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Unexpected 1 a.m. illness prior to a 6 a.m. flight caused me to cancel travel plans a couple days ago, so I’ve been muddling through a writers’ conference by phone. The upside: participation in jammies, sleeping in my own bed, and plenty of good tea as long as I can make it quietly and one-handed while coddling my cel in the other.

Ginger Peach was the afternoon brew; fit the bill perfectly, although the bag is one of those funny ones where you have to pull out the tag to elongate the string (had to do that with my teeth). The ginger has a nice warming bite to it and the peach isn’t perfumey or artificial.

ashmanra

Oh noes! Feel better soon!

gmathis

24 hour nausea and mild fever; I felt as bad about the last-minute disruption as I did the icky itself. But something about flying sick made me worry about getting quarantined in Dallas :)

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Well…‘tis the season; little warm for a hot cuppa anything, so there’s been a quart of this chilling in the fridge since Sunday (bags removed). Letting it set actually wasn’t a bad call; it’s the rich, thick peachy taste of a jar of preserves now.

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Another treasure from my Christmas tea chest. I’m at a loss to link this to a specific tea description or image because the Boston Tea website doesn’t specifically show it…although they have a Ginger/Peach/Apricot and a Bentley’s Ginger peach. Two brandings by the same supplier?

At any rate, it is gingery, peachy, and pleasant, leaning more to the peachy side. Boston Tea products are consistently good, whether bagged or loose.

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To paraphrase my beloved Dr. Cooper, there is not enough chamomile tea in the world to quell the chaos in my life. But this is a nice, quick, baggie tea that doesn’t require hard work or deep thought. Thats very welcome again this week. Both honey and lemon taste pleasantly natural.

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For someone who doesn’t much do honey in tea, this nook in my cherry wood tea chest is emptying out fast! It’s gentle, nicely balanced, a no-brain steeper. Not nearly as syrupy cloying as the Ludens cough drops we’d eat full boxes of during the sermon on Sundays, but brings back that sensory memory.

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This is the closest match on the Boston Tea website I could find—what I’m sipping this evening was a bagged version that came in a rich, dark-cherry tea chest from my sweet husband. (Despite circumstances, we managed to squeeze in a little Christmas today.)

The honey and chamomile outweigh the lemon in this combo, but it is gentle on a raw throat and a dull headache. And simple. Simple is good.

Terri HarpLady

I’m with you on the dull headache, & a slight scratchy throat. The 2nd church I played at was filled with people, several of whom had the sniffles. Keeping my fingers crossed, & breaking out the elderberry.

TheTeaFairy

Simple is so underrated…hope simple made you feel better and chased the aches away:-)

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drank Chai by The Boston Tea Company
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teabag sipdown! which totally brings me down to 205…mwahahahaha this is another one from CHAroma! I wish i could say this was a tasty bagged chai but i think i’m suffering from intense dislike of cloves at the moment since that’s all i felt like i was tasting. Oh well, they can’t all be winners!

Indigobloom

Dang nabit! Your delivery put me at 215

Sil

You realize that’s not all your tea either? There are another few here that you’re splitting with Kittenna/cavocorax etc…

Indigobloom

I know. Ack!! I was hoping to get some sip downs this weekend but I decided to add as few to my cupboard as possible so have been going through the box and trying what I can first…

Terri HarpLady

(smiling & chuckling to myself)

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drank Mango by The Boston Tea Company
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teabag sipdown! (214) another one from the lovely CHAroma! This is actually a pretty darn tasty teabag :) I wish i had another bag to try this as a cold brew since hot it’s got a particularly decent mango flavour without having to be a herbal/fruit blend.

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

Success! Glad you enjoyed it!

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drank Earl Grey by The Boston Tea Company
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teabag sidpdown! no. just no. so while there are few people out there who think that i’m gradually going to cover over to the dark side and find love and happiness in an early grey – this is a tea to remind me of why i hate earl greys lol Thanks for the taste CHAroma! While i dislike this a lot (floral much?!?) i still am happy to cross another one off my list :)

CHAroma

Oops, LOL! Sorry I gave you one that you hate.

