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drank Daruma by Lupicia
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Yesterday I thought I should have a wide open day, to drink tea and relax. Ha! Nope.
Boyfriends car was in the shop, so there was much running about and errands and car parts and waiting for mechanics and it was all rather tedious and tea free.
Then I got talked into watching the Wolf of Wall St, which no one warned me was three hours long, and so I got home to bed at 1:30 in the morning.
Then, today, up at 6:30, to stagger onto my day.
So I am knackered, and wiped out, and am ready for more tea and possibly a nap.
This savory/sweet/spicy tea is an interesting wake up in my sleepy afternoon.

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Backlogged from this morning.
I was so compleatly and overwhelmingly exsausted this morning, that I needed a quick cup of caffine.

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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Ah, tea.
Yesterdays tea drinking was sadly curtailled by my boyfriends car breaking down, so I ferried him about all day, to parts stores and mechanics, and then I had a family dinner to attend.
I dont know what I’m up to today, but its going to involve tea!
I’m starting with this, which is a gentle and mild vanilla tea. Its a good one to gently ease me into the daylight hours.

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My significant other is a romantic soul, and knew the way to make me feel happy was a gift of tea. So he took himself bravely into the tea aisle, and hunted around, and this is what he came away from.
I love ginger. Majorly love ginger. I am less wild about peaches, but I’ve heard good things about this tea, so I was happy when, after our romantic dinner of mac n’ cheese and champange, he brewed me up a cup of this, as we split chocolate for dessert.
Its good! I’ll happily experiment around with it, but its a nice combination of sweet fruit and savory ginger, and my first cup was very nice.
Obviously you will all get updates on my opinion as I keep drinking this.

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drank Almond Black by Simpson & Vail
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This is the S&V tea that tastes most like what is advertised. Its a very mellow nuttiness, which is good. I think, of all the Simspon and Vail teas I’ve had, this is maybe my favorite.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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I felt that a floral tea would be appropriate this morning. And this was the one to call out to me this morning.
I like this, but I dont like it as much as my very first cup of it.
Its rosy with a faint sweetness, but at the front edge of the flavor is a bit of bitterness. The base, perhaps?
Well, I have one cup left of this. I intend to drink it back to back with Yume, which is a very close flavor profile.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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Pink tea! This is fun. Its extra sweet, and a little bit tart, and very pink. Its a lot of fun.
Today its a sipdown. I might pick up some more sometime in the future, as its fun.
I’m almost to 45 teas. I’ve told myself, that when I do get to that amount I can order some new teas. Excitingly close.


I find the color of this one difficult to reconcile with the taste. ;-)

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This has been on my list of things to try, so I was delighted when it showed up in the Republic of Tea mailer.
I love caramel. I love vanilla. I am helpless in the face of cake. On the surface, this tea is exactly what the doctor ordered.
In practice? Nope. It tastes oddly chemical and fake. A faint hint of a very faux vanilla and even faker caramel. A disapointment. I will pull this off the wishlist.


Awe…. I had hopes for this one too


this one was weird….i’m surprised at how bad i thought it was! a very faux flavor, whatever it was. i got the impression of hazelnut :/


I agree!

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Time for my Thursday mid morning break. A pot of Tower and an English muffin with local honey is my treat.
I love this tea. It is (so far) the only tea I’ve ever bought an entire pound of. Faintly fruity, with warm honey undertones. Ah yes, a lovely cup.

Flavors: Honey, Stonefruits


A pound—wow! Enjoy! ;-)

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drank Pure Mint by Twinings
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From this morning.
I like this. Its a no complications tea. I just let it steep, and sip it down, and call it a morning, as I bumble around getting ready.
I’ve also found its best not to drink anything too precious on a Thursday early morning, as most of my engergy is spent cursing my alarm clock.

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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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