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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!

Fjellrev

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 really really enjoyed this, and just so you know, I have a hard time with herbal teas, since I clearly miss the tea part. This was absolutely delicious! It’s chocolate-y, with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Kind of reminds me of a cleaner non-tea version of stormy night by DavidsTea (i.e. no floating sediment)! It also was like a liquid version of brownies or cake…not pure chocolate, but more complex. Yum! Now I’m just sad I only ordered a sample size of it! It was one of those cups where you finish it way too fast, and keep sniffing the empty cup in order to remind yourself of the delicious taste…or maybe I’m the only one who does that!! Haha!

jeweledthumb

Ok, you got me when you compared it to Stormy Night! On the shopping list it goes!!

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So, my mom gave me a few teabags of this when I was over last. Originally, we were thinking to split a tin, since there are like 50 bags in there, but then it took awhile to find it this year, and by then I had bought way too many other pumpkin teas. ;) I had a cup of this using one teabag and it was kind of thin, and then I remembered someone suggesting two teabags, so I went for it. Two teabags in a 16 oz. mug for 3 minutes, with some brown sugar and soy milk = delicious!! Good way to use up the teabags faster too!

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Mmmm, this is really good. I’ve been pretty impressed with Herbal Infusions’ teas, and this one doesn’t disappoint either! I’m not usually into coffee flavored teas, since it’s a bit of a weird crossover, and they usually taste like thin instant coffee. Not the case here! All the flavors in this tea are delicious and blend nicely. It’s kind of a hazelnut, caramel coffee tea. Sweet, nutty, and delicious! Now I’m sad I only ordered a sample size. This could likely be a reorder!

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Another profile facelift! My tastes have changed a lot from when I first discovered loose leaf tea.

I can trace my tea journey back to October 2012, when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed high tea at An Afternoon to Remember, which has since closed.

I went through a period of wanting to try all the teas, and was really into flavored teas, especially dessert blacks, but my tastes have substantially changed over time.

I still enjoy the occasional flavored black or rooibos, but I’m more into unflavored black teas right now and recently, puerh. Chinese black teas are amazing…with their notes of chocolate or sweet potato, who needs a flavored tea? I had a much steeper learning curve when it came to puerh. I used to dump out cups of puerh for tasting like leather. Now, I am really enjoying them. I think it took finding good quality puerh and steeping them gong fu style to really enjoy them.

I also, on occasion, enjoy a good oolong, white, or green tea.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Mandala, Teavivre, Butiki, Golden Moon, Lupicia, and DavidsTea (for teaware mostly).

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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