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drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
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Usually I drink Twinings Earl Grey since my parents always had it on hand, but bought this on sale and used it to make a London Fog (steamed milk, strong earl grey tea, vanilla syrup). Let me tell you, it’s absolutely perfect for London Fogs, but when I’m going for just a regular cuppa, I stick to my Twinings.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
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My boyfriend’s mom actually turned me on to this tea because it’s apparently her mother’s favorite and I can see why. It’s orange spice black tea, basically. I steep for five or more minutes (I like really strong tea) and add a dash of sugar and a splash of cream and it’s delicious. The lightly spiced scent is so comforting, I’d never turn down a cup of it! This is definitely one I always have on hand.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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91
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
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I love having basic black tea on hand because sometimes I just want something tried-and-true. Usually I drink Red Rose, but I decided to snap up a box of PG Tips because I had heard good things. This tea does not disappoint! Even in bags (which are pyramid-shaped to allow the tea leaves more room to move around) the tea ends up very flavorful and delicious. I love it! Definitely a good thing to have on hand.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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97

In love with this tea. It smells wonderful, before and after brewing, the touch of cinnamon is lovely, and, to quote my mom, it tastes like a muffin! One of the most comforting teas I’ve ever had. Tastes a bit funny with milk, but that could be just the ingredients. I like it with just a touch of honey, personally!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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100

Perfect tea is perfect. This is everything I have ever wanted in a tea. It’s flavorful but not overpowering, the flavors mix together perfectly (especially when enhanced with cream and sugar), and it smells like a bakery. So tasty, my goodness. I just love it. If I had to choose one tea to drink for the rest of my life, this would be it, to be honest.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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88

This is the manliest tea of all time. I brewed it way too long this time so I’ll halve the time next time, but with cream and sugar it’s still quite nice. Plain I felt like it was going to make me grow a beard, it was so manly! This tea makes me think of being out all day in the pouring rain, getting soaked to the bone, and then getting back to your log cabin, changing into soft, dry clothes and having a warm, strong cuppa to wake you up and warm you up. Incredibly comforting. Love love love.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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84

I bought this around Christmas and fell in love with it. The first time I brewed it, I wasn’t really sure what to do with it, but now I steep it quite a while, give the teabag a good stir in the water before I remove it, add half a teaspoon of sugar (come on, it’s sugar cookie tea!) and a dash of milk. This tea is the color of snow, it smells heavenly (very buttery-smelling to me!), and is very smooth and nice. A lovely tea for any time you want something sweet. The tea isn’t very strong (hence steeping for so long, although I’ll have to try double-bagging it), but it’s good. The smell is my favorite part about it!

It’s too bad I didn’t pick up more. Oh well, at least there are other dessert teas out there!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more

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86

Pretty good, with honey and creamer. Definitely smells delicious, and very strongly of cinnamon while it’s steeping. Essentially, it’s just another kind of chai. I enjoyed it, though!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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95

I LOVE this tea! I just tried it for the first time and just steeped it for four minutes, added a teaspoon of honey and let it cool. It smells DELICIOUS, like soft vanilla (rather than harsh like vanilla extract) and I found once it had cooled a decent amount (about 10 minutes) I could taste all the flavors better.

Essentially, it just tastes like chamomile, but the hint of vanilla is there. It’s light, but not too light to where you can’t taste it. This is definitely a good tea to drink while curling up with a book, as someone said before. I’ll definitely be keeping it on hand from now on!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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