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drank Long Tailed Rooster by Lupicia
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I should have drunk this yesterday, on actual Lunar New Year! Whoops. I forgot. I will have to drink it today instead.
I am a sucker for the Lupicia holiday/decorated tins. They are just so beautiful, so prettily decorated. I have so many now, and have not managed to think of anything to do with them, once I’m finished with the tea. Hmm, I’ll think of something.
This is a black blend with grape flavoring. I am usually a fan of Lupicia’s fruit flavors, but this blend is a touch bitter today. It may be my steeping thats caused this, so I’m not ready to despair over this yet. I’ll give it more trys.
Happy Lunar New Year!

gmathis

Haven’t had grape tea in a long time. Sounds like it has potential.

Rosehips

I think so too. I’ll pay more attention to the steep next time.

Fjellrev

I’ve had problems in the past with Lupicia’s black blends. They seem to go bitter extremely easily. But great idea enjoying this around this time of the year!

Dustin

The tins are such a useless shape for anything other than tea! I don’t want to put a different tea in them and haven’t found a good use around the house for them either.

Evol Ving Ness

Scented candles maybe?

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drank Long Tailed Rooster by Lupicia
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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Its been one of those insanely busy weeks, and the weekend is probably going to be busy too. But I have a little time to drink tea in quiet contemplation this morning, so I’m gonna do that.
This is one of my gentler black teas. I don’t reach for this one when I need to get up and go, to make a splash, to power through a day. I reach for this one when the day is easy going, and I have time to just sit and sip.
Its a very warming blend, and that was lovely on this cool January morning.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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So I have had a comedy-level cold over the weekend. The whole shebang, with sneezing, stuffed up voices, and coughing. Bleh.
I’m much better today, but now my face is sort of chapped, and I’m still not back to 100% tasting.
But I’m going to coax my tastebuds out with this, one of my favorite blends. And ahh, there are my tastebuds again.
I’m really in love with this tea. One of my favorites, to be sure. And its just nice on a morning like today!

Fjellrev

Oh no, glad you are feeling better now, at least!

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drank Jasmin Mandarin by Lupicia
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This was a freebe with my latest Lupicia order. I’m iffy on green tea, but I’m willing to give it a turn.
I was hoping for something with a little more ooph, and flavor. As it is, I go just got green tea out of it. Eh, oh well. Worth a shot.

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Sipdown.
I’ve killed this at work. It was not memorable, so I won’t bring it back.
But it was nice to have something warm to drink while I’m fighting this dratted cold.

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And I have a cold. Bleh.
Its Friday, though, so I’m starting off with this, which is a really lovely, flavorful tea. I am constantly surprised there are no additional flavors in it, its just so rich!
A nice start to my cold day.

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It is pouring, and windy, and when I got home from work the power was out. It turned back on long enough for me to heat up dinner and toast an english muffin, before it winked out again. And I had no flashlights. This is an oversight for anyone in a house by herself, so I ran to the store to grab some flashlights. During this trip the power company helpfully called me to tell me the power was out.
I had just managed to assemble the batteries in my new flashlights when the power came back on, and the power company helpfully texted me to let me know the power was back up and running.
Sigh.
I’ve brought this to work as the new work tea, where it is performing like a champion. I don’t need to pay attention to it, its sweet and generally pleasant, and I don’t feel sad if I’ve not been swept away by flavor, as I’m busy.
Gosh, what a night. I think some more tea is called for.

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drank Estus Black by A Quarter to Tea
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Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! I had a lovely day, and was very happy.
This morning it is cold and rainy, so a warming vanilla and spice tea is called for. This has made me go yum, and thats perfect on a blustery day.

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Its my birthday! Which means that I’m drinking much beloved teas today.
I’ll start my morning with this pot of loveliness, which is fruity and layered and just wonderful.
Ahh, what a nice start to the day!

gmathis

Happy birthday! May there be much merriment, reveling, and serendipity!

Sil

wooohoo! happy birthday!

eastkyteaguy

Happy birthday!

tea-sipper

It’s a good one for your day! Happy Birthday!

Evol Ving Ness

Happy birthday to you, Rosehips! Happy, happy, happy, or just content with a big pot of lovely tea loveliness.

Mookit

Happy birthday, may this year be filled with wonderful new teas for you :)

Maddy Barone

Happy Birthday!

Nattie

Happy birthday!

Super Starling!

Happy happy happy happy birthday! <3

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