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drank Fig Formosa Oolong by Tealux
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Many thanks to The Cookie Lady for sending me this tea!

This is a very nice floral oolong. It’s smooth and has an underlying buttery oolong note along with high floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine. There isn’t even a hint of fig. That’s disappointing because I adore a good fig tea. Still, this is a nice tea even if it isn’t what’s advertised on the label.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

The honeysuckle and jasmine notes sound good.

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Tea of the morning. What else can I say about one of my favorite teas that I haven’t said before? This tea is just a joy from beginning to end. The layers of flavor are wonderful, but I have to say that the salted caramel note at the end of the sip gets me every time. It’s delightful.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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I am a big fan of vanilla tea. This one wins extra points for allowing me to get my vanilla fix and still fall asleep. I wish more decaf teas tasted this good!

Dr Jim

I love it too, but just wish I didn’t have to buy a pound to get it in loose tea form.


I agree! I’d love to buy loose leaf, but there’s no way I’d be able to drink a pound of it before it started going stale.

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Another sample from the kind Naylynn. Thank you!

Helloooooo, ginger! This chai is missing the “bread” part of gingerbread, but it has the ginger part down pat. The heat settles in the back of my throat which is nice. There is also a woody note from the rooibos, and I must admit that I like it with the spice. The combination is earthy and comforting.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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So apparently I’m in a mint mood tonight. Fortunately I have some of this left which makes me happy because this is such a good tea. Love the dark chocolate note from the tea and the amount of mint in the blend. It’s near perfect and absolutely delicious. I have enough leaf left for one more cup and then this one will be gone.


I hope this one is offered again some day!


Brenden has said that it can be special ordered, but you have to order 4 oz. Even though that is a lot of tea I’ll probably order it. It’s that good. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yep yep! If i can find / still have the ingredients, i can nearly always offer discontinuted blends with a 4oz minimum :-)


Brenden, does that include December? I miss December so much!

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Even though I know there’s chocolate in this blend it’s all mint and vanilla to me. I like it that way. Everything is mellow, smooth, and yummy. Definitely my favorite Della Terra blend.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Masala Chai by Wegmans
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I had a late lunch with a friend at an Indian restaurant that I’d been wanting to try for a while. The food was amazing. Seriously, one of the best meals of my life. I wanted a cup of chai when I got home just to put a cap on things.

This is a fairly simple chai, but it has a good balance between the spice blend and the tea. With a little honey and milk it was just what I wanted.


Mmmmm….Indian food and chai!!


So good! :)

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you Naylynn for sending this tea my way as part of the Christmas Card Swap. The package you sent was exceptionally generous!

I like the combination of coconut and spearmint in this blend. It’s different enough from the other coconut teas I have to stand out. There’s also a sweet pineapple flavor which is yummy. I don’t get any sort of creamy note, but I don’t mind.

I may pick up some of this when summer rolls around. This seems like it’d make an excellent iced/cold brew tea.

200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

mmm..this one is so delicious. Might have to save some for a cold brew. Now that you mentioned it, it sounds delicious!! :]

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Tea of the morning. Today is the day I take down the Christmas tree and get all of the holiday decorations tucked back in the attic for another year. This year my decorations were very simple, so it shouldn’t take too long. I do hate saying good bye to the holiday season, but I like having things back in their proper place. But before that, tea.

I love when I’m looking through my teas in the morning and one just jumps out at me. Today it was this one, and the peppery, sweet, malty notes are just what I want. I always think of this as a light tea, but it has decent body and strength. It’s also good for multiple steeps which is nice. I still think of this as an afternoon tea, but this morning it’s hitting all the right notes.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

Yum, I need to try Single Origin Teas sometime soon. :)


My experience with vendor and product has been very good. This Vietnam Black is very peppy and kicky and cheerful. He has a really good decaf Ceylon, too, that almost fools you.


nice, I would like to try this someday :)


I recently had the Amba Flower tea from Single Origin which was really good as well. I like the company a lot.


Have you had the Amba Ceylon OP1? I loved that…

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drank Buttered Rum by Earth Teaze
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Overboard TTB

I need to preface this by saying I have never had buttered rum. The closest I’ve ever had is the buttered rum Life Savers, so I really have nothing to compare this tea to. So I need to ask… does buttered rum taste fruity? This tea is really fruity. Lots of strawberry and pear flavor. It’s actually a very tasty tea, but I can’t help but wonder how this compares to a real alcohol filled butter rum. I’m guessing they taste very, very different.

At any rate, this is a nice, tasty, fruity tea.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I think you just inspired me to find out what real buttered rum tastes like. I can imagine it…

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Single Origin Teas
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

My Rating System:

100-95 = Teas I actively seek out and keep in my pantry. If you are a guest in my home chances are I will offer you one or all of these teas. Also, if/when these teas are discontinued I openly mourn their loss.

94-85 = Teas I truly like, often have in my pantry, and sometimes restock. These are my variety-is-the-spice-of-life teas.

84-75 = They’re good teas and I enjoy drinking them on occasion.

74-65 = These teas are ok, but not really my thing.

64-55 = meh.

54-45 = I will if I have no other option.

44 and below = Coffee, please.


New Jersey, USA



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