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drank Bangkok Blend by Harney & Sons
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This is an interesting blend. Its almost spicy, which is actually kinda neat.
I got this as a sample from H&S, and I am enjoying it much more than I thought I would. Its a nice round flavor, very balanced.

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drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
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I can see that this is going to be a two pot problem tea. First feeling is positive, if a little weak. I’m not getting the rose, but I can get a hint of strawberry.
This may need more leaf to brew up properly. This has got the promise of being a rich tea, and perhaps the cup of chocolatty goodness that I have been looking for, but more experimentation is needed.


I never noticed this at davidstea before – I’m going to give it a try sometime.

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Tonights seasonally inappropriate tea is this cup of Gingerbread Spice. I love Gingerbread, which was almost certainly what prompted me to buy this in the first place.
The smell is right, I’ll give it that, but its weak tea. This is something I keep finding with Celestial Seasonings, that the smell is right, but the flavor doesnt live up to the promise of the aroma.
Too bad.


Yay for seasonally inappropriate! Maybe I should have picked up some Cherry Blosssom Green tea while I was out earlier – it would be hilarious out of place in the fall.

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Two tea bags help up the richness factor of this tea. Still getting more tea than chocolate, which is a bit disapointing, in this case. I will keep trying!

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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This isnt quite what I was expecting.
The dry leaf smells amazing, rich and exactly like salted caramel.
The taste, once brewed up, is a little bit of a burnt taste, with a vaugly coffee like aftertaste. A bit of a problem, as I dont like coffee.
I will tinker with the steeping times, because I’d really like to love this tea.
Another tea that I think will come into its own in the autumn.


Yikes—I don’t think I’d like an (even vague) coffee note in my tea. Glad you’re going to continue tinkering with it though—I’m feeling that way about a lot of my teas at the moment.

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A thousand thanks to Fuzzy_Peachkin for the packets of this.
Cinnamon and Rose? What a facinating combination, I’ve never heard of anything like it.
First impression, upon tearing open the packet, is that this is not a subtle tea. Kablammo! Spicy cinnamon smell!
This is sweet, which surprised me, as I was expecting a spicy taste to accompany the sent of the tea.
The rose is barely detectable, but you do certainly get the cinnamon. The rose just adds a light note into the mix.
Not bad, and certainly not undrinkable, but not destined to become a favorite.
Thank you again Fuzzy_Peachkin!


LOL! Your reaction was a lot like mine! The only person I know so far who likes this is my coworker who I have a lot of the bags to. Hopefully you like the other teas better!

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drank Yellow and Blue by Harney & Sons
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Sipdown! Thank you, Yellow and Blue. You’ve been nice!

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Sipdown. Thanks again to Josie Jade for sending this my way.
This serves as a nice after dinner digestive aid. Not bad at all.

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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
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Its hot. Its over 100 degrees. I hate summer, it makes it so hard to drink a hot cup of tea.
This is a light tea, more coconutty than rosy, with an underlying greenness too it that is not at all unpleasant. And even though I am drinking it hot, it doesnt “feel” too hot for a miserable evening like this one.
Bleh. When is it autumn?


I once took a cold shower and cranked up the a/c just to better enjoy my hot cuppa!


agree Rosehips tomorrow we’re going to have 34°C in Paris so I enjoy hot tea today but then…Iced !

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Its hot around here. It never properly cooled off, and it was the last night of our county fair, so sleep was a patchy business.
So I reach for an old dependable friend this morning. Paris, help get me going!

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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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