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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
1236 tasting notes

It happens, every once in a while, when you drink a cup of tea and you remember why you drink the stuff in the first place.
I’m up extra early, after not a ton of sleep last night, and I was stumbling around my cupboard, when my hand fell upon this. Ok, I thought, why not. Its December, you can drink candy cane teas.
And I brewed it up, took my cup and sat down, and took a sip.
And suddenly everything is well. My shoulders have relaxed, my mind quits dancing around my brain, and I feel better for the coming day.
This tea is a fantastic mint tea, sweet, but not sugary, and the vanilla is a brilliant addition to keep it from being too much. And the little candy canes are super cute.
Tea is a glorious creation.


Aww this made me smile! ^^

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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Its been a busy day, and still so much more to do! Argh. Life moves fast.
I’ve decided to reward myself this lunchtime, with a pot of this tea.
I love fruit blacks, they’re just my sort of thing. And this is a nice one. I hadn’t really detected the orange in it until today. Very nice addition to the cranberry.

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Tea of the morning.
I was very interested. A rich blend of black teas, and a hint of pine? What would that be like?
I’m pleased to let you know it was not at all like a pine tree. I was afraid it might taste like a Christmas tree lot, but the pine note is lovely, subtle, and well blended with the black teas.
Good. I’m quite glad.

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So, I was starting to feel slight pangs about the amount of mint and peppermint based teas that I ordered from the Black Friday sales. Had I ordered too many? Would I get sick of similar flavors?
I was feeling slightly worried about this one, as I’ve jut discovered a love of the ROT Peppermint Bark. Would this taste the same?
I should not have worried. This is worlds different.
The smell was very light and sweet, and, when sipped, proved to be the most complex mint based tea I’ve ever had. Is that cinnamon in it? Orange? What were those other flavors? Whatever they were, they were fantastic. I will need many more cups of this fascinating blend to really pin it down.
Sophisticated may not always be the word used about peppermint tea, but it can be used without hesitation of Silent Night.

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m having some late ish evenings here, so I’m not minding a full black in the evening.
This is it for the evening. I picked it up on a whim, and really like it, actually. Its so creamy, with a delicate fruitiness. I like it very much.
Way to go, impulse purchasing!
Its an excellent “evening black tea”, gentel and flavorful, not abrasive, and not the serious jolt of teas that one sometimes gets in a breakfast tea.
I like it a great deal. Good.

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Cup of the morning. A beautiful, rainy day. This blend of caramel, vanilla, and rich assam seemed like just the right blend of things to have today.
I love this weather, cold, wet, the world softly blue. Perfect for tea and soup and books.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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I love Vanilla Comoro. Its rich, its decadant, its decaf! I really like this creamy treat.
That said, I’m not going to get any more of it for right now. Its easy enough for me to get now, Target has it in sachets, but I’ve got plenty of non caf teas right now, and I should drink those, rather than replenishing this.
It will return to my cupboard someday, but for now I have other things to drink. But for now, sipdown!

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drank White Chocolate by Butiki Teas
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I think I need to add more leaf to my basket next time. I feel I didn’t manage to coax out the full flavors of this today.
I can detect cream, and the hint of something floral twisting around in the flavors, but not as much white chocolate as I want. StIll, I can feel the potential. I will play with this some more.

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We have heard the floral thing a few times. I think that is just the white chocolate flavoring.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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I’m actually making phenominal time on this 1lb bag of tea. I was afraid, but the dent I’ve made is sizable.
This was my breakfast cup, and a glorious thing it was, too. I felt, at first, that maybe a more “winter” tea was appropriate for the first day of December, but then I took a breath of almond and cranberry goodness, and decided, nah, I’ll just drink what I want when I want to drink it!

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Backlogged from last night. I had this in celebration of completing Nanowrimo!
My boyfriend had broken into my tin the night before, loved it, and given me a sip.
“Its like actual peppermint bark!” he said, “so creamy!”
And so it was. Light, soft, creamy and delicious. So it was a good celebration cup to have as well. I really like this. I picked it up out of sheer curiosity, but I’m gonna maybe pick up a spare tin, at least to give to my boyfriend, as he loves it too. Just a lovely holiday style tea.
Also! Now that Nanowrimo is over, I officially consider it alright to drink “holiday” teas. Bring on the peppermint, the figgy puddings, the hints of pine!


Congrats on completing Nanowrimo!




Congrats on finishing! What was your final WC?


50134, so far anyway!

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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