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I survived my first week of nursing school. It was actually a lot less stressful than I had been expecting. And my schedule isn’t terribly horrible – class/clinic 4 days a week and then 3 days off. I’m sure I’ll have so much work to do that those days off won’t really be days off, but that’s ok. I’ve been drinking tea non-stop all week, and it’s helped me with my new schedule of waking up at 5 am. I’ve gone through a ton of tea, but that’s ok because now I have an excuse to order more!

I’m trying to get through my box of teabags on the days that I have time to add to my tealog, and this one was on the top of the pile this morning. I was a little sad to see so many negative reviews about this one, but it’s not surprising to me since I didn’t care for TRoT’s Holiday Spiced Plum blend. Maybe their holiday blends just aren’t my thing. This one smells strongly of cinnamon and sweet cloves, and the tea liquor has a nice tart apple aroma. Unfortunately the flavor doesn’t match at all. The flavor is a very bland apple with a spicy cinnamon finish. There is a strong spicy aftertaste, but it is really artificial tasting. Adding a little milk and sugar tones down the spiciness and artificialness from the spices, but it is still a very weak cup.

-Round unbleached teabag.
-Teabag smells strongly of cinnamon and sweet cloves. Tea liquor aroma is of tart and spicy apple cider.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy medium orange brown color.
-Bland apple flavor with a spicy cinnamon finish. Strong aftertaste of artificial spices.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Poor tea. Very weak apple flavored tea with a note of artificial spices.

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Fuzzy_Peachkin

Holiday blends can be either wonderful or awful. I don’t think there are any in-betweens!

keychange

I’m glad your first week at nursing school went well; I find that often the anticipation of the fear is so much worse than the event itself. I hope you made use of your timolino! :)

Josie Jade

Fuzzy_Peachkin, I would agree with that completely!

keychange, I have been using my Timolino every day and it’s been wonderful! I love being able to throw it in my bag and not worry about it leaking everywhere. And, yes the anticipation is always worse. I still have a bit of anxiety, since this first week was almost just too easy, I think next week will knock me over. :)

keychange

I can relate to that kind of anxiety for sure. But I promise that once you know what to expect and have been doing it for a while, that anxiety will calm down a lot (at least that’s what I’m telling myself re my new job uggh). Have a great weekend!

Josie Jade

Good luck with your new job, keychange!

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Fuzzy_Peachkin

Holiday blends can be either wonderful or awful. I don’t think there are any in-betweens!

keychange

I’m glad your first week at nursing school went well; I find that often the anticipation of the fear is so much worse than the event itself. I hope you made use of your timolino! :)

Josie Jade

Fuzzy_Peachkin, I would agree with that completely!

keychange, I have been using my Timolino every day and it’s been wonderful! I love being able to throw it in my bag and not worry about it leaking everywhere. And, yes the anticipation is always worse. I still have a bit of anxiety, since this first week was almost just too easy, I think next week will knock me over. :)

keychange

I can relate to that kind of anxiety for sure. But I promise that once you know what to expect and have been doing it for a while, that anxiety will calm down a lot (at least that’s what I’m telling myself re my new job uggh). Have a great weekend!

Josie Jade

Good luck with your new job, keychange!

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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