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drank Lapsang Souchong by The Tea Spot
7950 tasting notes

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Brewed hot. Full disclosure I’m not a fan of rooibos (the licorice herbaceous type flavor reminds me unpleasantly of detox tea), but coconut and rooibos are a perfect match. I only wish the coconut flavor could completely overwhelm the rooibos actually, although that’s probably not what most chai drinkers or rooibos drinkers want.

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

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drank Gingerbread Cookie by The Tea Spot
1768 tasting notes

So I’ve been mindlessly sipping on this at work for a while now, and today marks my last sachet (I am determined to sip down, as I’ll probably have some Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping to do).
Its rooibos, I’m afraid. There a hint of cookiness to it, but its not particularly gingerbread. Just fine, nothing special.
Oh well, another sipdown!

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drank Gingerbread Cookie by The Tea Spot
1768 tasting notes

Part of my Tea Spot set of sachets.
Theres rooibos here, but also a decent amount of ginger in this. I don’t quite know that I get “cookie” out of this, but it is gingery.
ETA, I was only going to have one cup of this today, but then my boss turned on the air conditioner. In November! (We live in a warm climate, but still….)
So a cup of warmth was needed STAT.

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
1768 tasting notes

Killed this off this afternoon, as an accompaniment to a post-lunch shortbread cookie.
Its been a good work tea, nice without demanding a lot of attention. That’s the sort of tea I can really get behind as a work brew.
It was nice, but I won’t be seeking any more out.
Sipdown!

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
1768 tasting notes

Early side effect for the medication for the Badness is that I feel a bit queasy this morning. Bleh. Its supposed to pass soon, and the good news is that this medication does not require many doses, so its nearly all behind me now. Yippie!
Makes me wish I had more mint and ginger with me today. Peppermint chocolate tea will have to do.
There was an extra touch of creaminess in my cup today, I’m glad to say. All very enjoyable.

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
1768 tasting notes

This is a tea that’s easy to drink without really thinking about it. A perfect work tea, in that respect, as it allows one to sip and shuffle paperwork all at the same time.
I drank a cup down this morning, when I first needed some pick-me up at the office.

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
1768 tasting notes

I’ve had a few sachets of this since my original review, and I’ve reordered my thoughts somewhat.
In terms of chocolate mint teas, I like Harney and Sons version better. Its richer, creamier, and generally feels more like a mint chocolate.
This is thinner, and the chocolate note is fading to the mint note. But its not bad. I’m certainly not going to have any trouble drinking this, and I’ll even enjoy these cups.
Ahhh, but a cup of tea is nice this morning. It was a long weekend, very busy, and not as much sleep as I’d like. I forsee much tea today.

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
1768 tasting notes

I recently got a little kit of Tea Spot sachets, a holiday kit. This, a gingerbread rooibos, and a white tea with chestnut are now all in my possession.
Its a little early for the holiday flavors for me, but I’ll make an exception.
This is more minty than chocolate-y, and that’s alright with me. I like a peppermint black a lot.
This is a little weak, so I might try two sachets next time, and see what I come up with.

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by The Tea Spot
1768 tasting notes

My morning pot of this came out bitter again, which is making me go hmmm. It smells so good! Why cant it taste as creamy as it smells?
I’m going to try it next with a very light steep time, and see what that does.

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by The Tea Spot
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Ooof, what a morning.
My plan was to put a pumpkin soup in the slow cooker, so that it will be all ready for me when I get home. Hooray! I love the slow cooker! And its an easy recipe! And soup!
But I could not find my can opener for the pumpkin, and so the morning involved a lot more rushing about than I anticipated. Memo to self, prep more the night before on slow cooker days.
But the thing is now plugged in, set to low, and the soup is (hopefully) on the way!
Happy Halloween! While I was chopping and prepping I was drinking this.
I still need to tinker with the steep times. I think this might require a lighter hand then I am used to giving.
But on Halloween, none but a pumpkin tea will do!

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by The Tea Spot
1768 tasting notes

I made an error today, I let this steep too long, and it got bitter. Drat. I can see that this one needs a careful eye.
Its Pumpkin Day! My family has only two major holiday traditions, the first is the whole Christmas Tree ritual in December, and the other is this, Pumpkin Day.
We take pumpkins very seriously here, and the carving of jack-o-lanterns is a serious business.
So today we’ll pack up to the local pumpkin patch, find our chosen gourds, and take them home.
I confess, I’m always as excited as a child to do this. Its one of my favorite days.

Maddy Barone

That sounds like a lovely tradition!

