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Take two on this tea.
I’m taking a slight break from my Summer Sipdown mission, to try something a bit more autumnal/wintery. Enter Honey Gingerbread Pancakes.
The good news is that today, in addition to the honey, I’m getting a burst of ginger as well. This is a lovely addition, and I’m excited for it.
The bad news is that I still don’t taste anything resembling a pancake. But if that had been left out of the name, then I would be happy with this blend. So I’ll work on making my mind happier around it, as this is very nice. Honey and ginger are two of my favorite things, so I will enjoy this.

Evol Ving Ness

I find doughy pastry notes come up for me more often when I use water slightly below boiling.

Evol Ving Ness

And honey ginger sounds great!

Rosehips

I’ll give that a shot! I usually do a proper boil, but I will test the waters (so to speak) in the name of pancakes.

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drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
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I have managed to slop this over my desk, and a good section of my office this morning. At least its not a tea I mind spilling!

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drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
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My breakfast tea of the day!
Ditto everything I said yesterday about sipping down my summer flavors. I have a mission now, to empty the cupboard of these fruity blends, and to get down to honest autumn sipping as soon as possible.
It will be a bit of work, but I’ll feel so accomplished when I am done. I am ready for the pumpkin, the spices, the almonds and the currants. I am ready for fall!

Super Starling!

Me too. I’m one of those very basic bitches that is ready for Pumpkin Spice the second it says September on the calendar.

gmathis

Honest autumn sipping. I like that :) My celebration of “almost fall” involved picking up a container of half and half for my steepin’s.

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This tea has a very nostalgic place in my heart. When I first moved into my current house, I had barely any tea to my name. One thing I had was a tin of this, which I would sip on every evening, as I settled into my new home.
So the flavor knocks me right back to that time, which was exhilarating and new. And I do find it a pleasant flavor!
But my devotion to it may be more sentimental than flavorful, and I wonder, after I finish this tin, if I’ll be in any hurry to bring it back. Aging has not been kind here, either, as the red tea base has come out much stronger than the almond flavor.
I’ll have to consider how much space I’m willing to let nostalgia take in my cupboard, in future.

Super Starling!

I often wonder how many things I like due to nostalgia or due to their innate goodness. If I were to encounter it for the first time, would I still like it? This is actually a thing that I fret about. Especially with my music tastes, which are ALL influenced by other people. I can’t separate a band out from the person in my mind and heart that likes it best. I’ve had to cross off bands I liked (or, probably, add ones I didn’t like) due to people.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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I am well ready for summer to be over with. Well and truly ready! Soooo ready. I caught myself googling slow cooker stew recipes, and pumpkin recipes, so I’m well and truly done with this summer nonsense.
I am eager for fall flavors, and to order some of my favorite fall classics, but I feel like I need to make some headway with the summer teas first and foremost.
I do love this. Its a splendid rose tea, with a pretty fruitiness to it. Its easily one of my hot weather staples, as it goes down a perfect treat on a hundred degree day. If I drank cold brew, or iced tea, I’m sure this one would do very well.
I’m a fan, but it will be time to put away these hot weather teas soon! (I hope, anyway. Stupid California.)

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Tea of the morning. I was not feeling energetic, so I grabbed one of the remaining bagged teas in the cupboard, and it yielded this.
I like this, but that liking is nowhere near love, and it doesn’t leave much of an impression as I drink it down. Alas, as I love a well done floral blend.
Ah well. Monday is off and running!

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drank Earl Grey K-cup by Bigelow
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Ack! Why did I even bother to try this? Ack, ack, ack.
Not good. The kind of Earl that makes your teeth squeak with how lousy it is.
I mean, I’ve tasted worse, but this is just so uninspired, so depressing. Not again!

KiwiDelight

Somewhere out there are people who like K-cup teas and it’s strange.

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drank Bungalow by Steven Smith Teamaker
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Why have I not had any bungalow in so long? Its just gorgeous!
My cup this morning went down smoothly, with a lovely mouthfeel and a lovely flavor.
This has got to be in more constant rotation for me.

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I drank a cup of this yesterday, and continue to be unimpressed. I was once hopeful that I could eek out something lovely from this oolong, but now I’m just drinking it until it is gone.
What a disappointment! Something called Oolong Ice Cream should be an utter, utter joy to drink, especially created by Smith Teamaker, but no, its just a faintly green tasting cup of hot water. Drat it all!

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This was one of those mornings where I stared stupidly at my collection of teas, unsure of what to drink. Its going to be a long tea, and so I wanted something black, strong, and hearty. But I didn’t want anything too earthy or bitter this morning. Something kissed by fruit, perhaps.
Aha! Tower of London. Come here, you perfect, gorgeous, wonderful tea. How I have missed you! Why have I not sipped your honey’d waters more recently?
Well, it is all better now, for I have had the goodly cup, and am sitting in bliss, prepared for the day.

KiwiDelight

“a long tea”? :]

Rosehips

Oh good grief. I meant to write a long day! Ah well, shows where my mind was, eh?

KiwiDelight

It can be a pun xD

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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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