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I had leftover milk in my creamer, so instead of throwing it away, or pouring it back into the jug, I am brewing a cup, and trying an experiment.
Now, I prefer my tea black. I am of the opinion that if a tea needs milk or sugar, then its not a fantastic tea.
But, I’ve recently been drinking down some less enjoyed teas, and milk is helping. And the flavor difference in the teas I don’t particularly care for made me wonder about the difference that might occur in teas I like.
That’s a longwinded way of saying that I added milk to this cup today.
I don’t notice a huge difference here. It sweetens the almond into a more marzipan-y taste, but I wouldent say that it really improves the cup. Still, an interesting experiment!


What a good idea, this tea goes well with my vanilla week, I think I have a little left in the back of the cabinet and I still have my milk out!

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Zero energy this morning. So hard to get up!
This will never be a favorite, and I wont be getting more when it is done. But I found the acceptable formula for drinking it. Small amount of tea, light steep, and milk. And usually I don’t like my tea with milk!
Well, it helped to wake me up, so that’s good.

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This is from last night
I had an upset stomach, and this tea has ginger, peppermint and chamomile in it, so its perfect for that.
Last night was frustrating. One of those days where nothing seemed like the right thing to do.

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After my sub par cup this morning, I wanted a proper cup. So I have cranked up the ac, made some toast with lemon curd, and poured this.
This tea is so smooth, with light and delicious layers to it. Not even a little bitter. And this pares so well with the bright aftertaste of lemon curd in my mouth from my toast. I recommend that combination!

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Take two of this tea has not improved my opinion.
It claims it is a black tea, but it tastes so herbal, and medicially herbal as well. Bleh.
I am not super impressed. I had hopes for this company as it was easily avalible, so I hoped that I could find decent tea. Judging from this one, I don’t think I’ll be getting more from this brand.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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It was such a busy weekend! I wen’t to the local Shakespeare company production of Comedy of Errors, which was fun, and then spent the rest of the time indoors, whining about the heat.
Its very hot. Almost too hot for tea. Gah.
This was this mornings cup, but I’m drinking one now. I’m tired, and could use a delicious cup of wake up juice right now.
And I can sleep a bit longer tomorrow. That will be delightful.

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My eyelids are practically glued shut. Argh. I hope this morning goes smoothly.
On to the tea! This is really good. Its smooth, and not at all bitter, with warm notes layered on top of each other.
I think that this will really come into its own when its the fall. But I’ll enjoy it until then.

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Friday! Its Friday! Hurrah!
My house is having bizzare internet problems, so I’m sorry that posting has been spotty.
I don’t like summer. Its hot. Drink hot tea every morning, and it makes me very warm and uncomfortable. Bleh.
Bring me autumn at once!


I once took a cold shower and then cranked the a/c just so I could enjoy my tea more. Summer is pretty wretchedly hot here in North Carolina.


i’m stubborn like you. i too, insist on drinking my hot tea even in the summer ;)

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Five hours of sleep last night. Ugh. And a busy morning.
I had a cup of this to help me wake up. I prefer it in loose leaf, of course, but there is something to be said for having this in sachets as well. Even I cant screw it up, when I am barely awake.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Waho. Word count for the day is done, healthy dinner cooked, and a good book. What this day needs is a cup of tea.
I’ve never been much one for tea with milk, but I’ve been drinking a few (less than stellar) teas I have with milk, and now I’m curious? Do you guys drink Comoro with milk? I wonder….


I think I have, and liked it.
(Word count done for the day…isn’t that a wonderful feeling to go to sleep on?)


I have, but I put milk in most black teas.. I think this one is well suited for it though and reminds me of vanilla hot chocolate.


Vanilla hot chocolate? I’ve gotta to try this with milk, if it makes it like that! (and yes, word count done is glorious to sleep on)

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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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