1211 Tasting Notes

drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
1211 tasting notes

I slept terribly last night. I woke up in the middle of the night convinced there was someone in the house. A brief excursion with a baseball bat and my phone showed that this was not so, but it was still hard to get back to sleep.
So I used up the last of Santa’s secret to give me an old kick in the pants to get up and get going. Bleh. Is it time to go home yet?
Sipdown! Till next Holiday, Santa’s secret.


I love this tea passionately every winter, but then it feels wrong to drink it any other time of year. I guess late March is a good time to finish a stash of it. Feel better!


I didn’t sleep well either. bleh

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
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Ooof, it was a long weekend, and, worse, one without tea!
It was a lovely weekend with the family of my boyfriend, who do not drink tea. So when they say “oh I’ve got lots of tea!” what they mean is they have a few stray teabags laying about.
Ah well. Nice people, regardless.
So I’m delighted to return to the pot of tea and all my cups.
Its cooled down a little here, which is all the excuses I need for a more autumnal flavor profile (though this is fruity enough that I could drink it year round without feeling like I’m betraying the current season.


next time you can bring your own ;)

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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I had a late night, and then a series of very strange dreams. Bleh. And I’m up to work today. Double bleh!
Help me, oh peppermint tea! Get me going!

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drank Yume by Lupicia
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Happy first day of spring!
Nothing for it, but to rummage through my cupboard for the springiest tea in my possession, which is this, as far as I’m concerned.
Strawberry, vanilla and rose petals, its light, delicate, and just so darn cheerful. I’m very fond of it- its hard to be sad when drinking this tea, even if I do have to go to work soon.


Strawberry, vanilla, and rose… what a combination!

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This is a very creamy tea- more vanilla than figgy, but there was that earthy note in it. All in all, very pleasant. I enjoy it greatly.
Thanks Ost for letting me try!


Oh, I’ve got to find this! Can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to eat something cooked by Mrs. Patmore!

Maddy Barone

Of all the Downton teas, this one sounds best!


I must echo the sentiments of gmathis and maddy barone, it sounds lovely!!


I have this tea and am totally willing to share in a swap. So hit me up if you’re interested-and maybe we can work something out (:

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drank Heaven's Trash by Butiki Teas
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I don’t know what came over me this morning, but an unflavored tea seemed to be the thing to drink.
I had a combination of excitement and trepidation, as I had heard a great deal about this tea. Trepidation unfounded, as this was lovely
This was gorgeous, light and delicious. The flavors could have come across as heavy and solid and unforgiving as a block of solid tea. This has got a lightness to it, which makes the flavors glow.
I think a slice of lemon would do well. I’ll try that next!

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Backlogged from yesterday, and I’m afraid to say, a sipdown.
How is the last cup you will ever have the most delicious? This was almost literally a nutmeg dusted custard in a cup. So creamy! So beautiful! I could cry, because now this delicate flavor is gone.
Sipdown, regrettably.

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I had some pumpkin pie on pie day (or Pi day- 3/14), which made me want to reach for this today.
Still my favorite pumpkin tea- real squash flavor, and a lovely touch of citrus and spice. Good stuff.
Plus, I gotta get through these colder flavors. Its almost spring time!

Lisa Elizabeth

I need them to come back so I can drink all their teas.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Work this morning, and a crisis of fashion, with me changing outfits about five times before I was satisfied. I hate it when that happens.
Tired today, so a zippy tea will do. Plus, I should get the winter flavors out, as its going to be 80 degrees here today! Madness!
Oh, and happy pi day!

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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My body is slowly starting to adjust to the accursed daylight savings time, so I could risk a slightly “milder” black tea.
I think there are some blends by Harney that don’t get the fanfare of Paris, say, but are none the less beautiful teas. This is one of those. Its subtle, delicate, earthy with a hint of lemon sweetness and a figgy center. I think its a beautiful tea for those transition seasons, spring and fall, and is the tea equivalent of a cozy sweater. Not flashy, or even very stylish, but so warm and comforting that its a joy to have around.
Friday makes me poetic, apparently.


Ah, but that’s lovely poetry!

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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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