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I am having a tea-obsessed day. I just made 4 different cups at the same time: two hot (one for me, one for the boy), started a quick cold brew, and did a hot gaiwan steep that I stuck in the fridge to drink cold later. Just one of those tea days! But with gross almost-snow-not-quite-rain weather it’s the perfect time for tea.

I have been wanting a baklava tea from the moment I really got into loose leaf. Honey, rose, nuts, bakey goodness. Mmm! In fact, I’ve been saving up to get a custom blend of it. Now… well, let’s just say this tea has fulfilled my needs even though nowhere does it say it’s a baklava blend. I got a very generous sample (if it’s over an ounce can you even call it a sample?!) of this in my second Steep City order and it was love and first sniff, but I’ve been waiting for the right time to try it. Tonight’s the night!

This tea is just… uhnf. Honey, soft floral notes from the rose, a deep nuttiness from the walnut and almond, a strong black base that adds delicious bakey noes. Of course I added honey just to make it extra pastry-like, but that signature flavor was there even before. I am in love with this tea! Another winner from Steep City, I am already planning my 3rd order…

EDIT: Second steep with rock sugar and a tiny splash of cream is divine! A lot more flavor than I was expecting.

Azzrian

GAH!!!! I want some!!!!

Alphakitty

I’d be happy to send you a sample next time I go to the post office ^^

Mercuryhime

Sounds like the tea of mine dreams!

Azzrian

That is sweet Alphakitty! Only if I can send you something in exchange!

Alphakitty

@Azzrian when I first started out on Steepster you sent me a wonderful package that helped me discover some of my favorite teas (Den’s Sakura Sencha!) so I would be absolutely fine with nothing in exchange ^^

@Mercuryhime: I’ll bring some to the meetup! It’s so good I am on my 2nd cup already

Azzrian

@Alphakitty Awee that is so sweet but seriously I would love to send you anything anytime you see something you want to try! Don’t be shy :)

Alphakitty

I’d be fine with anything that I haven’t tried really. I have a few I want to send you: I got a lemon basil oolong that’s really interesting!

Azzrian

OMG okay its officially trade time then if your up for it!
I will PM you so be selecting some you would like to try! :)

Mercuryhime

You are awesome! That totally wasn’t my intention. I just got so excited cause every time there’s a topic asking what tea flavor we’d want created, I always go “Baklava!” but still no one has made it. Or maybe they have and didn’t call it “Baklava” to throw me off! Devious! Anyways, I’m totally bringing a bunch of teas for you at our meet up!

Azzrian

Its so cool your ladies get to meet up. :)

Alphakitty

I feel the same way about baklava, I always request it as a flavor. So of course I must share with a fellow baklava lover!

Dinosara

Yum! Can’t wait to try this one!

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Azzrian

GAH!!!! I want some!!!!

Alphakitty

I’d be happy to send you a sample next time I go to the post office ^^

Mercuryhime

Sounds like the tea of mine dreams!

Azzrian

That is sweet Alphakitty! Only if I can send you something in exchange!

Alphakitty

@Azzrian when I first started out on Steepster you sent me a wonderful package that helped me discover some of my favorite teas (Den’s Sakura Sencha!) so I would be absolutely fine with nothing in exchange ^^

@Mercuryhime: I’ll bring some to the meetup! It’s so good I am on my 2nd cup already

Azzrian

@Alphakitty Awee that is so sweet but seriously I would love to send you anything anytime you see something you want to try! Don’t be shy :)

Alphakitty

I’d be fine with anything that I haven’t tried really. I have a few I want to send you: I got a lemon basil oolong that’s really interesting!

Azzrian

OMG okay its officially trade time then if your up for it!
I will PM you so be selecting some you would like to try! :)

Mercuryhime

You are awesome! That totally wasn’t my intention. I just got so excited cause every time there’s a topic asking what tea flavor we’d want created, I always go “Baklava!” but still no one has made it. Or maybe they have and didn’t call it “Baklava” to throw me off! Devious! Anyways, I’m totally bringing a bunch of teas for you at our meet up!

Azzrian

Its so cool your ladies get to meet up. :)

Alphakitty

I feel the same way about baklava, I always request it as a flavor. So of course I must share with a fellow baklava lover!

Dinosara

Yum! Can’t wait to try this one!

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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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