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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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Ah, tea.
Yesterdays tea drinking was sadly curtailled by my boyfriends car breaking down, so I ferried him about all day, to parts stores and mechanics, and then I had a family dinner to attend.
I dont know what I’m up to today, but its going to involve tea!
I’m starting with this, which is a gentle and mild vanilla tea. Its a good one to gently ease me into the daylight hours.

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My significant other is a romantic soul, and knew the way to make me feel happy was a gift of tea. So he took himself bravely into the tea aisle, and hunted around, and this is what he came away from.
I love ginger. Majorly love ginger. I am less wild about peaches, but I’ve heard good things about this tea, so I was happy when, after our romantic dinner of mac n’ cheese and champange, he brewed me up a cup of this, as we split chocolate for dessert.
Its good! I’ll happily experiment around with it, but its a nice combination of sweet fruit and savory ginger, and my first cup was very nice.
Obviously you will all get updates on my opinion as I keep drinking this.

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drank Almond Black by Simpson & Vail
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This is the S&V tea that tastes most like what is advertised. Its a very mellow nuttiness, which is good. I think, of all the Simspon and Vail teas I’ve had, this is maybe my favorite.

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drank Carol by Lupicia
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I felt that a floral tea would be appropriate this morning. And this was the one to call out to me this morning.
I like this, but I dont like it as much as my very first cup of it.
Its rosy with a faint sweetness, but at the front edge of the flavor is a bit of bitterness. The base, perhaps?
Well, I have one cup left of this. I intend to drink it back to back with Yume, which is a very close flavor profile.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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Pink tea! This is fun. Its extra sweet, and a little bit tart, and very pink. Its a lot of fun.
Today its a sipdown. I might pick up some more sometime in the future, as its fun.
I’m almost to 45 teas. I’ve told myself, that when I do get to that amount I can order some new teas. Excitingly close.


I find the color of this one difficult to reconcile with the taste. ;-)

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This has been on my list of things to try, so I was delighted when it showed up in the Republic of Tea mailer.
I love caramel. I love vanilla. I am helpless in the face of cake. On the surface, this tea is exactly what the doctor ordered.
In practice? Nope. It tastes oddly chemical and fake. A faint hint of a very faux vanilla and even faker caramel. A disapointment. I will pull this off the wishlist.


Awe…. I had hopes for this one too


this one was weird….i’m surprised at how bad i thought it was! a very faux flavor, whatever it was. i got the impression of hazelnut :/


I agree!

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Time for my Thursday mid morning break. A pot of Tower and an English muffin with local honey is my treat.
I love this tea. It is (so far) the only tea I’ve ever bought an entire pound of. Faintly fruity, with warm honey undertones. Ah yes, a lovely cup.

Flavors: Honey, Stonefruits


A pound—wow! Enjoy! ;-)

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drank Pure Mint by Twinings
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From this morning.
I like this. Its a no complications tea. I just let it steep, and sip it down, and call it a morning, as I bumble around getting ready.
I’ve also found its best not to drink anything too precious on a Thursday early morning, as most of my engergy is spent cursing my alarm clock.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Today was a dreadful, hard, very full day. I bumbled around at work, a million people called, all the hard clients had questions, and I felt generally useless. And I got stabbed in the neck in fencing tonight. Its not dangerous, but you do feel it. Hopefully no bruises come the morning.
Gah. Dreadful. I am spending the evening curled up in a little ball with a book and tea. And this is my poison.
Help me, vanilla.
Here is tomorrow being a better day!


Yikes re the stabbing. Ugh. To better days!


i played wheelchair rugby. i hope you don’t bruise =0\



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Of my black friday S &V teas, this one was one of the better ones. But still, I could never get it to quite make me dance with delight.
It was a good experiment, but I’m done with it now. Not a repeat.

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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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