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Okay, I’m not going to lie… I just bought this one purely because I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. And the artwork is great.

This smells divine! I know it’s supposed to be blackberry, but it smells like blueberry! Like blueberries and vanilla and black tea. I just opened the package, took a big sniff and told my coworker (I have all my tea packages sent to the office) that I wish I could have a shampoo that smelled this good. She, who hates tea, agreed that it would make an awesome potpourri.

But it’s not for smelling, it’s for drinking, gosh darn it! So I steeped up a cup. I wish the berry taste was as strong as the smell. Honestly, all I can really taste is Earl Grey. I was able to tease the berry out a bit by adding some rock sugar, but the strongest flavor is still Earl Grey. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I wish the other flavors would stand out more.

I’ll have to experiment more with doctoring it up at home.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Terri HarpLady

From one Dr Who fan to another, we also have Farewell Ponds, Eleven, & River Song (so far). I love Cara McGee’s blends!

Lindsey

I also got River Song! Haven’t tried it yet though, my order just came in today.

Terri HarpLady

Yay! I’ll look forward to your review!

Shmiracles

i love Cara McGee’s blends too!
my favorite thing is a good lapsang blend, and i especially love Smaug (http://steepster.com/shmiracles/posts/153347) cuz it amazingly surprises. and Thorin is a good Puerh blend by her (http://steepster.com/shmiracles/posts/160081).
sad to say that Tardis was not my favorite. but i read someone’s review of Irene Adler and i’d like to try that. also i think Eleven, Nine, and Jack Harkness are on my to-buy-in-the-future list.

Terri HarpLady

I’ve got several of the Hobbit blends. Haven’t tried smaug yet, still not sure how I feel about Thorin, but I’ve only drank it once, so far.

Lindsey

Ohh, Cara McGee’s Nine looked really tasty, but I had to curtail my spending so I didn’t add it to my order.
I did throughly geek out over at 52teas though and buy Weeping Angel. Hoping it will be here in time for this weekend’s new episode!

Anyanka

Now Adagio has the fandom blends in custom tins, some of which are awesome, and it is taking all my self control not to buy the Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey ones.

Lindsey

I almost bought the TARDIS tin b/c it was so cute, but I’m glad I restrained myself now that I have the 3oz/4oz bag and am not totally digging it.

Don’t know if you’ve seen them, but a Buffy fan made Anyanka, Aud, and Anya blends on there, too.

Terri HarpLady

I can’t believe I still haven’t ordered Weeping Angel from 52…
I still haven’t tried the Sherlock blends…yet!
Regarding the tins: please somebody, hold me back! LOL
Actually, the only one I really want is the Tardis. I have a ton of tins here that I clean out & re-use, over & over again..

Anyanka

Thanks, I hadn’t seen those yet.

classielassie

I had a similar problem with this blend – overpoweringly Earl Grey-ish when drinking in comparison to the yummy berry-vanilla scent in the dry blend.
And it looks as pretty as it smells, it should be potpourri!

As horrible as it sounds to put milk in this, I plan to try a London Fog using TARDIS instead of plain Earl Grey. That might help.

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Terri HarpLady

From one Dr Who fan to another, we also have Farewell Ponds, Eleven, & River Song (so far). I love Cara McGee’s blends!

Lindsey

I also got River Song! Haven’t tried it yet though, my order just came in today.

Terri HarpLady

Yay! I’ll look forward to your review!

Shmiracles

i love Cara McGee’s blends too!
my favorite thing is a good lapsang blend, and i especially love Smaug (http://steepster.com/shmiracles/posts/153347) cuz it amazingly surprises. and Thorin is a good Puerh blend by her (http://steepster.com/shmiracles/posts/160081).
sad to say that Tardis was not my favorite. but i read someone’s review of Irene Adler and i’d like to try that. also i think Eleven, Nine, and Jack Harkness are on my to-buy-in-the-future list.

Terri HarpLady

I’ve got several of the Hobbit blends. Haven’t tried smaug yet, still not sure how I feel about Thorin, but I’ve only drank it once, so far.

Lindsey

Ohh, Cara McGee’s Nine looked really tasty, but I had to curtail my spending so I didn’t add it to my order.
I did throughly geek out over at 52teas though and buy Weeping Angel. Hoping it will be here in time for this weekend’s new episode!

Anyanka

Now Adagio has the fandom blends in custom tins, some of which are awesome, and it is taking all my self control not to buy the Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey ones.

Lindsey

I almost bought the TARDIS tin b/c it was so cute, but I’m glad I restrained myself now that I have the 3oz/4oz bag and am not totally digging it.

Don’t know if you’ve seen them, but a Buffy fan made Anyanka, Aud, and Anya blends on there, too.

Terri HarpLady

I can’t believe I still haven’t ordered Weeping Angel from 52…
I still haven’t tried the Sherlock blends…yet!
Regarding the tins: please somebody, hold me back! LOL
Actually, the only one I really want is the Tardis. I have a ton of tins here that I clean out & re-use, over & over again..

Anyanka

Thanks, I hadn’t seen those yet.

classielassie

I had a similar problem with this blend – overpoweringly Earl Grey-ish when drinking in comparison to the yummy berry-vanilla scent in the dry blend.
And it looks as pretty as it smells, it should be potpourri!

As horrible as it sounds to put milk in this, I plan to try a London Fog using TARDIS instead of plain Earl Grey. That might help.

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