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I’ve got a work training this afternoon (on a Sunday! Boo!) and I doubt there will be tea.
I’m making up for yesterdays lack of tea with tea I really like. This is a good follow up to Boston, as its got a simalar flavor profile. What is it about almond that seems to very autumnal.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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Yesterday was great fun, but I had absolutly no tea (horrors) and so today I am celebrating my return to my tea pot with this cup of almond autumnal deliciousness. Yay!

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Its…. its…. gone. Sniff.


I am sitting here on pins and needles waiting for my Harney order to arrive. I have plenty of this one, but some other beloved blends are gone!


Ashmanra, you’re like the h and s queen!


It`s the absent one that we often most want to drink…

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve been drinking this a lot lately, but its starting to feel a little desperate. I am not overtly impressed with Salted Caramel, unfortunatly. I keep thinking that, with the right combo of time, water temprature, teapot, atmosphiric pressure, planet alignment, ancient chanting, and blind luck, and this will turn into the salted caramel candy in a cup I had been so hoping for.
Nope, not this time either.
Excuse me, I need to go find the sacred tea pot of K’a Ixspuchel, which is said to brew the perfect cup of tea every time (except on every second Wednesday), and try again….


I have caramel vanilla assam, and it is magnificent. I’ll have to try that oolong! It looks wonderful. Thank you for the suggestion!


The oolong tastes straight up like creme brulee. SO GOOD! They do sell generous sample packs!


the caramel vanilla is THE ONLY caramel i have ever been ablr to detect in tea. it’s quite beautiful… and just that much more decadent with brown sugar mixed in.


Have you tried the oolong JustJames?

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drank Candy Corn Black Tea by 52teas
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I set out on this cup with some trepidation. I love candy corn. Love love love candy corn. Its great. I want it all the time. Nom!
So, a candy corn flavored tea was an unresistable temptation, and I gladly got myself a little packet of it.
Its good! The honey flavor is subtle and sweet, and the additons of actual candy corns is amazing. I’m certainly having a cup of this on Halloween!

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drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
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I do love the Lupicia newsletter, sending me samples of things that I would never order. I suppose thats the point of the samples.
This is fresh and almost juicy. Readers of my reviews might notice a theme- green tea is not my thing. I try, but its just not what grabs me out there in tea-land.
That said, this is pretty good!

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I am not sure if I am actually liking this less and less, or if I’m just getting fatigue because I keep sipping and it never seems to get lower. Grr. C’mon tea, work with me.

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Nom nom nom. Tasty. This is really well balanced. I think theres lemon or orange peel in this, wich is genius! What a good idea! I’ve found that in a lot of savory things, be it tea or actual food, the addition of a little citrus just makes it. It adds a “bright” note into it, which creates a whole new dimention of yum.
The actual pumpkin note is secondary to the pie spice taste, but overall I’m a fan.
Pro tip. BBQ turkey jerky does not pair well with pumpkin tea. Just FYI.


LOL, bad pairing with turkey jerky…..


I don’t even want to begin imagining such a combination.

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Ooooh, now there are delemmas. Theres a sale at Harneys….. I could order more of this….. must… resist….. temptation….


I caved and ordered it. :P

Terri HarpLady

I’m standing strong. Day 17.

Terri HarpLady

but don’t let me hold you back! :)

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New-ish tea goals.
If I have a tea in my cupboard that has no notes, or I havnt tried it, what exactly is stopping me, eh? Get a move on! You own this tea, drink it!
This….. is chamomile. Its not bad, standard issue. I expected the saffron to add something more to it, but it didnt quite brew up that well. In the box it smells a bit roasty, but I’m not noticing anything special about it in the cup.
Still, I like to have a chamomile in my cupboard at all times.

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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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