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drank Candied Chestnut by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

Aaaaaand…….. its white tea. Just white tea. I don’t even smell chestnuts. What the heck, tea?
Ok, I’ve got more of this, so experimentation is required.

Nattie

Oh I hope this one works out! I love chestnut.

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drank Qu Hao Silk by The Tea Spot
61 tasting notes

Not personally a fan of the aroma. Has a autumnal, whiskey ripeness a bit like shou. Very pleasant to look at, not very bitter or astringent. Did not want to finish however.

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drank Smokejumper Ginger by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

What is it about the weekends that make it impossible for me to write reviews? Well, it just really, really is impossible. I try, but I get too busy.
This weekend was no exception! I went so many places, and did so much stuff, including my beloved Dickens Faire (as a woman who owns her own bonnet, its impertitive I get to go watch people in hoop skirts dance around, and listen to readings from a Christmas Carol by Dickens “himself”.), and a trip to the circus (I love the circus.)
Monday feels both like a rude awakening, and a return to schedule. I like the schedule bit. And speaking on schedule, I’m due for another “try it or sip it down” tea.
I’m fighting some sort of sinus-y thing, which can’t quite commit to being a cold, so I’m going for a strong tea with ginger. Ginger is medicinal, right?
This is very strong, but neither as smokey or as gingery as I was expecting. I did give it a very light steep time, so I’ll try it again with different parameters, to see if I can coax out more of that smokey flavors I love in lapsangs.

gmathis

Your Dickens event sounds lovely! A musical adaptation of Christmas Carol at Silver Dollar City is mandatory Christmas tradition for us. We know the script about as well as the actors :)

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drank Lapsang Souchong by The Tea Spot
8570 tasting notes

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Brewed hot. Full disclosure I’m not a fan of rooibos (the licorice herbaceous type flavor reminds me unpleasantly of detox tea), but coconut and rooibos are a perfect match. I only wish the coconut flavor could completely overwhelm the rooibos actually, although that’s probably not what most chai drinkers or rooibos drinkers want.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Gingerbread Cookie by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

So I’ve been mindlessly sipping on this at work for a while now, and today marks my last sachet (I am determined to sip down, as I’ll probably have some Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping to do).
Its rooibos, I’m afraid. There a hint of cookiness to it, but its not particularly gingerbread. Just fine, nothing special.
Oh well, another sipdown!

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drank Gingerbread Cookie by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

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 Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

Killed this off this afternoon, as an accompaniment to a post-lunch shortbread cookie.
Its been a good work tea, nice without demanding a lot of attention. That’s the sort of tea I can really get behind as a work brew.
It was nice, but I won’t be seeking any more out.
Sipdown!

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

Early side effect for the medication for the Badness is that I feel a bit queasy this morning. Bleh. Its supposed to pass soon, and the good news is that this medication does not require many doses, so its nearly all behind me now. Yippie!
Makes me wish I had more mint and ginger with me today. Peppermint chocolate tea will have to do.
There was an extra touch of creaminess in my cup today, I’m glad to say. All very enjoyable.

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

This is a tea that’s easy to drink without really thinking about it. A perfect work tea, in that respect, as it allows one to sip and shuffle paperwork all at the same time.
I drank a cup down this morning, when I first needed some pick-me up at the office.

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

I’ve had a few sachets of this since my original review, and I’ve reordered my thoughts somewhat.
In terms of chocolate mint teas, I like Harney and Sons version better. Its richer, creamier, and generally feels more like a mint chocolate.
This is thinner, and the chocolate note is fading to the mint note. But its not bad. I’m certainly not going to have any trouble drinking this, and I’ll even enjoy these cups.
Ahhh, but a cup of tea is nice this morning. It was a long weekend, very busy, and not as much sleep as I’d like. I forsee much tea today.

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drank Choco-Mint Truffle by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

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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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

I decided this tea would be my morning cup, smelled the leaf and had a wonderful sigh of contentment. It smells so lovely! Why not be drinking this more often?
Riiiight. It turns super bitter super quick. The next time I am going to watch the steep time like a hawk.

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

My morning pot of this came out bitter again, which is making me go hmmm. It smells so good! Why cant it taste as creamy as it smells?
I’m going to try it next with a very light steep time, and see what that does.

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

Ooof, what a morning.
My plan was to put a pumpkin soup in the slow cooker, so that it will be all ready for me when I get home. Hooray! I love the slow cooker! And its an easy recipe! And soup!
But I could not find my can opener for the pumpkin, and so the morning involved a lot more rushing about than I anticipated. Memo to self, prep more the night before on slow cooker days.
But the thing is now plugged in, set to low, and the soup is (hopefully) on the way!
Happy Halloween! While I was chopping and prepping I was drinking this.
I still need to tinker with the steep times. I think this might require a lighter hand then I am used to giving.
But on Halloween, none but a pumpkin tea will do!

