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There has been a lot of excited talk about the new fall teas, and I was feeling a little left out. However I’ve got this! And I havent tried it enough! And even though its going to be hot today, it still feels like fall, somehow, so time to brew up some Pumpkin Creme Brulee.
Very pumpkin-y, like a well baked pie. And I even get a crisp sugar note, like the top of a creme brulee. Yum.
Fall tea envy abated. For now.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

This is another one from Butiki I want to try! Why does Stacy have so many yummy blends?

Rosehips

I suspect super powers.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Probably! Which makes me wonder if she wears superhero tights and a cape! :-)

JustJames

i like this concept… she’s making a custom tea for me. and now i have this image of her in super hero garb with a harry potter wand and an apron while she cooks it up. =0)

Sil

Just James – what is she cooking up for you?

Butiki Teas

Oh boy, I’m afraid I’m not the spandex type. How about Axyl Rose or a dead cheerleader? http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/butikiteas/media/Halloween/halloween.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 Hahaha

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Hah! I love the one of Axyl Rose.And as for spandex, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. I never realized how freeing they are until I started running in them! Just thnk how good the tea would be if you felt freed from all the cares of the world in spandex! ;-)

Butiki Teas

I dunno, though you make a good case. :)

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drank Organic Assam by Harney & Sons
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Harney’s seems determined that I will like this, as every order I’ve ever recieved from them has included samples of this.
Its very nice, but its not a favorite. Still, on this morning, when I am exsausted, this dark and malty tea is a strong way to help me up in the morning.

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drank Love by Pukka
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This is a spicy/sweet combination, very unusual for a camomile, and I like it.
All the talk of the new DAVIDsTea fall collection made me want something a little spicy before bed, but I need to sleep deeply tonight, so a herbal was in order.
Enter Love tea. Bingo.
How many teas with the word “Love” in them do I own? At least three, now that I think about it!
I’m almost through this, but its easily got in my local area, so it might very well wander back into my cupboard after its through.

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I drank a cup of this as I was working on a painting this evening. It was every so vaugly fruity, but it was not very memorable. Too bad, as I’ve got a lot of this.

JustJames

uh… all my tea leavings i turn into the soil of my garden. my plants love it! … …. in case you needed to dispose of it while not being wasteful, lol!

Rosehips

Not a bad idea….

JustJames

got 150 feet plus from my wisteria this year… they’re trying to take over the house.

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I am almost out of this (horrors), but decided to have a cup this morning. My sleep has been thrown, as there was a somewhat scary disturbance around my house a few nights ago, and I’ve been living from cup of tea to cup of tea ever since.
So, today, faced with a long day of work, it was time to face the morning with a cup of beloved Tower of London, which always grounds me and puts me in a good mood. This will absolutely be going on the reorder list.

JustJames

the tower of london is precisely where scary sleep disturbers should be sent. what happened?

Rosehips

Oh, someone broke into my backyard in the middle of the night, to use my yard as an escape route. Unsettling. To the tower they go!

JustJames

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you could have imperiously shrieked out the window: ‘away, away ill favoured one!’ and go ‘mikado’ on them! lol.

Rosehips

Always tempting to go all Mikado on them. I shall try and remember it for next time.

JustJames

it would have been more suave to go all shakesperian on them, except the quote wasn’t his. sorry.

Rosehips

Well, its hard to run after someone using a battle speach from Shakespeare (as much as I would love to. My degree is in Shakespeare studies!). Next time.

JustJames

LMAO…. brandishing something stabby on a chain while humbly shrieking ‘the quality of mercy is NOT strained!!!’ (first time around i was honours english and lingustics.)

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Peppermint! That was the first thing that struck me when I opened up my packet of this. Very clearly peppermint.
This is a very low key mint tea (pardon any rhymes). Not an in your face mint flavor, the gunpowder green really helps to temper any agressiveness that the mint flavor might be inclined twards. This will be a good mint tea to have around, for those days when a nice cup of peppermint tea is just what the doctor ordered.

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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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Wow, what an interesting tea. It smells like a cinnamon/chocolate/spicy thing, with an underlying sweetness to it and just a hint of nuttiness. It sips like that too. Rich, complex, and very flavorful.
That said, I cant quite decide what I think about it. On one hand, the layers of flavor are what makes it interesting, and on the other hand, it may have just a little too much going on. Hmm. And this was a sample, only enough for one cup! Who knows what I would think of it with more time to experiment.
Positive review, however. I like it, I just cant quite decide how much I like it.

Nightshifter

I felt the same way! I ultimately decided that I liked it quite a bit after my second mug. :)

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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.

keychange

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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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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