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My quest to drink more Green Tea continues.
This is nice! Turns out I quite like a Jasmin green tea. Its softly floral and just the littlest bit savory. Yum.
I really like Lupicia. I’ve found that I enjoy just about all of their blends.

TeaBrat

I’m a fan of theirs as well. :)

TheTeaFairy

+1, I enjoy them a little too much…

Anna

Lupicia lovers unite!

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The first shift of the day was quite busy. I’ve got some time at home till I have to go back for the evening class, so I’ll cook up lunch, excercise, and do some freelance work as well.
But first, tea.
I love you, Tower of London. This is, for me, an all seasons tea. Wonderful.

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drank Pure Mint by Twinings
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Early morning cuppa tea!
This is one of my handy dandy “not spectacular but decent” teas, which work beautifully for a morning like today, where I am awake, but not happy about it.
This is bagged, so its quick and tidy, and good. Just what one needs before a long day of work ahead!

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Post fencing cuppa tea!
This is a mildly lemon tea. Almost lemon balm ish. Faintly, I dunno, waxy? That doesnt sound good, does it? Well, its pleasant and light, and good to have on a hot evening.

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drank Fete de Versailles by Nina's Paris
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I think I’ve only got one more pot of this. Maybe one and a bit.
I’m glad. This is not a bad tea, but it was never going to be my favorite, and I’ve found it to be problematic to sip on. So getting it gone would be quite the achievement, for which I would be happy.
Though I must admit, it steeped pretty nicely today. Its just not my favorite combination of flavors.

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drank Vanilla Rooibos Parfait by Tazo
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You know, I really like Rooibos in a sachet. It makes clean up so much easier. And I do like an easy cleanup.
This turned out really well tonight. Very vanilla icing like. Good, that hits spot.

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drank Marie-Antoinette by Nina's Paris
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I saw the bottom of the tin today while I was parcing this out! I cant believe it. Its amazing. I’ve only got a few pots of this left.
I’ve got mixed feelings about Marie-Antoinette. I love that is a sour apple tea, but I’m not completely sold. Something has just never set perfectly. Well, oh well.
Its hot! Argh. We have entered into my summer season, my least favorite. Argh.

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
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Backlogged from yesterday.
Why am I so timid of green tea? I can never quite wrap my brain around it. But, with the temps yesterday being in the 100s, I thought it “felt” right to have.
For starts, this smells wonderful. Jasmine and a sparkiling grape note. Beautiful and pleasant. Why had I ignored this tin so long?
Well, brewed up the smell is not quite as impressive, and I found a bitter note lurking around in the back. This is, quite possibly, all my fault. I’m used to brewing robust black teas, and I might be applying that heavy handedness to this pot. Well, next time I’ll steep lighter, or with cooler water, and see what I think of it then.
Hurrah to drinking teas that have been languishing in the back of cupboards! Drink tea 2014!

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
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Oh I am exsausted. I could not sleep last night. It took forever to get to sleep, and then I kept waking up, including half an hour before my alarm was supposed to go off. Ugh.
Probably its the heat. Its very hard for me to get proper sleep when its been so hot out. And its unpleasant. Ugh!
How is it Monday again? Every time I think I’ve just settled into the weekend, bam! Monday! Time to go back to the office! Gah!
Tea, help.
On a morning like today I am not fiddling about with Meh teas. Nope. Bring me the standby, fruit and honey cup of Tower of London. Bring it to me!

Cameron B.

This is one of the teas from Harney that I am very keen to try. How strong of a bergamot flavor does it have, if you don’t mind my asking?

Rosehips

Its present, but not overwhelming. I’m not huge on bergamot, (to the point that some Earl Grey’s are too much for me), but this is a mild and managable one. I highly recommend it.

Cameron B.

I was just curious because Paris apparently has bergamot in it, but I don’t really taste it at all. Perhaps my palate is underdeveloped. :P

Rosehips

I think that Tower is Paris’s sibling. Same amount of bergamot (Paris is one of my other favorites)

Cameron B.

Okay, I’ll be sure to try it sometime soon. Thanks for all the info. :)

TheTeaFairy

I’m with you Cameron, Paris doesn’t taste like bergamot to me either, even if I know it’s in there…

Dexter

(Paris and Tower OOOOOZZZZEEEEE blerg to me. No thank you, can’t do it. I think it’s a case of “if you don’t like something, that’s ALL you taste” – others that don’t mind it, don’t notice it as much – IMHO)

TheTeaFairy

Dexter, you are too funny ;-)

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