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drank Gold Rush by DAVIDsTEA
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Argh, silly me, I thought this was a herbal, not a white tea! Probably something I shouldn’t be drinking at 4:22am. Regardless, thanks to Momo for sharing this in the 12 Days of Christmas swap!

Reminds me a bit of Coco Thai with the coconut. A bit of an off taste though, similarly to how it smelled. Likely the huge pieces of walnuts in this? Unsure. All I know is, the walnuts were mush by the time I got to taking it out of the water. :$

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Roswell Strange

There aren’t walnuts in this? Mulberries, coconut, silver needle…

OMGsrsly

Your walnuts were likely the mulberries.

MissB

Mulberries look like huge walnuts? Really? I need to look this up. I swear they were walnuts… now I’m confused.

MissB

I guess huge mulberries that have been blanched (or unripe? different strain?) from what I can tell look similarly. How interesting. I must’ve been really, really tired last night.

Roswell Strange

Fresh mulberries are bright purple and look like blackberries, but dried they’re a golden/yellow colour (hence the name of the blend).

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67
drank Pu Erh Chorange by Adagio Teas
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Hm. Wanted to love this, even though I’ve had mediocre luck with everything Adagio except the fan blends, which are usually a mixture of several different teas like this one.

Dry and steeped this smells very, very earthy. Earth takes over my sip completely except for a hint of orange at the end, unless I add some Truvia which brings out the orange a bit more. It’s unfair to compare this to the Fauchon L’Automme from earlier, and yet… L’Automme is so much better! Yes, it’s a rooibos and this is a pu-erh but still. I want that flavor in this cup!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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Getting mostly marshmallow out of this one tonight, the leafy kind instead of the candy kind. That’s okay I guess, especially as it’s creamy and with Truvia quite lovely. Missing a bit compared to the Lime Chiffon I just had, likely because the chiffon tastes… weightier. Fuller. Mind you, light is probably just what I need right now anyway.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Had to have another large cup of this – it’s just what I needed. Dessert-like, creamy and fruity.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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77
drank Vata Organic by TeaGschwendner
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I should likely drink more of this later, however I have several other cups of tea waiting. Yep, it’s that kind of night! :)

Sweet licorice with mild herbals in the background. Very creamy and soothing.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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100
drank L'Automne by Fauchon
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Tea #3 of indulging myself. Still surprised at how cocoa-like this is.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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Tea #2 of indulging myself. :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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This is lovely, creamy, wonderful perfection in a cup. Just what I was looking for!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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What tea is this I’m drinking? I forget. I’m upset. Tea always makes it better, right?

Dexter

Right!!! Hope you are ok…. tea will not solve a problem, but will make you feel better. IMHO – go and dig in your cupboard and find something you really like. Comforting usually helps me. :))

MissB

Great idea! Grabbed something new I knew I’d like, with some knitting and Sherlock.

OMGsrsly

Wow that didn’t work I’m sorry. If you need anything, let me know. I’m stealing my friends car for a grocery run, so I’ll be out and about. :)

keychange

I’m sorry you’re upset, and hope the feeling doesn’t last very long.

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67

Somehow I mixed this and Della Terra’s Peppermint Bark up together. How? Uh.. I dunno, because they taste quite different from one another.

It smells perfectly of raspberry chocolate in the bag and brewed. Drinking it alone, with zero additions, left me desiring something more though. It’s really, really dry. I get the cacao in here, which adds to the dryness, but this is a bit extreme for me. Some Truvia makes it more creamy, much less dry, and I can taste the raspberry more, especially a few seconds after the sip. My mouth is literally so dry now though, I’m challenged to really enjoy this cup at all. I can also taste the base a lot more than before.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Now, it’s purge time. Time to gather what’s needed and let go of the rest. Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more. And so, I’m happy to share (anytime!) and will occasionally desire small amounts of tea for swaps, just to try.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, and work (dating columnist and consultant).

No-can-do: lavender, overly floral (French florals, or florals that are creamy rather than, well, floral work well!), sugar, Splenda, all grains.

Love: fruity, dessert, chai, spicy, all types of tea.

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