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The problem with needing tea to wake up in the morning is that you’re not really awake when you make it. Not only may I have understeeped it, I added more than a dollop of cream and now this tea is warmish, creamy, and not very strong. I could just as easily go back to sleep as I could make a new cup.

Today is a stay-in-my-pjs-forever sorta day. I’ll make the new cup, but no guarantee I’ll be fully awake. :)

Ozli

SO TRUE

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81
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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Yum. This smells strongly of almond and fruit. I can’t believe I haven’t rated it yet and this is the last of my 30g bag! Sipdown!

It seems like the almond dominates the flavour, but I still get traces of cinnamon and apple and ginger. It’s pretty good, and would be nice on a cold night, but right now I’m a little indifferent to it.

Sorry Alpine Punch! I’ll try you again next year!

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I’m just sitting on the computer researching things, so I thought… hey! Library Blend!

Man, am I glad that I did. I love this tea. I can taste the black AND the green! And the black is only slightly bitter. I think I oversteeped it, and I’m not sure if I used the right temperature with the green in it, but that just gives me an excuse to steep it again! It’s bold, with mellower undertones and a very pleasant floral fragrance!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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82
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
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drank Pom Power by DAVIDsTEA
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Yay! Christmas tea! This is part of the DavidsTea tiny tins set (with those super adorable little tins!)

I thought I’d start with this because the pomegranates smelled SO GOOD. Steeped, it still smells strongly of pomegranates, but I can also smell the hibiscus. The tea has a very pretty rose tint, but the hibiscus actually doesn’t overwhelm the tea at all. It’s very nice. It’s slightly tart, yet fruity and yum!!! I don’t really know if I can taste the white tea though – I wonder what this would taste just as an herbal blend? Someday I really need to try white tea on its own just to get an idea of what it’s like!

This is the first time I remembered to use the lid on my steeper too, so… good job me? I guess it’ll be neat (in a tea-geek sorta way) to see if there’s a big difference with the lid on vs using a tea ball in a mug.

I think I have enough left for 1 or 2 more cups – it won’t last long!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Ozli

The sweet indulgences is in those tiny tins, too! so cute.

Cavocorax

Cool! They’ll totally be great for samples!

Ozli

Oh yeah, definitely!

Cavocorax

Even better – I’m going to take these tins with me when I eventually (no wait… TOO SOON) go back to work. Then I can have my own mini tea wall and be the envy of… well, someone!

Ozli

That would be so awesome! (TOO SOON! Heeee!)

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Merry Christmas!

Since we ended up picking our own present, I chose DavidsTea Perfect Mug- the giant sized one with the fall tree theme, and 30g of Glitter&Gold. I’ve been looking forward to it! This mug is going to get so much use!!!

I like this tea. Immediately I thought, “Mmmmm. Nice.” The glitter is so pretty, and I like the orange/vanilla combo, although I slightly oversteeped it.

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60
drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
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This has got a twist all right! The licorice is very nice, but something in it has a bit of zing. It’s good, and I’ll be sure to try it when I have a cold, but as a late night tea I’d be better off with Mother’s Little Helper.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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71
drank Winter Wonderland by Shanti Tea
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Here’s another one from ozli. It was pretty essential to try today due to the eggnog smell.

This is pretty great. It’s slightly creamy, with lots of vanilla notes, and eggnog spices rolling around in each sip. It makes me think of what I imagine warmed eggnog would taste like. I think it might even be better than my DTT Winter Nog, but that’s rooibos so not really comparable.

Ozli

Yeah, I like this one a lot. I’m definitely buying it again next winter, if possible.

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Thanks ozli for the huuuuge bag of this. Hello Christmas Tea: ILU!

Even though we’re not doing a big Christmas thing this year, I am doing a turkey! His name is Frank. So today I’m getting everything prepped and straightened out. I’m looking forward to a nice Christmas dinner, and watching K open up all her presents (or try to).

We don’t have a tree and my bf and I basically bought ourselves a small gift, but the baby will be spoiled. We’ll have a few people over for games, and a batman marathon in the background! My roommate even surprised me with a mystery gift and it’s from DavidsTea!!!

I hope everyone is having a great Christmas. And that they find tea related gifts in their stockinged.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ozli

I STILL HAVE SO MUCH OF THAT TEA. Batman marathon! Jeeze sounds like you guys are going to have a good Christmas! Hope Frank turns out super yum! I’m making cranberry sauce but we have no turkey :P :P :P

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72
drank Candy Cane by Della Terra Teas
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Just dumped this because the chocolate was too thin and gross. :(
Will lower the rating bc it’s too inconsistent for me.

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

Ratings:
1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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