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drank Fete de Versailles by Nina's Paris
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I think I’ve only got one more pot of this. Maybe one and a bit.
I’m glad. This is not a bad tea, but it was never going to be my favorite, and I’ve found it to be problematic to sip on. So getting it gone would be quite the achievement, for which I would be happy.
Though I must admit, it steeped pretty nicely today. Its just not my favorite combination of flavors.

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drank Vanilla Rooibos Parfait by Tazo
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You know, I really like Rooibos in a sachet. It makes clean up so much easier. And I do like an easy cleanup.
This turned out really well tonight. Very vanilla icing like. Good, that hits spot.

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drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
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I saw the bottom of the tin today while I was parcing this out! I cant believe it. Its amazing. I’ve only got a few pots of this left.
I’ve got mixed feelings about Marie-Antoinette. I love that is a sour apple tea, but I’m not completely sold. Something has just never set perfectly. Well, oh well.
Its hot! Argh. We have entered into my summer season, my least favorite. Argh.

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
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Backlogged from yesterday.
Why am I so timid of green tea? I can never quite wrap my brain around it. But, with the temps yesterday being in the 100s, I thought it “felt” right to have.
For starts, this smells wonderful. Jasmine and a sparkiling grape note. Beautiful and pleasant. Why had I ignored this tin so long?
Well, brewed up the smell is not quite as impressive, and I found a bitter note lurking around in the back. This is, quite possibly, all my fault. I’m used to brewing robust black teas, and I might be applying that heavy handedness to this pot. Well, next time I’ll steep lighter, or with cooler water, and see what I think of it then.
Hurrah to drinking teas that have been languishing in the back of cupboards! Drink tea 2014!

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64
drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
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Oh I am exsausted. I could not sleep last night. It took forever to get to sleep, and then I kept waking up, including half an hour before my alarm was supposed to go off. Ugh.
Probably its the heat. Its very hard for me to get proper sleep when its been so hot out. And its unpleasant. Ugh!
How is it Monday again? Every time I think I’ve just settled into the weekend, bam! Monday! Time to go back to the office! Gah!
Tea, help.
On a morning like today I am not fiddling about with Meh teas. Nope. Bring me the standby, fruit and honey cup of Tower of London. Bring it to me!

Cameron B.

This is one of the teas from Harney that I am very keen to try. How strong of a bergamot flavor does it have, if you don’t mind my asking?

Rosehips

Its present, but not overwhelming. I’m not huge on bergamot, (to the point that some Earl Grey’s are too much for me), but this is a mild and managable one. I highly recommend it.

Cameron B.

I was just curious because Paris apparently has bergamot in it, but I don’t really taste it at all. Perhaps my palate is underdeveloped. :P

Rosehips

I think that Tower is Paris’s sibling. Same amount of bergamot (Paris is one of my other favorites)

Cameron B.

Okay, I’ll be sure to try it sometime soon. Thanks for all the info. :)

TheTeaFairy

I’m with you Cameron, Paris doesn’t taste like bergamot to me either, even if I know it’s in there…

Dexter

(Paris and Tower OOOOOZZZZEEEEE blerg to me. No thank you, can’t do it. I think it’s a case of “if you don’t like something, that’s ALL you taste” – others that don’t mind it, don’t notice it as much – IMHO)

TheTeaFairy

Dexter, you are too funny ;-)

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93
drank Loke Lani by Lupicia
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Its going to be 107 today. It was 80 when I woke up this morning. Ugh. Its going to be a very, very unpleasant day. My air conditioner is already going. Ugh.
Well, a “hot weather” tea seemed appropriate.
I’m almost out of this lovely tea, again. I’ll miss it very much when its gone, but as this is the unexpected second time I’ve had it, it may not nessisarily be gone forever once I’ve drunk the last bit.
Its going to be hard to excercise this morning, but I’ll make it work. Best to get it over with, and then my lightest clothes, and hiding away from the hot, miserable world.

Tealizzy

Gonna be 104 here. :P Still planning to run, but if it’s 90 by the time we go, a walk will have to suffice. I hate when it gets this hot. I guess the good part is we’ll have the rest of the day to drink iced tea!!

TeaBrat

ugh, that sounds dreadful!

Cameron B.

I recently moved to New York from Kansas City, and I become increasingly glad as we get closer to summer! I hope you guys find a way to beat the heat. :)

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drank Fete de Versailles by Nina's Paris
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Up, and to my shift this morning. I like my Saturday job, but I’ve never liked the part were I have to get up. Waking up is hard to do!
I’m now in the official state of drinking this just to get it drunk. Its not bad, not by any stretch of the imagination, but its also not my favorite. It will be nice when I get to the end of it.

Anna

(I read this five times and couldn’t get past the, ‘drinking this just to get drunk’, thinking her job must be so stressful but is tea with alcohol really the solution and am i even reading this right oh wait no.) I hope you have a good shift. <3

Rosehips

Ha! Nope, not that sort of drunk! That would be an adventure, wouldent it?

TheTeaFairy

But, but…I get tea drunk all the time…does that count?

Rosehips

I think its the best sort. I get Tea Drunk as well. Its a lovely state.

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drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
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I woke up convinced it was Saturday. Argh! I want this week to be over.
Its going to be 100 degrees around here today, which means I need to drink my tea while I can. And I can right now.
Short steeps! Thats the magic combo of this, to make it enjoyable. And I am enjoying it. I still think I’m not going to buy more, after its done, but hey, I’ll sip it down without too much trouble.

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Late morning snack of a pot of this, and an english muffin with local honey. Its one of my favorite rituals, when I get to do it, tea and a tasty snack.
This is undoubtedly one of my favorite teas. Easily one of my favorites. Honey, fruit, and a gentle aroma. Its a winner.

sherapop

Nice pairing! ;-)

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