I don’t typically feel compelled to finish every tea I own in order to justify buying more; I seem to just justify buying more as a matter of course if I feel like it. Utterly irresponsible, I know, especially because I’m no rich lady.

Anyway, I thought I’d revisit this one this morning, because it had been a while. I brewed it up the same as last time, although I don’t really know what’s up with the two minutes the steeping instructions call for, because I don’t think I’d ever steeped a black for two minutes in my life, and didn’t this time, either. In the bag, this smells slightly candied, and definitely spicy. I can certainly detect the citrus notes when sniffing as well, which is always a plus.
After I let it steep for about five minutes, the candied scent had subsided some, although it was still present. I thought I could actually smell the cream I’d added, although I quickly realized that that may have also just been the tea smelling thick and creamy, which I love.
It tasted the way I remembered it: sort of like a spiced creamcicle with an undertone of vanilla. I will be delighted to finish up this package, perhaps with a bit less sugar next time (did I just say that?), and I may even reorder! it seems like the perfect cup of tea to snuggle up with while watching, like, scary crime or murder shows on TV.

Now back to reading and pretending I care about the subject matter.

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.


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