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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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Today is cold, very cold. In the past, this would not be an issue but a side effect of losing 55 pounds is you tend to feel the cold weather just a little bit more. I tend to forget that so when I ventured out this afternoon with no gloves, no hat, and my fall coat I froze the whole way to the post office. That would have been fine if it had not been for that fact that when I gave them the parcel pick up card they told me they didn’t have my package and I would need to come back Monday. So back home I went, empty-handed and cold but excited to try the many teas I have received from many wonderful Steepsterites (Steepsters?).

Unfortunately, my tea tasting has not been fully successful, as you may have already read. Though some were great, others that I were so excited about turned out to be huge disappointments. So after the let down of Toasted Marshmallow and the horrid experience with Ice Cream Cake, I decided on this cold evening I would make myself comfort and turn to some favorites to make me happy.

So, while it snows outside, I have cozied up in bed, decked out in my Roots sweatpants and sweatshirt. Supernatural playing on my Netflix. Bag of baby carrots to snack on. And a timolino full of Sugar and Spice to sip.

This tea always hits the spot. I know many were not fans but to me this smells and taste just like a delicious spice cake. Just the right touch of cinnamon and cloves to compliment the sweetness of the apples and carrots. It never fails to be warming when the temperature outside may not be so kind. Definitely glad to have stocked up on this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Roswell Strange

…I currently happen to be watching Season 8 of Supernatural on Netflix and eating baby carrots and mozza sticks. Odd.

VariaTEA

hahaha I guess Baby Carrots are the snack of choice for Supernatural? Mozza Sticks sound amazing but I doubt they would be Jenny-approved (a prerequisite for my snacks since I started doing Jenny Craig in April). I am watching from Season 1 again because as much as I love the show in general, sometimes I miss the older episodes that were more focused on each episode and the hunt as opposed to the overarching theme of the season.

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Roswell Strange

…I currently happen to be watching Season 8 of Supernatural on Netflix and eating baby carrots and mozza sticks. Odd.

VariaTEA

hahaha I guess Baby Carrots are the snack of choice for Supernatural? Mozza Sticks sound amazing but I doubt they would be Jenny-approved (a prerequisite for my snacks since I started doing Jenny Craig in April). I am watching from Season 1 again because as much as I love the show in general, sometimes I miss the older episodes that were more focused on each episode and the hunt as opposed to the overarching theme of the season.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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