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drank It's Snowing! by 52teas
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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge: Saturday, March 13th: National Coconut Torte Day Tea #1

additional notes:  I said I’d finish this when it was fresh, so coconut day seems like a good choice!   It wasn’t snowing today – sunny but cold.  Is this why this tea is less cozy today?  Does snow bring the magic here?  Not sure.   Though the water smelled particularly like more chlorine today.  sigh.   It’s just an example of all the steeping parameters need to be on point because I didn’t have this too long ago for it to have changed in flavor dramatically.  Second steep was more like I remember.
2021 sipdowns: 29

Mastress Alita

I almost picked this one for today too, but I found an older coconut tea in my stash!

Kittenna

Had no recollection of this, but apparently I should have it somewhere! Haha. I wish I’d gotten on the coconut tea bandwagon today!

tea-sipper

Oh, there is plenty of older coconut around here, but I also wanted to enjoy a fresh coconut. :D

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Mastress Alita

I almost picked this one for today too, but I found an older coconut tea in my stash!

Kittenna

Had no recollection of this, but apparently I should have it somewhere! Haha. I wish I’d gotten on the coconut tea bandwagon today!

tea-sipper

Oh, there is plenty of older coconut around here, but I also wanted to enjoy a fresh coconut. :D

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