drank Rooibush Eggnog by TeaGschwendner
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Hm. I swore I’d already cracked this one open. Perhaps it was for a swap with one of you?

Anyway. This is a fascinating blend, in that it smells very differently than it tastes. Prior to steeping and right after, it mostly smells like rooibos with a bit of vanilla in there. After steeping and cooling down, now it’s almost completely vanilla with a bit of rooibos at the very end.

Drinking it was pleasant – it has the mouthfeel of cream, and the flavor of vanilla cream. Only a hint of spice comes out at the end, and I wish there was a touch more nutmeg in here to make it really, truly an eggnog (to me). It is absolutely delicious however, and I’m glad I was only able to grab a larger bag of this.

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, travel and my writing and speaking work.

What kinds of teas do I normally like?

YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

A FONDNESS FOR: all white teas, malty black teas, any herbal or medicinal teas, strange/weird teas you can only get in one place.

ALLERGIC TO: strawberries, lavender

DISLIKES: any added sugars, grains, lapsang souchong, and overly floral teas – I might enjoy a Jasmine Green every once in a while, but unless it’s a creamy floral tea (think roses in a chai, or the smoothness of a floral note in a French tea), I’ll likely pass. Earl Greys are a hit or miss with me; heavy on the cream or fruit notes and I might like it, heavy on the blergamot and I definitely won’t.





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