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drank Red Velvet by Argo Tea
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Had this with breakfast, the name is clearly deceiving because it’s not really like the cake at all. It’s like a rooibos latte with raspberry and white chocolate. Those are 3 things I love, but the raspberry was just a bit too syrupy for me after about half the drink.

Cool idea though. I think I am going to just get a plain tea from there tomorrow.

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drank Milk & Cookies by 52teas
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I just got back from an expedition to TeaGschwendner and my feet are dead and so I can update this right now…especially because my tea drinking right now consists of the Tazo available in the hotel…meh.

I opened and drank this on Christmas Eve because I knew I wouldn’t have a chance on Christmas. I tried to guess what it was before I looked at the label, and I got a hint of the chocolate but mostly just black tea.

It is very much like a Chips Ahoy cookie, and I didn’t sweeten it although I probably should have. It seems like that’s just what it needs to make it all out milk and cookies. But that’s what the rest of it is for.

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drank Caramel Vanilla Chai by 52teas
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So I opened my Christmas presents tonight since I’ll be away from my family on Christmas. I had no idea my mom got me the 12 Teas of Christmas, and she had wanted to give it to me at the proper time but that wasn’t going to work. At least I hadn’t looked on Steepster beforehand today so a quarter will be surprises! Although by now I don’t think I really remember what was when so I can still be surprised.

I made this as a latte because I don’t like chai too much by itself and I have the s’mores chai and I figured this too would be too peppery for my liking if I didn’t. I have no idea if there’s some sort of more proper way to do it but I put enough tea for 8oz in but pour only 4oz of water in, then whisk 4 oz of milk on the stove, and once the tea is made, add it to the milk, make sure it’s all nice and hot then put it in my mug. Works for me, I taste everything so I’m sticking with it!

This is pretty good, I don’t know if I would drink it again after this because I have enough chais for the rare times I want it. I do like that it’s sweeter than most though, thanks to the caramel vanilla part.

Also the set of tsacs is going to save my life while staying in a hotel for 5 nights next week. I was trying so desperately to find a way to still have MY tea despite us staying really close to an Argo Tea.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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drank Snowflake by Georgia Tea Company
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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Now that I’m drinking this at a normal hour when I’ve had enough sleep it tastes even better. It’s still got that baked good taste, which is just making me hungry right now. Oops. This has to be one of my favorite unflavored teas.

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok, I steeped it a bit longer this time around and I can smell the puerh. It’s kind of offputting but then the chocolate is like “I am still here to save the day!” I think I’m going to stick with 4 minutes from now on. I think it tasted more like chocolate oranges then.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Out of curiosity, I made some of this cold brewed. The vanilla is REALLY dominant, it’s like drinking cold, liquid cake.

In fact it’s really reminding me of a wedding cake flavored snoball that I had last summer, and I really need to go back over to that place when it is actually spring.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Once again I find myself sitting around way too early drinking tea. Perhaps as a big ball of nerves I should be doing this more often earlier in the day instead, but what happens happens…that and it’s been nearly 70 for the past 2 days and it’s disgusting so 5am is a perfectly acceptable hot tea time.

The first time I made this I was not wowed by it like I expected to be. I had actually eaten one of the little candy canes the day before and I was pining for one. For some reason when I went to the store then I didn’t even buy any. And then this tea disappointed me.

So this time around I went for 6 minutes, which is a really long time when you’re pretty much just sitting there for the tea. So much better. The black tea base isn’t bitter at all from that long of a steep either.

I don’t know why I just wanted it to be in your face pepperminty (that’s what plenty of other things are for). And the spicy notes of it are kind of weird. It’s like pepperminty and peppery. It’s sweet and minty, then as soon as it goes down, it just ever so lightly bites your tongue with the spice. I like it. I wasn’t getting that before.

You have won your way into my heart, Santa’s Secret. And good thing you’re energizing since I am being suckered into going to the outlet mall in a couple hours, incentivized with the best donuts I have ever eaten. Too bad they won’t have more of this tea.

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