stay well

really hoping to turn around this territory day I’m having

prince of wales

coworker’s wife was cleaning out their tea drawer and gifted me a few teas. this is a nice strong black tea but it’s making me want earl grey =/

blackberry sage

the time listed is a lie. forgot to start a timer and came back to it at last 20 mins later. tastes fine though.

fortune cookie chai

only have the sample here at the office (have a pouch at home) so trying with no cream at first.

forever nuts

got moved into a new office on friday and finally having my first mug of tea in the new place! went with forever nuts since I found an unopened pouch when moving the shit from my last office into this one lol

crème caramel rooibos

after the horror that was the salted caramel flavored beam I was hesitant to try this. smells fine though, and the taste is pretty mild. should’ve added sugar though, hah

sweet tart

still rather tart even with the added sugar

hot chocolate

my sister also ordered some pan de semita from a local bakery and it’s just not nearly as good as what we get in my hometown

earl grey

gonna go great with some blueberry scones ^_^

jingle bell chai

tea is pretty nice but prolly shouldn’t have added sugar I bought another finum brewing basket, the floating one to fit in my new 8 oz mugs. it does fit but there’s not a lot of room around it to pour water… and then it ends up getting completely submerged when I place my tea…

alpine punch

this smells like teavana’s zingiber ginger coconut tea and tastes like it!! 250g ordered!

honey lemon ginseng

like an idiot I left my coat at work so prepping for the drive with some tea

constant comment

trying to get a paper done for school but taking a quick tea break before diving back in

sleigh ride

this smells SO good! it starts off kinda mellow but then ends with a small kick in the face, hah!

zesty wishes

it smells kinda like chai so considering adding cream and sugar edit: added rock sugar

david’s breakfast blend

meh, even with the added stuff it’s still kinda bitter. would try steeping at a lower temp if I had it again.

9 berries

just a berry kind of day, I guess

hot chocolate

coworker’s wife made some hot chocolate mix for the office – it is delightful!

let it snow

sample size smells divine. would def purchase separately, yum~

fireside mocha

I don’t like coffee and I don’t like chocolate in my tea . it doesn’t even smell good =/ edit: surprisingly, it tastes pretty good. way better than it smells.

roasted chestnut

y”all! this smells SO good! but the taste? doesn’t match up with the smell 😦 it’s not bad, but the smell is just so yum that the taste is disappointing

kava stress relief

I’d forgotten how great this smells! edit: subsequent servings double bagged and steeped for 7 mins at 205° F

japanese sencha

should’ve lowered the temp so kinda bitter. and no jasmine or anything to take the edge off. qq

north star

kinda citrusy kinda minty kinda ok edit: actually now that I’ve finished it (read: dumped it down the drain), it tasted kinda like watered down orange juice that tastes like it smells when it smells like it’s gone bad