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Goodness! I’ve been very busy, so much so that there has been hardly any time to drink tea, much less write about it. I really hope things are settling down.
This was my ultra quick cup this morning. As always, a dependable and easy cup of tea to make. Its nothing that inspires poems, but its a treat on a busy Monday morning.

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drank Happiness by Lupicia
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Lupicia is determined for me to try this. I’ve somehow ended up with about five sample sachets of this one.
In the sachet t smells rather tropical. This is slightly worrying, as I don’t particularly care for tropical, but I think no one does fruit flavors better than Lupicia, so I’m willing to try.
Aaaaand….. Its kinda bland? Maybe my samples have not aged well. I’ve got more to work on, so I can refine the opinion.

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Ah thank goodness, I’ve got internet again! Turns out, my neighbors, who are landscaping, accidentially cut open my cable, so that needs to have replaced. But they’ve patched me through for now. Huzzah!
In tea news, I still can’t make up my mind about this tea. Its a black tea, but you’d almost not know it. Its so delicate, so gentle. I’m torn. Fortunatly I’ve got a lot of the tea, so I’ve got a while to make up my mind.

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I’m not sure I had enough of this for the size of the pot I used today, but it was still a nice blend.
This time the cashew note was much stronger than the plum. I love cashews, so thats alright.
Its a tea that I don’t really have a firm opinion on. Pleasant, but not exceptional? But very enjoyable.
Sipdown! So I have no time to refine my opinion of this. Alas, poor Plum Compote and Cashew cake, we knew ye so little.

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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Ooof. Posting will be light, my tea friends! My internet is down and will not be mended till Thursday! Oh the humanity!
This came out rather light as well this morning. Hmmm.

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I remember this from the last time Lupicia sent me this as a sample. Oh boy, in the sachet the strawberry smell is perfect, with a coco note that is quite strong.
Brewed this effect is lost. Its a lightly chocolate, lightly strawberry tea. Nothing to write home about.
Drat! I wish the liquid could cash the smells checks.
Sipdown, though!

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drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
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The Lupicia Fruit department really worked overtime for this one. It is most absolutely grape!
I for one enjoyed this a lot, though still I don’t quite get why it is a Christmas tea.
Sipdown!

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I realized the other day that I’m feeling some small amount of stress about the amount of tea I currently have, and its starting to edge in on my enjoyment of those teas. I’m starting to think about un seasonal flavors and sipdown potential, rather than “ooh, I like this one!”
I’m going to try to relax a little about it. For the time being, I’ve got a tea buying ban on, and that helps, and I’m looking to work on the teas that are “autumnal” as it turns into summer.
That said, this is still a lovely pumpkin tea. Rich and layered, with a good balance of spices and squash. I’ll certainly have this again in Autumn, but I’m working on drinking it down now. Not quite there, but soon!

Fjellrev

I totally understand what you mean. Lately I’ve been working on teas I want to be done with rather than drink for enjoyment.

Marzipan

When I got stressed like that, I picked out things that I never reach for and had a stash sale. Then I turned around and bought more…

ashmanra

I have sent teas to people I think will like them more than I do, I have packed up extras in a box and given them to friends and family, I have sworn I will not order more tea, and then…ah well. Fortunately, my youngest daughter says she usually doesn’t care what she is drinking when she is writing or drawing, so she asks what teas I would like to have finished!

gmathis

With spring/summer upon us, it’s a little easier not to succumb to new tea lust—there’s much in my kitchen to ice down and drink up before fall.

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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Due to life complications, I now have less time in the a.m. to get ready. Boo! That cuts in on my tea drinking time!
This tea is really red in the cup. Has it always been like that, or was I just not paying attention? Hmmm……

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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Tea of the morning!
Monday just rolls around faster and faster every week, doesnt it?
I’ve got a nice day in the office, though. No one else is here! I can actually get some serious work on long standing projects when I don’t have others interrupting me with smaller and more time sensitive projects. Hooray!
This is such a creamy tea. Its one of those teas that serve as a warm bath for the soul. Rich and tasty.

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