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75
drank Melbourne Breakfast by T2
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85
drank Red Choc Mint by T2
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Ok so I lied, I’ve still got a handful of easy-ish sipdowns on the horizon, and this was my first one this evening! This week’s gotten so cold that it’s been perfect having this, but I don’t feel like I need to replace it for a while.

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80
drank Girlie Grey by T2
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No milk left in the fridge again so for breakfast this morning it’s a mug of girlie grey with a little bit of sugar. Yum.

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85
drank Red Choc Mint by T2
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85
drank Red Choc Mint by T2
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My way to drink this bad boy this season is two scoops plus a scoop of milo plus a little bit of sugar. Steep and then a splash of milk on top. Though now I’m all out of cow this week, maybe I will pick up some vanilla soy again…!

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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I, uh… hm. I have a Melon Oolong from Taiwan and I’m not sure if it is actually the same one everyone is raving about, because it doesn’t have melon pieces, it has candy sugar pieces.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s still delicious. But have I been duped?

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75
drank Melbourne Breakfast by T2
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I rated this quite badly originally but I need to rate it based on what it is, which is a breakfast tea with a bit of a twist, and this one is lovely and comforting with a bit of vanilla and a bit of smoke—enough to add interest to a mug of tea and a splash of milk, a bit of sweetness without needing sugar (I was brought up having my breakfast teas with sugar, it’s an unlearning process).

Having a mug of this on a rainy autumn morning with a pot of soup on the stove. I’m doing it right.

Flavors: Smoke, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML
Dustin

Rainy autumn morning?! Took me far too long this morning to register how that was possible, remembering that there is a whole other side of the planet and not a weird Steepster glitch. I have not yet had enough caffeine!

Memily

Hahahaha bless these hemispheres. We always get forgotten down here!

Dustin

I should know better too! I used to live in Sydney and Perth. :)

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85
drank Red Choc Mint by T2
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95
drank Gone Surfing by T2
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How that I’ve finished the easy win sipdowns, it’s going to be a bit slower going around here!

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65
drank Lemongrass & Ginger by T2
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Sipdown x 2 thanks to throwing tulsi in with this blend over the past few days!

I’m on my last day of pseudoephedrine and feeling much better, I have to say! I just hope I’ve managed to keep the virus out of my chest because then everything lasts forever. Just get out of me please, illness!

Getting my cupboard so low has me pretty excited to do a decent order from a new company, I think it’s time I tried Whispering Pines… any other suggestions?

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

100 — CRITICAL OBSESSION LEVEL REACHED; CAN YOU MARRY TEA!?
95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.

MY TEASTORY:

Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

I LOVE:
+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

NOT A FAN:
+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours

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