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My second Monday evening watching Downton Abbey, while enjoying a cozy flavored rooibos. This episode was pretty jarring. I’m all worked up now, but at least there’s still time to wind down before bed, unlike when I watched the final episode of last season. :P I think I have a love/hate relationship with this show! Maybe I need another cup of rooibos…

In other news, my husband got me some flowers, just because. I love when he does that!

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drank Ginger Snap by Della Terra Teas
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Sipdown! This was a tasty rooibos. Nice for a winter night!

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This was pretty tasty, especially for a decaf black tea. I found the flavor blended well with the black tea, and it was pretty smooth. Sometimes decaf black teas taste funny, but this tasted just like it wasn’t decaf at all. I’m not the type that reaches for peachy teas much, but if I was, this would definitely hit the spot!

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Sipdown! I’ve kinda been hoarding the rest of this, since I loved it so much when I discovered it. My cupboard needs some sipdowns though, so I finished it off. Still a delicious chai. Definitely unique, and kind of a “dark” chai, if you know what I mean. Glad to have enjoyed it. :)

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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Decided I haven’t had this in awhile, so I made a big cup. I think it’s getting old…probably bought this tin a year ago, and I think the nuts are going stale. That’ll teach me to not use up tea faster! It’s still a great nutty tea, but for some reason, there was sediment at the bottom of my cup, which I got a nasty mouthful of at the end. :P Now I wish I had a fresher batch, but alas, too much tea to justify purchasing more!

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Yikes, I better not let mine get old too. This is why I only have like one David’s tin. Too much variety already!

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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I also picked up a half ounce of this tea. I heard so many mixed reviews that I was afraid to try it, but try it I did, and it’s pretty darn good! I like it way more than Della Terra’s version, (sorry!) It just tastes more caramel-like to me. As a fan of dessert black teas, I will definitely keep this in mind for a future purchase. :)

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drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
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So, I was running out of paper tea bag filters to use at work, which gave me an excuse to go to DavidsTea on my lunch and see the new mugs, and check out the tea of the month! ;) The new mugs are cute, but there weren’t any that I was totally in love with, so I’m going to wait to see what they come out with next. They had samples of this tea made up, so I tried it. Very mellow, but I could definitely taste cinnamon. It was a nice cinnamon flavor though, so I picked up an ounce. :) Made this at work yesterday afternoon and it was really good. It’s like a lightweight chai, good for the afternoon and evening. The cinnamon is prominent, but there’s a freshness from the lemongrass and pineapple. It’s definitely mellow, and that’s why I found it kind of relaxing. I will definitely enjoy drinking more of this unique tea! Good job, DavidsTea!

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drank Caramel & Rum by Lupicia
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Just watched the first episode of Downton Abbey, season 4 online, while sipping this tea with some cinnamon bundt cake. Couldn’t ask for a better Monday evening. :)

I think this should become a regular habit!

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I’m slowly sipping a cup of this tea, trying to delay my Sunday chores. ;) It’s quite peppery today, but I think that’s what makes it so unique.

I always have too much to do on Sunday – run, groceries, laundry…and I’m trying to decide whether to hook up our TV so I can watch Downton Abbey tonight. I was so upset about last season, so I don’t know. :P

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drank Graham Slam by Herbal Infusions
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I will for sure be buying more of this delicious dessert tea!! ;)

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I thought my profile needed a facelift, so here we go:

My obsession with tea really started around October 2012 when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed going out to afternoon tea with my mom. I was really into An Afternoon to Remember’s creme brulee tea, since they had an afternoon tea place at that time, which has since closed…so sad and I haven’t found a good replacement.

So, I kinda went nuts when I discovered both DavidsTea and Lupicia in the SF mall, and I still frequent them, though my tastes have substantially changed over time from wanting to try all the teas to being a bit more particular.

Once I discovered steepster, literally by looking up reviews of a DavidsTea tea, I was hooked! So many tea companies I never heard of and everything sounding so delicious!

I found I still love dessert teas, like flavored black teas, but I also really enjoy oolong (both green and roasted). I occasionally enjoy flavored rooibos and white teas. I’ve had a rough time with puerh, and still think it tastes like leather. Recently, after having some really amazing teas from Teavivre, I can now say I love unflavored Chinese black teas and green teas.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Teavivre, Golden Moon, Butiki, Lupicia, and DavidsTea.

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

P.S. My profile picture is of one of my 2 cats, Holly, who is a little princess but very photogenic, and she loves boxes, including those that bring me tea! :)

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