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drank Touareg by Dammann Freres
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A sample bag from DF of a tea I would not have ever ordered, but now might think about picking up in the summer. Mint isn’t usually a taste that I seek out aside from having a nice peppermint tea in the pantry, or a lovely After Eight type chocolate and creamy mint treat, but I found this appealing. I liked the layering of different mint flavors on the green tea (ingredients listed: green tea; spearmint; peppermint leaves; natural mint flavor), and the feelings it inspired were lucidity, clarity, reset. Why reset? I don’t know! I just had that feeling (and actually, that exact word) pop into my mind, like returning to an earlier, clearer, more receptive state.

But now that I’m writing this up, I’m seeing “Reset” all over on the edit window and wondering if I’m Incepting myself. Maybe my inspirations here are are really Memento and The Usual Suspects. Maybe I’m only writing reviews based on words flitting across my consciousness from the surrounding world. Like, what really is reality, anyway? Perhaps just another sip from this lovely Kobayashi mug (where did this come from?) while I ponder the question.

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Relatively new tea convert who discovered Mariage Frères online shop somehow (I wish I could remember!), and swooned over Wedding Imperial, particularly; I didn’t know tea could be like that! Now I’m testing my wings a bit, and eager to try as much as possible of various tea world treasures.

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Here’s where I’m going to keep track of interesting online tea sellers shipping (mostly with at least semi-reasonable rates) to Europe (or Greece, specifically):

Bird & Blend will ship orders from UK to EU up to €15 for €4.60, so no need to pad an order out just bc the min shipping rate is so high, and now also offer free EU shipping on orders of €65 and up.
https://birdandblendtea.com/eu_en

Mariage Frères is expensive, full stop. Min €15.40 shipping from France to Greece, NO free shipping option for large orders. (Fast delivery, though) https://www.mariagefreres.com/UK

T2 ships from UK to EU for £10, w/ free shipping from £60. https://www.t2tea.com/en/uk

Teatower says they ship to EU for €3, w/ free shipping from €39. Will definitely check this out. https://www.teatower.com/en. UPDATE: though Gr is in EU, it doesn’t show up on dropdown for ordering; I’ve emailed to see if it’s an error, but no response.

Vadham has $10.00 shipping from India to Greece for orders up to $29.99; $5.00 for orders $30.00 – $48.99; free shipping above $49.00. https://www.vahdam.com

Dammann Frères ships to Greece for €8,40, quite a bit less than Mariage Frères. No free shipping option for larger orders. https://www.dammann.fr

What-Cha ships international orders from UK for a reasonable £4.40, with free shipping above £36. https://what-cha.com

Mountain Stream Teas offers free shipping from Taiwan with purchase over $25, and shipping to Greece for $7 for quantities under$25. https://mountainstreamteas.com

Tealyra UK ships to Greece for just €4.31, with free delivery above €48. https://www.tealyra.co.uk

White2Tea ships from China for $10. https://white2tea.com

Lupicia ships from France to Greece for €13. http://en.lupicia.fr

Tee Gschwendner ships from Germany to Greece for a minimum of €13.74. https://www.teegschwendner.de

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