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My continued day with the Earl of Grey.
This is very smooth. Possibly the smoothest Earl Grey that I have ever tried. The bergamot blends very well into this.
The trouble is, that even with this smoothness, I’m finding just a hint of bitter in it. Hmm.

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Today I have decided to have a date with the Earl, and drink the various Earl Greys that have made their way into my cupboard.
This was sent to me by Fuzzy_Peachkin, which was a nice surprise. I had been toying with the idea of this one, as I love vanilla and creamy teas. If anything would convince me of the magic of the Earl, then an infusion of vanilla would do it.
Not as vanillay as I would hope, though as my cup cools it does get creamier. The downside is that the bergamont doesnt mellow, and remains a bitter note throughout the cream.
I might add milk to this next, to play around with it. This seems like the Earl that I get along with the best, at the very least.


Yes, I too found that this wasn’t vanillay enough for me.

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Tonights cup of meh is this. I am beginning to suspect that Zheena’s tea is just not for me.

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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
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As this cools it becomes even creamier and creamier. Yum.


i do like this one.

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It is time to sipdown. Goodbye peculiar tea. Its been weird!
(thanks again to Fuzzy_Peachkin for this sample!)

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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Today was the first day that I woke up and said to myself “its almost fall!” Hooray! I cannot wait until fall.
So I decided to open up this sample, which I had been saving for a more autumnal day. It sounded like a fall tea.
Its good. Really good. I like this a whole bunch. Fruit teas and teas with almond are some of my favorites, so this blend is just lovely.
This order of Harney & Sons samples was supposed to rule out teas for me. All thats actually happened is that my “I should really buy this in full size” desire has gone up.


Haha – I know what you mean by the samples!


Samples are dangerous! ;-)


I am now seeing the treachery of samples. They lurk around and then bam! they take my money. To be fair, they do give me more deliciousness in return, but still…..


Yes, I keep this one on hand. Love it for quiet, book reading time, but it is well received at tea parties, too.

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In my resolution to drink at least one cup of something that I find meh every day, (in an effort to get it drunk and move on to bigger and better teas) I have poured myself a cup of this.
Memory serves that I found this really underwhelming, so I double bagged this cup in an attempt to enrich the chai and to lure out the promised vanilla. It has not worked.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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Aha! Here it is! This is everything that the Republic of Tea’s Peppermint Cuppa Chocolate should be. Read My Lips for the win!
Perfect blend of the peppermint and the chocolate, and a creamy undertaste that makes it feel like an indulgent and rich drink.
Yes! I may never be done trying new chocolate teas, but this is the frontrunner of the race so far. Yum. So glad that I picked this baby up.


I just tried this as well – it is quite good!

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Finally, an afternoon in close proximity to my kettle, and so I can have some afternoon tea!
I’ve never had a cup of darjeeling that was so floral before. I like it! Next time I make this I’m going to make some hot buttered toast to have with it, and have a proper afternoon tea.
This is good. I feel immedietly soothed and properly relaxed.
A million thank yous to Fuzzy_Peachkin, for going above and beyond the call of duty in sending me this.


I’m glad you liked it!

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drank Blue Ginger by Harney & Sons
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Woke up with a somewhat upset stomach, but I have a lot to do today, so I needed a cup of tea to accomodate all of that.
Enter this sample I ordered from Harney with my most recent order.
I love love love ginger. To paint you a picture, when going out to sushi, I will eat all of my pickled ginger, and all of my boyfriends as well. Love ginger.
And this is gingery! Spicy an just the slightest bit sweet, which might be the lychee.
I’m not sure if I’ll order a full tin of this, but this morning it was just the right thing.


I eat the pickled ginger too!


Sounds good for those type of mornings!

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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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