paris

I\’m fixing to order a tin of harney\’s hot cinnamon spice for the office and thought I\’d try another harney flavor before I make the purchase (in case I wanna grab more of whatever I try).I looked them all over, and it\’s fucking cold out, so I wanted to try a black tea that I…

duchess grey

this is elmwood inn\’s version of duchess greyit\’s ok.  I\’m kinda in a foul mood and I\’m not sure how much that\’s affecting my enjoyment of this tea./shrug steep time: 3:30 minssteep temp: 212º Fadded: 3 teaspoons of rock sugar

vanilla chai

so, do you remember how great the hot cinnamon spice from harney was?well I do. in the move, I found some bags of cinnamon tea (black) by bigelow.and we all know how much I love bigelow.so I made a cup.  since I didn\’t know the age I decided to use two bags.  dry they didn\’t smell…

jade citrus mint

I\’ve had entirely too much sugar so I switched to a favorite – jade citrus mint!I finished off the last bit that was in the tin but luckily I\’ve got several bags of it.how fortuitous!(not really, I stocked up as soon as I heard about teavana) steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

hot cinnamon spice

even with this tea being one of their bestsellers, I was still pretty hesitant about ordering it, but with 20% off I decided to take a gamble.it\’s delicious y\’all!for real!it smells like big red gum, so I was worried, but the taste is a bit more mild and really good.glad I took a chance. I also used…

earl grey

trying to finish up the last of my rock sugar before the new shipment comes in.also wanna try some adagio rock sugar in the meantime.and don\’t wanna be forced to have two mugs so sticking to bags atm. steep time: 2 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 4 teaspoons of rock sugar

gone in two days, plus a rebound

I didn\’t get to post this yesterday,on 11/29 I received an email from teavana indicating the online store would be closing on 12/15.on 12/01 I received an email from teavan indicating the online store closed. in 2 fucking days the entire online selection sold out. I was telling the bf on 11/29 (in the evening) about…

earl grey

after how fucking terrible that nutty granola crunch was, I haven\’t even wanted to approach my \”tea station\”but I\’m cold, and you can never truly go wrong with earl grey.unfortunately, there is still the stench of the nutty granola crunch (I left the package out) and it overpowered the sweet scent of earl grey. steep…

RIP teavana

I just got an email from teavana:TEAVANA.COM IS CLOSING 12/15/17 from the FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWe are thankful for our online customers who have shared our love of Teavana loose leaf tea over the years. Effective December 15th, 2017 11:59 PST, Teavana will no longer be available for sale on Teavana.com. Teavana remains available in…

nutty granola crunch

it smells like a peanut butter cookie  >_>I didn\’t know this, and I mean this sincerely, but I didn\’t know that I didn\’t want to drink something warm that smells like a peanut butter cookie.dunno how it\’s gonna go steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 1 teaspoon of rock sugar update: yuck! update 2:…

wild sweet orange

after how much sweetness I\’ve had today I wanted something that doesn\’t need anything added in.plus, to be perfectly honest, I don\’t think I\’ll be purchasing this guy again, and while I do have quite a few bags left I wanna move my vanilla chai into this guy\’s spot on the tea organizer. steep time:…

chai pumpkin spice and vanilla chai

it\’s not bad, by any means, but I really expected it to taste better.I imagined the vanilla and the pumpkin spice would really complement each other, but instead, they seem to be battling it out./shrugstill good, just not what I had been hoping for. steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 4 teaspoons of…

vanilla chai

double bagged, added half & half…  goes sooooo great with those cookies I mentioned yesterday steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 4 teaspoons of rock sugar, 1 half & half

vanilla chai

found these cookies in the cupboard and they go really well with vanilla chai.up next: gonna do one bag each of vanilla and pumpkin spice chai steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 3 teapsoons of rock sugar

white chocolate peppermint

I\’m still disappointed that the tin this stuff came in is not air tight, especially since I paid more for the tin =/ steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 2 teaspoons of rock sugar

lady grey

funny story,my mug keeps teas hot for quite a while, so I often have to wait for teas to become cool enough to drink.I\’m reading a book, and at some point I reach over for a swig of tea..oO(hrm…  this tastes like a milder earl grey)and then I remembered what tea I was drinking.lolthe leaves…

holiday tea

harney & sons is having a sale for black friday and I was on the verge of ordering a 4 oz tin of holiday tea when I remembered they sent me a bag of it.it\’s still too hot to drink but judging by the smell I don\’t think I\’ll be buying any more of it.we\’ll…

earl grey creme

I\’ve had this package for ages but never got around to tasting it until now.it\’s pretty subtle, and I like it. steep time: 2:30minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 4 teaspoons of rock sugar

sweet dreams

… are made of these… this is prolly my favorite bagged herbal.it\’s so…  comforting and warm.like a blanket in a cup. steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 195º Fadded: n/a

earl grey

I always feel like twinings is really weak, plus I have a 13 oz mug rather than an 8 oz.so I double bagged it.def much stronger, and tastes much better, but it is a bit too strong now.I\’m thinking about adding half & half.but still, I like it much more than when single bagged. steep…

earl grey supreme

I was browsing r/tea and ran a search for earl grey to see what all those folks thought.several times people would mention harney & sons\’ earl grey supreme.I was on the verge of ordering some when it was time for a new pot,and guess what I already own?lolit is way better than taylors, btw.  much…

earl grey

I\’m gonna make it an earl grey day.I love bigelow\’s earl grey, especially the smell that hits me when I tear open a packet.but I have a few different brands of earl grey, so I\’m interested in which is my favorite.I also recently discovered that bigelow has a loose leaf earl grey, that I am very…

