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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlogged from last night.
Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes. It was a very nice day.
I ended it with a mug full of this. I do love a theme!
But this was delicious, with a very maple-y flavor, along with the taste of icing. A good way to end the day.

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drank L'Anniversaire by Fauchon
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A great many thanks to JustJames for this tea, which is the best possible tea to start off my day.
Its my birthday! So a birthday cake tea is the best way to start off my next year of life.
This is like a cream-puff, light and fluffy, though the mint was a bit of a surprise. Still, very tasty, and thematically appropriate!


Happy Birthday!!!


Happy birthday to you!


Happy Birthday!!! Have an awesome day.

Roswell Strange

Happy Birthday!

Terri HarpLady

Yay! Happy Birthday!


Happy You Day! I hope it brings forth a year full of joy, wonder, and abundance.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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The very first time I tried this, it was strawberry delicious, but I havent been able to reproduce that first cup. Hmm.
Its not bad, but not quite what I remember.
I ordered myself some Lupicia tea, including Yume, which is one I love, with a simalar flavor profile. I’ll be trying Carol and Yume back to back sometime soon.

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Why is waking up so hard? My bed is an oasis of softness and warmth, and its very hard to remove myself from its embrace.
Tea is often the only motivator to get out of bed.
I’ve noticed that I reach for this faster than just about everything on a Thursday morning, my fastest and earliest day of the week. Probably because its bagged, so brewes up with minimal supervision, and sips very nicely.


I hear you on how difficult it is to get out of bed. I feel I should be paid for it.


Keychange, I could not agree more.

Terri HarpLady

Being self-employed makes it even harder…yawn…


My flannel sheets have triple the gravitational pull of Earth-grav at 6:00 a.m.


I hate how the bed feels especially comfy right before you have to get up, like if you wake up 10-20 minutes before your alarm goes off, and you just want to lie there and enjoy that softness and warmth whilst being awake.


Its just not fair. Fjellrv, and then when you go back to bed, its never quite as comfortable, and I have a hard time getting to sleep. How unfair.


Exactly! Seriously, what’s with that.

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drank Boléro by Mariage Frères
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Huh. I can honestly say I’ve never had a tea like this one before.
Fruity, lush, and mellow. You do get the peach and apricot, which is amazing. It tastes like some fancy drink with a little umbrella in it.
Now, I must admit to not being the worlds biggest fan of peaches, but I have enjoyed this so much.
Thank you to JustJames for providing this impressive tea.

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Got a sachet of this in the mail, with the newsletter, so decided it would be one of the mornings cups.
Still buttery and mellow and nice.

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Another gift from my sister, a sample of this.
Hmm. I was expecting something…. I dont know. More butterscotchy? I’m not quite sure why I thought that.
I can taste the buttery flavor in this, but not any of the rum. Still, its enjoyable. Its one of those teas that you were glad you were given, rather than bought. This little bit has satisfied me on it.
Thanks, sis!

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First to review this, eh? Well, tall-ho!
First observation is that, when hot water first hit the tea bag, the water turned purple! It has turned, upon further steeping, into a rich magenta color. Woah.
I cannot say that I get any rose flavor out of this at all. I get a tart sweetness, which could be the infamous hibiscus (never before has a flower had so polarizing an effect as it does here on Steepster). I cant say I’ve had enough hibiscus to really form a strong opinion, but I’m dissapointed in this.
I was expecting something more… English. The idea of a decaf rose tea was very appealing, but all in all I’m glad this was just a sample.

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Ah, a desert tea was in order today, and this was just the ticket. Minty, with a creamy base. Very nice.
I have just about a cup of this left, after this small pot of tea. I’ll restock again when the holidays roll around again.

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drank Creme Brulee by Simpson & Vail
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Short steep- a lot of tea in my strainer baskets, and still this tastes more like coconut than anything else to me. Hmmmm.

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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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