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drank Fukuyu Myrtille by Dammann Frères
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I figure with a bijillion advents starting in just a couple days, I should finish the couple of teas still lingering around from last year’s advent. Last year I did the Dammann advent and the customized Bird and Blend. However, I only did the Dammann one for the first half of December while I was still in London and then did the Bird and Blend for the second half of December after I came home. The Dammann was just too big to travel with without destroying so I pulled the rest of the teas from the calendar when I returned to school in January. That’s why there are still a couple lingering around my stash.

I have worked my way through most except for this tea and one other from the Dammann calendar, which I will have tomorrow. This is a green blueberry tea, I think and its nice enough. I am actually drinking it cold because my sister distracted me with discussions of Chanukah gifts. Specifically my Chanukah gifts because I think I want books. I own a kindle but I love cracking open a new book. Unfortunately reading for fun during school isn’t a thing because I feel guilty since if I am reading, it should be my textbooks.

Anyways, back to the tea. It’s fruity and that fruitiness teeters between blueberry and just fruity. It also has a base that at times is smooth and at other times pops up as a little drying.

AJRimmer

Ha don’t remind me of how many teas from last year’s calendars I still need to drink

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AJRimmer

Ha don’t remind me of how many teas from last year’s calendars I still need to drink

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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