earl grey

I\’ve been drinking tea at work but since I\’m in a communal area I\’m not taking pics of my tea.I left the tropical green up there and while the first cup is always remarkably bitter I do enjoy it. of course, who doesn\’t enjoy the glorious earl grey?esp with a couple of almond biscotti(qq I\’m…

tropical green

I am still trying to work out a good time/temp for this guy.ugh.pic from one of the several cups I had this morning steep time: 4 minssteep temp: 160 º Fadded: n/a

wild sweet orange

I wanted something more bitter after I-dunno-how-many cups of heavily sweetened earl grey steep time: 5 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: n/a

earl grey

because some like it sweet 😡I love bigelow\’s earl grey.  seriously love it, just the smell when I tear open the packet makes me happy.a cup of this, heavy on the sweet, with one of those chocolate pumpkin pie biscotto…gonna be a great morning/glances at clockwhatevs steep time: 2:30 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 4…

english breakfast

decided to go with old faithful after the failure of last mug\’s tea.also breaking out one of the chocolate pumpkin pie biscotto to help ease my suffering steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 4 teaspoons of rock sugar

organic acas white

so double bagging has actually really improved this tea.I have a 14 oz mug and the bags are for 8 oz of water so it\’s not really surprising.I only had 5 bags left and have been so happy with double bagging that I decided to triple bag one mug so instead of 2 mugs with…

cococaramel sea salt

yay getting rid of teas~did not even have enough for a batch of this stuff, but I didn\’t wanna just throw the last bit away.I don\’t remember if I liked it when I had it last, but I\’m not optimistic as the first ingredient listed is \”cocoa kernals, \” with \”chocolate flakes\” listed shortly after….

tropical green

still kinda bitter, even with the different kettlegonna try varying the water tempstill smells fucking amazing though steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 175º Fadded: n/a

tropical green

I remembered to get pics this time!tea was still pretty bitter even though I lowered the water temp a bit.I brought the tin home to try it on my fancy kettle, so if it\’s still bitter it\’s just bitter tea. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 165º Fadded: n/a also a pic of the finished product:

chamomile

when I ordered from harney & sons they sent me a few samples.I had the chamomile and made the organic green for the bf.I had wondered if the reason I disliked the chamomile tea I\’ve had before is because celestial seasonings is a shit supermarket brand, and while the stuff from harney & sons was…

organic acai white

double bagged this bad boy because:1) was kinda weak the last time I had it2) the box is huge and I wanna get rid of it3) drinking it with two bags at a time cuts it down to only a zillion servings left with two bags it\’s actually quite nice – stronger flavor yet still…

tropical green

I forgot to take a picture >_<I got some harney & sons tropical green to take to work.after steeping the tea leaves had expanded quite beautifully.I didn\’t much like the tea, though.to be fair, it smells so AMAZING that I\’m not sure it could possibly taste as good as it smells. I was using my…

jade citrus mint

you guys know what jade citrus mint looks like.think I\’m gonna quit taking pictures of it.that\’s gonna be my plan for stuff I drink a lot of. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

jade citrus mint

it looks warm but it\’s actually cold outside! steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

blueberry bliss & pineapple kona pop

this is the bf\’s favorite non-green tea.it\’s a blend of teavana\’s blueberry bliss and teavana\’s pineapple kona pop.pretty tasty! steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 2 teaspoons of rock sugar

english breakfast

so I kinda knew this, but had forgotten…  the teavana perfecteaspoon is not a teaspoon but about a teaspoon and a half (or something).  so in order to more accurately count calories, I\’ve switched to a teaspoon.  there is not a lot of sugar in this cup of tea.  >_> steep time: 4 minssteep temp:…

jade citrus mint

hot tea after a long day is so nice. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

jade citrus mint

you know the drill.I drink a lot of this tea especially when I\’m counting calories, since I drink green tea without adding anything. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

jade citrus mint

I took some jade citrus mint to work with me this morning (I started my job today).having another cup before bed. steep time: 1:30 minssteep temp: 170º Fadded: n/a

rejuvenate

I\’ve been feeling gross the last couple of days, and teavana has this wellness line…   or they used to…/shrug steep time: 2:30 minssteep temp: 200º Fadded: 2 perfeteaspoons of rock sugar

coconut with pineapple

it\’s kinda earthy and kinda fruity.pretty good, actually. steep time: 5 minssteep temp: 205º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar

organic acai white

found this box of tea in the move.not really in the mood for setting up the kettle so using bags sounds great.let\’s see how it goes. steep time: 4:30 minssteep temp: ~ 175º Fadded: n/a

chai pumpkin spice

double bagged it since I wanted it strong 😡 steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 200º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar, 1 half & half

chocolate puerh

this tea smells and tastes so familiar and I can\’t figure out why.it\’s so good though!will def be having this again.  I\’m on the verge of tagging this as \’is it tea you\’re looking for\’ but will wait for another cup before doing so. steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~ 205º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of…

wild sweet orange

this tea seems a little bitter but I\’m not sure if it\’s the tea or just all the sweetened teas I\’ve been drinking today.the more I drink of it the less jarring it is, so it may just be that the other teas have been much sweeter. steep time: 5 minssteep temp: ~ 205º Fadded:…

earl grey lavender tea

this is an oolong, how interesting steep time: 4 minssteep temp: ~195º Fadded: 2 perfecteaspoons of rock sugar