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first pouch of the ‘12 days of tea’!
but, um… i peeked!

at ALL of them!!

i did it i confess. i got the box weeks ago and immediately sat on the floor of my bedroom and opened all 12 pouches and then smelled them and then put the labels on the outside of the pouches and then tasted a few and then texted my sister about them and then took some pictures of them and then folded and clipped each little pouch closed before i organized them according to date.
the end.

(i think i steeped it too long, should have maybe stayed with the 3 min steep. i seem to remember my previous cup being lighter and sweeter in tone.)


plugs ears LA LA LA AVOIDING SPOILERS since mine won’t arrive for a while.


in that case i will post at the top of all my 12 days teas, DO NOT READ VALERIE! hah


HAHAHAHA it’s okay! a steepster very generously offered to send me her 12 days box to me but since the us/canada mail is so slow in december for me it will probably end up being the 12 days of january 2013! XD


Bahahahaha at peeking.

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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i drank this one ages ago and never reviewed it. i’m just not that in to the fruity herbal teas i guess. even if it’s scorching hot out and the ice cubes are tumbling.
i made a mason jar of this cold brewed a few weeks ago and it just sat in the fridge for a month until i decided i should just throw it out. I KNOW SO SAD! i’m sorry to all of you goji pop lovers out there for this horrible travesty. i’ll try again with more vigor soon.

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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why does steepster go wonky and dead around 3p everyday? i mean, i’m not REALLY complaining, i’m just kinda curious.

i have a Hario gongfu teapot that i’ve really wanted to use so i decided to try it now even though this tea isn’t really gongfu material i don’t think. maybe i’ll get one of those little over the cup strainers and then use the gongfu whenever i want. :)
i smelled the tea, and was like ‘this seems nice, why didn’t i buy more of this one?‘…aaaaand then i tasted it. and it’s a hibiscus tea. and we all know the blah blah about hibiscus teas. so i’ll just spare us all and say it’s pretty. and nice enough. and i won’t buy more. and i’ll give my sister the rest of my sample. with love xox


I noticed a lot of people were linking to a forum post around then, I don’t know if it caused it today or not but both days it’s been at the absolute worst time…when I am trying to get addresses to send people tea.


random update note. I’m less complainey in my older age! and I totally do like this tea now and would never write such a grumpy note about it if you asked me now. sweet and savory. a unique scent that’s a really nice change.

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the green smells like grass to me. or maybe old spinach. or seaweed. something about the way the pepper mixes with the green i think? or maybe it’s the safflower? i don’t think i’ve had much safflower.
this tea just does not want to be my friend.
i know,… it’s not the tea, it’s me.

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exactly what i need right now.
basically i’m having tea for lunch cuz i had a big breakfast and i’ll have a big dinner.
brought a handful of davids ‘24 days of tea’ with me to try.
my very last box from them arrived last night. now i have the winter tree teapot and bubble mugs, as well as two gongfu teapots and bubble mugs. i’m ready for a tea party! as soon as my communal house finishes renovating our kitchen i’m gonna put all my tea and accessories in the cupboards and take pictures.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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i got home from my trip with this on my doorstep.
the day is overcast and i am in the bluest of moods.
this tea will comfort.


cheer up! hugs


May there be sunshine from the inside out :)


aww…hope your tea is the perfect “pick me up” to turn your mood around.

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@ the bongo room in chicago

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I drank this at a REAL davidstea store IN REAL LIFE! with soymilk and honey. and then I bought half oz bags of 9 different teas. Yum!

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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good morning!
I WAS gonna save this to drink with my sister. but I have bad impulse control and wasn’t thinking when I packed it for my trip. black tea black tea black tea!
it’s a nice tea. Not sure it’s my favorite or anything, but it’s nice. Maybe best at night after dinner like as a cocktail alternative. It tastes … adult.

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appropriately drinking this tea as i read this http://archiveofourown.org/works/324584?view_full_work=true
the scent of this tea is very strange to me, sweet but ‘off’. and it intrigues me over and over.
i think i like it?
i’ll have to get back to you on that.


I completely agree with you. The scent is sweet but off.

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i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

i’m always aspiring to read more books.

i don’t care what you say, chamomile is barfaroony.
i’m so over rooibos.
evil hibiscus is evil.

some tea pictures!

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i only log each tea i taste once.

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ALWAYS interested in reducing my tea stash, so please ask if you want to swap or sample something! even if it’s just one tea.

every tea in my cupboard is swapable! (at least i TRY to keep it up to date)
every tea i have tried is listed in my rated teas.


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