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I was going to have another tea-nog latte, but I think I’ve reached my dairy quota for the day. Instead I reached for this tea.

Always good. Always. Fruity, delicious, sweet, a little spicy from the tulsi. Yum!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Another one. As an eggnog tea latte.

Yes. Blueberry Rooibos EGGNOG latte.

It works SO well. Delicious fruity custardy amazing yum yum yum. I would highly recommend trying some fruity teas as eggnog lattes now.

Thanks for the comment about Blueberry Jam working well, VariaTEA! :)

(16 oz drink, mix of milk and eggnog)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

VariaTEA

Yay! I am glad this was a success and that someone agrees with me about the great combination of fruity teas and eggnog lattes.

OMGsrsly

It was like liquid custard!! And nutmeg goes well with blueberries, so why not eggnog?

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Possibly not the smartest choice at this time of night, but I’m thinking it’ll be tasty.

EGGNOG TEA LATTE. I REPEAT, EGGNOG TEA LATTE.

Mmm…

(16oz drink total)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
VariaTEA

You have caught my attention :P

OMGsrsly

LOL. You KEEP on POSTING about eggnog lattes and so I’m trying them all now! Blueberry Rooibos now, Apple Custard next… So much milk, though. I should have bought the almond or soy nog.

Fjellrev

Off-topic, but are the almond or soy dogs actually good?

OMGsrsly

I haven’t tried the almond, and the soy is better with rum in it. I find it’s not as flavoured as the dairy ones. Definitely a different texture.

I really appreciated them when I couldn’t have any dairy, but I do prefer regular milk.

Fjellrev

Stupid autocorrect. I can see the spices go well with almond milk. I keep meaning to try it, but I always end up grabbing the dairy.

OMGsrsly

(This didn’t post) “Not as flavoured” = not as much vanilla-nutmeg-cream flavour. You know, that eggnoggy flavour.

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I’m liking this more with more leaf. More flavour, PLUS I’m using it up faster. Score!

I really really like this tea, but because I can’t do gluten, and Della Terra says their additives can change without warning, I’m not going to be getting more. Enough of their teas have cookie bits or meringue bits (they usually have gluten) or oats that I’d rather not risk it.

But! If you don’t have that problem, this is delicious. So was the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie when I could have it.

DELICIOUS.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Fjellrev

You like this more than David’s Pumpkin Chai (if you can have that?) right?

OMGsrsly

That’s exactly it. :) Oh well. I have pumpkin pie rooibos!

Kittenna

I always moderately overleaf Della Terra teas. They taste better that way, usually.

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No more eggnog, so I had tea this morning instead of an eggnog latte.

Tea good. Delicious. Caffeine. Yes.

(Yes, this is what my “reviews” are coming to. I’m exhausted. The darkness is annoying me WAY more than usual this year.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cameron B.

I agree, I always want to sleep all day when it’s dark outside. :(

Anlina

It’s depressing to think that the days are still getting shorter. The sun was 18 degrees above the horizon at its highest point the other day, and it’s only going to get worse :( I can’t wait till spring.

OMGsrsly

I’m taking 6000iu of vitamin D, as well as some other supplements. I wake up naturally at 7:30 no matter WHAT I do but have no energy, and can’t get to sleep at night because of insomnia and lack of sun. So annoying. Fingers crossed I can get up tomorrow morning and maybe go shuffle around the block in the sun with a mug of tea before work.

MissLena

I feel ya! I’m taking D and a B 100 complex vitamin to combat winter this year, D for my sunlight and B 100 for energy and de-stressing lol. And tea always helps!

Anlina

I keep forgetting to take my vit D. I hope your energy levels get better soon.

OMGsrsly

Thanks! I should add in some B vitamins. Hmm… Or just start taking the multi my mom got me. :)

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This is so good! SO grapefruity. Makes it quite different from regular EG.

I had this with a bit of milk this evening, and it was delicious. It’s really good iced with honey as well.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cameron B.

Sounds amazing! I’ve really enjoyed the other citrus earl greys I’ve had, but I’ve never tried grapefruit.

OMGsrsly

Mmm, grapefruit. I think you’re on my parcel list (that I’m totally failing at. Failswapper OMG, here.). I’ll add it to your stash. :)

Bear With Me

I may have 500g heading my way….

Kittenna

I liked this one when I had it the first time. Still have a couple cups left, IIRC – I was so very impressed with the grapefruit flavour. Only twice have I actually tasted properly grapefruity tea – Butiki’s, and this one.

Cameron B.

Kittenna – have you tried Grapefruit Green from Lupicia? I thought it was very good. :)

Kittenna

It appears I have, and I actually probably have some as well (2 years old now!) I rated it fairly low though – but to be fair, it was from a Happy Bag and maybe it was older than it should have been.

