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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
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Another sample from Shmiracles.

This one smelled… funky, in an almost unpleasant way, when I opened the package. Once brewed, it tastes okay, but only vaguely like cookie dough. I added some honey and cream, and it’s closer to cookie dough, but I don’t know if I’d identify that if the label didn’t tell me it was supposed to be cookie dough.

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drank Buttered Rum (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Another sample from Shmiracles. I think I will have to buy more of this.

One of the things I love about coconut in teas is that it doesn’t take much to make the flavor sing. And, the coconut implies a fattiness that mellows out the flavor texture of the tea leaves, much like adding milk.

After a few sips, I added a bit of dark rum, sugar, and milk. Delish! Will keep this in mind for wintery night treats.

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Another sample from Shmiracles!

I was surprised by how dark it was when the steep time was up! A little astringent on its own. Gonna add some milk and a little honey to see how it changes.

The milk gave it a chai vibe. I noticed subtle hints of dark chocolate, too. Next: a second cup from the same leaves.

Second cup is less intense. Possibly should have made two cups worth the first time.

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Shmiracles sent me a delightful collection of samples. This is the first one I have tried, mostly because I’ve been craving cake.

It’s not very sweet on it’s own, and the red velvety-ness of it is subtle. I added some milk and a little honey, and that added to the texture and enhanced the sweeter tones of the flavor. Definitely a nice treat when I can’t have a real cake.

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drank Honey & Spice by Della Terra Teas
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drank Black Manas by Teajo Teas
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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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I’m a coffee drinker who appreciates tea, but until my sister got into it, I mainly drank a few flavored bagged teas (and of course, Southern sweet iced tea). I pull out the Throat Coat and Breathe Easy when I’m sick, but aside from that, teas have never been a daily part of my life. However, my sister has exposed me to a broader range of flavors, and to loose teas, so I’m now enjoying tea more often.

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