds me of Nepal Black from Davidstea, but is definitely stronger. It has a strong tobacco taste to it and I’m getting some straw like the other reviewer here. I feel like I’m getting a hint of floral too.

This tea is pretty smooth, which I like. Really no bitterness or astringency either, which again I like. I don’t like when teas leave my mouth dry. This one definitely doesn’t do that.

My sample of this one was a teabag, so really only one cup of this to try. I think I would get this one again, but only when my tea collection goes way down.

Flavors: Floral, Hay, Tobacco

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Welcome back! Good to see you!

Sil

congrats in the book!

ashmanra

Wrote a book while taking care of two small children? WOW! Welcome back! Tell us more about the book!

mrmopar

Welcome back and a novel to boot. Bravo!

TheKesser

Thanks everyone! It’s good to be back.
The novel is a young adult fantasy fiction which is totally outside my comfort level, but the story came to me and I just had to try. It’s out with friends/family for feedback and editing at the moment. I’m hoping I can find an editor and maybe a publisher this year. I really want to see it in print. :)

Shae

Please keep us updated on your book! That sounds like just my kind of story. Congrats on such an achievement.

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gmathis

Welcome back! Good to see you!

Sil

congrats in the book!

ashmanra

Wrote a book while taking care of two small children? WOW! Welcome back! Tell us more about the book!

mrmopar

Welcome back and a novel to boot. Bravo!

TheKesser

Thanks everyone! It’s good to be back.
The novel is a young adult fantasy fiction which is totally outside my comfort level, but the story came to me and I just had to try. It’s out with friends/family for feedback and editing at the moment. I’m hoping I can find an editor and maybe a publisher this year. I really want to see it in print. :)

Shae

Please keep us updated on your book! That sounds like just my kind of story. Congrats on such an achievement.

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Updated Dec. 14/16
I’m a 30-something-year-old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon.

I work as a paginator (I do page layout for our local weekly newspaper) and absolutely love it! I’m also an amateur photographer.
I’m the proud mommy of two sweet little boys! One born Feb. 3/15. He showed up 4.5 weeks early, but thankfully after a week in the hospital he’s great now. :)
The second one came just Monday evening at only 2 weeks early so he’s healthy and perfect!
Life just got so much more busy and crazy but I’m so excited.
I’m married to an absolute amazing man who “puts up” with my tea obsession.

It wasn’t until a few years after high school that I finally became interested in tea. I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream), and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I don’t drink much bagged tea anymore. It’s mostly loose leaf in my cupboard. The only except are a couple that were given to me and they sound too good!

I would have to say my favourite kinds are (in no particular order): black, herbal, white and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too).

Green teas, pu’erh, and matcha are starting to grow on me but I’m very picky about them still. I am finding I like pu’erh tea cakes much better than loose. And with matcha I much prefer flavoured ones over straight.

I still don’t really care for mate teas but there a couple that are the exception to that.

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

I don’t log every time I drink a tea as I don’t want to spam everyone with tons of duplicate loggings, but I will log when I have a new tea, which happens on a regular basis and when I do a SIPDOWN! :D

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