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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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Yesterday, boyfriend and I went to a Steampunk convention, which was a great deal of fun. We went to a lecture on the history of tea while we were there, as well. It was quite funny, and I did learn a bit. I love steampunk, as its a society that knows its tea. I almost chased down a woman with a parasol with a tea pot and cup on it. (I carry a parasol almost all the time. I’m very fair, and sunburn quickly, so hats and parasols are the name of the game.)
My David’s tea arrived yesterday, and I’m trying all the pumpkin teas.
This is the one I’ve had before. I remember you, Pumpkin Chai. This is a nice chai, but I don’t really get pumpkin out of it. Caramel and autumn spices, yes, but not a pumpkin note. That’s alright! I’m happy to have this fall flavor in my house.
Its going to be nearly a hundred degrees again today. I’m pretending it is not so with my cup of tea!


Oh my word! I love Steampunk too!!
Were you dressed up for it too?


That sounds like so much fun!


I was dressed up! I love costumes, and have a lot of fun making them. Sadly no pictures, this time around, though.

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Unfortunately its heating up again here. Its going to be in the 90’s this weekend, which is so sad!
Maybe if I drink some autumn flavors, it will encourage the cold weather to come? Please?

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Ok, this is technically a sipdown, but I always feel like it doesn’t count. I’ll be getting Paris again quite soon, so it doesn’t seem like a proper sipdown.
But, I shall consider it one.
I’m running so low on tea. I remember when having thirty some odd teas was a lot of tea. Now I’m looking at it and going….. I’m going to run out! Tea famine!
Heh, how times have changed.

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Oh its going to be a long day of work. That’s ok, I can manage, but still, it is annoying.
One of my morning mindless teas, to get me going, and then off I go.

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My stomach is a bit touchy tonight, so I rummaged through the cupboard, and pulled out this.
I like this blend. Its mild, and comforting, and has the benefits of both mint and ginger, so hopefully my stomach will take those and settle down.
In other news, its heating up around my neck of the woods again. Boo! I’m ready for my sweaters and more comfort drinking tea! Come on!
Life of a California tea drinker can be a hard one….


Totally! I was just thinking about how I should be pulling out sweaters by now, but it’s HOT!

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drank Decaf Muscat by Lupicia
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Lupicia teas always smell amazing, both in sachet (or loose) or brewed up in the cup. This smells just like sweet green grapes.
It looses a bit of the grape-ness when tasted, but its a light and sweet tea, and I really like it. There is a faint taste of wine to it (which I suppose is technically grape), but not in a boozy way. Its very pleasant, and I’m glad to have had it!

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Aha! Fistpump! Dancing in the streets. I am the slayer of teas. The queen of my cupboard. Its all gone. This tea, which was never a great cup, is now officially gone, and never shall its shadow darken my cupboard again.
I am feeling a bit dramatic this morning, but I feel there is cause.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Horrors. Horrors!
After an amazingly long and difficult day at work, I decided that I was going to order some fall teas. I ordered a few (with more to come. Oh man), but I went over to Harney & Sons, to get some of my favorite autumn blend, Boston.
Its sold out. Out! Guys! Does this mean I’m going to have no Boston this year? No! It cannot be.
Is it too early to panic? I feel like panicking.
I hope there will be a fresh blend of the stuff soon.
Or I could order a pound of it? How nuts is that? Nuts?
I know that “normal” people would notknow the drama of teas, but you guys do.

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Milk is extra important today, as I oversteeped this today, making it too bitter for my tastes.
I have one pot left of this. I shall try and sip down this sucker this week. I’m ready!


hmm, if a tea rates a 43 from me that usually means it’s going in the trash :)


I really should, but I’m so close to the end!

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I’ve caught the sipdown fever! I am possessed with the desire to blow through a bunch of teas that I’ve got small numbers for. Yes! I will trim and tidy my cupboard, before new teas arrive!
That said, I have not yet finished this on up. Curses. One more pot? One and a half? I can do it!


Yay for sipdowns!

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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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