drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Hello tea friends!

I’ve been on a coffee kick but as my teas aged, I realized I had to do something to get back into it. So, I’m doing another 365 days of tea on Instagram and this was tea #1, which I had yesterday.

I went to the one of a kind show here in Toronto and bought drinking chocolate called Drink of the Gods. I made myself a cup of that but tossed in this teabag, which I pulled from the SVTTB when I had it a while back. This was the perfect compliment to the rich hot chocolate. The caramel brought the sweet drinks together while the black currant and bergamot gave it an elevated sophisticated note. It was super tasty and a nice way to reacquaint myself with my tea stash!


Oh, that sounds nice! And I do have some Paris and some cocoa nibs unattended in the kitchen…

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Oh, that sounds nice! And I do have some Paris and some cocoa nibs unattended in the kitchen…

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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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