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Only holiday teas this week, I think. I had Figgy Pudding yesterday (the Della Terra tea), but Steepster ate that note. Oh well.
Peppermint Bark! I keep saying it, and its still true. This is not as good as Santa’s Secret or Christmas Tradition, my two favorite of the mint-vanilla-black combinations.
However, thats not to say it is bad! Oh no, not at all. Its well blended, and the flavors are quite pleasant. However, you really don’t need this and, say, Christmas tradition, if you like this flavor profile.
I’ll have no trouble drinking this down, but I won’t go out of my way for it again next year.

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Backlogged from the other day.
I brought this and a few other mint teas of mine over to my friends house, for a tea and knitting date. It was good! I’m getting so much progress done on the very basic scarf that I am learning to knit.
She picked this one, and so I had another chance to mull over my thoughts.
Still like it! Complex and layered. I think it will be great if you are not feeling well, which may sound clinical, but I think is a high bit of praise. You don’t always want something this good when you don’t feel well.
My friend was a little more meh about it, but thats alright!

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drank Figgy Pudding by Della Terra Teas
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Christmas teas the whole way this week. I will be a gutton for the holiday flavors.
Of course, I’ve been doing that pretty much all winter, but hey.
You can totally taste the fig in this. Its rich, earthy, and blends very well with the black base. A great, savory holiday tea!

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Because I love a theme, there was no other tea I could possibly have this morning. Winter Solstice!
It also is good that the date-significant tea is also perfect for a winter morning, as its rich, layered, spicy, but with the gorgeous note of citrus, which is lovely, and makes it all very good.
Happy Solstice! Its all longer days from here!

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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oof, a busy day.
A normal full workday, and then, after, a party to celebrate the birthday of my best friend! And its a potluck! So I was up extra early preparing food, and am now eagerly awaiting party time.
And, of course, it is pouring rain and I didn’t bring my rain coat (though I have boots and umbrella), so I’m a bit damp.
Its been a day, people.
I started it with this. I like this one, it smells so amazing, but I remember now that I found it a bit fiddly, and had some problems with it, namely that its delicate, and require very precise steeping. I’ll have to go back through past tasting notes to remember what worked.
But it seemed appropriate for the season, and for celebrating my friends birthday!

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Tea of the late morning.
Still delicious, but still not quite as good as Christmas Tradition, I think. Hmm.
But really, nothing will stop me from drinking all the vanilla mint teas.

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drank Celebration Tea by Harney & Sons
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This is really growing on me. Its so smooth, with a complex sweetness to it. Its really nice!

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Mint blacks! Turns out, I’m obsessed. And holiday mint blacks are the best, because they add vanilla to the blend, and that just pushes it up into the stratosphere of awesome.
Bring me all the vanilla mint blends!
I quite like this one. Solid, not too fancy, as basic as a holiday blend can be, and its good for the mornings when you can’t focus too much on your cuppa.

Veronica

I’m a big fan of vanilla mint blends, too. Yum!

Fjellrev

Me too, love vanilla mint. :)

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86

Things that are not problems include rainy weather, and many, many delicious holiday teas to drink.
Perfection.

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My internet was down this morning, which was highly annoying, but the rest of the day went well.
But the kettle still worked, so I brewed up tea.
I probably did not need both this and Christmas Tradition but…. well….. I can’t pass up a peppermint black, I guess. Even though they look, at a quick glance, very similar (minus popcorn). Would there be a difference?
So! Nice, minty, smooth, and with a delicate touch of vanilla, but not as good as Christmas tradition, in my mind. I can’t quite suss out why Tradition is better than Bark, but who cares!
I still enjoy this, and won’t have a problem drinking it down. Yay, peppermint black teas!

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