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drank Amande Amaretti by Dammann Freres
1624 tasting notes

Delicious and almondy. Thanks so much for sharing, Shmiracles!

Edit: SO WEIRD! Last time I didn’t like it at all. I mean, it’s not the bestest tea ever, but it’s the first tea I’ve had for a couple days and therefore it is delicious and tea-like.

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drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
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I love this tea.

I should have ordered more, but I didn’t. I almost like it more than Caramel Vanilla, which is WEIRD as generally I think chocolate and orange are a terrible combination.

Anyways, this evening is going to be a few resteeps of this (how many licks does it… no, that’s not right) to warm my hands, belly, and soul. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Fjellrev

Still hoarding mine and have yet to try it! When I started reading this, I was wondering whether I was hallucinating because I remember you mentioned in the past that you don’t care for chocolate orange haha.

OMGsrsly

I don’t care for chocolate orange, but this tea is SO right. :)

Suziqzer

I honestly don’t care for chocolate and orange together either.. can’t stand those candies! But somehow this just works!

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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Hmm.

I do like this tea, I just really wish there weren’t so many coriander seeds in it! It tastes creamy and appley and vanillay and… soapy.

Boo.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

Oh man, I was terrified when I saw all those coriander seeds, but somehow somehow somehow, I didn’t taste them at all. So strange.

OMGsrsly

Lucky! I like the cream and apple and vanilla, but really don’t like coriander. :) Probably makes me oversensitive to it.

Kittenna

I literally had an entire pouch of coriander seeds (bottom of the tin. UGH.) and I couldn’t taste it. But yes, if you’re super sensitive to a flavour, I can completely understand picking it out.

OMGsrsly

Ha! That would be one of my Worst Nightmare teas! The other one would be a tea of caraway seeds. Ugh.

Kittenna

I like caraway too, haha. My nightmare tea is pretty much DT’s Sugar Plum Forest. I HATE peppers, and probably like you with coriander, in spite of the presumably small amount of roasted pepper in there, that was a very dominant and gag-worthy flavour. Plus others. Barfers.

OMGsrsly

Don’t try Kapha Organic then!!

Kittenna

Hahaha, I believe I may have some of that actually…. (swap, not purchase. I would never buy all those silly herbals, because none of them actually sound appealing).

OMGsrsly

It’s so spicy it burns.

OMGsrsly

But I think it’s delicious. :)

Kittenna

The Tea Spreadsheet indicates I do have it. Where it is, who knows. It’s in the “potentially contaminated samples” pile though… (which is basically because it was next to all the other herbally things I hate, haha).

Kittenna

(Uh, actually I found it. Literally right behind me. So I am brewing some up out of sheer curiosity.)

OMGsrsly

Sheer curiosity, huh? :D

Fjellrev

I’m usually very sensitive to it too. Verdant herbals? Automatic blech due to their coriander overuse. Still scratching my head why this one doesn’t affect me.

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drank O'Connor's Cream by TeaGschwendner
1624 tasting notes

As an eggnog latte.

O. M. G.

Almost makes up for some of the seriously shitty news that’s coming across on my facebook feed. (Oil > First Nations and environment in BC, Ferguson, kkk, Cosby, etc.)

The chocolate-cream-whisky flavour of the tea goes REALLY well with the eggnog. And the tea itself is strong enough that I can taste there’s tea under there.

Eggnog-tea-lattes. Try them. You’ll be hooked. ;)

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

This sounds crazy good with eggnog. I don’t recall whether you had the Irish Cream tea from one of the Amoda boxes (totally blanking on the name right now…) – but it is comparable, or totally different? There was no chocolate in that blend, so perhaps not.

OMGsrsly

I don’t think I did. I stopped Amoda pretty quick because of allergies. This is and yet isn’t really irish cream. It tastes really good with Bailey’s or whisky or eggnog added to it, but I don’t think the flavour of the tea screams irish cream.

Kittenna

You know, I’ve never tried adding something like Bailey’s to a tea before. I don’t actually have any bailey’s right now (just some kahlua that’s at the boyfriend’s place), but maybe I should try…

OMGsrsly

I know this because one day I thought, ooh, irish cream tea? And Jamieson’s in the cupboard? And I’m sick? Let’s drink at 10am!

OMGsrsly

Hot tea toddy. Y.

Kittenna

Hahahahahaha. Sounds good right now because I’m all sick and bundled onto the couch. (Also, Irish Cream always sounds soooooo tasty…)

OMGsrsly

Ohh that sucks! Hope you feel better soon!

Kittenna

Thanks :)

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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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