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I, like many of us, work a couple of jobs. Today I have my normal day of work, but right now I’m in a conference call for job two, while I get ready for job one. Bleh.
Its gonna be that kind of day.
Bring on tea. I decided to brew a pot of failsafe tea. Thank goodness for Tower of London.


wow, props for multitasking… i think the closest i’ve come was successfully timing a blend that included Silver Needle, Black Dragon Pearls, Monkey Picked Oolong & Gyokuro Imperial (all different steeping times). i think it’s safe to say i hyperventilated a little.

i recently purchased Tower of London & was delighted to find, that as per a lot of reviews, it tastes like Paris ;p


It does! And its a tea that brews up easily, so it had that going for it this morning.

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drank Yume by Lupicia
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First day of spring tea continues!
This blend, with its strawberries and roses and vanilla, just screams spring time for me. Light and soft and delicious. My hand automatically pulled it off the cupboard today. Perfection on this splendid day. The weather is just as perfect as it should be for the first day of spring!


Yay spring!


Yay Lupicia!

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Happy first day of spring, everyone! I’ve got a lot to do today, so its a quick cup to get me going.
This might never be “the one true tea” but I think I’ll normally have some around. Its perfect for a morning like today, when I have to gulp n’ go.
Onwards, to the day!

Sami Kelsh

OMG IT’S SPRING! The howling winds of Salford had me believing otherwise, but yay!


yay! have a good one

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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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Cup of the evening.
Fencing was fun tonight, though I got bashed in the hand, and my knuckles are starting to bruise and swell up. Fun times.
And my phone battery is dying, very dramatically, and I fear my phone is not much one for this world. Drat.
Well, fortunatly, there is tea.
Tonight this is less creamy and more spicy, which is not a bad turn of events.

Holly Faye

Fencing is awesome. There was a fencing club in college that I tried to go to a couple of times… but I was a wimp and broke a little more of a sweat than I really enjoyed. :P

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Last cup of tea before work today. I’m getting more ginger than peach this morning. I am 100% behind it. Yum.

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drank Champagne Rosé by Lupicia
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Determined to have as good a day as possible today. So I will start it with a good tea.
I’ve said it before, and my new batch of Champagne Rose only confirms it. This is an elegant tea. The little sugar crystals are a delight, and the rose is in no way overpowering. A really delicious tea. I’m glad its almost spring time, so I can bring it back into the cupboard!

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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One of those days when nothing but a cup of comfort will do. Gosh, what a long day. How glad I am to have tea and a quiet night.

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Backlog from yesterday.
Got a whole rosebud in this pot! But still not really getting any of the advertised flavors. Still tart, as well.
I had a sample of this in the store before I bought it, but it was mixed with something else, and I suspect sweetened, which would take the tart edge off. I’ve heard that teavana did that. Well, not much impressed with that policy. Its much better to let me try the tea as it is, not as it is with additives. I can add things to it myself!

Sami Kelsh

I’ve heard that Teavana overleaf and sweeten the crap out of their samples. Which blows in this case because the name makes this sound like it could be so beautiful.


I know! It sounded like all the things I would like, but I’m really disappointed in it.

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drank Vanilla by Lupicia
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I find this to be a little unimpressive in the way of a vanilla tea. I mean, there is vanilla, but its so faint that it tastes almost more like…. caramel? coconut? what? than proper vanilla. I was encouraged by the vanilla bean in the blend, but its not holding up.
I will still be doing the comparison between this and La Vanille. I’ll let you know.


it’s difficult to find a good vanilla tea


The quest continues!


Have you tried the vanilla sencha from American tea room?


I have not. I shall have to add that to the list.

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
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I got another sample sachet of this, so I decided to brew it up while I worked around the house this morning.
Its good! Fruity and lush. I might see myself bringing this green into my cupboard sometime in the future. It would be nice to have on hand.
Back to cleaning, and prepping for dinner. I’m going to make a cauliflower quiche with asparagus tonight, taking advantage of the lovely spring temps.

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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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