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Last Friday I said that this week I would be revisiting all my favorite teas, which I haven’t drank in a long while. Of course, this week I will only be around my stash for two days before traveling for Thanksgiving, so perhaps I will need to stretch my “favorites” resolution to after this week. In reality I’d like to revisit a lot of teas that I haven’t gotten around to in a while, not just my absolute faves, so I’m going to try to mix things up a bit in general.

Anyway, what better way to start out than this one? So almondy and floral. This is one of the few teas I’ve encountered that really does give me that sweet almond marzipan flavor I look for in an almond tea. I love this tea but I don’t want to drink it up so fast because I have to order it from France when I run out! On the other hand, that means an order to Dammann Fréres in which I can order all kinds of other teas as well. Maybe I should drink it up to make an excuse for myself! :D

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ashmanra

I adored this tea. I think I am getting a tin of it for Christmas. Squee!

SimplyJenW

I was getting ready to make this today, and then I had an epiphany of sorts….. All of the tea Advent calendars are catching my eye, and I decided to make my own with the awesome samples I have. My goal is to try some thing new leading up until Christmas. I think this will be day 1! Making MBSC Blackberry instead…. ;D

Dinosara

ashmanra: awesome! I tried to convince my boyfriend he should get me some tea for christmas, but he didn’t take the bait. :)

SimplyJenW: A personal tea advent calender sounds awesome! What a great idea, and a fun way to try new teas you have already!

TeaBrat

that sounds delightful. I’ve been looking for a nice almond tea as well..

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ashmanra

I adored this tea. I think I am getting a tin of it for Christmas. Squee!

SimplyJenW

I was getting ready to make this today, and then I had an epiphany of sorts….. All of the tea Advent calendars are catching my eye, and I decided to make my own with the awesome samples I have. My goal is to try some thing new leading up until Christmas. I think this will be day 1! Making MBSC Blackberry instead…. ;D

Dinosara

ashmanra: awesome! I tried to convince my boyfriend he should get me some tea for christmas, but he didn’t take the bait. :)

SimplyJenW: A personal tea advent calender sounds awesome! What a great idea, and a fun way to try new teas you have already!

TeaBrat

that sounds delightful. I’ve been looking for a nice almond tea as well..

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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