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drank Celebration Tea by Harney & Sons
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Hmm. This will require more cups to really get a handle on. First impression is that this a smooth and light fruit black. (Side note, what is with the holiday teas all be fruity this year? I mean, no problem, but still! Was there some sort of secret meeting of tea designers or something?)
General first impression is positive, but not spectacular. More sipping to be sure!

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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The perfect tea to chase away bad dreams. Sweet, simple, and rich.
Alright, lets do this, day.

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Its been a rough day after a series of rough days.
“Have you had any tea since breakfast?” asks the boyfriend. I say no, “Well, theres your problem,” said he. “Drink a lot when you go home.”
Its good advice, so I do. And, even though I might regret it, come bed time, I pick up a black tea.
This smells so creamy in the bag. Its just like a rich custard, though I don’t detect much of the nutmeg.
Brewed, at first I thought it was lest custardy, but as my cup sits next to me, I keep getting whiffs of this decadant smelling dessert, something you’d order in a restaurant. I can taste the nutmeg more than I can smell it, its certainly a presence.
This tea is so rich, so layered! Each new sip brings a slight variation on the flavors. Its gonna be a fantastic winter tea.

Fjellrev

I hope things will get better for you!

Rosehips

Thanks, Fjellrev! I hope so too! :)

Sil

Oh man, hope things get better. At least tea helps :)

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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The little Christmas tins are adorable. And I like the little mini sizes.
I really like Carol, its a lovely touch of strawberry and lightness. Its not exactly what I think of as a “holiday” flavor, but its really quite good. I’m enjoying it.
All the Lupicia holiday teas seem to be fruity and light. But I’ll enjoy that!

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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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.

Ost

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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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.
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