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drank Chow Hall by The Skirted Soldier
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Ah, my yearly tussle with apple tea.
I love the idea of apple tea. I love apples! I love tea! I am 100% onboard with this idea!
But the reality hasn’t yet bowled me over.
I think I’m going have to tinker with the steep time on this. I think there is lots and lots of potential in this blend, but honestly I steeped it too long.

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drank Rendezvous by Tea Cozy
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I did not steep this for quite long enough, I am afraid. So today it’s a shadow of itself, an almost earl grey with a lot of additional fruity flavor.
I may be cursed. I oversteeped this last time. I will find the golden zone on this!

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So I placed a huge order of autumnal teas on Saturday. My cupboard is bare, it’s time for a fall-flavors restock!
Props to the Skirted Soldier. I placed my order for a couple of teas on Saturday morning, and it arrived Monday. On the other side of the country. Wowza!
I am on the hunt, as I seem to be every year, for the pumpkin tea of my very soul. The one that I can sip and fall into that fall feeling.
I like this, but I don’t love it. I don’t get quite as much pumpkin as I’d like, but the butterscotch-y caramel is a nice note. I don’t get “salted”, which is too bad.
I’m looking forward to playing with this some more, and seeing what nuance of flavor I can coax out.

tea-sipper

If you haven’t tried Bird & Blend’s Spiced Pumpkin Pie yet… it’s my favorite pumpkin tea.

gmathis

I think I’ve seen you review several Skirted Soldier teas before—will have to check them out more closely.

Rosehips

I may have tried that before, it’s ringing a bell… I’ll have to get some and try it/try it again!

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drank Rendezvous by Tea Cozy
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How is it possible that I’ve been this busy? And yet, here I am, having had an absolutely slammed couple of weeks. I am very fortunate to still be working, and to have so many hobbies that have managed to keep going, but I’m feeling spread a little thin.
My tea cupboard is almost bare. I was doing a huge sipdown, as I was feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of tea I had, but I’ve gone too far. I was starting to feel sad and listless as my cupboard was so pared down. I’m still figuring out what the perfect amount of teas for me is- where I feel comfortable and inspired but also not overwhelmed.
So, I spend yesterday ordering autumnal teas, and also going to the local tea shop (which I have not set foot in since February) to stock up on more autumnal flavors.
I’ve had this before, but I figured why not try again!
Its an earl grey variation, with a little extra fruitiness. Not overwhelming, but solid enough. And it was lovely to sit and drink it this morning, a cup of something I have not had in months and months, and feeling a little bit more relaxed.
Ah, the power of tea.

gmathis

Good to see you!

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drank Royal Wedding Tea by Plum Deluxe
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It’s starting to get hot in my part of the world. Like, 90 degrees hot. Ugh. Despite the fact that I grew up in this hot climate, I’ve never really liked the heat, preferring weather where I can cozy up with a cup of tea.
Oh well.
I picked this up because lemon and elderflower sounded delightful, refreshing, nice! In reality I’m finding my cup a little bit sour. Maybe I need to adjust the steep time?

ashmanra

Same. We have been doing gong fu outside. Yesterday we killed several mosquitoes and we have already had temps in the high 80’s. I grew up here, but I wish I could be elsewhere in sticky summer.

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drank Tower of London by Harney & Sons
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It’s been a while since I posted a review here, though it’s only been a moment since my last sip of tea.
Weird times, eh? I can’t believe how quickly the world has turned on it’s head, and I’m still reeling.
Its the little things that are keeping me grounded. They usually do, but it’s especially strong these days. The soft sound of a page turning, the colors of a ball of yarn, the sent wafting up from my cup of tea.
I’ve been leaning heavily on favorite blends, and this is at the forefront of that movement. A classic which I am always in the mood for, and always lifts my spirits.

gmathis

Hello there, and thanks for the well-written “little things” that made me smile. Yesterday it was the scent of sheets dried outside on the clothesline; this morning it was turning the pages of the hymnbook my sister gave me years ago and remembering the old tunes.

derk

Nice to have a tea that you know you can count on to keep you centered. Stay well, Rosehips.

tea-sipper

Welcome back! There is always the little things. :D

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drank Tower of London by Harney & Sons
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drank Tower of London by Harney & Sons
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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Happy Valentines day!
My goodness, we’re halfway through February already? Where is the time going? Ack!
It’s time to unearth an old favorite. I think I’m always going to like this one, it tastes light and fruity and lovely, and some days thats just all that I need!

gmathis

Funny o

gmathis

Oops. Funny how everybody’s seasonal outlook differs…I’m in “spring can’t get here soon enough” mode! I have one sachet of Paris tucked away; I guess I was holding off for a special occasion. February 14 counts, I’m sure!

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I’ve been sipping on this pretty consistantly for the last few mornings, but have not yet had the time to log this tea. Whoops!
Its nice. A solid blend, with a touch of vanilla to smooth it out. I like it. I don’t know that it’s a repeater, but I do like it. It won’t be a problem sipping it down.

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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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