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I have had a terribly long, busy day at work, and it’s only Tuesday..hurry up weekend! Thankfully it seems my tea orders always come on the busiest, most exhausting days. My bestsellers sampler is here from 52teas! Woot!

I almost tried Strawberry Zabaglione first, but this one seems to be the one for my black tea. I mean, pancakes, what else would make me feel better? Mmm. The dry smell is lightly honey smelling, a bit like Candy Corn tea from the same company but without the wax. I steeped for 3 mins, 1 tsp with under boiling water.

The steeped smell is where it’s at. Maple and butter. Yummy. As for the flavor, it is pretty tasty, lighter than I thought it would be though. The black base is definitely there, malty and a bit dry, with a mild honeyed flavor. Then, this wonderful, scrumptious maple butter aftertaste rolls in. Fluffy pancakes. Yep, it’s there, in the aftertaste. Beautiful. Now I’m going to Dennys for breakfast for dinner haha. Pancake tea calls for.. .. Pancakes. A good start to the sampler!

ETA – So I went to Denny’s and got their Hobbit themed honey french toast, and omg, the aftertaste is EXACTLY like this tea. Like craziness. I even put some maple syrup on my toast (along with the honey haha) and this tea is actually it. I am finishing up the rest of my cup cold now that I’m home and it’s like eating the toast all over again. Amazing!

JustJames

i love this tea. =0)

OMGsrsly

Hobbit themed honey french toast?! Wow, that sounds so good!

MissLena

This is a pretty good tea :D and the honey french toast was good, but it looked better in the picture on the menu haha. More like eating a cake than french toast actually lol.

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JustJames

i love this tea. =0)

OMGsrsly

Hobbit themed honey french toast?! Wow, that sounds so good!

MissLena

This is a pretty good tea :D and the honey french toast was good, but it looked better in the picture on the menu haha. More like eating a cake than french toast actually lol.

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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