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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
300 tasting notes

This tea is keeping my spirits up the day after Christmas thanks to Sare! Sweet minty, candy-cane goodness, very refreshing! I need to stay in the holiday mood because we won’t watching the Doctor Who Christmas Special until tonight! This tea and the snow are helping!

Yes, I fell a day behind in the 12 Days of Christmas swap, but it’s been wonderful! Thank you LiberTEAS for starting and organizing this and all you wonderful ladies for participating! Hope all you Steepsters have had/are having a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!

LiberTEAS

I am so happy that everyone who was involved with the swap enjoyed themselves and that it went off without a hitch! I really enjoyed all of the teas that were sent – I haven’t yet tried this one from the swap but I have tried this one previously. I’m coming down with something, so I want to wait until my taste buds are up to par before I brew it again.

Sil

I think everyone had a great time with the swap! It was wonderful to get the packages and share everyone’s stories and tea choices.

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LiberTEAS

I am so happy that everyone who was involved with the swap enjoyed themselves and that it went off without a hitch! I really enjoyed all of the teas that were sent – I haven’t yet tried this one from the swap but I have tried this one previously. I’m coming down with something, so I want to wait until my taste buds are up to par before I brew it again.

Sil

I think everyone had a great time with the swap! It was wonderful to get the packages and share everyone’s stories and tea choices.

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Druid, artist, poet, mum, lover of tea, ritual and myth. I grew up on Celestial Seasons herbals but fell in love with straight loose leaf tea working at my local Teavana for a year. I am grateful for the introduction and the experience, but have moved on.

I see tea as an experience for the senses, I like to imagine tasting the land and the weather as well as the effect of sun, air, fire and the human hand. I have a soft spot for shu pu’er, yabao, scented oolongs, wuyi oolongs, taiwanese tea as well as smooth naturally sweet blacks, creamy greens and surprisingly complex whites.

I began ordering lots of samples from Upton to educate myself on different varieties of tea we didn’t have at work and have fallen head over heels for the unique offerings from Verdant Tea. I am learning things I like: buttery mouthfeel, surprising sweet or spice notes, woodiness, mineral notes, depth and complexity and things I don’t: astringency, dry and sour notes.

I collect tea tins and am in danger of collecting pots, though I am trying to restrain the urge due to current lack of space. I brew mostly in a glass infuser mug or a tea maker, only using cast-iron for company now (still need to get a gaiwan) and tend not to sweeten my teas unless they are British or fruity and iced, which is not often.

As far as ratings, I lack a definite system and haven’t been assigning numbers lately, wanting to spend multiple sessions with a tea first. I usually only log a tea once, unless it is a new harvest or I have significantly different observations, but will go back and edit or comment if I find something interesting or new.

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Baker Street, Berea, Ohio

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