I did not smell the leaves before I bought this one, because I knew I would loose my nerve and turn up my nose in disgust and look for something that pleases my olfactory sense better, so I ordered 100g (knowing co-workers and family LOVES this tea) and went home to steep this one, but ended up waiting until this morning. (Window shopping without any intent to buy wears me out, it is a useless activity wit no real end result)

This morning as it was steeping I found myself pleasantly enveloped in citrus and vanilla. I went with a slightly cooler water, and an exact 4 minutes steep time. Mmmm, this was palpable, although I did find the finish tough to savour at first. To the point that the next time the husband calls to ask what I want from the store I will eagerly say: “Cream please”

This is a note worthy tea and with some practice and perfecting has the potential to become another weekend treat, Vanilla just does not seem like a day-in-day-out kinda thing…

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I love to read and what goes better with reading than a hot cup of tea on rainy winter nights and an ice-cold tea on a hot summers day?

I used to drink copious amounts of coffee but that was just a joke, because I never drank enough water to flush out that one cup of coffee (32oz of water to 8oz of coffee?!?) and the variety in tea gives me what I need – it is not often I will drink the same thing twice.

Tea is defiantly more gentle on the waistline… Espcially since when I crave apple pie I can reach for a cup of “Mom’s Apple pie” or if I want caramel corn for my movie night, I just have to brew a cup of “Movie Night”…

I definitely have a preference for Oolongs, flavoured Blacks and a select number of flavoured Rooibos.

I love you tea, this can only get better as the extra weight continues to tapper off!

Oh, did I mention I am a reader, a childcare worker, a teacher, a friend, a sister and so many other things in a day?


Victoria, B.C.



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