drank Dolce Vita by RiverTea
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Normally I would reach for Laoshan Black or Cream Irish Breakfast for the morning, but this morning this was calling out to me. Maybe it’s because I’m starting to get more excited about leaving now that I’ve finished all but one presentation and wrote my exam yesterday.

I can’t get over how delightful this tea is. The raspberry creaminess is great. The scent is so bold and tart, it just screams summer. And it’s a black tea! My favourite. The more I sip away, the more this reminds me of a hot raspberry lemonade. Is there lemon here? I think it’s the raspberry tartness tricking me. Regardless, I love it. Thanks so much for sharing Cavovorax!

I have a feeling April will be an expensive tea month. Rivertea is up, as well as Butiki, and I’m running low on LB.

Also, I’ve taken to only bringing water to school because my water intake was really slacking, so now it’s back on the rise. However, it is such a pain with back to back classes, having to use the washroom between every single class. My kidneys seem to have excelled in filtering as of late because I can’t even make it through an 80-minute lecture without feeling like I’m going to burst. But I need the water! Le sigh.

Fjellrev

Oh man, April could easily be an expensive month for me too since I’ve been meaning to make so many orders. But I hate having a lot around at one time.

Courtney

I know what you mean about having too many around. Two of those orders are just replacements, but Rivertea will be adding for sure haha. I need to sipdown all my samples/swaps first I think.

Fjellrev

Yeah! It seems like I get into such replacement order mode that I keep neglecting to try other companies like Rivertea. I’m glad you’re at least considering it!

Is it just me or does it seem like you have less than what you actually have? Like, for me, 80 sounds like a lot of tea, yet when I look around at what I have, I feel like I only have half that. This tea game is such a mind screw.

Courtney

Haha! The only teas in my cupboard are pretty decent amounts, but I know what you mean since I work through them somewhat quickly. I never add samples to my cupboard or it would be much higher, and maybe seem like more that way.

Nicole

Yurgh. Me, three, on the April being expensive. I was doing so well. And then Tealeaves sent an email about their limited edition Yunnan with jasmine and I need about 3 other teas from them and then I’m close to free shipping… Gah.

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Fjellrev

Oh man, April could easily be an expensive month for me too since I’ve been meaning to make so many orders. But I hate having a lot around at one time.

Courtney

I know what you mean about having too many around. Two of those orders are just replacements, but Rivertea will be adding for sure haha. I need to sipdown all my samples/swaps first I think.

Fjellrev

Yeah! It seems like I get into such replacement order mode that I keep neglecting to try other companies like Rivertea. I’m glad you’re at least considering it!

Is it just me or does it seem like you have less than what you actually have? Like, for me, 80 sounds like a lot of tea, yet when I look around at what I have, I feel like I only have half that. This tea game is such a mind screw.

Courtney

Haha! The only teas in my cupboard are pretty decent amounts, but I know what you mean since I work through them somewhat quickly. I never add samples to my cupboard or it would be much higher, and maybe seem like more that way.

Nicole

Yurgh. Me, three, on the April being expensive. I was doing so well. And then Tealeaves sent an email about their limited edition Yunnan with jasmine and I need about 3 other teas from them and then I’m close to free shipping… Gah.

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I live with my partner and our two bunnies: Callie and Ben, and two cats: Freyja and Ivan. I’m currently working on my MSc in biology and enjoying tea along the way!

I love straight and flavoured black teas and this is what I’m usually drinking.

I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs, whites, and subtly flavoured greens. Other teas I’m happy to try at least once!

Likes:
Raspberry, rhubarb, passionfruit, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, cacao/dark chocolate, honey, coconut, and chai spices. I’m open to other flavoured teas but they can’t be cloying or fake/candy like.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, flowers (rose and jasmine), and ginger (except in chai).

Flavours that can go either way:
Hibiscus, vanilla, and peach.

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