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drank SBT: Orange Creamsicle by 52teas
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drank Snow Apple Spice by Silk Road
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ahh I don’t remember who sent this because I pushed it aside from the other 12 days stuff: if someone could remind me that’d be awesome because I LOVE this.

Reading the description, I was thinking apple pie but it’s more like apple cider. In fact I think I am going to bring home steamed apple juice from work and add some to a stronger steeped cup of this…that sounds like it’d be fantastic.

I’m glad to have finally found a spiced apple tea that isn’t disgusting. While I have a ton of Mom’s Apple Pie, that one has more pastry notes to it than this one does plus I think the difference in a black base vs a green base makes this one more my style for a cider-y type.

Now to write a couple iced tea related notes and I am all caught up, haha.

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drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
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I think I singlehandedly drink the most of this at work. For the past week I feel like I’ve had some every morning I’m there. And if people can’t pick a tea I am like oh then you need to have this one.

And the worst part is today I realized I don’t even own it, so of course I buy half a pound. Now maybe I will drink it at a time that makes more sense, I feel there’s something silly about drinking chamomile at 6am when I need to really perk the heck up and not take a chill pill.

btw I like to also mix it with Youthberry, you should stick to doing this at Starbucks or w/your own tea though because it’s good but not $5 a cup good. I don’t know what it is about this tea, but it’s just like the right level of floral and fruit for me. Doesn’t need to be sweetened, and sometimes I just want to eat the pineapple before I even steep it. Shh.

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drank Tangerine Blossom by Shang Tea
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Apparently this is on my shopping list, so I must have seen it mentioned before and wanted to try it. Huh. I had no idea so that makes it even better to have now!

Definitely an interesting tea, it does not have the delicate flavor of a white tea at all, but still has some of the floral notes, thanks to the blossoms. I really liked it even better when it cooled off entirely, which of course doesn’t take long today.

The sweet citrus flavor is really nice without being strongly fruity, it’s pretty amazing. I’m glad I finally got to try this even if I had no idea I really wanted to!

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drank Blu Blanc by Blackbird Tea Co.
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I love blueberry flavored teas, blueberry whites definitely take the cake, and this one takes the biggest cake ever, really.

It’s not too strong, and it tastes like actual blueberries rather than being really artificial. There were quite a few blueberries in there too.

Again, another sample where I used the whole thing and I would love to have some more! But I definitely, definitely do not need more tea.

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drank Thé des Poètes by Dammann Freres
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I’m going to have to give this one another try, as I did not enjoy it too much. I may have not steeped it long enough to really get all the flavors and it tasted more like I may have accidentally mistaken potpourri for tea. Okay maybe not that bad like that spiced apple stuff from Teavana.

Not like I didn’t drink it all anyway, but it could have been better. I wasn’t getting much of anything other than the spice and I think maybe the fruit flavors weren’t coming out like they should have and that was the problem to my taste buds.

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drank Constant Companion by Gong Fu Tea Shop
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Ok really trying to catch up on teas now. I’m almost halfway through though, so that’s a plus! If I don’t include that I haven’t drank many of the secondary teas people included in the 12 Teas of Christmas swap haha.

This was really good, and I’m bummed I used it all up, but mostly because it was just the comforting flavor I needed when I drank it. It was like a tea hug. There’s just something about orange spice that feels good when you’re not feeling too well. I had added just a little sugar to it in hopes of giving it maybe some kind of spiced cookie taste which I enjoyed.

It also really reminded me of when we stuck cloves into an orange for Christmas at school. I have no idea why, because I remember making my mom let me make one at home and I FULLY covered that orange and then I think she never wanted me to do it again. But looking it up I found out a) it’s called a pomander and b) if you completely cover the surface of the peel with cloves it can last for months. I WAS THINKING LONG TERM, MOM.

Anna

Oh, I love pomanders – we make lots every year and hang all over the house. My fingertips hurt for days, but it smells so, so good – definitely worth it.

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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ok time to start on the 12 teas of Christmas swap finally. I’ve had two. I may get to the third day tonight but I’m not sure.

So I actually had this one on Christmas though yeah! or maybe it was the day after. Whatever day it was, a cranberry fell on the floor and before I had a chance to grab it, one of the dogs ate it. This tea is clearly that great.

I think I had this before and I did like it, and it was so good to have it again. Definitely one of those teas you like on a colder morning. It also tastes a bit like apple to me with all the apple pieces for sweetness in there. I do like this one a lot more now that I’ve had it again. But I don’t need more tea…ah.

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drank Mint Majesty by Teavana
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I’ve been drinking this a lot at work because I’ve gotten sick…it started on my birthday yaaaaaaay

This is just a standard blend of peppermint and spearmint. I don’t see it on their site? Offhand I’m not sure if it’s entirely a dupe of Tazo refresh which I may have to drink next.

But yeah if you’ve ever heard of half mint tea, half steamed lemonade/apple juice from Starbucks, I think it’s helped. I kind of want another but I don’t want to go outside.

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drank SBT: Lime Cola by 52teas
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Trying out the steepster app! Pretty jazzy. I have a bunch of SBT bags from the zoomdweebies kick starter and more will be coming so time to always have iced tea around! This one was sitting in my living room for some reason so I decided to make it. I sweetened it just a little while it steeped which was just right.

I think I have had this one before but I might be thinking of the Cuba Libre tea haha but this is similar minus the boozy flavor. It’s delicious and refreshing and it doesn’t even matter if it’s cold outside.

Aimee Popovacki

there’s an app!? is it for android or apple?

Kaylee

Apple :(

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