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This was undrinkable for me. I usually don’t like pumpkin spice anyway so maybe that was it but had to throw it down the sink.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Bolder Breakfast was one of the first teas I tried in an effort to wean myself from coffee. This is a nice robust cup that stands up to a little sweetener and milk but is not bitter or astringent at all. The black and pu-erh teas compliment the chocolate and vanillaesque mallow petals but still retain their “teaishness”. The tea is quite nice black but a little sweetener and milk make it taste like a woodsy Yohoo drink. This is a yummy cup that even non-tea drinkers will enjoy.

Preparation
Boiling 4 g 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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40

This is a tea I’ve had laying around a long time. Don’t know when I got it. Might as well try it. The leaves in the bag don’t smell like anything special, just normal black tea. Brewing this in my gaiwan as usual.

1st Steep: I notice some flowers and mountain air in the flavor.

2nd Steep: A lot of astringency appears. Mountain air gets more intense. Lots of dry mouth left behind

Nothing changed beyond this. Not awful but can’t recommend. Lots of better options out there.

Flavors: Astringent, Drying, Floral, Grass

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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drank Gingerbread Cookie by The Tea Spot
1117 tasting notes

Tasty! A nice heaping amount of ginger and cinnamon in this bad boy, and surprisingly sweet on its own.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Bohemian Spice by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

I tried my first cup of this today. Its an interesting blend, with lapsang, spices, and a touch of orange.
I like all of these things individually, but I’m not entirely convinced that they are blending as well as I hoped they would.
Fortunatly I’ve got tons of this, and can play around with it.

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This tea was a gift from a family member, along with other teas and a beautiful pair of tea cups.
I’m not always enthusiastic about chocolate teas. Too often they are watery, pale imitations, and never really touch the glory that is chocolate. But this is the best way to try chocolate teas, by recommendation and gift!
First cup was fairly nice, I must say. Not a fully rich chocolate, but the base is nice, and the cherry note was very pleasant. I am looking forward to trying even more of this soon!

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drank Climber's High by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

Ah! This marks three sipdowns today! Three! Have I ever done so well? No idea, I can’t say I keep a tally. I should, and occationally take it out and be impressed with myself.
That means, unless I have miscalculated grotesquely, that I am now at 40 teas. 40 teas and no more in my cupboard. I have my Black Friday goal hit. I can now do my Black Friday tea shopping with an easier confidence, and more available cupboard space.
Wahoo! I am very pleased indeed.
Oh, the tea? Not a repeater.

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drank Climber's High by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

Drat, there is at least one cup more in this before it can be a sipdown.
No matter, I shall finish it off tomorrow.
This is not the sort of tea that you can have more than one cup of in a day. You’d be awake for the next week.
The flavors of this are very muddled, but not unpleasant. I don’t seem to be getting a dominant flavor at all, just hints of spice, maybe a flash of chocolate? Hmm.
Not a favorite. I’ll not be sorry when its all sipped down.

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drank Climber's High by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

Nothing inspires me to try teas that I’ve been a little afraid to try like sipdown mania. Which is where we find ourselves today.
I am always wary of Yerba Mate, and I still think it won’t be my favorite tea. Its not one I ever buy for myself. But a sample of this came with a Tea Spot order a while ago, and its been totally neglected since I got it.
Well, three teas are standing between me and my black Friday goal, and nothing motivates me like goals to break into the lesser-loved teas.
I am, however, only going to be able to drink one cup of this today, even though the sample pouch easily has enough tea in it for perhaps two more cups.
Yeesh, the caffeine! If I had any more of this, I would vibrate into the stratosphere.
The flavor is a hodge podge of all sorts of things, but my general impression was that it was refreshing. Not as muddy as it could be.
Still. This is not going to become a favorite, that’s for sure.

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drank Twilight Rose by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

This is a note to say the Last Jedi was awesome! I am filled with many thoughts, much joy, and a strong annoyance that the next one is not coming until 2019. EEEEEEEEK!
Oh, also this forgettable tea is now a sipdown. Ah well, another sipdown accomplished.

