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drank Root Beer Float by Tickled Tea
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I thought this might work as an iced latte now that we finally have milk back in the house. However, this tea isn’t great and it really doesn’t taste like much in the latte. Got kind of a low quality black tea flavor and then icy milk. Oh well. I got this free and now it’s gone so no big deal that it wasn’t really good.

Silent Kettle

Have you tried the Necessities root beer tea? I’ve always wanted to order from them, but I’m hesitant because of the potential customs costs!

Silent Kettle

necessiteas*

VariaTEA

The NecessiTeas version is much better in my opinion. I don’t think I have ever paid customs on an order from the NecessiTeas but lately her shipping to Canada has been so crazy expensive that I route it through my Dad who lives in LA.

Cameron B.

I’ve looked at their website a couple of times, but it seems like every time the majority of things are out of stock. That plus the price has kept me from ordering… :\

Mastress Alita

Same, Cameron. Everytime I look at that website, the stock is a veritable ghost town.

VariaTEA

So she does restocks but is super frustrating about them because the last time she did a major restock, she delayed it last minute like 5 times and then I got on before she made the announcement that the teas were stocked and things literally ran out while they were in my cart and I was cashing out.

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Silent Kettle

Have you tried the Necessities root beer tea? I’ve always wanted to order from them, but I’m hesitant because of the potential customs costs!

Silent Kettle

necessiteas*

VariaTEA

The NecessiTeas version is much better in my opinion. I don’t think I have ever paid customs on an order from the NecessiTeas but lately her shipping to Canada has been so crazy expensive that I route it through my Dad who lives in LA.

Cameron B.

I’ve looked at their website a couple of times, but it seems like every time the majority of things are out of stock. That plus the price has kept me from ordering… :\

Mastress Alita

Same, Cameron. Everytime I look at that website, the stock is a veritable ghost town.

VariaTEA

So she does restocks but is super frustrating about them because the last time she did a major restock, she delayed it last minute like 5 times and then I got on before she made the announcement that the teas were stocked and things literally ran out while they were in my cart and I was cashing out.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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