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drank Darjeeling by Twinings
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I finally found a use for this stuff! Of course, it’s all gone now :D I used up my last 5 bags of this by brewing it up strong in my brown betty pot, icing it, and sweetening it with splenda. Now when I pour myself a glass I add rosewater, as I have been experimenting with making Lebanese tea at home. It’s pretty good. Needs lemon. The Greek/Lebanese Gyro place down the highway from me makes iced tea with rosewater and lemon, unsweetened, and it’s UH-MAZING. I only sweetened my clone at home because I am out of lemons and have been putting off my grocery run.

I need to try this with a Ceylon too, and see how I like that, as I think that’s more prevalent in Lebanon.

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That iced tea sounds good!

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I know, I know, I should drink my teas faster than this :D It’s over a year old, but still tastes good. Still have about half a tin to go! It’s lightly smoky/malty, and very enjoyable for my Sunday morning pot of tea.

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This makes a very nice iced herbal. I really want to swear off sodas again, so I need some good spring and summery cool drinks.

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drank London Tea by New English Teas
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Still drinking this, but getting annoyed at all the stuff that slips through the infuser basket. I need to bring a finer mesh one into work.

It’s a grey, rainy day. I can’t wait to get home and brew up some Lapsang Souchong. Seems perfect for the day.

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drank London Tea by New English Teas
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Brought this into the office as my new morning tea. I am pleasantly surprised – the unbrewed tea is pretty unimpressive looking, tiny brownish nuggets that upon closer look are tiny curled bits of leaf. Really, it looks like faded Folger’s crystals, and after brewing sill looks like coffee grounds.

The tea is dark brown in color, and quite mild. I set it to brew and ran to the restroom, and by the time I got back to my desk I was a little afraid I had let it overbrew, but it was perfect.

I am happy my tourist tea isn’t half bad!

Flavors: Hay

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Farewell, old friend. You were a good office tea.

I seem to have breezed through this tin as my morning office tea, which means one mug of tea four days a week, occasionally two. It’s quite good as long as it’s not oversteeped, which is sometimes a problem at work :D Distractions abound.

Lucky for me, it’s a quiet morning, so my farewell cup is perfect.

Now to just actually remember to bring something to replace it tomorrow morning!

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Good tea, but not a great work tea. It likes shorter steeping times, so if I get distracted while waiting for it to steep I have a bitter, astringent mess in my cup. However, I am starting to get to the bottom of the tin, so that’s a plus.

I can’t wait for spring. So tired of they grey skies and brown vegetation and cold weather!

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drank Chocolate Mint by Harney & Sons
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Not bad, but just not something that really makes me happy. I think there is too much peppermint. It was overshadowing the chocolate for me. Gave the rest of the tin to a friend after trying a few cups.

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drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
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We are having icy weather here in DFW, so I am working from home today, anticipating lots of tea drinking. I decided to give this a try – I got a few flavored samples from Adagio on my last order. I have been working through the caramel sample, but decided to go with this instead.

I want to like this, and it’s not bad, but it’s just not speaking to me. The flavor masks the base tea too much. I don’t know if that means it’s a weak base, or there’s just too much flavoring. Hrmph.

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I went through Target’s tea aisle last night, and noticed this. Decided to try it. The fruit taste is noticeable, pretty tasty. I don’t really notice a “jolt” of energy any more than any other tea. Oh, marketing :) I never notice any “jolts” with any “energy” drinks though, with the exception of matcha.

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When I was a very young child, I swallowed an ice cube whole. It got stuck in my throat, and my mother had me drink hot tea to melt it away. That started a love affair with tea that has never abated.

I dabbled with Celestial Seasonings and other grocery store teabags for awhile, in my young and foolish days. But a few years ago, I received a tea of the month subscription from Adagio, and I found that there was a whole other world of tea out there that I had never experienced.

I love drinking tea, and I love the personal ceremony of making a glass or pot of tea for myself. It’s like a meditation.

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