drank Rose Pouchong by Fortnum & Mason
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Advent Day 13

Advent Day 12 was a repeat of Royal Blend, which I wasn’t particularly fond of so I didn’t have it again. Today is a repeat of day 1, which I’m less annoyed by. I’m glad to get to drink more of this tea, but am disappointed that F&M is repeating teas in their calendar. It seems like such a good chance to market and sample a variety of teas, why would you waste the chance to introduce a new tea to someone? There are only 24 spaces in an advent calendar, do they really not have a variety of 24 teas to showcase? The calendar isn’t cheap either (it breaks down to just over $2.50 per tea bag), so it’s extra disappointing when they are just half assing or phoning it in in the effort department. If I get a repeat of the hibiscus tea F&M is going to be dead to me. In the mean time I’ll enjoy this cup with some cream. The rose isn’t sharp or too intense and the slightly malty base evens it out well. This has so far been my favorite of the calendar.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Mastress Alita

I would be very upset if I got repeat teas in an advent calendar. I feel like the whole point is to get 24 individual samplers?

tea-sipper

Doubling up on teas in an advent?!?! Hmm… are they trying to disappoint people?

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Mastress Alita

I would be very upset if I got repeat teas in an advent calendar. I feel like the whole point is to get 24 individual samplers?

tea-sipper

Doubling up on teas in an advent?!?! Hmm… are they trying to disappoint people?

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan, but have had a growing appreciation for plain. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! And no hibiscus. Hibiscus is the devil.

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