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35
drank Winter Velvet by Adore Tea
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50
drank Truffle Tea by Adore Tea
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45
drank Snooze Blend by The Art of Tea
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Tucked in bed with a cup of Snooze after venturing out to the T2 Tea Society Mother’s Day event tonight. I was wrong, we didn’t get a random box of T2 tea tonight—there’s a first time for everything! What we DID get was a whole medium tin full of a blend we got to come up with by ourselves, from a small selection of T2’s teas. Overwhelming pressure on a perfecteaonist like me. I’m going to have to add mine as a custom blend on steepster because hey, I’ve got a whole tin of it now…

Also bought one of this month’s limited edition teas because I couldn’t resist that lush box any longer.

Also took a bunch of teas along to swap with a friend and ended up getting more in return than I bargained for. Sipdowns coming up… eek!

But for now, Snooze and then snooze. And then in the morning… snooze.

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95
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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10
drank Cocoa Loco by T2
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95
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Yup, finished off the 18g magnet tin today. Filled it up with some of the stock I got in the Tea With Benefits pack, phew. Still got another two tins full, I reckon. And glad this resteeps too!

Good tea for a rainy afternoon. Good. Yes.

My grand sipdown plans are being consistently thwarted of late. Today I got an email to say that More Tea’s tea bottles are back in stock so of course I had to order one a few of their teas I’d had on my wish list. And Stacy from Butiki got back to me with a quote for my first order. Yeek.

Courtney

Butiki ftw!

Memily

I am SO excited to have some Butiki in my cupboard. Not gonna lie.

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95
drank Apple Crumble by T2
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60

Yeah, the licorice root in this blend will always throw me off a little, but to be perfectly honest it’s not awful in here. It just adds a sweetness that feels a little chemical. Still, it’s a cosy sleepy tea to have in the rotation. I think there are others out there more suited to me so I wouldn’t restock this but I’ll happily drink the last of what I got in the organic sampler from DAVIDs.

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70

Hahahaha I love tea companies who are just straight down the line with their blend names. HEER IZ WOT IZ IN DIS.

This is tea #1 from the April Monstrositea box, an Easter treat! Seeing as my weekend is a Tuesday/Wednesday this week I decided to be gratuitous and use my whole sample of this for “Saturday” breakfast.

It’s not much on its own (too bitter) but with a decent lashing of perfectly creamy milk it’s a real treat. No sugar needed for this creamy, chocolatey brew!

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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45
drank Snooze Blend by The Art of Tea
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Welp, can’t have a sleepy blend without dat chamomile now, can we?

This one’s been in my physical cupboard since December (a Christmas gift from work) and yet somehow I missed it in the Great Steepster Cupboard Own-Up of 2014. I spotted it tonight when I was shuffling things around and decided to unbox it and bring it upstairs to join my bedside tea station.

Yes, I have a bedside tea station.

No, I don’t have a problem.

Anyway, yes. Here’s another tea in my cupboard, bloody bollocksy bum-bums. My sipdowns were going so well! AND I just got four new teas in my new Monstrositea box this morning and that means my Mr Earl box won’t be far behind and I’m going to a T2 Tea Society event tomorrow night where we always get goodies including a free box of tea LIFE IS SO HARD. ALL I WANT IS A NEAR-EMPTY CUPBOARD. WOE.

#firstworldproblems or WHAT

Anyway, goodnight teahearts

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

100 — CRITICAL OBSESSION LEVEL REACHED; CAN YOU MARRY TEA!?
95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.

MY TEASTORY:

Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

I LOVE:
+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

NOT A FAN:
+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours

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Hobart, Australia

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