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drank Wakey Wakey by T2
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Advent Day 5

Green tea sounded good, then I poured the tea into my steeping basket to find it is a mate. Aw. Mates aren’t often my thing. They end up tasting like ash to me, which is always a disappointment. Fortunately this has enough mint to mask the ash! I sipped through most of this cup when eating breakfast. Mint is the main flavor, but the finish has a slight licorice sweetness and feel to it. It’s subtle. Another acceptable tea that I wouldn’t rush out to buy.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Mastress Alita

I feel the same way about unroasted mate unless it is used in the right blends (get a smoky sort of taste — or as you put, ashy — that I just don’t like). I also get that in Gunpowder Green, which I can pretty much only tolerate in Moroccan Mint blends because of the strong mint overpowering that note.

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Advent from AJRimmer day 3

Been hesitating to post this because of user error. I steeped this up and poured it into my travel mug, then headed out to check on a friend and grocery shop, not really having time for this cup until I made it back home. By then, I think the time in my travel mug altered the taste of this. I feel like it’s been doing that lately and I did a peroxide baking soda soak in it not that long ago. It’s been holding onto a soapy flavor when I wash it out after drinking teas out of it that are oily. This smells warm and spicy, but the flavor coming through is light spice and soap. NOOOOOO! I hate messing up a good tea, especially a pumpkin tea. I have a second serving worth, so I get one more chance!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Courtney

Travel mugs can be so tricky!

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Advent Day 3

Missed drinking this yesterday. I was saving it for the evening then got too tired and went to bed early. I started thinking I’d do the same tonight, then pushed through the sleepiness in the hopes that I don’t wake up super early again tomorrow morning.

I was pleasantly surprised when I sniffed and then sipped this tea! The vanilla is very soothing with a little bit of malt behind it. Similar to my memory of Harney and Son’s decaf vanilla. It looses a little of it’s magic as it cools and takes on a flatter taste. It would be nice to have more evening decaf teas to choose from, but I’m not totally swayed on this one. Maybe I’ll make up my mind when I finish the sample.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Iced Tea Blend Green Tea by 52teas
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AJRimmer Advent Day 4

It was suggested I have this tea cold, so I cold steeped it! This reminds me of 52teas Graveyard Mist, which I enjoyed. Lighter on the spearmint and with lemon! I didn’t pick out that there was fruit in it until reading the description, but I feel like I get hints of it now. This is a nice cup and I’m glad I refilled the steeping jar with fresh water for a second steeping tomorrow!

Also, I think I just figured out AJRimmer’s handle! Red Dwarf?

Preparation
Iced
AJRimmer

Yeah! Red Dwarf is my favorite show so I’ve always used it for my screen names (:

Dustin

I feel like I should have pieced it together sooner! I really like that show too. Love the theme song!

AJRimmer

I waited to show it to my partner until we’d been together for five years because I was nervous he wouldn’t like it and then like we’d just have to break up?? :P But now he quotes it constantly, so it was a big success. The four books are super good too if you haven’t read those!

Dustin

That’s really cute! I’m glad he likes it and can enjoy it with you. My partner is a Star Trek fan and I’m not quite sure RD would be his thing. I should test this out. I haven’t read the books! I don’t think I even knew there were books.

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drank Pumping Pomegranate by T2
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Advent Day 4
Hibiscus /shudder/.
These portions are TINY. It’s barely enough for one cup. I weighed it this morning and I think it was only 2 grams. Being hibiscus adverse, I decided to dump it into some cold water and come back to it later. I’m not getting pomegranate at all. To be fair it’s probably a really hard flavor to capture in something like tea. MAYBE it smells like pom a little, but it tastes like I melted a tube of cherry Chapstik in a cup of water and let it cool. And then added insult to injury by throwing in some hibiscus. This one is a hard no.

Mastress Alita

As someone who actually likes hibiscus, when I’m dealing with an herbal like this I need a whole lot more than 2g or it is always weaksauce. I feel like I specifically had that problem with some of the T2 fruit teas I tried in the past (Fruitalicious, was it?) where their sample was simply not enough for me to brew it the way I like those sorts of teas. It’s like I’d have to use a thimble of water. O_o

Dustin

I used less water than I normally would to try to compensate, but it didn’t help me. :/

Mastress Alita

Looking up my old tea review on this, even I (as someone who isn’t hibi-averse) didn’t find anything resembling pomegranate in it.

