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drank Pumpkin Cheesecake by DAVIDsTEA
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I have decided to dedicate the evening to drinking tea, knitting, and watching youtube videos.
I’m learning to knit, and I’m working on a scarf. Its taking forever, but I’m pleased with it, generally.
Tis is a bit woody, and I don’t really get pumpkin out of this. But it is warm and “autumnal,” and I’m glad to have tried it.

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My stomach was a little upset after lunch today, so I went to the local Peet’s to use a free cup of tea card I had. This is what I got, and its done well on the settling of the stomach.
I’ve had this before, and, as then, am a little conflicted. I like all the parts, but something just seems a touch off about it, when I have a cup.
Further study is obviously required.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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Its going to be a long day. Three work shifts (for three different jobs), and I’m already tired.
Its supposed to be cooler today. I live in hope that this is so! So its time for the most autumnal of teas, this glorious creation. Boston, never leave me. Of course, I have a full pound, so I doubt that it will. Ha.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Its good to be done with the work day. My headache was not at all helped by the wonkiness of the work computer, and the complete lack of tea in the office. I mean, there is never tea in the office, but sometimes I feel it more keenly.
To help the headache I made a curried squash dish, which was not curried enough for me, so next time more spices and garlic and ginger. Almost always my cooking mantra, more garlic!
I wanted a desert cup, and this is the standby. Also I was not in the mood to clean up after rooibos, which can be good, but is always messy.


This one is one of my favorites from Harney … and it still surprises me that it’s a decaf.

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I woke up with a headache. Bleh. Usually sleep gets rid of headaches, but there are too many irritants in the air, I guess.
I suspect this is going to be a long, long day. Better start my tea now.
Very light and juicy this morning. May it help my head!

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drank Pumpkin Patch by DAVIDsTEA
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This is very warm and earthy this morning, with one bright note swimming about in it. Is that the pineapple? Pineapple seemed like a funny ingredient in a pumpkin style tea, but it seems to have worked.
I do like “savory” teas with a note of citrus in it. It elevates the entire tea to something other than heavy spice.

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drank Snickerdoodle by DAVIDsTEA
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Its been a busy day! I went to get a haircut, and then wandered around. I found a fancy yarn shop, and bought some yarn, as I’m learning to knit. And, next to it, was a tiny hole in the wall tea shop. I didn’t know it was there! That’s probably a bad discovery.
I went and tossed old teas, things I did not like, and things I was, honestly, never going to drink again, and its amazingly freeing! I feel so much more relaxed about my cupboard now, and excited to drink things and try new teas! I’ll remember this, for the next time my cupboard feels overwhelming.
So, this tea. A sample from my latest David’s order, and I was pleased to have it. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie.
This smells and tastes very much like cinnamon, and a touch of nuttiness, but its feeling heavy and lacking in the bright sugar note that I associate with a proper snickerdoodle. But it is not unpleasant, and I’m glad to have tried it.

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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I will stubbornly drink my autumn teas until it cools down around here. I am going to force it to cool off, with the power of my mind!
This was the other tea I wanted along with Boston for the fall, and I’d heard good things about it. The almond-less Boston, I heard, and I adore Boston (I mean, I bought a whole pound of the stuff).
I took a deep breath when I opened the tin, and was immedietly glad that I bought this. I love fruity black teas, absolutely love them, and this is a rich and sweet fruity black, with a hint of tartness to keep things from going too sweet.
This would not replace Boston, but its a damn good companion for it. Lovely. This will be a great tea in cold weather, and I’m already dreaming about brewing up a big pot on Thanksgiving.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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Boston! Guys, I did a foolish thing. I ordered a pound of this. A full pound (or, tea pillow, if you will) of this gorgeous, nutty, sweet, autumnal blend.
What can I say. I panicked. There were no smaller sizes available. I needed it. And I remember that last year I ran out ridiculously quickly. Oh tea. Oh, oh, oh tea. You are autumn to me, just as much as pumpkins and sweaters and fallen leaves.


Hopefully you finish it off someday!


Don’t worry, you will drink it! I love this one.


As a newbie, I thought ordering a pound of something was “tea cool!” Hadn’t learned yet how long it takes to drink that much, especially when you are busy trying other things. A pound is commitment. (But this is a good one to be committed to!)


I feel the same as you, this tea is as much a part of my autumn tradition as pulling the Halloween decorations out of the attic . I love it. It’s a great winter tea, too, so you have lots of time to drink all those cups!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Its been quite a morning. No internet when I woke up, wait times of half an hour on the phone to get someone out here, work, errands, and then a cop pulled me over because my registration is outdated. Damn. I wasn’t ticketed, which is good, but it was somewhat embarrassing.
Its my little niece’s birthday! I remember I drank this last year on her birthday, so it seemed a good time to do it again. She’s two now! The sparkles in this tea are certainly appropriate.
Happy birthday, little one.

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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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