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After having tried it a couple of times, I’m in agreement with … well, somebody who mentioned that Celestial Seasonings teas are just better when you use 2 bags instead of 1.

The apple twang is much better now. Nice homey little tisane.

gmathis

…may need another double steep for my nerves. Just finished Downton Abbey.

ashmanra

Oh dear. Yes, indeed. I don’t even know if I want to watch anymore. I was wondering if you saw it.

gmathis

As long as Maggie Smith has signed on for another series, and I believe she has, the family will survive. Granny would want you to keep watching.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
1627 tasting notes

Putting this in the “chance” category since it’s a home-blend from a co-worker. Thoughtfully given to me as a thank you for turning her on to the tea world.(Like that was an inconvenience ;)

In this case, the student has far surpassed the teacher. She added raspberry flavoring to a good Assam black tea base; I think there’s a little vanilla in the background as well. Results remind me strongly of something in the Marco Polo/Tower of London flavor family.

Adds a little lilt to a gray, gloomy, gusty morning!

ashmanra

You go, you teavangelist you!

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Still throat-scratchy and a little achy; still sticking with antioxidant-heavy choices. This one is such an opaque green-beany/guacamole color, even with a scant 1/4 teaspoon of the powder to the cup, it has to be good for me, yes?

This particular powder needs a light touch, it’s very vegetably. But not unpleasant.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
1627 tasting notes

I have often said that tulsi is my friend; but I think I’m getting close to BFF’s FOREVER with little hearts drawn around it.

Fighting off a wickedly sore throat/swollen tonsil last night, made a strong cup of tulsi with lemongrass (which didn’t affect the flavor; tulsi is pretty strong) and within an hour, the excruciating swallowing pain subsided significantly. A little surfing confirmed that tulsi is purported to be effective for oral and throat care. (Taking into consideration the effusive miracle-drug language you see on some websites.)

Not proclaiming myself cured just yet, but chalk up another one for this lemony-clovey stuff!

ashmanra

Mine says used for treating headaches as well, and as a general anti-inflammatory! Hope you are well soon, prayers!

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This has so many companion ingredients, I’m wondering if “just pineapple” is a bit of a misnomer.

However, the other goodies (calendula just makes a tea happy; I’ve got to pick some up for blending) make it bright and sunshiny tasting. Decent orange pekoe base. This has great chilled/iced potential, but I’m enjoying it warm, too.

Belated thanks to Nicole. This is good!

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This time of February is almost as bad as Christmas for over-sugaring. But when a work buddy brings a tall strawberry layer cake with pureed strawberries in the fluffy frosting that’s almost a third layer tall…who am I to hurt her feelings?

But great googly moogly, I am nearly comatose from too much goody-ing this week. Hoping this herbal blend starts to thin out the glucose that’s clogging my veins. It’s minty enough to balance out the red clover/dandelion rooty-woody undertow.

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Though white tea is in the lower end of my favorite flavor scale, this is definitely my favorite white tea ever. It tastes. Sweet hay. Smells like a barn on the first day of spring it’s warm enough to leave your jacket on the hook.

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Two bags are better than one. Two bags left in the cup while sipping are better than two bags. Leisurely watching Downton Abbey while sipping two bags left in the cup surpasses it all.

(Two bags left in the cup reminded me surprisingly of Vanilla Comoro.)

Sil

downton abbey…id rather be at home watching that than here at work heh

Em

Trying not to envy your leisure :)

gmathis

Leisure = completely and totally ignoring the crust forming on the kitchen floor, dry clothes becoming perma-wrinkled in the dryer, dishes breeding super-bacteria in the sink, etc….

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Recycled Upton Amgoorie Estate Assam leaves (rich, dark, malty) with a half teaspoon of Lover’s Leap Ceylon from Capital Teas to brighten and freshen it up.

Result was a nice little breakfast tea; just not overly strong. Not bad for a half-awake schlep to the kitchen and half-hearted “eh, that’ll do” morning alchemy.

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I was beginning to worry when I didn’t see replacement boxes of this spring and summer staple appearing at the store. So I did a little happy whoop when we went in today and I saw a healthy stack of red-and-white stripey boxes smiling at me…and resisted the impulse to buy them all.

I haven’t tried it yet, but there were some happy purple-and-white striped boxes right next to them on the shelf, a blackberry version. Hmmm…could be tasty!

Sil

hmmm never heard of this brand but i do like a good strawberry black. I’ll have to see if i can spot them here

Azzrian

Strawberry black is one of my favorite tea flavors as well :)

Ysaurella

really Azz ? I should have sent you some Thé à l’opéra from MF !
Sil, I keep this information in mind :)

Sil

Ysaurella..yes please! Also, if you send a bit for Azzrian, I can always make sure she gets a cup to try :)

Azzrian

Oh thank you ladies!
Yes I am a sucker for strawberry teas then peach teas :)
Anything with either of those flavors and cream – OMG!

teabird

I might have to hunt this one down!

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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