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I did not get enough sleep last night, by a long shot. So this morning I am most certainly in a fog, and so I thought I’d try this.
Good choice! A strong breakfast blend. Not so malty or overpowering that you feel like you’ve been whacked in the head, but strong.
Thank goodness. I’m going to need all the help I can get this morning!

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The moment the air had even a hint of crispness, I ordered a lot of tea for Harney and Sons, and am now smugly sitting on a small mountain of teas.
This is a new flavor for them, and I tossed it into the cart excitedly. This tea was voted on to determine who would win, and I really liked the tea that won last year (Victorian London Fog), so I had high hopes for this one.
I like breakfast blends, and one with a touch of maple sounds brilliant.
However….. I cant say I taste any of the maple. Its a decent breakfast blend, but I am lacking that punch of earthy sweetness that I was expecting.
Hmm. Well, I’ll keep trying and see what happens.

AJRimmer

I find that maple teas almost never have enough maple! It’s so sad!

gmathis

Maple teas, properly done, are delicious. Hope you find your sweet spot.

Maddy Barone

I like the Pancake Breakfast tea from 52Teas. I recall the maple was sweet but not cloying.

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drank Full Moon Chai by Plum Deluxe
2778 tasting notes

So, in my “Try new companies” tea goal, I’ve ordered a whole bunch of teas from Plum Delux. This is the first one I’ve cracked into it.
This is a good and strong chai, which is exactly the sort of jolt I needed this afternoon. The base and the spices are hanging out well together for this cup, and I enjoyed it, to be sure.

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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All finished with this, and just in time. This oolong is best in the summer, and when the weather turns cold I’m all ready to move on to spice and pumpkin and toasty flavors, not the freshness of this melon.
Sipdown!

ashmanra

I plan to place a Lupicia order for my best friend for Christmas. I haven’t ordered anything since the big change in venue. Didn’t they close their US store? I plan to order pretty early to make sure it gets here in time.

Rosehips

I think they did close the US store, but it does seem to still have an online presence, still?

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drank Old Glory by The Skirted Soldier
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I finished this off last week, and while I liked it, I never quite loved it.
The apple and the spice was not quite as present as I wanted them to be. My quest for the perfect apple tea continues.

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I never could get this tea to work for me, which I take full blame for. I’ve always had trouble with blends with Jasmine in them- they go all funny on me nine times out of ten. The tenth is heaven, but I can never get it consistantly to do that.
Oh well. We were simply not to be. Farewell Valiant Vanilla!
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drank Hufflepuff by Woodsong Herbs
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I finished this one recently, and I’m a bit sorry about it.
I liked this! It was a really nice, simple and tasty tea. It was a wonderful Sunday morning tea- gentle and easy to drink when I was bleary and tired.
It may be coming back at some point, we shall see.
But for now a sipdown!

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Alas, this tea never did get the bolder level of flavor I was hoping for. Oh well. It is now all drunk, and is just a memory, though not as strong a memory as I would have wished.
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drank Hufflepuff by Woodsong Herbs
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I’m almost out of this tea, which is a bit of a shame. I’ve really enjoyed it.
It’s turned, almost exclusively, into my Sunday morning tea. Sunday is the one day that I get to sleep in a bit, and don’t have immediate things I need to be doing, so this funny combination of black tea and chamomile ease me gently into wakefulness.
It’s a mild, pleasantly fresh tea, which I’ve been liking all summer, and it’s possible I will get more of it in future.

gmathis

I’ve tried a homeblend version of nondescript black tea with chamomile, and it does have both a nice flavor and effect. May need to whip up a batch :) Thanks for the reminder!

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drank Ice Wine by Tea Cozy
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The bad news- I never did find the magical steep time that would unlock all the delicious flavors I hoped would be in this tea.
The good news- I have now finished it, so do not have to worry about it any more.
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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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