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maybe this one just needs some sweetener but right not it’s tart and acidic with the hibiscus, rosehips, lemon, and lime… The loose leaf for this one is quite varied since it’s all fruit. Maybe I just got a lot of citrus in my strainer.


I thought about ordering this one but talked myself out of it because I really wasn’t sure if those ingredients would be great together.

Lexie Aleah

I need to try it again and see if the results are better.

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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Made the perfect cup of this the other day. It was milky buttery coco-nutty deliciousness. I actually ended up making it because I had packaged a sample up to give to a friend over the weekend. Unfortunately, this one ended up forgotten in my purse by the time we parted ways.
Also on a side note my friend and I just caved and got tickets to the Glass Animals concert. It’s not til March though but tickets were already mostly sold out. Is anyone else a fan?

Flavors: Butter, Coconut

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

YES! I like Glass Animals!

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I need to expand on this as I wasn’t paying much attention while drinking this since I was in a Zoom class. I remember liking it and thinking it certainly tasted better than the dry sachet smelled. It’s sweet and woody with a bit of booze. It’s somewhat smoky but pretty mild compared to straight lapsang souchong. I should make another tasting note while I’m actually paying close attention. I’m glad I ended up deciding to get the tin though! Also, each sachet is supposed to make a 16oz mug.

14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
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This one caught my eye at the store and of course, my new favorite kombucha flavor is a limited edition one. (insert sad face here)

Based on the color I thought this would be a fruity flavor. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it actually tastes like fall to me. It’s more of a coconut ginger flavor profile. The ginger here is not like the one in ‘Gingerade’. Here it feels like a big warm hug of fall spices. It’s essentially the fall tea I’ve been looking for and was not at all expecting from the blue color. I’m gonna end this tasting note off with “It looks like Windex but it tastes like fall”.

Flavors: Coconut, Ginger, Spices


The Windex comment just made me snort laugh.

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Finally got the chance to visit and try Tea Chai Te! I was meeting a friend there but he ended up at a different location and I had to wait for quite a while. Meanwhile, while I was perusing the tea menu for loose leaf to bring home the woman working there kindly brought me out a nice cup of tea on the house(Vanilla Peach Apricot). I was the only one in the place at the time but it did get busy later on. We had a good conversation about Steepster and the PDX Tea Festival and she recommended a tea room as well.

I ended up ordering this cup of tea and they weren’t serving pots yet due to Covid. I remember it being really hot as I sipped it. It was somewhat buttery but in a different way than the other milky oolongs, I’ve tried in the past. The floral notes were balanced and even though it was a little different than other milk oolongs I still enjoyed it.

Mastress Alita

I’ve only been to one of the TCT locations (in a downtown location near a Salt and Straw Ice Cream) but I love it there. Every time my friend and I go to Portland, we go there.

Lexie Aleah

The one I went to was son Mississippi in the Alberta area so I think it was a different location. It was really nice though and I remembered your Tea Chai Te reviews. I actually ended up getting some of the macadamia nut mate tea loose leaf that I’ve wanted to try ever since reading your review. (:

Mastress Alita

Oh! I love that Mate! I also love their teas dusted in chocolate powder, like the Rainforest Chai! Their Mt. Hood Vanilla is quite bomb too… I just have too many favorites, lawl! (I admittedly know nothing about streets/locations as my vacation partner-in-crime Todd takes care of all navigation, but I believe it was the NW 23rd Ave location where we always go).

Lexie Aleah

I’ll have to check that location out next time and grab some of that vanilla tea as well!

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drank Bak Kwa by ETTE TEA
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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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2021 Sipdown Count: 109
College Student
22 years old
Lover of Animals and Books~
I’ll try any tea at least once. I drink tea all day.
Message Me if interested in a Swap.

Favorite Flavors:
-Green Tea
-Tobacco type flavor
-Black Currant
-Red Fruits
- Eucalyptus
Dislikes Hibiscus heavy or, red hot cinnamon flavor

I drink tea for many reasons: For pleasure, health benefits, mindfulness, to help with anxiety, hydration because I have always struggled with drinking plain water.
My rating system is kind of a mess and I keep telling myself I’ll fix it sometime.

0-23 Rating Means I couldn’t finish the cup
50- Undecided on a rating or don’t remember enough about it to rate the tea.
90-100 Absolutely Love and would always want to keep in my cupboard

Favorite Companies:
-August Uncommon
-Jasmine Pearl
-The Tao Of Tea
-52 Teas
-Harney & Sons


Near Portland, OR



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