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Today I wanted a sipdown. So I decided to have one. Bye bye, Violet Rose Tea.
This kills the Simpson and Vail teas I got back on Black Friday. They were cheap, which is by far the best thing.
Nothing was undrinkable, but I just wasnt impressed, so I dont think I’ll be ordering again.


I’ve arrived at the same conclusion. :/

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Yesterday it was in the 80’s, and today its grey and rainy. Good, perfect tea drinking weather.
I was hoping for a few more of these days, so that the flavor of the tea matches the weather.
Winter Solstice is my favorite of those winter spiced orange teas. Glorious. Not the right flavor for warm weather, so I’m glad I get to have it now.

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I didnt want anything overly nice this morning. Do you ever have those mornings, when really, its just an unexceptional cup of tea that you want? They’re rare, but its a good time to drink something you are only meh on.
I will say that this is better than a lot of the teas that I got from S&V, but I still find it underwhelming.
Well, it was an interesting tea experiement, I suppose.


I have absolutely 100% had mornings when I just want a cup of meh tea. It’s funny how that happens.


Ditto, I also have a meh tea tin section on my cabinet that I need to go to every now and then. Tea that requires no fuss, that doesn’t require any effort on my part and offers no surprises!

Sami Kelsh

Yep, I totally have meh tea days. I don’t know why, but it’s true.


No-brainer, no-fuss teas are essential at my house.


Whew! I am glad to hear I am not alone.

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drank Rose Darjeeling by Lupicia
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Sunday. In a perfect world I would have the day to sit and read and drink tea. So thats what I’m going to do!
Reading a cozy murder mystery set in an English Great House, and this seemed like the right tea to have with it. Something very English about this. The rose, perhaps?


Ooh, this sounds lovely. On to my shopping list it goes.

Sami Kelsh

This sounds super English. I’m totally intrigued by the combination!

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drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
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What an interesting combination in this tea. Rose and apple. Huh.
A light steep is key here. Its mildly and pleasantly perfumy with a two to three minute steep, but it gets to be a little much if you go much longer than that. Good to know.
Its a very refreshing cup. I think this will probably be very good in the summertime, when refreshing is the watch word.


I really liked this one. Bet it’s good iced—the sample I tried was very small, so couldn’t hold any back for warm-weather experimentation.

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drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
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A new tea to try, and did I pay proper attention to steep time or temp? No! I was useless in the proper study of this tea.
I am not sure how much caramel I’m getting out of this. I do get a sweet and creamy cup of green tea, with roasty toasty undertones, but not so much caramel.
Still, this will be an enjoyable pot this afternoon.

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Once again I cannot find the proper balance in this tea. It tastes very much of candied violet, but I cannot pick out the rose.
Its not bad, its just a little one dimentional. I was expecting more balance and flavor layering.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Paris. It was a long day full of some tricky bits. I rewarded myself with a beautiful spring dinner (peas and brown rice and bacon cooked a little bit in butter, and steamed asparagus with a sauce of honey and lemon juice.) and decided to follow it by a beautiful cup of tea.
Paris. One sip and I just shut down into zenness. Yum.

Holly Faye

That sounds a bit like my day. Glad you had this amazing tea to even it out. It still makes my head spin a little, and in a good way.

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I, like many of us, work a couple of jobs. Today I have my normal day of work, but right now I’m in a conference call for job two, while I get ready for job one. Bleh.
Its gonna be that kind of day.
Bring on tea. I decided to brew a pot of failsafe tea. Thank goodness for Tower of London.


wow, props for multitasking… i think the closest i’ve come was successfully timing a blend that included Silver Needle, Black Dragon Pearls, Monkey Picked Oolong & Gyokuro Imperial (all different steeping times). i think it’s safe to say i hyperventilated a little.

i recently purchased Tower of London & was delighted to find, that as per a lot of reviews, it tastes like Paris ;p


It does! And its a tea that brews up easily, so it had that going for it this morning.

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drank Yume by Lupicia
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First day of spring tea continues!
This blend, with its strawberries and roses and vanilla, just screams spring time for me. Light and soft and delicious. My hand automatically pulled it off the cupboard today. Perfection on this splendid day. The weather is just as perfect as it should be for the first day of spring!


Yay spring!


Yay Lupicia!

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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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