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This is one of the samples that my sister gave me for Christmas.
Now, coconut is not my favorite flavor, not by a long shot, but in the name of tea, I will adventure on!
Hmm, this smells most certainly of coconut when I steep it, and provides to have a light and not unpleasant coconut flavor when brewed up.
Hmm. I will not be buying any more of this, but I’ve enjoyed what I did have, more than I expected to.

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drank English Toffee by Simpson & Vail
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English toffee, why must you defy me? Where does your flavor lay?
Overleafed, understeeped, and I still cant make this tea do what I want.


Ugh, frustrating.


That’s too bad. The flavor sounds wonderful.

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drank Daruma by Lupicia
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Woah. This is an interesting cup.
Its a savory tea, with a little aftertaste of spicy pepper. The downside to this is that there is a little bitter undercurrent, but its not overwhelming.
This is going to be an interesting tea to have.

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I get mostly the black base flavor, tempered with a nutty almond flavor. Not what I was hoping for, when I bought this tea. Oh well, thats the way it goes with tea, isnt it? There are worse things, than an only ok tea.


“There are worse things, than an only ok tea.” – it’s one of these things to put on your wall, or a corkboard or something.


Heh. I found a short steep for this one (two minutes) made it taste infinitely better.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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The best accompaniment to my last slice of birthday cake. The vanillas played very well together, and I enjoyed it.
Of course, now I’ve overstuffed myself, and am feeling as full as a sofa, but it was worth it.


Happy Birthday


Thank you!


Sounds like you’re in a good place! Happy Birthday!


happy day! nothin’ wrong with feeling like a piece of furniture from time to time =0)


Bonne fête! Hope it was a good one!

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This is a sample I got in the most recent Harneys order, which has been languishing in my sample bowl. Well, it is a day for bravery and tea! So into the cup it goes.
Its almost silly, seeing the pearls in a sachet, but I must say they brewed up quite well. This is a mildly perfumy tea, and actually very nice. I am impressed. Its so gentle, its almost a floating tea, if you take my meaning. I feel lighter than air drinking it. A delicate little cup.

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drank Caribe by Harney & Sons
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Hmm. This is absolutly a smack of fruitiness, but as its tropical fruit, I have mixed feelings.
Still, I have a second sachet, so I dont need to compleatly make up my mind on it yet.

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A leftover slice of birthday cake is a perfect accompanyment to this tea. It was actually a bit of a challenge, finding one that would compliment the vanilla pound cake (as I’d already had a vanilla tea this morning, and wanted a change), so I decided to go for a full on sugar fest, with this as the paring.
Yum. I’ll eat/drink something savory later, to balance this all out. But for now, yum.

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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This mornings pot of tea, to accompany an english muffin with local honey. Yum. Good to start off my day. Now, off to my morning shift at work.
Around here, its a three day weekend, and I could not be happier for that.


Definitely sounds like a good way to start the day. :)

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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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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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