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Oolongs! I really want to try more oolongs. They’re so interesting, so different. Such interesting flavors can happen with them.
Ost sent me this, which was lovely, as I wanted to try it.
Its light, with a faint sugar note laced through it. Mellow, pale, and very good. It was a good accompaniment to the rain that we’re having right now. I like oolongs as afternoon teas.
Thanks to Ost for this sample!


It’s interesting, isn’t it? You’d think with “sugar caramel” in the name, it would taste like Sugar Babies…much more delicate than that.


Wish it had tasted more like Sugar Babies…that would be amazing!!


I also wished this one was sweeter :(

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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Two more days in Nanowrimo! Eeek!
I’m on track, but I’m gonna have to do some serious writing today. We’ve reached the hard part of the story, the one where I really don’t know how it ends. Eeesh. I love writing, but its hard work!
I’m determined to be sipping down samples, and this is a good way to start doing that. Sipping down the small amounts, and the “autumn” teas.
I honestly don’t know If I’ll get more of this next year. I’ve got pumpkin teas I like better. I’ve got pumpkin teas that have more pumpkin in them. We’ll see in a year, I suppose.
Sipdown! By bye, pumpkin chai.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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I put in, well, a couple of Black Friday orders. Heh, oops. I’m excited, but I can always feel the slightly frantic feel of a lot of teas in my cupboard, which always motivates some sipping.
Theres only a couple of cups of this warm and tasty tea left in my tin. I’ll get it sipped down soon, I hope.


where did you order from?


Della Terra, Harney & Sons, Lupicia, Stephen Smith!



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Tea of the morning.
I don’t go in for Black Friday sales in a traditional way. What I like is the thrift store black Friday sales (half off thrift store clothes) , and then some craft fair shopping.
And, of course, the tea sales. I have a few orders coming in, I must admit. Heh!
Quick and easy tea this morning, as I headed out on my way.

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Its been a glorious day. Much sleeping in, much good food, and good company.
I started the day off right, with this gorgeous pumpkin and crisp sugar tea. A perfect way to start Thanksgiving!
To the other Steepster buddies who are in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving!

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My stomach is starting to settle down. I’ve managed to eat, and, even better, I’m actually feeling hungry (which I was not feeling previously), and I’m feeling up to black tea.
Autumnal flavors! I am drinking a lot of autumnal flavors. Its most excellent.
I do love this tea. I’ll have plenty to take me into winter time as well, but its a great fall flavor.
I’m excited for the day off tomorrow. Lots of tea to be drunk!

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drank Plantation Mint by Bigelow
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Hello Steepster. Sorry I’ve been absent. Its not been my intention. I’m just very busy, and a little ill. My stomach is really choosy right now, making me loose my appetite, and not wanting more than a few bites. I didn’t want to try my usually beloved black tea, this morning, so my boyfriend rummaged and found some mint tea for me.
Good old mint tea. Does wonders for a jumpy stomach, and always makes me calmer. Its powerful stuff.

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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I was rather unwell with a stomach unpleasantness yesterday, and only attempted a mild black tea this morning.
Its still delicious, but I fear it rumbled the stomach a little more.
Well, I’m doing better. Hopefully more tea tomorrow!

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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I love a good fruit and black tea blend, and this caught my eye as an attractive tea. I like all the flavors, so I thought, hey, why not.
Holy Fruit, Batman! This has got huge chunks of fruit in it, and they seem to take a lot more room than the tea itself. It smells delicious.
I like it! Its a sweet tea, with a crisp fruitiness to it. It has a creaminess to it. I can’t find vanilla listed as an ingredient, but it seemed to have it.
Not the strongest black tea, but I liked it. A great autumnal tea.


I agree that this seems to have vanilla in it. Love it.

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The scarf continues on apace. My friend who is teaching me the knitting, provided me with this cup of tea, which was a delightful side to all the knitting.
I’m going much faster now, but still have so much to learn.
This tea remains a solid, basic, hard to screw up cup of tea. Hurrah.

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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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