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drank Leatherbound by August Uncommon Tea
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i picked this one up without trying it in my august uncommon order because of the description: Feels Like: morning in an old library i hate descriptions like this…how does that tell me what the tea is like? yeah it doesn’t. until you drink it..and then you’re like OMG i get it!!! i love libraries and reading…and i am super happy with this tea. Dry, this smells like delicious chocolate and guiness. brewed there’s a slight amaretto/marzipan taste underlying the chocolate. i love this one. I love it slightly less than the passage du desire, but this is still a great tea imo. Different, smooth..soo nice.

Christina / BooksandTea

Is this the one with the caraway?

OMGsrsly

Ok, I’m more curious now. Old books too? Papery and earthy?

Sil

Haha obviously, I’ll send some when I get around to mailing things to people. I have 120g so lots to share.

OMGsrsly

No rush. I have a box for you too! Also, I found the French butter keeper. But it’s blue. You interested?

Sil

the what now? OH we got one from the wedding..ian wanted to keep it. so we did. well it’s jsut a covered butter dish.

OMGsrsly

The one I have keeps butter fresh even in summer outside of the fridge. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_butter_dish

Alyssa

Does it smell anything like an old book? Like those old books that smell like vanilla and musk?

Sil

a little bit. :)

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drank Low Country by August Uncommon Tea
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God i love this tea. It smells like caramel and smoke and bourbon and amazing ness. I forgot to add a little maple to this cup as i really think that would make it extra delicious. That being said, i don’t NEED it in this tea to enjoy it. It’s just a really artful blending of
smokey, without being too smokey.

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77

I figured i’d have another cup of this before sending the rest over to omgsrsly to try. I am digging this one more and more. today i’m getting more of the juniper and lemon balm along with the thyme. I certainly is an interesting experience and i am looking forward to seeing what the future holds with these august uncommon teas.

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82
drank Strawberry Tea Cake Black Tea by 52teas
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mmmmmm noms. this is much more the strawberry black that i hoped the lamington one would be. not that i needed the lamington one to be strawberry black, i just wanted more strawberriness to it. i found it here. I also think the vanilla in this one does a great job os smoothing things out and making this feel like a strawberry cake. In other words. NOM

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75
drank Snickerdoodle - Reimagined! by 52teas
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hmmmm this tea is much more like a cinnamon black to me. There’s a subtle element here that almost makes me think cookie, but it’s not super strong. What i think is a little funny about most of the new 52 teas i have is that the instructions for all of them basically say, wait to drink these. IE. when they’re piping hot, they won’t have the right balance of flavours. Not a big deal for me since i often forget to drink my teas right away but seems funny to think about. Overall, still enjoying this one.

Alyssa

Cookie flavour must be hard to recreate without using natural/artificial flavours, I’d imagine. Do they have any in them?

Sil

does the tea have cookie bits in them? or flavouring? Not sure on the flavouring point – you’d have to check in with 52 teas. :) No cookie bits in the tea though

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83
drank Banana Tie Guan Yin by 52teas
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Initial thoughts on this tea? MOAR BANANA… albeit once it starts to cool off, the banana does make a bit more of a mark in this one. my initial take was that it was too green oolongy for me, but as the tea cools, that OOLONG taste rolls away and blends more with the banana. i like that this isn’t fake banana – it’s ripe, tasty banana. noms.

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drank Boo-Berry Cotton Candy by 52teas
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reviewing the New version of this blend. I think i like this one a little better than the original. It’s blueberry with that cotton candy feel to it. Not overly sweet, but also not just a blueberry tea. bumping the rating up a little for this version :)

keychange

how strong is the green tea here?

Sil

it’s present but not like some teas where i’m like…bah i don’t want to drink it because it’s so greeeeeeeen.

keychange

Oh lovely!

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I had this one yesterday and I think i nede to have it again before finalising my thoughts on this one. truth be told i was expecting the strawberry to be a little more present. The coconut in this is lovely, and i’m not a huge coconut fan. not sure i really got the whole sponge cake vibe but like i said, need to try this one again :)

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90
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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