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drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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I ventured into this sample with some trepidation. I have an iffy relationship with both green and white tea. I’ve got two samples of this, and I’m feeling brave today, so I am giving it a whirl.
And I don’t care for it. Its just not the soft dream I always expect with white tea, and I’m feeling my classic slightly ill sensation that happens when I have a green tea blend.
Bleh. Oh well.

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drank Banana Dulce by Art of Tea
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I like bananas, but I do not like banana flavored things. That probably explains why this has been sitting in my sample bowl for so long, untouched.
But I am being brave, this November, and am drinking things that have been untasted. Plus, samples are easy sipdowns.
I am relieved to say that this isn’t too banana-y. Its a bit like banana bread, not my favorite, but not as bad as, say, banana taffy.
I’m not going to get any more of this, but it was harmless enough.
Sipdown.

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Finished this off this morning, and I think it really is the base that is my problem with these blends. They are just not really working for me, with an unfortunate bitter edge.
Ah well, a Sipdown, anyway.

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drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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I didn’t sleep well, and I woke too early.
The world is different today, and I am apprehensive. So a regimen of self care is called for, and what better way to start that than with tea?
This is one of my favorite blends, autumn in a cup, soothing almond and cranberry, its a good fuel to start this day.

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When I saw that Smith had their Silent Night, one of my favorite mint blend, back on the market, I hit “add to cart” so fast that my computer probably felt it. And it has arrived!
It has also come with a packet of this, which they’ve sent me samples of before. They really want me to like it!
And I generally do. Its a very light and refreshing green tea, with hints of mint and citrus, which always makes an enjoyable sipping experience.
I am glad to have had another sample of this, but also glad that it was just a sample. And now I can say Sipdown again!

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I’m coming to the conclusion that the base used for Mountain Witch teas is just not for me. I find it bitter in each of the blends I’ve tried so far, which is really too bad.
This particular blend, in addition to the faint bitterness of the base, has a curiously candy like aftertaste. I don’t get the sweet cherry flavor until after the sip, which makes me feel like I must have eaten a jelly belly, and forgotten all about it.
The rose petals, while present in the tea, don’t really impact the flavor, but I’m not quite sure how much a rose “presence” in this tea would really heighten the flavors.
Hmm.

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My new resolution to try one new thing or sip things down every day is turning out to be fun! I’m getting to know my cupboard much better, and when I put my mind to it, the samples just go right on by.
This is of the “tea I havn’t tried yet” school of thought, and its high time. Its been on my radar for years, as I have actually read Malachi McCormick’s book, a Decent Cup of Tea, which is a charming little read. So I’ve been wanting to get this tea, and try it, in the name of everyone who is grumpy because they cannot get a proper drink in this country.
Its quite strong, and somewhat malty. I found it a little bitter, but I also steeped it just a bit too long, I’m afraid.
Its a robust blend, one that I imagine would stand up quite strongly to a breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast. (In fact, I should have some toast and jam the next time I brew this,)
My flavored tea palette rebelled a bit against this, but I’m willing to give it more goes. I bet, when I’m used to its strength, that it is a decent cup of tea.

gmathis

I’ve always wanted to try this one. I think Malachi and I would’ve gotten along well.

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drank Gingerbread Cookie by The Tea Spot
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Part of my Tea Spot set of sachets.
Theres rooibos here, but also a decent amount of ginger in this. I don’t quite know that I get “cookie” out of this, but it is gingery.
ETA, I was only going to have one cup of this today, but then my boss turned on the air conditioner. In November! (We live in a warm climate, but still….)
So a cup of warmth was needed STAT.

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drank Hangover Helper by DAVIDsTEA
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Disclaimer- I do not have a hangover. In fact, I don’t know that I’ve ever had a proper hangover. (I’m not broken up about that).
So this can be no review of the benefits in healing a hangover, and will just be on the merits of this alone.
Its a very mild tea, with a slightly herbal/medicinal quality to it. That’s not unpleasant. I actually think this could be good if I had a cold or something like that.
I bet it would help with a hangover, as theres a juicy, hydrating quality to it, and the soothing herb-y-ness.
I don’t think I’ll buy any of this, but it was fun to try.
Sipdown!

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
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I recently got a little kit of Tea Spot sachets, a holiday kit. This, a gingerbread rooibos, and a white tea with chestnut are now all in my possession.
Its a little early for the holiday flavors for me, but I’ll make an exception.
This is more minty than chocolate-y, and that’s alright with me. I like a peppermint black a lot.
This is a little weak, so I might try two sachets next time, and see what I come up with.

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