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I realized last night that since joining Steepster a few months ago, I haven’t decupboarded a single tea. Kind of a horrifying thought, since I keep ordering more. I’m determined to cull at least a few of them, and this seems as good a place as any to start since I only had about an ounce to start with! I’ve been quite taken with cold brewed Earl Greys recently, but haven’t tried it with an EGC so into the fridge this went!

One sip and I was in love. It’s so good! I think I need to up the rating, I’ve really enjoyed this one a lot. It’s good hot, cold, and in ice cream! So sweet and creamy, the vanilla and bergamot combine to make something that tastes like a luxurious dessert. Sadly, tragedy struck and I knocked over the cup. ;~; So about half ended up on the floor, sob. My cat did seem to enjoy it, which is weird because he never tries “human drinks.” This tea is so great it even wins over kitties!

Of course with only one teaspoon of the leaves left and half of this brew on the floor, I instantly thought “I need to buy more!” But really, do I need THREE earl grey creams? Especially since I have 8oz of the Upton one and 4oz of the white, which is very voluminous. I went to their site anyway and ended up placing a teeny order… that didn’t include this tea. Somehow that counts as self-control to me, sigh.

Azzrian

I have been trying to get through a million samples and organize my cupboard here in real life THEN figure out what I need to sip down and get out of my online cupboard. LOL who knew tea would be this much work – I do enjoy the work though :)

Alphakitty

Tea definitely does require a lot more work than you’d expect, I try to keep a spreadsheet with all the teas in my inventory & samples as well just so I don’t end up forgetting anything… but of course, it still gets out of hand!

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Azzrian

I have been trying to get through a million samples and organize my cupboard here in real life THEN figure out what I need to sip down and get out of my online cupboard. LOL who knew tea would be this much work – I do enjoy the work though :)

Alphakitty

Tea definitely does require a lot more work than you’d expect, I try to keep a spreadsheet with all the teas in my inventory & samples as well just so I don’t end up forgetting anything… but of course, it still gets out of hand!

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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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