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I’m glad that Ost has sent me a couple of these tea bags, as I have not yet formed a complete opinion. I should know better than to try a new tea on a busy morning, but I apparently never learn.
I can tell you that this is very rich and sweet, a touch of plum, a dollop of vanilla. It does feel somewhat pudding-y, and it was a hearty first cup of tea of the day.
I’ll give it an actual rating after the next cup, though.

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drank Chocolate Mint by Harney & Sons
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Another tea at the boyfriends house, which is lovely, as it lets me cheat, and drink new teas, without breaking the ban!
Did you know that the Harney Tins have “effects” listed on them? This one says it sweetens me and my loved ones. Ha! Cute. Now I need to go read all the rest.
I’m not the worlds biggest fan of chocolate teas, but a chocolate mint isn’t bad at all. I won’t be bringing this into my own cupboard, I think, but it will be nice to have every once in a while, as a guest tea.

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Tazo
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At the boyfriends today, trying to play Don’t Starve Together, which is proving a challenge. But I have tea from his well stocked tea bar!
This is actually really good. Creamy, lush feeling. I’m liking it. When I’m allowed to buy teas again, then I might get some of this.
As it stands, though, I need to be on a buying hiatus for a while, in any case.

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Backlogged from yesterday-
Of course on the last day of Butiki teas, I had to drink one of their blends. And this seemed like such a soft, dreamlike way to toast that wonderful creator, Stacy, and all her teas.
Cheers, Butiki! You brought us a lot of joy.

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I am almost done with this. Eeep! And then I must wait a long time before it returns to me. Ah well.
Perfect start to Friday, rich, pepperminty, with the smooth vanilla taste. So good.

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drank The au Chocolat by Lupicia
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Its fun to revist a tea. I haven’t had this in ages, what is my opinion? Has it changed?
This smells fantastically chocolatish, rich, liqurey. Very good. I enjoy it!
Thanks to Ost who I believe is the one who shipped this out to me.

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drank Caribe by Harney & Sons
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Today in tea drinking, our friend Rosehips begins to panic slightly about the size of her cupboard, and the fact that more teas will be arriving soon. So lets join her as she works her way through various samples.
Harney & Sons really, really want me to like this, as this is the third sachet I’ve got from them of this. Its not the blend for me. I’m not major on tropical flavors, and this just misses the mark for me.
Oh well. Its gone, and I can breath that much easier. Sheesh, Still so much tea to drink!

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In my quest to try all the dessert teas, Ost has been helpful, in sending this along.
I’m glad to have tried it. Its rather chocolaty, which is not my very favorite tea flavor, but its got a nice and creamy mouthfeel.
I wish there was more of a frosting note, though. I’m getting cake, just not quite cupcake.
This is one of those samples that is fab to try, but it illustrates that you’re probably not going to buy it.
Many thanks to Ost for the sample!

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drank White Christmas by Lupicia
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I really liked the mini tins from Lupicias holiday collection. Just enough tea in them to try the tea, and make up your mind, not enough to get bored with it.
The opinion on this is that its good, but I would not go out of my way for it. I find the blend of flavors to be a little puzzling, but its not undrinkable.
This is a sipdown! All te more nessisary, as I have some teas from Butiki coming in.

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I generally like Christmas teas, maybe just because I like Christmas :) But what I really like is the charming packaging a lot of Christmas teas come in!


Agreed! And Lupicia had some lovely holiday teas.

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I woke up with a headache, which sucks majorly. Bleh.
But! I had some of this, and feel much better.
I really don’t know how this tea can manage to taste “dusted” but it does. It tastes exactly like a custard with a faint dusting of nutmeg across the top. I always feel like I’m missing a spoon, when I have this, like I should be eating it out of a ramekin, not drinking it out of my largest tea cup.
So creamy! So rich! So, so very impressed.


Glad you’re feeling better!


Thanks! Headaches suck. Tea always helps, though.

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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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