Sil

Haha no way! It’s good to know where my limits are with EG’s. even if I’d hated every single tea you sent, which I didn’t, it still would be a success to me. I love sharing tea and finding out what I like and don’t like :)

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teabag sipdown! This is a decent average tea bag black. It’s not as bold as i’d like it to be, but for a “to go” tea bag, it would be a pretty good teabag. Thank you CHAroma!

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drank Pomegranate by The Boston Tea Company
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teabag sipdown! CHAroma sent this to me in our swap. I have to say that this one is pretty good :) I’m a fan of the pomegranate taste in this one as well as the base. Thanks CHAroma!

CHAroma

You’re welcome!

CHAroma

I finally got around to trying this one myself and you’re right. The flavor is pretty good. :)

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Teabagsipdown! Thank you for sending this one my way CHAroma! This one smelled pretty darn good. I just wish the flavour was a little stronger. I find with this one that the flavour is mostly in the tail end of the sip. However, the base of this one is pretty nice with no astringency. Overall a pretty good tea bag for those times when those are just the easiest :)

CHAroma

Hmm, I may go make this one now. Thanks for the review!

Sil

Always fun to see how people’s tastes compare :)

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drank Mint Green by The Boston Tea Company
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Thanks CHAroma! Looking forward to trying some of the black bagged teas you sent now that I’m through these ones :) I don’t find that the green tea really adds anything to this one. For all intents and purposes it might as well just be a cup of mint or something. Not sure…it’s just nothing special :)

CHAroma

Good to know. I’ve really procrastinated trying these teabags. I like reading your thoughts on them!

Sil

Haha yeah they’re not too bad as far as tea bags go. Mt of the time I’m going to prefer loose leaf but back up plans are always good to have!

CHAroma

I like taking teabags to work ‘cause they’re so easy.

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Tea bag sip down! (I’m so nowhere even sort of close to 200 anymore…and I was soooo close). So I don’t want to hear anything from any of you but I LIKE this one lol apparently a green earl grey isn’t too bad a tea to me. Much prefer it to some of the black earl greys that I’ve had. Haha. So thank you CHAroma! The bergamot is a little more mellow or something, which is creating a not to bad cup of tea. :)

K S

Oh, you’re all too nice. I checked. It is still 90 outside, so nothing has frozen over.

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Thank you CHAroma! This one is not so bad :) I like the smooth taste of this one even if the green will never be my favourite. It’s not overly GREEN! But it’s a nice decent bagged cup :)

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drank Jasmine Green by The Boston Tea Company
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Teabagsipdown! Tank you CHAroma! I have to say that this one got a good sniff after being brewed and then after a quick sip, it may have started its journey down the drain. In part because I dislike jasmine it also because this doesn’t smell a lot like jasmine..just a random floral scent. Th taste wasn’t much better. My other half said it smelled like aunt jemima’s underwear…whatever that means lol

Fuzzy_Peachkin

So pancake panties?

CHAroma

LOL! How bizarre!

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Tea bag sip down! Aka time for me to try all the green tea bags that CHAroma sent me to try! So there will be a few of these since I’m not as partial to green tea as black teas, so I’m getting the folks here to drink some of these with me :) they could use some sort of intake other than beer lol

This one is pretty tasty for a bagged tea. Of all the greens that CHAroma sent me, I think this one will end up being my favourite.

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Nt too shabby for a bagged tea! Thank you CHAroma for the wonderful teas you sent. I’m enjoying getting the chance to try a few of the bagged versions from this company. I am not getting an overly strong pomegranate taste, but there’s enough to balance out the green tea and make this a decent cup :) something I might consider for those times when I don’t have enough time to brew up loose leaf.

CHAroma

Glad you liked it! :)

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It smells so good. Once brewed the liquor is reddish, like a red ale. The assam base is quite nice, bold, malty & strong, most of the Earls I’ve tried have this assam base. I don’t know if my whole milk is killing the citrus/bergamot flave, but you hardly taste it, even without the milk. Have to try it again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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