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drank Dream of Sena by Cuida Te
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I have been accused by three different people of being solar powered and I’d pretty much agree with that accusation. So this winter has been especially tough on me, requiring lots of comfort tea to get me through the day. But now I’ve had almost a full week of gorgeous sunshine, the world is a much happier place for me and I can start my day with an unknown/risky tea without worrying that it will make me grumpy. Because as much as I love tea, the sun totally trumps it. Anyway, since I didn’t need cuddly comfort tea this morning, I thought I’d give unknown (and frankly, somewhat questionable) tea a try.

So yeah, not all that great. Smells a bit like a potpourri ball but a nice one, not a horrible one that reminds me of what I’d find sitting on top of my grandma’s toilet tank. But potpourri nonetheless. I was really hoping for more almond/vanilla/orange taste even with that smell (dare I even hope that there be some resemblance to SpecialTea’s Almond Cookie?) but I didn’t get it. Instead, I got spice. Not really unpleasant but not exactly pleasant either. Sweet and potpourri-y, it reminded me of SpecialTea’s Holiday Dream or Republic of Tea’s Comfort and Joy, neither of which I think were actually good. And this one wasn’t good either but it wasn’t quite bad.

I have a fair amount of this so I’ll probably be forced to give it another shot. I had it with about a teaspoon each of half & half and sugar and I’m thinking the half & half was helpful so I’m tempted to try it as a chai. The spices aren’t quite as rich/deep as most chais but I think it might benefit. I didn’t taste anything other that potpourri spice, not even tea, so I’ll see what happens to it straight too. Maybe I can stumble upon something that will let me enjoy this one.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
sophistre

ME TOO. We had 4 good days of sunshine and I managed to get through almost ALL of my spring cleaning…and now it’s grey outside and I can hardly summon up the energy to go to get my hair cut tonight. Insanity!

But we’re almost through the winter now! Hang tight, sister! Fight the good fight and definitely lean on the teas that deliver. Sorry to hear this one isn’t one of them!

Auggy

Ack! I know – today started out promising and now we are back to overcast and much too cool to read outside. Boo! Soon we will have spring! Or else I’m gonna just sit down and cry, dangit!

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sophistre

ME TOO. We had 4 good days of sunshine and I managed to get through almost ALL of my spring cleaning…and now it’s grey outside and I can hardly summon up the energy to go to get my hair cut tonight. Insanity!

But we’re almost through the winter now! Hang tight, sister! Fight the good fight and definitely lean on the teas that deliver. Sorry to hear this one isn’t one of them!

Auggy

Ack! I know – today started out promising and now we are back to overcast and much too cool to read outside. Boo! Soon we will have spring! Or else I’m gonna just sit down and cry, dangit!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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