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drank Blackberry by Adore Tea
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Trying to smash my way through a bunch of sipdowns today thanks to the swap with friends yesterday. This is my third Adore Tea blend and I’m not too fussed, though this is the best of them so far.

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drank Winter Velvet by Adore Tea
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drank Truffle Tea by Adore Tea
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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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drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Cocoa Loco by T2
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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.


Butiki ftw!


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

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drank Apple Crumble by T2
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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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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!

212 °F / 100 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

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.


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.

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

+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours


Hobart, Australia



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