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57
drank Organic Assam by Harney & Sons
684 tasting notes

Today I must tend to my parents dog, who needs walking, and then I am going to the half off thrift store sales. Time to wake up!
Goodbye, Assam. You’re pretty good. I may very well get you again, as Harney & Sons is determined to send me tons of this as a sample. Ah well.
Sipdown, and I’m under 70 teas! Lets see how long that lasts….

gmathis

I live off thrift stores! (Our D.A.V. has 25-cent Sundays. Even with no fitting room, if you spend a buck and have to discard two pieces because you judged size incorrectly, you’ve still got a bargain!)

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62
drank Ume Vert by Lupicia
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Today is Lupicia sample day! The second sample sachet of this. Once again, the plum is really obvious, and not fake plum at all. Its not my favorite thing I’ve got from Lupicia, but its a nice flavored green.

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57
drank Muscat by Lupicia
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I love the Lupicia newsletter, with its free samples.
Grape flavored tea, eh? How very unexpected. It certainly smells just as advertised.
The taste has a slightly less bright grape flavour, but you do get the grape. Its very interesting.
I had this hot, but I imagine it would do well in a cold steep.

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77
drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Attempt # 2 with this tea.
Its still not as salted caramel-y as I would hope for. I tried it at a longer steep time (the package reccomends 4-7 minutes. Seven seemed a little long, so I did five), which removed the coffee like aftertaste, but did not bring out more of the saltiness that I was hoping for.
This is my experiementation tea. After each cup, I say to myself “I will try again!” This has got potential, and I’m hoping I can unlock it.

Nightshifter

Good luck and let us know if you find it. :)

Lala

I found this one best with double the amount of tea and a shorter steep, like 2 min. I didn’t ever get much salt, but I got burnt caramel with dark chocolate.

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69
drank Chocolate Tea by Harney & Sons
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The is the last untried chocolate tea in my cupboard (I think….).
The is also one of the last Harney samples I ordered. This is perfectly servicable, but a little light.
Not compleatly overwhelmed. I find that there are other chocolate teas that I like more.

Tealizzy

Have you tried chocolate delight by Tealux? It’s like hot cocoa!

Rosehips

I have not. Thats going on the shopping list!

ashmanra

I have a Chocolate Delight but I think it is by The Tea Guys. It is amazing.

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66
drank Damask Rose by Lupicia
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I’m almost through with this. Its not bad, but I wont be restocking this. Champange Rose is a much better execution of this concept. After I’m done, I wont be rebuying this, but at least I have the pretty tin!

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This is a cinnamon red hot in liquid form. From the first sip, I was instantly transported to the movie theatres of my youth, where, sometimes, I would have some of these instead of the usual popcorn.
I dunno, sometimes they sounded like a good idea, but when I have them they remind me that they are not my favorite. By a long shot.
Still, there is no denying the power of this tea. It is a thing of epic power. Its just not for me.

JustJames

did you add any milk/cream? it makes an awesome latte! (i was very surprised).

Rosehips

No, I didnt add anything. Next time I get some, I’ll try that!

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There has been a lot of excited talk about the new fall teas, and I was feeling a little left out. However I’ve got this! And I havent tried it enough! And even though its going to be hot today, it still feels like fall, somehow, so time to brew up some Pumpkin Creme Brulee.
Very pumpkin-y, like a well baked pie. And I even get a crisp sugar note, like the top of a creme brulee. Yum.
Fall tea envy abated. For now.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

This is another one from Butiki I want to try! Why does Stacy have so many yummy blends?

Rosehips

I suspect super powers.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Probably! Which makes me wonder if she wears superhero tights and a cape! :-)

JustJames

i like this concept… she’s making a custom tea for me. and now i have this image of her in super hero garb with a harry potter wand and an apron while she cooks it up. =0)

Sil

Just James – what is she cooking up for you?

Butiki Teas

Oh boy, I’m afraid I’m not the spandex type. How about Axyl Rose or a dead cheerleader? http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/butikiteas/media/Halloween/halloween.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 Hahaha

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Hah! I love the one of Axyl Rose.And as for spandex, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. I never realized how freeing they are until I started running in them! Just thnk how good the tea would be if you felt freed from all the cares of the world in spandex! ;-)

Butiki Teas

I dunno, though you make a good case. :)

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57
drank Organic Assam by Harney & Sons
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Harney’s seems determined that I will like this, as every order I’ve ever recieved from them has included samples of this.
Its very nice, but its not a favorite. Still, on this morning, when I am exsausted, this dark and malty tea is a strong way to help me up in the morning.

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67
drank Love by Pukka
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This is a spicy/sweet combination, very unusual for a camomile, and I like it.
All the talk of the new DAVIDsTea fall collection made me want something a little spicy before bed, but I need to sleep deeply tonight, so a herbal was in order.
Enter Love tea. Bingo.
How many teas with the word “Love” in them do I own? At least three, now that I think about it!
I’m almost through this, but its easily got in my local area, so it might very well wander back into my cupboard after its through.

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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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