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

I made an error today, I let this steep too long, and it got bitter. Drat. I can see that this one needs a careful eye.
Its Pumpkin Day! My family has only two major holiday traditions, the first is the whole Christmas Tree ritual in December, and the other is this, Pumpkin Day.
We take pumpkins very seriously here, and the carving of jack-o-lanterns is a serious business.
So today we’ll pack up to the local pumpkin patch, find our chosen gourds, and take them home.
I confess, I’m always as excited as a child to do this. Its one of my favorite days.

Maddy Barone

That sounds like a lovely tradition!

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by The Tea Spot
2071 tasting notes

I have long lamented that most things that are “pumpkin spice” have no pumpkin, just pumpkin spice. Now, the spices are very nice, but I loooove actual pumpkin, and so I’ve picked up all sorts of things, only to be saddened that theres no hint of pumpkin in them, just cinnamon and cloves.
So I was delighted when my sister told me about this tea, which was not just pumpkin spice, but actually had pumpkin in it! I hit order very quickly when the floodgates of autumnal teas opened.
And ahh, this smells wonderful! A fabulous balance of pumpkin and spices. I could stand in my kitchen and breath this in for a long time, which would weird anyone out looking at me, but hey.
I’ve brewed it up, and it is very nice. I do get the spices, but there is a touch of that creamy pumpkin as well.
I steeped this for five mintues, but I’m going to try it next time for four, and see if I can coax out even more pumpkin flavor!

Tabby

Ooh, this sounds really promising. I’m still on the lookout for a really pumpkinny tea, myself. adds to shopping list

Fjellrev

This truly does sound promising!

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Love Potion No. 9 by The Tea Spot
162 tasting notes

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drank Wild Chicory Joe by The Tea Spot
2236 tasting notes

Sororitea Sisters sent me a sample of this to review. I really wondered how I would do this one because I do not drink coffee. It is way too bitter for me and I don’t want to doctor it up with milk and sugar.

What a nice surprise this tea gave me! It smelled like coffee and tasted a lot like coffee, but it wasn’t bitter at all. A coffee drinking friend had it with me and liked it so well that I sent the rest of the packet home with her and I ordered four ounces for me.

I am really eager to have my daughter and my future daughter-in-law try it since they love coffee.

I had this tonight with cinnamon toast as my late night snack, because it is caffeine free and I don’t have to worry about being kept up all night! Yay! Plus it is hearty and therefore it was a great beverage to cut the sweetness of the cinnamon toast and clear the palate.

I have a feeling I am going to be ordering a lot of this one.

gmathis

I love straight up chicory. It has a nice autumny-wintery personality.

ashmanra

I think this was my first time having it. It really is a warm wintery comfort drink!

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drank Organic Black Pearl by The Tea Spot
8570 tasting notes

Finished off this one today – not making nearly as much progress on sipdowns today as i’d hoped, but such is the life when you have a conehead dog lol

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drank Organic Black Pearl by The Tea Spot
8570 tasting notes

Another cup of this one today – no change in my opinion – a solid cup but nothing to get too excited about. I think i prefer teavivres to these ones :)

Final Count: 102

Kristal

So close to under 100!

Evol Ving Ness

It’s all very impressive.

MrQuackers

You’re talking about my udders again!

Terri HarpLady

I’d like to place an order from Teavivre. Maybe if I get down to 200 this week I’ll do it.

Sil

i am trying to wait until november/black friday for any other ordering…

Terri HarpLady

oh yeah…forgot about black friday!
I’ve been thinking that when I start allowing myself to buy tea, I would order from one company each month…but then again, with black friday coming, I might have to just do a year’s worth of tea buying all at once… ;)

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drank Organic Black Pearl by The Tea Spot
8570 tasting notes

These are not mandala’s infamous pearls…but these are pretty decent. terri sent these my way to try and they’re not half bad. Sort of an average cup, so nothing i feel the need to desperately seek out, but something id have no problems revisiting again with a purchase. smooth body, little bit of malt, some earthiness to it that some people might not like.

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Meditative Mind From The Tea Spot. Let me say/write that 3 times…Meditative Mind, Meditative Mind, Meditative Mind….Ahhhhhh! This is a wonderful name for a wonderful tea! Meditative Mind From The Tea Spot is a white tea with jasmine green tea, rosebuds, and petals. This is white and green tea blend.

Full Story
http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/07/16/meditative-mind-tea-spot/

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