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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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Yesterday I went to a local honey company, who open up their warehouse only twice a year, to stock up on lovely honey, and to get some for gifts.
Its amazing, in really good honey, how you can tell the diffrence between type and type. Orange blossom honey tastes diffrent than wildflower honey.
I bought some for me, and a few for presents. I love honey.
So I sliced up some homemade spice cake and an english muffin, and covered them with some of my new honey, and brewed up this gentle vanilla tea. Yum! This is nice. Not mindblowing, but good. I’m glad I got 4 oz of it.


orange blossom honey sounds delicious!

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a tea that I would never have picked up on my own. “Nut tea?” I would have said to myself, and walked right on by. But this was part of a freebie that Davids gave out on the birthday of the store I was in, and so I will be brave.
Its pink! The rumors are true! And its not just pink-ish. Its a fruit punch piece of glass. Almost neon. Beautiful.
And its so sweet. It smells like apple pie, and its got an insane taste of sugar to it, which might be the beet, and the nuts and the apple and the cinnamon are lovely.
Huh. Well, good one, Davids tea. I was not expecting this. I might actually restock this, once I’ve gone through the little bit I currently have.


It was a total surprise for me too. But then again, this type of tea seems quite common. So many other vendors seem to carry almost the same thing.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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Chocolate. I was reminded of this by Santa’s Secret, and decided to dig my last little bit out of the cupboard. This is my favorite of the chocolate teas I’ve had, but its still not quite what I was dreaming of. This is a sipdown. I’ll probably get more at some point, but no urgency.

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drank Creme Brulee by Simpson & Vail
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I woke up with yesterdays headache still floating around the brain. Drat.
So I’m trying to brew up this, in the hopes that sweetness will help.

Coconut? What on Earth? I am tasting coconut, and a smaller custard note, but mostly coconut. Drat! I love creme brulee, but have distinctly less interest in coconut.
Hmm, well, I will play with this.

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And tonight I’ve done something wrong with this. Its just not quite right. Hmm. Well, this is the way it goes with tea, isnt it? Where did my sugar sweet note go?
Hmmmmm. Pondering over this cup.

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I was a little worried when I opened this. I was smelling something almost medicinal. But brewed up it lost that edge, and smelled magnificent!
Wow. Could this be any creamier? Its like a minty milkshake, in tea form. I had my doubts, but I’ve changed my mind. How fantastic!
I might stock up, before this tea goes the way of the dodo. This gets a stamp of approval.

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12 days to Christmas. Theres a very funny song from the Musical She Loves Me about it being 12 days till Christmas, and the the madness from there.
So, time for more Holiday tea.
Yum. Its minty and creamy, and it has my vote of confidence. I do wonder what purpose the popcorn serves, other than charm and nostalgia. (Can one have nostalgia for something you’ve never done? I’ve never made a popcorn garland….)
The upshot is, I’m enjoying this. I want to try it back to back with Santa’s Secret to see what I think.

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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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Aha! My last Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale came in, and a tin of this was among this. I was feeling extra festive, which is my only explanation, considering that I have mixed feelings about white teas. That and it was on sale.
Wow. I dont know what I was expecting, but I really like this. Its like spices and almond blended into cream. Hooray!
Glad I got some sipdowns in earlier today, as I’ve certainly caught back up in a hurry.

Terri HarpLady

I’m still waiting on a couple of my orders…

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This is the last cup of this. Still not superb, though I dont know if its personal taste or age of the tea. In any case, its a sipdown, and I have a cool tea tin to add to my collection.

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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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Aha, the early shift is done, so I can take a break and brew up some tea.
Yum yum.
I was staring at the new flavors I havnt tried yet, but I picked this up instead. Its a cold morning, and this toasty tea would be good. And also it would be a sipdown, so that I could start chipping away at the damage done to my cupboard by the amazing amount of tea I have aquired.
This is a very pleasant tea, but not remarkable. I still wish it had just a hint more “sugar” in the “sugar and spice”. But its just the thing for today.

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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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