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Ok, I don’t think this has any tea in it. It tastes herbal, and a medicinal herbal at that. I can barely see the leaf in it, for all the giant red things (that I assume are freeze dried raspberries, but they look like fruitiy pebbles.)
Blerhg. Not impressed at all.

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drank Nutty Almond Cream by Tiesta Tea
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I found this at Target, and was so impressed with loose leaf at a major retailer that I had to grab a pouch.
Are there companies that don’t make this tea? Tevanna, DavidsTea, I swear everyone makes this nut tea that turns hot pink. This is Oh So Nuts, just in different packaging.
Well, that’s ok. It could be worse, I must say.I do like this tea, it makes for an uncomplicated evening cup. I just find it amusing that it is everywhere.

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drank Tokio by Lupicia
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This was a Lupicia sample, and it seemed like a flavored green would be just the thing now.
In the sachet this smells amazing. Completely sweet, like candy, like….. melon gum? It smells fantastic.
Brewed it tones down a bit ,but its quite a lovely fruity green.
I’m in the final stretch of Camp Nanowrimo. About a thousand words to go before I hit 50k. This thing is going to need so much revision, though! Gah. But I’ve got two days to do it in, so that’s good.
Lets get typing!

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
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Does anyone else do the New Tea Dance? I get very excited every time I open up a new tin, and do a tiny little dance, which is mostly me just moving side to side with a little bop thrown in every few steps, and I try to open the tin. (No tea spillage today! Cue more dancing!)
I’m very used to flavored teas, which greet you with a stronger smell, but this isn’t a flavored tea, so I really need to take a deep breath to get any aroma. It actually smells a little like cream, or vanilla. And its got the little flicks of lemon and fig in it.
Its got that Harney black base, which is not spectacular, but serves as a good backdrop for other flavors.
I like it. I don’t love it, but I like it. Its very gentle, with a sweet earthiness to it. Generally a comfortable cup of tea. Nothing even slightly bitter. Its got a rich and creamy mouthfeel, and leaves me feeling warm and content.
I think that I might feel this one more in the Autumn. It seems like a fall flavor.

Flavors: Fig, Lemon

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drank Citrus Blend by Harney & Sons
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This tin is cursed. Every time I open in I have to struggle with the lid, and then loose leaf goes everywhere! Gah. I’m gonna decant it into an easier tin.
The tea itself is not cursed, though. It is super citrusty. Abandon hope, citrus haters. This is not your tea.
Its gonna be a tough day when I wake up and its 83 degrees in my house. Perhaps I’m the one who should abandon hope! Gah. When is it fall, again?

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I like many things about the place I live. The fruits and veggies here are wonderful, theres some very nice historical buildings, and there are other perks. They are hard to remember right now, because it will be 106 today. Again. It was that yesterday. The whole state just never cooled down!
Ugh.

Tealizzy

Gonna be bad here too! 100! Good day to go see a movie!!

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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Oh man.
I opened this up, and if I didn’t know better, I would swear it was a beautifully ripe melon, and not a tea. It smells ridiculously fresh, like, bonkers fresh. And its studded with little light green candy things, which I guess are melon candy of some kind?
With growing excitement, I brewed up a pot of this, and oooh nelly. In the pot it smells a bit more like melon candy, and it sips like light, amazing melon juice. I’d never even imagined melon juice, and now I feel like it should be a thing.
This is wonderful, and on a hot day like today, and is going to be a go to for the rest of the summer, I can just tell.

Flavors: Green Melons, Melon

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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My late night from yesterday is catching up with me, and I’ve decided that the best thing to do is not to fight it. I will drink delicious decaf teas, and put my pj’s on, and go to bed nice and early.
Yep, sounds like a plan.

sherapop

Sleep is good. Sweet dreams!

bizbee1

I hope you have nice vanilla dreams!

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drank Citrus Blend by Harney & Sons
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My new teas have arrived! Hurrah!
I picked up a friend from the airport super late last night, and I am ready for a good pot of sensible tea. I chose this, opened it, only spilled a little over my kitchen floor, and brewed up a pot.
Firstly it smells very strongly of citrus. Very, very strongly. And it does not loose it when it brewes up.
This isn’t a sweet citrus tea, theres no sugar or lemonade type taste, which is actually just fine. It tastes rather like Lady Gray tea, which is the version of Earl Grey that I like the best.
You really can taste the separate citrus fruits as well, the bright lemon, the subtler bergamot, and…. orange? Is there a hint of orange in here?
The upshot is that I am enoying this.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Lemon

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In addition to catsitting, my brother is in town. I hardly ever get to see him, as he lives on the other coast, and so I’ve been spending time not drinking tea, or working on my Camp Nanowrimo novel. But I banked some words earlier, so I’m on target still, at least in the writing.
I’ve bought some new teas, and I cant wait to see the new ones arrive, or to have time to actually drink them! Sheesh.
But my friend, for whom I am catsitting, will return tonight. Maybe then I can sleep and drink tea!

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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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