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Ohkay. I’ve been impatiently waiting for this package all day. I’ve been hiding in my room because I was so tired after work – I won two contests and associate of the month, and that takes effort, especially for an introvert like me!

The people across the street are moving, so there have been big trucks going by all day. Each time I see one I check – is it UPS? No? Damn.

This time it was, and I raced downstairs to intercept the deliveryman before my mum or dad could… no need for them to know I’m buying more tea.

Smelled them all – they all smelled great. I honestly started with this one, even though the chai spice aroma was a bit overpowering and intimidating, because a friend of mine tried it and said she didn’t like it, and it was bitter. So this is me proving her wrong.

I immediately went for a macchiato with this. Why not a latte? Because for some reason “Mycroft Latte” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

Steeped 2tsp/8oz, boiling water, 2 minutes. Added about 6oz milk and 3oz foam.

The first thing I taste is the cream, followed by the vanilla rooibos. I suppose there’s a hint of chocolate in there too. I don’t taste much chai, but that’s a-okay with me. (Leave the chai and spices for Moriarty.)

This is great, and I don’t regret owning a 3-oz bag of it at all. Probably not something I’d purchase again (so many teas, so little time!) but definitely not one I’m eager be rid of.

Edit: And because of all the foam on top, it sort of gives it that feeling of drinking whipped cream. No complaints here. I’m just going to sit here and rest my tired feet (no cushioning whatsoever in the shoes I wear to work, and yet they’re more comfortable than the ones with cushions. Go figure.) and listen to Underworld’s Olympic Ceremony opening song – it’s gorgeous. I love them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mec8GZkEpD4

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Kiaharii

So excited for my blends to get here! :) It’s so great when some of my favorite things combine.

Michelle

Which ones did you order?

Kiaharii

Watson, Sherlock, Loki and TARDIS. :D

Michelle

Ooh! One of my friends has Watson and TARDIS, and we had a 221tea party tonight – the two of them are great. And Loki is on my to-get list!
I got Mycroft, Mind & Heart and The Woman, and I really want Inspector too :)

ashmanra

Loki tea! Want!

Helena

I’ve tried the Mycroft blend but found as I did with most Adagio teas that my tastebuds didn’t like them… not sure why. I’m glad you like it though :D

Michelle

I don’t really like most of their flavored blacks on their own, but with milk and a short steep time I enjoy them. And I’m glad I figured this out :)

TassieTeaGirl

Michelle – officially requesting some of TARDIS for our swap later in the year. Don’t even care what it tastes like, THERE’S A TEA NAMED AFTER THE TARDIS FFS!!! Anywho…. clearly suffering withdrawals and desperately want series 7 to start…. oh dear.

Michelle

Definitely. I’m actually working on some of my own DW blends – I can put those in for you too as well!
And I cannot wait for Series 7. I’m so excited for it! (And I’m currently watching The Lodger now… go figure!)

TassieTeaGirl

That’s a funny ep. Doctor Who teas, the pinacle of taste! (yes, that was a pun…)

Michelle

It makes sense until you look away for two minutes and then you don’t have any idea what the hell happened. But I love Craig and Sophie :)

Helena

Oh yes I heard season 7 starts soon according to the Space channel. They have been running commercials for it… I try not to scream HURRY UP! at the TV. All hail the TARDIS and Doctor Who :D

TassieTeaGirl

Late August/Early Sept apparently, a lovely pre-birthday treat for me!

Michelle

Aug 25 was kicking around for awhile but I don’t think it was ever declared official. When’s your birthday?

TassieTeaGirl

Mid September. And the other half’s is late August, so it’s good either way!

Kiaharii

They finally came yaaaaaay. Unfortunately it’s too late in the day for caffeine, boo. :(

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Kiaharii

So excited for my blends to get here! :) It’s so great when some of my favorite things combine.

Michelle

Which ones did you order?

Kiaharii

Watson, Sherlock, Loki and TARDIS. :D

Michelle

Ooh! One of my friends has Watson and TARDIS, and we had a 221tea party tonight – the two of them are great. And Loki is on my to-get list!
I got Mycroft, Mind & Heart and The Woman, and I really want Inspector too :)

ashmanra

Loki tea! Want!

Helena

I’ve tried the Mycroft blend but found as I did with most Adagio teas that my tastebuds didn’t like them… not sure why. I’m glad you like it though :D

Michelle

I don’t really like most of their flavored blacks on their own, but with milk and a short steep time I enjoy them. And I’m glad I figured this out :)

TassieTeaGirl

Michelle – officially requesting some of TARDIS for our swap later in the year. Don’t even care what it tastes like, THERE’S A TEA NAMED AFTER THE TARDIS FFS!!! Anywho…. clearly suffering withdrawals and desperately want series 7 to start…. oh dear.

Michelle

Definitely. I’m actually working on some of my own DW blends – I can put those in for you too as well!
And I cannot wait for Series 7. I’m so excited for it! (And I’m currently watching The Lodger now… go figure!)

TassieTeaGirl

That’s a funny ep. Doctor Who teas, the pinacle of taste! (yes, that was a pun…)

Michelle

It makes sense until you look away for two minutes and then you don’t have any idea what the hell happened. But I love Craig and Sophie :)

Helena

Oh yes I heard season 7 starts soon according to the Space channel. They have been running commercials for it… I try not to scream HURRY UP! at the TV. All hail the TARDIS and Doctor Who :D

TassieTeaGirl

Late August/Early Sept apparently, a lovely pre-birthday treat for me!

Michelle

Aug 25 was kicking around for awhile but I don’t think it was ever declared official. When’s your birthday?

TassieTeaGirl

Mid September. And the other half’s is late August, so it’s good either way!

Kiaharii

They finally came yaaaaaay. Unfortunately it’s too late in the day for caffeine, boo. :(

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Michelle, 19. College student: upstate NY.

I really enjoy tea, British television and theatre. I read a lot, write a lot, dream a lot.

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