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by The Tea Spot
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I have long lamented that most things that are “pumpkin spice” have no pumpkin, just pumpkin spice. Now, the spices are very nice, but I loooove actual pumpkin, and so I’ve picked up all sorts of things, only to be saddened that theres no hint of pumpkin in them, just cinnamon and cloves.
So I was delighted when my sister told me about this tea, which was not just pumpkin spice, but actually had pumpkin in it! I hit order very quickly when the floodgates of autumnal teas opened.
And ahh, this smells wonderful! A fabulous balance of pumpkin and spices. I could stand in my kitchen and breath this in for a long time, which would weird anyone out looking at me, but hey.
I’ve brewed it up, and it is very nice. I do get the spices, but there is a touch of that creamy pumpkin as well.
I steeped this for five mintues, but I’m going to try it next time for four, and see if I can coax out even more pumpkin flavor!

Tabby

Ooh, this sounds really promising. I’m still on the lookout for a really pumpkinny tea, myself. adds to shopping list

Fjellrev

This truly does sound promising!

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Love Potion No. 9 by The Tea Spot
162 tasting notes

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drank Wild Chicory Joe by The Tea Spot
2201 tasting notes

Sororitea Sisters sent me a sample of this to review. I really wondered how I would do this one because I do not drink coffee. It is way too bitter for me and I don’t want to doctor it up with milk and sugar.

What a nice surprise this tea gave me! It smelled like coffee and tasted a lot like coffee, but it wasn’t bitter at all. A coffee drinking friend had it with me and liked it so well that I sent the rest of the packet home with her and I ordered four ounces for me.

I am really eager to have my daughter and my future daughter-in-law try it since they love coffee.

I had this tonight with cinnamon toast as my late night snack, because it is caffeine free and I don’t have to worry about being kept up all night! Yay! Plus it is hearty and therefore it was a great beverage to cut the sweetness of the cinnamon toast and clear the palate.

I have a feeling I am going to be ordering a lot of this one.

gmathis

I love straight up chicory. It has a nice autumny-wintery personality.

ashmanra

I think this was my first time having it. It really is a warm wintery comfort drink!

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drank Organic Black Pearl by The Tea Spot
7950 tasting notes

Finished off this one today – not making nearly as much progress on sipdowns today as i’d hoped, but such is the life when you have a conehead dog lol

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drank Organic Black Pearl by The Tea Spot
7950 tasting notes

Another cup of this one today – no change in my opinion – a solid cup but nothing to get too excited about. I think i prefer teavivres to these ones :)

Final Count: 102

Kristal

So close to under 100!

Evol Ving Ness

It’s all very impressive.

MrQuackers

You’re talking about my udders again!

Terri HarpLady

I’d like to place an order from Teavivre. Maybe if I get down to 200 this week I’ll do it.

Sil

i am trying to wait until november/black friday for any other ordering…

Terri HarpLady

oh yeah…forgot about black friday!
I’ve been thinking that when I start allowing myself to buy tea, I would order from one company each month…but then again, with black friday coming, I might have to just do a year’s worth of tea buying all at once… ;)

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drank Organic Black Pearl by The Tea Spot
7950 tasting notes

These are not mandala’s infamous pearls…but these are pretty decent. terri sent these my way to try and they’re not half bad. Sort of an average cup, so nothing i feel the need to desperately seek out, but something id have no problems revisiting again with a purchase. smooth body, little bit of malt, some earthiness to it that some people might not like.

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Meditative Mind From The Tea Spot. Let me say/write that 3 times…Meditative Mind, Meditative Mind, Meditative Mind….Ahhhhhh! This is a wonderful name for a wonderful tea! Meditative Mind From The Tea Spot is a white tea with jasmine green tea, rosebuds, and petals. This is white and green tea blend.

Full Story
http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/07/16/meditative-mind-tea-spot/

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Coconut Cabana Tea from The Tea Spot is delightful in every way! It’s been too long since my last milky oolong and even longer since my last coconut milky oolong! This was everything I hoped it would be…smooth, sweet, toasty, nutty, creamy, milky, and more!

Full Review
http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/08/02/coconut-cabana-tea-tea-spot/

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So…
It’s been too long since my last REALLY GREAT Pumpkin Chai and this Pumpkin Spice Chai from The Tea Spot is just what I was looking for! Sure the ingredients include black tea, ginger root, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, black pepper, pumpkin flavoring…but it’s much more than that. The flavors meshed well together.

Full Review
http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/08/08/pumpkin-spice-chai-from-the-tea-spot-2/

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drank Boulder Blues by The Tea Spot
26 tasting notes

As a couple other reviewers have mentioned, this just doesn’t do it for me (hot, anyway). I like my green tea to be green tea, and Boulder Blues is just totally out of balance if you’re expecting any green tea character to shine through. Sweet, overpowering rhubarb at the front, blueberry on the back. It’s an interesting one-two punch but definitely not my choice for a morning cup.

Flavors: Blueberry, Rhubarb

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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