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drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
129 tasting notes

This is another swap sample from Shae. Realizing I am not doing as much gongfu as I intended this month. I guesss if I am drinking tea its still a good thing.

Preparation: Western (no additives)
Tasting note: Malty black tea, yum. Plus a slight be of sweetener in the blend or maybe some coconut. Anyways its a little creamy and a little sweet which is nice. I get a little bit of something nutty. And not sure if I totally get the raspberry in this cup, its the tiniest bit jammy but not distinctly fruity. Surprisingly nice.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
129 tasting notes

I wish I would have took better notes which teas I received from which swaps so I don’t accidentally give credit to the wrong Steepster. ( :x face palms) I think this one was from Shae though.
Preparation: Western (no additives)
Tasting Note: First off warm, it smells so good, vanilla-almond sweet cookies wafting around my office. There is a light astringency in the black base, which I kind of enjoy as far as blended blacks go. Then there is a light sweet and creaminess from the vanilla and almond and it really does remind me of a buttery almond cookie. :3 Very yummy!

Flavors: Almond, Butter, Cookie, Cream, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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Prep: Cold brew
Tasting Note: Still has a white grape note, I think its less buttery cold brewed. Light and bright with an alpine flower sweetness but not as floral as scented teas or blended teas. Realizing that this is how I like my green teas also.

Flavors: Floral, Muscatel, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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Sipdown!
Preparation: Latte
Tasting Note: Still a solid latte but not jaw dropping. I think with the full fat oatly it tastes more buttery but there isn’t much maple.

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This was a sample that I had received in one of my earlier orders from the Necessiteas. I have been making it as an full fat oatly latte and it is really nice.
Preparation: Western Latte (Full fat oatly added)
Tasting note: This is really nice it reminds me of cinnamon sugar and is buttery and creamy. It’s really yummy. I don’t love Necessiteas black tea base on its own but they make decadent lattes.

Flavors: Butter, Cinnamon, Creamy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Shae

Have you tried the Apple Cinnamon French Toast from Simpson & Vail yet? I tried it last year in a TTB and ended up buying a bag for myself!

vallhallow

Not yet. Hoping when the TTB gets to me I can try some Simpson & Vail. :)

Shae

Oh yeah, maybe someone will have some in the box!

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This was one from a swap.
Preparation: Western
Tasting note: Starting out warm this is pretty medicinal, woody and lightly cherry. After taste was slightly more spiced. This tea reminds me of another tea, but I am not exactly sure what specific flavor but it reminds me of a yogi tea. I don’t think it was bad but it wasnt my favorite 52tea so far.

Flavors: Cherry, Medicinal, Woody

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Shae

I didn’t like this one but everyone else seems to so I thought it was just me.

getanzt

I think I have this in my stash somewhere, I’ll have to try it.

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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So I just recently participated in a few new swaps with: getanzt, Shae and Emilie and I am finally getting to some of them now. Today I am sampling: Lime Gelato- DAVIDsTEA from Shae.

Preparation: Western
Tasting Note: Wow. So the last lime tea I had was Lime Snowballs by 52teas and that was a zesty sort of lime that I really liked. For some reason, I thought this might be similar. Not at all but in a good way they are both good but completely different. This is sweet and vanilla-y kind of like a lime flavored yogurt but not overly creamy. I like this a lot. It is definitely a dessert tea. Wishlisted for someday when lime teas come back in vogue.

Flavors: Creamy, Lime, Sweet, Vanilla

getanzt

I also received this one from Shae in the TTB and am excited to try it!

Shae

My husband loves this one!

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Jazzing by Call Me Sweetea
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The Call Me Sweetea order from her end of winter sale just arrived. I am trying to make this the one and only tea order purchase this month in order to stay within my new tea budget and sipdown goals.

Preparation: Western
Tasting note: In beginning when it was really hot, I got the toasted cocoa notes and the savoriness of the hibiscus and little of the white chocolate. It sort of felt like a black tea blend at first. Then once it cooled off it was more hibiscus and a little less of that chocolatey toastiness. I liked it more when it was really hot because it was more chocolatey and like a black tea. However, when it cooled off the stronger hibiscus and cocoa bitterness were the main players which made me think of Merlot for some reason. Overall, I think I will have to try more of this to get a better understanding where I fall on this one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Glazed Lemon Loaf by Tazo
129 tasting notes

Thanks, getanzt!!
Preparation: Western
Tasting note: This is the closest thing, I have had to a glazed lemon cake. And its not overly sweet and really nice night cap. Lemony and has a creaminess. Also, its not too expensive. I will be finding more of this soon.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
gmathis

Is this not absolutely luscious? I find mine at Target.

getanzt

I’m glad you enjoyed it! :D

ashmanra

Our Publix has it!

Mastress Alita

This is a cupboard staple for me. My local grocery has really slimmed down the Tazo selections, but they still have this one because it sells so well.

vallhallow

I checked a nearby target and they do sell it but its currently out of stock. I will find it eventually.

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