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I’ve realized that if I drink 3 teas a day I might be able to finish all the teas that I own before I die. Maybe. So, 3rd tea of the day… night, really. I shouldn’t drink blacks this late, but to hell with it! I am spending my first night EVER in an empty apartment (which seems kind of odd, 23 and no nights spent in an empty house). The bf has a doctor’s appointment and has to go go philly, which means I am all alone for nearly 24 hours. Not exactly a big dramatic problem, but I was in the mood for comfort food. Pie! I actually have pie (blueberry) but I wanted something starchy so I am drinking this tea while eating rice pudding.

It’s kind of scary to realize that I placed my Adagio order a month ago and it was relatively small (maybe medium-sized, my tea perspective on “small” is terrible) and I still have one untouched pouch and 2 samples to try! Argh! Well, this is the last full-sized one that I bought… I have regretted some of my decisions so far (1.5 oz of White Cucumber but only a sample of White Blueberry? WHY?), so I was hoping Sweet Potato Pie wouldn’t be an instant regret.

Well, it kind of smells like pie—toasty and starchy. I’m not getting the signature sweet and earthy aspect of sweet potatoes though, it’s kind of just… potato. There’s a toasty hint of something (marshmallow? crust?) and a nice roundness to the black base. I did brew it at a slightly lower temperature though and there’s still a hint of bitterness—I am not a big fan of Adagio’s Ceylon base, it’s not very forgiving and is surprisingly overpowering for a Ceylon. I’m also getting a tiny hint of cinnamon (but that might be from the rice pudding!). I do like this tea though: it gives off a definite pie vibe. Just not, you know, sweet potato pie.

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ashmanra

Sice you are drinking a lot of tea, you will probably live a really long time, so maybe you should buy some more tea!

DaisyChubb

haha oh ashmanra, that’s naughty o:

Alphakitty

I am totally going to use this as my tea-buying excuse now. “But it will help me live longer! I NEED it!”

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ashmanra

Sice you are drinking a lot of tea, you will probably live a really long time, so maybe you should buy some more tea!

DaisyChubb

haha oh ashmanra, that’s naughty o:

Alphakitty

I am totally going to use this as my tea-buying excuse now. “But it will help me live longer! I NEED it!”

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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