512 Tasting Notes

This wedding stuff is for the birds! Between wedding planning, being a mom, and work, I’m missing out on drinking some fantastic tea and checking out whats up on Steepster. I think I’m seeing the end of the tunnel. After having my diamond cracked by the jeweler this month, the venue for the reception trying to tell me delicately that they overbooked, and my photographer almost being a no show, I was about ready to call off the wedding completely. All is fine now, but geez, that was all in a week where work was non stopped and things were nutty. Sorry, enough of my whining!

So this tea is like drinking candy and giving me and my sweet tooth something to cheer about. My stresses are still there but it isn’t so bad. I’m surprised at how good this tea is. Argo Tea has always been hit or miss but this one is spot on. My sister-in-law picked this up for me for my tea themed bridal shower, from Target in a bagged form. I think I need to head down there to see what else they have from Argo Tea!



I’m glad all if fine now at least! I can’t imagine what it’s like to try to plan a wedding.


I couldn’t imagine all of the businesses I dealt with being that unprofessional! I hope you write some reviews!

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drank Blood Tea by Vampyre Tea Co
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Good morning all! It has been crazy of late with the wedding planning. I think I say on a daily basis it would have been better to elope. Oh well.

This tea was different and honestly confusing. I think with the 19 ingredients in the blend, the tea itself didn’t know which way it wanted to go either. It reminded me of that muddy flavor you get from certain Adagio Signature Blends. Not one I would need to try again hot, but I’m hoping that with some cold brewing this tea will start to pop.



i was totally there with you on the eloping thing…having made it to the other side, i can honestly say it was worth it. I am so glad we had our small wedding – it was an incredible day.

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From the Here’s Hoping TTB

This was pretty good. I liked the rich nuttiness that you got in each sip. It worked really well with the green tea’s buttery smoothness. I could easily see getting more of this tea. Off to make another cup!

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drank Lovely by Liquid Proust Teas
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Enjoying this one while I’m working thru lunch. It’s been one heck of a week! I like it. Fruity with hints of floral. It reminds me of a sweet strawberry floral tea but I’m also eating right along with this tea so that may be screwing up my taste buds. No matter, this one is pretty good. Can’t say I’d want a ton of it but today I’m enjoying it.

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This tea is going to help me thru today. I can already tell it is going to be one of those days.
Such a fantastic tea to wake up to. It seems to be my dependable tea whenever I need that warming tea hug.

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drank Cucumber Mint by Handmade Tea
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This one was soooo good!!! Crisp clean flavors that really make you happy. The white tea base kind of sat back and let the cucumber and mint do their thing. Tasty as a hot tea, iced tea, or as a cold brew. I’ll be sad when this one is gone.


And in other fun tea news-I’m doing my first tea giveaway on the blog. Think Great Pumpkin! (There will be Halloween fun teas involved!)


Flavors: Cucumber, Mint


I’m really into white teas lately!

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These were ok, not my favorite. I think these are an older sample I had which makes sense why the flavor was a bit more bland and not the lovely jasmine flavor I was hoping for. Am going to try the last few pearls as a cold brew for later this afternoon. Hoping the flavors come thru a bit stronger.

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I think I liked this tea a whole lot better the first go around. It tasted more like a flat chocolate watered down drink. Not bad, but not something I would really need anymore of.

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Oh where to begin. Its been a crazy couple years. My life has completely been turned upside down but I’m very happy where I landed. I’m finally in a great place-Living with an amazing guy and his hilarious yet full of attitude twin teenage boys, and my two adorable kiddos in Central Illinois and there is no other place I’d want to be.

Now on to the tea: I love all kinds. I’m not a huge fan of red rooibos but I love green rooibos. Beyond that, I’ll try everything once or twice to make sure I didn’t bumble up the steepings. If you are interested in something from me, just holler at me. I’m always up for trying new tea blends or sharing with others!

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