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Uuuuugh, I have regrets. Admittedly this is the tea that got me into loose leaf teas, but I just cannot stand it now. I wish I could find more of the cream and less of the earl, but it is what it is. I’m just not a fan of the earl, sadly. Ah well, my wife is, so at least this won’t go to waste. Every once in a while I have a cup, hoping to rekindle that first moment I fell for tea, but I always walk away unsatisfied with this.

I’m not changing my rating because I went into it knowing I don’t like Earls, so it doesn’t seem fair to poorly rate a tea I knew I wouldn’t like.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I still have Toasted Marshmallow in my cupboard…who’s jealous? I love this tea. Creamy and full of yummy spices…hell yes. I had forgotten how much I love this tea. It’s just so damn good! Like a really good chai hot cocoa.

I’ve got most of my teaware out and all of our teas are organized and I made a little tea-making area and now I want to drink everything I have in my cupboard XD. Hell, I might go after a little Cream of Earl later!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

I would have been jealous over a year ago haha. I got really sick of it after a while!

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Dang, this one is my fault. I set about making tea while I tidied my kitchen and got distracted by arranging my teaware. To the point that I forgot about the tea completely and let it steep for way, waaaay too long. It’s not bad, it’s just very…MATE, with a back hint of mango. Which sucks, because I know how juicy and yummy this one can be. But I also enjoy straight mate, so it will be no issue to finish this mason jar-full. I’m just excited that I finished my 1.5 L of water before 4 so I could have a high-caff blend like this!

Preparation
2 tsp 25 OZ / 739 ML

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drank Mango Diablo by DAVIDsTEA
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This has been my cold-brewed tea for the last few days, but I keep forgetting to review it.

This is one of my absolute favorites. It’s sweet and fruity and I absolutely adore the burn from the chili threads. It’s my go-to for cold brewing because I know I’ll drink every drop. Yum. Hopefully it will inspire me to get up off my bum today and get things done! I am so sad they are discontinuing it, I’m trying to decide if I need to stock up…I’ve never come across a tea quite like it.

Preparation
Iced 10 g 32 OZ / 946 ML

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So yummy. I adore cinnamon hot chocolate, and so this is right up my alley. My goal this week is to get in the habit of starting out the day with a single cup of tea or coffee and then not have any more tea until I’ve finished off my 1.5 liter bottle of water. So by the time I remember that I really want to have a cup of this tea, it’s usually after my 4 pm high-caffeine cut off point.

But this morning, I remembered! I’m so happy. I should have made a latte, though. What good is hot cocoa if it isn’t creamy? Next time, Gadget, next tiiiiime. It’s still yummy as heck and it makes me want to just sink into this cup and savor it. I love that the flavor of the roasted mate isn’t obliterated by the cocoa and cinnamon, it adds a nice depth to the sip. I used the brown sugar cubes again and I think I’m hooked on them. But this tea is a winner to me and I’m grateful to have 50 grams more of it! It is what it says, a great Mexican hot chocolate tea.

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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So. Much. Sushi.

De and I were making Valentine’s Day plans and they sounded so good that we decided to do them tonight instead! Beat the rush and all. So tonight was the night of All You Can Eat Sushi, among other things. We ate more than we could eat and made our way home. I was dreaming about this the whole way. What better to follow up a filling meal with than an oolong? I don’t buy into the whole TEA WILL MAKE YOU SKINNY AND CRAZY HEALTHY stuff, but I have noticed that an oolong after a big meal helps my digestion.

We have completely forgotten how to make tea, so we let this one go for about two minutes. It’s very yummy, but drying. It’s a vicious cycle, it tastes so good but then I get cottonmouth so I take another sip and…you see where I’m going with this? But I still love it and can’t imagine my cupboard without it.

Oh, and since everyone is putting their cupboard numbers out there, here’s mine: teas/teas with teaware.

340/350

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Roswell Strange

I’m liking that my tea/tea + teaware thing is catching on. I was worried that my stubbornness to reflect both would just confuse people.

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Oh, matcha, I have missed you as well. It’s been ages since I last had matcha and so this morning I had to break into it. It was overwhelmingly MATCHA, so much so that I’m having trouble finding the flavor, but that due to my own palate being out of use. I mixed this with some french vanilla matcha and vanilla agave and it is lovely.

Oh there’s that matcha buzz. I am off to clean all the things!!

Preparation
12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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I have been craving this for WEEKS and when I couldn’t find it the other day, I nearly cried. But I found it! Oh Joy, my Orange Blossom is in my greedy little hands again! It’s so creamy and yummy and wonderful. I found brown sugar cubes at our new grocery store and they add a sweet depth to this tea that makes me wish I had bothered to wash my mason jar instead of settling for my favorite perfect mug. It’s been an awful day, but this little love has made it much better.

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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Flavors: Cream, Orange Zest

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drank Milk Oolong by Tealish
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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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