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This is a sample I got in the most recent Harneys order, which has been languishing in my sample bowl. Well, it is a day for bravery and tea! So into the cup it goes.
Its almost silly, seeing the pearls in a sachet, but I must say they brewed up quite well. This is a mildly perfumy tea, and actually very nice. I am impressed. Its so gentle, its almost a floating tea, if you take my meaning. I feel lighter than air drinking it. A delicate little cup.

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drank Caribe by Harney & Sons
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Hmm. This is absolutly a smack of fruitiness, but as its tropical fruit, I have mixed feelings.
Still, I have a second sachet, so I dont need to compleatly make up my mind on it yet.

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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A leftover slice of birthday cake is a perfect accompanyment to this tea. It was actually a bit of a challenge, finding one that would compliment the vanilla pound cake (as I’d already had a vanilla tea this morning, and wanted a change), so I decided to go for a full on sugar fest, with this as the paring.
Yum. I’ll eat/drink something savory later, to balance this all out. But for now, yum.

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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This mornings pot of tea, to accompany an english muffin with local honey. Yum. Good to start off my day. Now, off to my morning shift at work.
Around here, its a three day weekend, and I could not be happier for that.

Fjellrev

Definitely sounds like a good way to start the day. :)

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlogged from last night.
Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes. It was a very nice day.
I ended it with a mug full of this. I do love a theme!
But this was delicious, with a very maple-y flavor, along with the taste of icing. A good way to end the day.

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drank L'Anniversaire by Fauchon
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A great many thanks to JustJames for this tea, which is the best possible tea to start off my day.
Its my birthday! So a birthday cake tea is the best way to start off my next year of life.
This is like a cream-puff, light and fluffy, though the mint was a bit of a surprise. Still, very tasty, and thematically appropriate!

caile

Happy Birthday!!!

keychange

Happy birthday to you!

Dexter

Happy Birthday!!! Have an awesome day.

Roswell Strange

Happy Birthday!

Terri HarpLady

Yay! Happy Birthday!

MissB

Happy You Day! I hope it brings forth a year full of joy, wonder, and abundance.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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The very first time I tried this, it was strawberry delicious, but I havent been able to reproduce that first cup. Hmm.
Its not bad, but not quite what I remember.
I ordered myself some Lupicia tea, including Yume, which is one I love, with a simalar flavor profile. I’ll be trying Carol and Yume back to back sometime soon.

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Why is waking up so hard? My bed is an oasis of softness and warmth, and its very hard to remove myself from its embrace.
Tea is often the only motivator to get out of bed.
I’ve noticed that I reach for this faster than just about everything on a Thursday morning, my fastest and earliest day of the week. Probably because its bagged, so brewes up with minimal supervision, and sips very nicely.

keychange

I hear you on how difficult it is to get out of bed. I feel I should be paid for it.

Rosehips

Keychange, I could not agree more.

Terri HarpLady

Being self-employed makes it even harder…yawn…

gmathis

My flannel sheets have triple the gravitational pull of Earth-grav at 6:00 a.m.

Fjellrev

I hate how the bed feels especially comfy right before you have to get up, like if you wake up 10-20 minutes before your alarm goes off, and you just want to lie there and enjoy that softness and warmth whilst being awake.

Rosehips

Its just not fair. Fjellrv, and then when you go back to bed, its never quite as comfortable, and I have a hard time getting to sleep. How unfair.

Fjellrev

Exactly! Seriously, what’s with that.

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drank Boléro by Mariage Frères
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Huh. I can honestly say I’ve never had a tea like this one before.
Fruity, lush, and mellow. You do get the peach and apricot, which is amazing. It tastes like some fancy drink with a little umbrella in it.
Now, I must admit to not being the worlds biggest fan of peaches, but I have enjoyed this so much.
Thank you to JustJames for providing this impressive tea.
Sipdown!

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Got a sachet of this in the mail, with the newsletter, so decided it would be one of the mornings cups.
Still buttery and mellow and nice.

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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!
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