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drank #SPB24 Christmas Eve by Tea Revv
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The end of this Advent Calendar means I have officially finished classes for my first semester at Law School. Unfortunately that means exams (well, technically “midterms”) and a whole lot of studying. Why can’t it be December 22 already?!? That’s when exams are finally over and I can start enjoying my very short winter vacation.

Until then, I will enjoy tea. So will the other members of my small group since I had a bunch of teas in my swap box that I brought to them to go through and take what they like.

As for me, I am drinking this tea and trying SOOO hard to place what it reminds me of. Seriously, I am sitting on my couch with the tea on a table next to me and the tea smells so incredibly familiar…like spot on for another tea…but I just cannot place it for the life of me. I think maybe Glitter & Gold or Sugar & Spice by DAVIDsTEA but I am really not sure. It is sweet and cinnamony and mapley and as I write this, I realize it may be a combination of the tea and the vanilla maple syrup candle I am burning. Moving on…

So this tea screams cinnamon apple to me but is there apple in it? I don’t recall seeing that in the ingredients but that is what I am getting. Then that melds into the jasmine. Why is that here?!? TeaRevv has put some weird ingredients in their teas at time. Jasmine has no place here and the tea suffers for it because the cinnamon apple is nice enough. The Jasmine is a bit potpourri-ish though.

TreeGal

If you made it through the semester, you’ll make it through exams! :)

VariaTEA

I hope so! It’s the studying that I think might kill me. Should have started earlier lol

Lexie Aleah

Your description is making me think of DT’s Cardamom French Toast Tea! I also will have a very short winter break because of College. (:

VariaTEA

The biggest perk of being in school is supposed to be long breaks. We get 2 weeks because exams run until the 21st. It’s just not enough time especially since a lot of businesses have closures between then and New Years

Sil

are you coming back home over christmas?

VariaTEA

I am. I’ll be home the 23rd

TreeGal

That’s rough, especially given that plenty of people have to travel to get home. Our local elementaries, etc. are out for nearly 3 weeks!

VariaTEA

Schools are supposed to be out for 3 weeks but for some reason my school refuses to give us time off. It is not a law school thing since my friend in another law school has more time off. Even our reading weeks they take on to long weekends because goodness forbid we get both a long weekend and an actual reading week. That’s ok though…I am not mad at all :P

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TreeGal

If you made it through the semester, you’ll make it through exams! :)

VariaTEA

I hope so! It’s the studying that I think might kill me. Should have started earlier lol

Lexie Aleah

Your description is making me think of DT’s Cardamom French Toast Tea! I also will have a very short winter break because of College. (:

VariaTEA

The biggest perk of being in school is supposed to be long breaks. We get 2 weeks because exams run until the 21st. It’s just not enough time especially since a lot of businesses have closures between then and New Years

Sil

are you coming back home over christmas?

VariaTEA

I am. I’ll be home the 23rd

TreeGal

That’s rough, especially given that plenty of people have to travel to get home. Our local elementaries, etc. are out for nearly 3 weeks!

VariaTEA

Schools are supposed to be out for 3 weeks but for some reason my school refuses to give us time off. It is not a law school thing since my friend in another law school has more time off. Even our reading weeks they take on to long weekends because goodness forbid we get both a long weekend and an actual reading week. That’s ok though…I am not mad at all :P

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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