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Maybe there is something wrong with my batch. I am still not impressed.
I can taste the almond, but its normal almond, not a sweet almond, if that makes any sense. And I am getting none of the sugar or the cookie aspects of this. This is a problem, as I have a sweet tooth the size of my head, and tea is an outlet for this. Tea will not make me gain insane amounts of weight, like an endless supply of baked goods will.
Gah. And I have a lot of this Simpson and Vail tea, as I got a fair amount with my black friday orders. And the paper packaging worries me, just a little.
Well, I will make an effort to drink this all quickly, both for purposes of freshness, and for reasons of meh.


Try overleafing and then steeping for like 2.5 minutes at around 180. That pulls out some cookie flavor. I was really disappointed in this tea too until I tried that. Still not mind blowing, but if you have more to get through, it might help.


Yeah, this one really let me down, especially considering all the raves. I will try overleafing though. Maybe we can salvage our orders.

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drank Milk Oolong by The Republic of Tea
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This afternoons cup of tea, a break from tidying.
I’m almost through of this. It will be good to be done with it, though there is absolitly nothing wrong with it.

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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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Tea of the afternoon. I’m hosting a new years party, so the prep of the house begins.
But I have this tea! And it is creamy and good! So I am suitably calmed.

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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This isnt brewing up as sweet as it smells. It smells like lucky charms!
I will play around with this. I do get a spoingy marshmallow taste lurking in there. So there must be a steeping that will encourage it to step out.

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drank Gypsy Rose by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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The first tea I’ve pulled out of the sampler of 12 that she sent me. I’ve had this one before, of course, and its alright. I find it a bit perfumy, but this cup was pretty nice.

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My second cup of tea this morning, before I go out to my parents.
Yum, vanilla and peppermint. Lovely.
Once again, a Happy Hogswatch to you all!

Josie Jade

I had this one this morning too!

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drank Fete de Versailles by Nina's Paris
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First review? No pressure.
I got this as a gift to myself, and have been saving it for today. To all of you who celebrate this, Happy Christmas! For all of you who do not, happy Wednesday!
This smells very nice in the pretty holiday tin. Orange-y and sweet. And it looks so pretty, with the petals. I swear I even spied some golden shimmery bits, but that could just be imagination. And big chunks or orange peel.
Its very citrusy, with an after taste of spices. I keep looking around for the orange in my cup.
Enjoyable, I must say.
I will have time for some more tea, and then off to my parents house, where I may not get tea for a while. (humph, coffee-drinkers).
The best of the season to you, Steepster.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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I think the last cup of tea tonight will be this. Its such a warming, lovely cup.
And to all a good night.

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drank White Chocolate Frost by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh this smells good. So very good. Its got the tingle of peppermint, and a beautiful note of creamy vanilla chasing after that peppermint.
I thought this would be just the thing for Christmas eve. Its a calm tea, and special and beautiful. It seems appropriate.


Sounds wonderful. Gentle. Calming.

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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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Gingerbread baked, and now for the annual viewing of Hogfather.
This is a lovely cuppa tea. I will probably be drinking more of it before the night is done.

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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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