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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
268 tasting notes

Aaaaah!!! I got swept up in the Black Friday excitement and didn’t check before I purchased 2 oz of this. Turns out I’d already tried this after a sample was given to me by Dexter3657 a while back. Even wrote a note. Forgot all about it. Based on the note and rating at the time maybe I shouldn’t have gotten 2 oz.

Oh well. It’s fine. Whipping cream and Jameson fixes everything. The tea is alright. Lots of stuff through the leaf: marshmallows, sprinkles, what have you. It brews quite light (and murky) although I used more than enough leaf. I think if my expectations weren’t so high it would have been a good relationship. It’s just not as full of “wow” as I dreamt it would be. I just don’t hear the philharmonica when we kiss. But after running errands on this snowy Saturday it is quite nice to return home and snuggle with a mug of this, an electric fireplace and whatever streaming video my heart desires.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Dexter

You put Jameson’s in this? I know booze fixes everything, but part of me thinks you shouldn’t be wasting good Jameson’s in tea…
Oh well hope you are having a good evening in front of the fireplace. :))

Nxtdoor

Mmmm yeah. Jameson. I only used a little. Wanna move here till they fix your door? There’s a place I know here that will be empty…

Dexter

Thanks, but I don’t think it would be much fun if it were empty…

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Dexter

You put Jameson’s in this? I know booze fixes everything, but part of me thinks you shouldn’t be wasting good Jameson’s in tea…
Oh well hope you are having a good evening in front of the fireplace. :))

Nxtdoor

Mmmm yeah. Jameson. I only used a little. Wanna move here till they fix your door? There’s a place I know here that will be empty…

Dexter

Thanks, but I don’t think it would be much fun if it were empty…

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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