Good morning, Steepsterites! It’s my first snow day of the year: I’ve slept in, made peanut butter toast for breakfast, have my knitting at my side, and my first pot of tea is ready.

I’m finishing up this sample from vanilla_bookworm this morning. I’ve brewed it at 5 instead of three minutes. Even at this steep, the flavors are a bit weak. The most prominent one is mint, then the black tea, and then a hint of cocoa. Definitely not getting much “spice” at all. If you’re looking for a minty, spiced Christmasy tea, I recommend Winter Frost (formerly Christmas 2009) by Adagio and blended by the lovely Ms. Rachel instead of this one. There’s similar notes between the two (namely the mint), but the flavors are much stronger in Rachel’s blend.

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My love of tea started in 2001, whilst in an internship in London, England. I shared an office with a lovely man who would make me a cup of tea every morning without asking me if I even wanted it. I drink my tea neat now, because I’ve yet to find the sugar/milk combination that lives up to Pablo’s.

I drink any and all kinds of tea, and love trying new brands/varieties/flavors.


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