Dustin

Did you find chapstick? :D

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drank Laponic Dec. 25th Green by Theodor
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A couple of my advent teas for the day need to be cold steeped, so I found myself tealess and I randomly craving this tea. Sometimes I get a tea craving based on the memory of a flavor I’ve had in tea, but can’t latch onto it enough to figure out which tea I was recalling. It’s kind of frustrating. My normal preference is towards dessert type teas, so it’s a little unusual that I long for something more savory. Maybe it’s because I’ve been overdoing it with holiday treats? This makes me think of a walk I took on a trip last year around this time. We went to New Mexico and went on a hike through the snow among the junipers. I picked some berries (which are featured in this tea) and the whole car was filled with the scent. There were also some pines (also in this tea) and I was trying to forage for pine nuts… unsuccessfully. Ended up buying some pine nuts from a vendor and discovered how big a pain it is to crack those things for the tiniest bit of nutty reward. Makes more sense why the prices are so high for shelled pine nuts. That walk was freezing and half our party had to abort the walk because a tiny roommate was exhausted and needed a nap in the car. I’m glad I can experience scent memories of the cold with a warming cup in my hand in the comfort of my heated home.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
AJRimmer

Where in New Mexico was this? Sounds like a magical trip!

Dustin

In Santa Fe. We were at the National forest trailhead, Atalaya Mtn. There were icicles, bunny tracks in the snow and the sensation of snow crunching under your feet, which isn’t something I’ve gotten to experience much! I’d love to go back, but I’d have to figure out a way around the altitude sickness.

AJRimmer

That sounds so nice! (minus the altitude sickness) I definitely need to get up to Santa Fe one day and check it out!

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drank Happy Mind by Kusmi Tea
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Advent Day 4

I don’t know dragon fruit enough to be able to recognize the flavor. I get the lemon, but there is also a sweetness to it that I’m not sure the source of. The apple? Overall it’s okay, but not really my thing. Meh.

Cameron B.

I’ll be interested to try this one again, I remember it being very earthy with the turmeric and ginger… Unless they’ve changed the recipe since it was Løv Organic.

Courtney

I feel like the dragonfruit I’ve had has a very light almost no flavour hah.

Dustin

There is one other tea I can think of that has dragonfruit in it and it tastes like cola. Definitely a different flavor than this one!

Dustin

Also, I’m kinda bummed about the Lov tea in the advent. I was looking forward to trying out more of the Kusmi blends and getting to know their style better.

Cameron B.

Technically they are all Kusmi teas now!

Dustin

True, but it wasn’t their creation or ideas behind the teas.

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Advent day 4

I keep reading the name Fog Cutter and thinking Toe Cutter, which is fresh on my mind since the actor that played that roll in Mad Max died.

I used about half of this serving which I think weighted in at 5g and it feels like the right choice. I have a remarkably smooth cup with breakfasty features. It’s a little on the light side, but it’s missing that astringency that makes me reach for a creamer. I’ve been sipping through it as I start my morning, waiting for it to cut through the fog while keeping my toes intact. Not one that I’d keep in stock, but one I’d happily take another cup of.
Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
mrmopar

I remember the toe cutter and the night rider….

Dustin

I didn’t realize who toe cutter was until my friends started posting that the actor died. They are all big mad max fans and have a theme camp at burning man based off it. I feel sort of silly that I’ve watched the movies a handful of times and still don’t know more than a few character’s names.

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drank Morning Sunshine by T2
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Advent day….. ? It’s 2020 so I’ve lost count already. We are in December and I can tell that because it’s advent month. :P

Breakfasty, hearty and malty! I tried taking a few sips of this plain and it was a little too much tannin. Adding the soy creamer made it a little too sweet, but drinkable. A lot of the flavor gets muted by the creamer, but I still get a little taste of the tea if I focus. This first cup of the day slid down before I knew it. Hopefully it packs the caffeine punch that I need this morning and expect with a name like Morning Sunshine!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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The sachet wrapper says raspberry and rose. Rose is definitely prominent. It has a light perfumy scent and flavor with a bit of fruit. I don’t know that I’d recognize this as raspberry if I hadn’t read it, but I could pick out that there was some sort of fruit which becomes more bold at the end of the sip. This tea is light and airy, which isn’t really my thing.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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