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drank Hufflepuff by Woodsong Herbs
2792 tasting notes

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.
Sipdown!

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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.
Sipdown!

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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I’d been saving this for summer, and today I looked up, smacked myself in the forehead, and realized that it was Summer™ and it was time to crack it open.
Ahh, a light, refreshingly juicy melon oolong. For me the trick is having a light steep, or it can get bitter. But today, just lovely!

gmathis

I’m not much of a melon fan, but it sounds perfect for the day.

Kittenna

Everyone’s drinking melon! (Well, maybe not gmathis!)

Kittenna

I agree on the light steep though – I find DavidsTea’s Vanilla Orchid to be the same way. Very easily oversteeped, which ruins it.

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drank Old Glory by The Skirted Soldier
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Its the Fourth of July, so I think it’s only appropriate to have an apple pie tea!
This is pretty nice. I find that apple teas sometimes get a little bitter, but this one does not. It’s mellow, with the apple, a little vanilla and a hint of cinnamon melting into each other. It’s an easy tea to drink, and works well for the day. I think I’ll also really enjoy it in the autumn!

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When I opened the packet of this I swooned. The leaf smells amazing, vanilla and jasmine dancing on the black tea base. Ooooh, this sounds gorgeous.
Brewed up I’m finding it a touch bitter, and I loose the vanilla in my steep. I might try a lighter steep next time, and see if it brings out more of the scrumptious smelling vanilla.

Kittenna

I hope you can coax out the vanilla! This sounds so good.

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I’ve brought this tea with me to be my “at work” black tea. This is going to do really well there.
My criteria for the ideal work blend is a tea that is tasty, bu not too special, so I can sip on it distractedly if need be.
This is a very solid breakfast blend, rich without being overpowering, and I enjoyed it very much.

gmathis

Looking at Skirted Soldier website with great interest—glad you posted!

Rosehips

That is one of the great things about this site, getting to share new tea discoveries!

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Now that I’ve gotten my cupboard down to a reasonable amount, I’ve decided its time to try out some new tea companies. That way I can spend some time on the blends without feeling completly overwhelmed by my cupboard (truly, it is an invisible pressure).
This company rather fell onto my radar accidentally, and I thought- hey, I like tea, and I like supporting female veterans of the military. And the blends sound good! So here we are!
(I have somewhat complex feelings about the military. I wish it was not necessary, I am a pacifist big time, but I also feel that veterans get the short end of the stick, and feel that they should be supported.)
This is an Earl Grey Cream blend, which I tend to like anyway, and this is a very nice one. It smells like pure heaven in the bag, and it brews up to an Earl that is well balanced with it’s vanilla component.
Hurrah new tea!

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