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I grabbed this as a tea latte from the Pusateri’s under Saks while at work and they put 1 teabag in a 20 oz cup. Needless to say this was watered down and not really all that great. I guess I’ll stick to Starbucks holiday drinks and tea lattes at home (or from DAVIDs).

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drank Sparkle Pony Oolong Tea by 52teas
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So when you first discover tea and then find out about black friday sales you tend to go a bit overboard and then you have way too much tea that you felt you needed because it was such a good price and how else would you try all the teas. Well apparently I am rediscovering tea because somehow I just can’t stop myself from placing orders. Seriously. It’s bad. And I can’t even say it’s because of sales since only one order is from the BF sales. In the past two weeks I have placed a 52 Teas order (which is being shipped with the 12 Teas of Christmas order I placed a while ago), a Necessiteas order, A Quarter to Tea order, and a Liquid Prost order. Not to mention Teavivre teas just arrived yesterday and I have a monthly subscription with TeaTaxi. Plus a swap with Arby incoming. I am already over 200 teas so this is both exciting and terrifying.

As for this particular tea, it’s been quite soothing while I considered all the money I have spent on tea thus far. And how much more I may potentially spend this weekend. The ginger is adding a warmth while the apricot/stone fruit flavor is taking over. It is lovely and calming and just an easy drink to sip on this evening.

Roswell Strange

Speaking of swaps, we should plan one for the holidays :)

VariaTEA

Yes!! You are welcome to all my teas when they arrive. I will send you a list of what I ordered because everything from Necessiteas is like 2+ ozs as opposed to my usual sample sizes.

Evol Ving Ness

Sometimes I am not sure whether I need an intervention or a hug more urgently. Yup, totally get it. So I am sending you a cyber-hug.

Sil

i am so jealous of all the tea purchasing happening heh. really trying hard to be good.

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drank Cosy Blanket by TeaTaxi
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Had this yesterday rather rushed and I remember not really enjoying it that much. I wish I could remember what precisely I found offputting but in the rush of things I just recall taking a sip and making an ugh face at it.

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drank Cosy Blanket by TeaTaxi
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Had this as an eggnog latte (or maybe a smoothie…actually I think it was a smoothie) the other day and I don’t recall much other than this having an alcohol sort of smell/taste to it. Sorta like chocolate and amaretto. It was okay but nothing I need to have again, especially in light of the mate in the base.

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drank Sangria by CitizenTea
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I drank this the other day and I recall it being pleasant enough but also don’t really remember much about it. So I suppose it was okay but clearly not special enough to leave an impression.

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drank Splish Splash by TeaTaxi
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Sipdown

Banana starts the sip and lingers throughout. It gives way for some cherry which quickly devolves into hibiscus. In the aftertaste, all flavors come together as a sort of mix of banana medicine and fruit punch with the slightest touch of cough medicine. That sounds weird but this is a nice alternative to other fruit blends and one I think I’d like more of.

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drank Masala Chai by hope and glory tea
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Eggnog latte for the win! Btw chai teas are growing on me. Loving the warming ginger on this chilly night.

Fjellrev

Yay for chai growing on you!

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drank Crème Brulee by Bayswater Tea Co.
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So finishing this off as an eggnog latte was a great choice. The eggnog helps create the idea of the custard base while the tea imparts a large dose of the caramelized, almost burnt sugar flavor on top. Delicious!

Fjellrev

That must have been fantastic. Man, I keep stalling on ordering some because of the annoying process.

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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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