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drank Toffee by Le Palais des Thes
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I somehow forgot to log this the day I had the first sample. It was yummy. But I guess I was busy at work and forgot about it.

This steep is a sipdown from my sample from sil I got recently. Anyhow, I have had a headache off and on since yesterday afternoon and slept in a bit. Snuggled with the hubby a bit too. So I like a nice strong black when I have a headache, and usually gravitate to a straight black. Since hubby tends to prefer straight black with milk and sugar over super frou frou teas, I usually make some for both of us. I was going to make some Keemun from Red Blossom that also came in my sample box, and he said fine to, but then I said, “or I can do this black one with toffee, do you want to share that?” and of course he said yes. I know my man and his caramel toffee sweet tooth, so I made this up for us both, and used a large spoonful of sweetened condensed milk (still out of regular milk) each. So we each have a super creamy and sweet black tea with a touch of toffee in there, which is comforting. I just want to gulp this down.

I bet if I had used the dark chocolate milk in here, he would have swooned. Chocolate and toffee? :P

This is a pretty good tea, and tells me that I need some kind of maple/caramel/toffee type of black tea in my rotation. I’m gonna look on the ground first, before looking to the interwebz for some. But this is good, so I will keep it in mind.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are.

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Uh, guess that’s it.

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