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I found this at the grocery store and it’s one I haven’t tried before. Of course I do not need any more tea but for some reason this year I’ve been keen on wanting all the holiday/dessert teas.

I hope it isn’t a mistake to have something with caffeine in it now. However, today is the first day of daylight savings time and I already feel like going to bed even though it’s 7 pm. Boo!

Anyway, onto the tea. It steeps up nice and dark, smells like vanilla and a bit of marzipan. I was worried because the box says Nutcracker SWEET and I did not like the Sweet Pumpkin blend from CS. This is actually on the mellow side, no stevia or sweeteners added. I put a bit of soymilk to mine which made it nice and creamy. I was expecting something a bit more flavorful but it’s perfectly acceptable to me, especially considering the price I paid for it.

ps – I actually added a tiny bit of stevia and that made it worse in my opinion. Maybe this is one I will just need to drink without sweetener.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Tea Sipper

oh no! Don’t remind me of how they could have ruined Nutcracker Sweet… the same way they ruined the pumpkin! Nutcracker is my favorite from CS. Pumpkin is my least.

TeaBrat

yeah the pumpkin, blech. I had to throw mine away!

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Tea Sipper

oh no! Don’t remind me of how they could have ruined Nutcracker Sweet… the same way they ruined the pumpkin! Nutcracker is my favorite from CS. Pumpkin is my least.

TeaBrat

yeah the pumpkin, blech. I had to throw mine away!

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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