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drank Twilight Rose by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

My goodness, but this is forgettable. That’s why I’ve drunk nearly all of it, without much in the way of logging it here.
Its warm, its somewhat rosy, and it has a pleasant enough hint of chamomile to it. Mostly its nice distracted sipping, when you are busy watching something and need a cup of tea that you can sort of forget about.

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drank Twilight Rose by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

I had another cup of this last night, and I am once again unable to really report back. Its sort of a cup of nothingness. No particularly strong flavors, just an impression of something warm.
Hmm. Glad I don’t have so much of this.

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drank Twilight Rose by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

Another tea that had been untasted in my cupboard.
I brewed this last night as I worked on my knitting, and while it was a nice accompaniment, it is not a knock your socks off tea. Not by long shot. I didn’t make a lot of impression, I’m afraid.
Oh well.

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drank Rise and Chai by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

And that’s a sipdown!
I didn’t hate this, but I never really warmed to it, and am more excited to see it gone than sorry to see it go.
As the goal is to have tea that I’d be sorry to see go, rather than lots of meh teas, this is a welcome sipdown!

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drank Rise and Chai by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

I am getting very annoyed that I can’t put my finger on why this blend does not work for me. It just never seems to meld in the way that I imagine it should! Argh!

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drank Rise and Chai by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

Monday! And a Monday after a terrible nights sleep. Its been really horribly windy around here, meaning things went bump in the night all night, waking me up with scrapings against the windows, thuds from the walls, and weird skittering noises across the roof.
Brilliant.
So myself and my sinuses will be drinking a lot of tea today.
I think I hit optimal richness with this one today- a good balance of the hearty pu-erh and the chai. Still not convinced that the combo works, but at least it does not offend.

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drank Rise and Chai by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

This tea steeped for just a little too long today, but it didn’t do any major harm. It was just more solidly earthy, and the chai was somewhat muted.

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drank Rise and Chai by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

I am not 100% convinced that the Pu-erh and chai spices really work together, but I can’t figure out what it is that doesn’t work. So I am in limbo with this tea, not sure quite what I think about it.
Its very earthy, but not overwhelmingly so. A solid presence in my morning.
I’m just not sure about the chai!

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drank Rise and Chai by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

Golly, but I am tired. It was very windy a few nights ago, keeping me up with mysterious scraping and thuds from outside, and then I just couldn’t stay asleep last night.
Boo!
Tea, you are my only solution.

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drank Rise and Chai by The Tea Spot
2445 tasting notes

Ok, my new work tea is this, a puerh and black tea blend with chai spices. Its in sachets, and its a perfect work tea because I am not impressed with it.
Its not dreadful, mind you, but I do not find anything particularly memorable or delicious about it. Its earthy, the Pu-erh I suspect, with an aftertaste of general chai spices, but it will do the job of work tea very nicely.

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Aaaand sipdown!
I actually quite enjoyed my time with this blend. It was refreshing, light, and pleasant. A good companion in the office.
But I each tea sipped down brings a certain amount of relief. I am an inch closer to a manageable cupboard!

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This citrus is not nearly boosting enough today. Ugh.

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My part of the world is currently plagued by wildfires. There are none close enough so that I am in any immediate danger, but the smoke is everywhere, and there has been a fine dusting of ash on everything. We are all supposed to stay indoors as much as possible.
Ok then.
My sinuses do not like this air quality, so I am making quite a dent in the work tea collection. Next up is this, which I have decided to put myself in the liking category for.
Its very light, resfreshing, and well balanced!

Evol Ving Ness

Gah! No end to weather woes. Terrible. Sad. Disastrous in many respects.

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I’ve had two cups of this today, to help my flagging energy. I don’t know that it helped, but it didn’t hurt.
The citrus is still stronger than the jasmine, but I think its a pretty decent balance.

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