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There’s a story that goes along with how I got this tea. When I was at the Tea Haus in March, I asked after a replacement cup for my favourite tea set, which had the cup broken a while ago due to cat antics. Sadly the lovely owner of the store said that while she knew of a line onto the lids, the cups were not replaceable. I was sad, but completely understood since I’d gotten the set more than five years ago and just as Jenaerglas was closing. I had a great tea trip regardless, and kissed my last hope of a replacement cup goodbye.

Fastforward a week and a half, and I walk into work to see a box waiting in my work mailbox. Now I hadn’t ordered anything for a while, so my first thoughts were that it was meant for someone else. Until I saw that it was from the Tea Haus. I opened up the box and the owner? Had mailed me the last cup she had in her own personal collection that fit my set, AND three tea samples, including this one. She didn’t ask for anything in return, she simply gifted it to me out of the kindness of her heart. How’s that for customer service??

But yes, this tea. The entire box smelled of the orange from this tea even before I opened it up. How I waited this long to try it I still have no idea. I brewed up the entire sample tonight at work and shared it with a coworker and fellow tea lover. We both agreed the first thing we noticed was how smooth it was. This was a delightful cuppa, and oh man was it full of orange flavour. In fact other than the lack of the creamy factor, it is nearly identical to my beloved Honeybush Orange. If you’re an orange fan, I highly recommend them both!

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Ninavampi

Please tell the owner she is both awsome and an amazing person! It is people like her with little random acts of kindness that make the world go round!

ssajami

Simply awesome!

Tina S.

@Ninavampi, I know, right? I’m trying to think of a way to say thankyou when I go back to the store this month. Nothing seems adequate to me!

@ssajami Isn’t it nice to discover people like that still exist? :D

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Ninavampi

Please tell the owner she is both awsome and an amazing person! It is people like her with little random acts of kindness that make the world go round!

ssajami

Simply awesome!

Tina S.

@Ninavampi, I know, right? I’m trying to think of a way to say thankyou when I go back to the store this month. Nothing seems adequate to me!

@ssajami Isn’t it nice to discover people like that still exist? :D

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An avid tea addict in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I’m always looking for new teas and new tea addicted friends!

My preference is loose leaf of all varieties, however the occasional bagged tea can come along and charm me. Flavoured or straight, there is a good chance that I will be falling in love.

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My ratings system is based on the smiley faces above the ratings scale.

0-10 — This tea didn’t get past the initial sip process. I just couldn’t bring myself to drink more, I found it so horrible.

11-50 — It made it past first sips, but as I drank a bit more I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the tea, and would never drink it again.

51-60 — I probably made it through the cup, but won’t be trying another one.

61-69 — Either it’s a mystery tea and I can’t decide if I like it or not, or it is one that I felt was purely adequate.

70-85 — These are the teas that I appreciate and/or like. If they are falling in this area they are ones that I would definitely re-buy, however are not ones that I must always have on hand. The good, but not the amazing.

86-94 — These are the favourites. My cupboard feels empty if they aren’t inside.

95-100 — Tea perfection!

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GTA, Ontario, Canada

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