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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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Closet purge 2014! I should really do this more often. I am pulling everything out of my closet, and giving it the ol eye, and arranging it into three piles. Yes, absolutly keeping, and these get hung back up/ put into drawers- purgatory. I’ve got six months to wear it, or out it goes,- and the nopes, which are being boxed up to consign or give to charity.
This is actually very cathartic, and I’m finally forcing myself to get rid of things that are too big/I havent worn in years/are not my style anymore. Every year I try to refine my fashion sense, and part of that is getting rid of the old stuff.
This tea is a perfect accompaninment to it. Its uncomplicatedly good, and I dont need to focus all of my attention on it to enjoy it.


Nicely done!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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This morning at work was very busy, but it went well! So I rewarded myself by cooking a nice lunch, and brewing up this.
I love Paris, but I understeeped this today. Well, that is my own folly. Its still nice, if not quite as good as it usually is. My own fault, and not the teas.


I’m going to brew myself a cup of this immediately.


That sounds like an excelent plan. I can’t wait to read your review.

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Of the Simpson & Vail teas I ordered, this is the most distinct of the ones I’ve tried. I do get gingerbread, though the ginger is not as intense as I could hope.
I had just a bit of this left, so I overleafed a little and brewed it up. This tastes just about the same as before overleafing.
As much as I like ginger, its time to sip this one down. Goodbye Gingerbread black! I’ll move on to other gingerbread teas.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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In a bit, when my significant other is back from roller skating, he and I are going to watch episode one of the new season of Sherlock. We’ve been too busy to sit down and do it till now, and I’m going mad! I cant wait to see it. Nobody spoil anything!
Calming tea, while the excitement grows. Sherlock!

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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Aha. I should probably, given my current energy level, be drinking an energetic tea, but I reached for this gentle vanilla tea today. Its lovely, though its not helping in the desire to get up, get dressed, and go for work.
Bleh. Work. Getting in the way of my tea drinking.
But this is quite a nice vanilla tea. Gentle, but not unnoticable. I’m glad I’ve got a fair bit of it.


Don’t you hate it when work interferes with tea drinking….


We need a forum thread of jobs compatible with tea drinking.

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Ah, how I love being self-employed. It’s 11 AM, & I’m sitting here slurping soup & sipping tea in yoga pants & an ancient moth eaten cashmere sweater (which Tony keeps threatening to burn, BTW. I don’t wear it in public, but it’s still SO SO comfy for home!)

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Ok, its my break! I have just enough time to excercise and also to eat lunch, but priority number one, as I finish up paperwork from the morning session, is a cup of tea.
I’ve tried to overleaf this and give it a 2 min steep, which was recommended to me. This process makes it pleasant, but not memorable. I’ll use this technique on the remaining cups of Simpson and Vail tea (and I’ve got a lot of those, eep), to try and encourage deliciousness.
Well, onwards, and to the next thing!

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Today is going to be a whopper. Only about one break, before a madhouse day between two jobs, in the busy season.
So, a dependable cup is required. Thank you, vanilla almond black! Now, to get dressed and get going.


I hope today treats you well!


woooo good luck!

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drank Milk Oolong by The Republic of Tea
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The end of this. A sipdown for the new year.
The guests slept till noon, and I fed them honey bread and bananna bread and some tea (they wanted noncaffinated tea, so I gave them that).
I had my last cup of this oolong, which was a nice and comforting tea. On to new and exciting oolongs.

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The first tea of the new year! Everyone in my house is still asleep. Most of my guests from the party stayed over, so as not to drive on the dangerous roads. And now its 10:30, and everyone is conked out still. Thats alright, I get a quiet moment of serenity in the new year!
I had quite a decision this morning. The first tea of the New Year. Well, it had to be a good one, one of my favorites, to ring in the new year. This was it.
As always, warm and cozy heaven in a cup. It just makes me feel snug and happy, and I sipped it in a beautiful antique cup, and sat at my table, and was happy.
A good start to the new year. The only downside is that this was my last little bit of this! Never fear. It wont be gone for long. I know it.
Now, to prepare for when they do wake up, and want breakfast.


You sound like a great host! Letting everyone sleep in, making breakfast, etc.


Here’s to serenity, however it comes to you.

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drank Milk Oolong by The Republic of Tea
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Cooking and the final desperate stabs at cleaning commences for my party tonight!
The dishes are all traditionally lucky new years dishes. I’m making Soba Noodle salad (no idea why this is lucky, actually), Hoppin John (rice, black eyed peas, bacon. Lucky because the beans look like money) salad (green like money) with honey spice cake (for sweetness in the new year), and shortbread, to be eaten at midnight. And champange, of course.
So I am sipping on something soothing, to help with the headache that I’ve got budding behind my eyes.
To the kitchen! That cake is not going to bake itself.

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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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