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drank Chandernagor by Mariage Frères
1610 tasting notes

Still my favourite chai.

So so good. Spicy, warming, delicious with some milk.

I need to get me some more of this. I’m going through this tin rather quickly…

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Cold brewed 24 hours! WOW!

So delicious. Haha. The kick of spice goes perfectly with my nachos.

I’m sad to see this one go. I’ll have to pick more up for summer!

OMGsrsly

OH! And I also ordered the CUTEST mug/easy gaiwan/travel set thing off Ali Express. Fingers crossed everything works out and it’s as lovely as the pictures. :)

OMGsrsly

And I’m guzzling my second mug of this. Goes well with chocolate, too. Yep, definitely need more!

Sil

noms!

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More today! I’m feeling super crummy, but had to come in so some stuff didn’t die (yay science?). So tulsi tea to the rescue.

I’m just waiting for some stuff to warm up, and then I’m going to do my thang and go home to bed.

Headaches + lack of sleep + painkillers = upset tummy.

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So freaking good.

With mini rocket ship toffee brown sugar shortbreads.

Ahh. Best end to a good but tiring day. :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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As an eggnog latte tonight! Not as good as the blueberry or strawberry teas I’ve tried, but not too bad. Mostly I tasted eggnog, not tea!

Anyways, this tea wasn’t terrible for all that I can’t stand the overuse of coriander. (Pretty much any use is overuse in my mind!) Apple, vanilla, sweet, a bit tart from the apple pieces. Yeah, it worked. I don’t love it enough to get more, though.

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Really good as an eggnog latte.

Like, REALLY good.

Wow.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Thank you Dinosara! Another caramel tea, yay! (I love caramel. And toffee. And instead of going hiking today I might make candy and bake, because why not!)

This one is not as intense smelling as the Caramel Salted Butter Oolong, which is a tiny bit disappointing. Man, that one was SO GOOD and I’m seriously sad it wasn’t a black base.

At any rate, this is a really nice caramel tea. I added a little milk, and I do like how the flavours work together. But I still prefer the oolong and also Butiki’s Caramel Vanilla Assam.

Flavors: Butter, Caramel, Salt

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cameron B.

Yum, I need to try that oolong. :D

OMGsrsly

It was SO GOOD, but also so oolong. So not something I’d reach for a lot.

Cameron B.

I probably would if it were a delicious salted caramel oolong. <3

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I found this in the bottom of a box I had received from Sil absolutely AGES ago. There was paper in the box, and I guess this slipped between the folds and I never noticed it.

This is really nice. Sweet honey and hay, some starchiness. I realize this isn’t going to be as amazing anymore since it’s been in a random box for so long, but it’s good. I’m enjoying it.

Thank you, Sil.

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My last serving of this (I’m still so undecided! Do I keep some of what I was sent, or give it all to my friend?), and it’s a latte.

SO FREAKING GOOD PEOPLE OMG! These fruit teas with eggnog are AMAZING. It’s a strawberry custard pie. In a cup.

My mom’s rhubarb pie recipe is a custard pie, and she puts a little cinnamon and nutmeg in it, and honestly this strawberry tea and the blueberry rooibos, made as tea lattes, are just THE BEST. Especially since mom keeps forgetting to make the custard with gluten free flour, so I can never have her pie. (For thanksgiving I got ramekins of pumpkin and pecan pies which was rad, but then my brother got to take home 1/4 of each pie which. Really now.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

Pooh this one looks good. I’ll need to remember to check it out next time I’m in chicago

Sami Kelsh

OH MAN, seriously – even though I can have normal wheat flour (though whether or not I should is a matter of debate that rages on daily in my tummy) I’d much rather have a ramekin of really good pumpkin/rhubarb/whatever custard and do without the crust, which is always the most underwhelming part of the affair anyway.

OMGsrsly

Sil – Do it, so good! And get some for me too. :D

Sami – I really like the crust. It’s not sweet, it’s buttery and crispy… yep, I’d be happy with crust. Unfortunately that’s not really that possible (most gf crust recipes suck. I need a better flour blend so I can just use my mom’s recipe).

VariaTEA

Fruit and eggnog really is the way to go. Who knew? Lol

OMGsrsly

:D Fruit custard yum!

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold steeped!

This was nice to have at work. I’m still having coffee in the morning, but I’m trying to bring 2 mugs to work with me so I can try to stay hydrated.

Cherry + lemon grassy + tartness from the hibiscus. I really like this as a juice tea.

Kittenna

I think I have a couple tsp of this left. You guys are raving about it as a cold brew… I suppose I should try that (I think I disliked it hot… or perhaps I never tried it at all?)

OMGsrsly

It was SO over the top hot. Not unbearable to me as I put honey in it, but I find that these hibiscusy teas are way nicer cold brewed.

Sil

I have 100g left if you need more to try it out. I really liked this one….and that rarely happens with DT

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

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